I’ve recently started running everyday, and I’ve noticed that I have a stronger run depending on what I wear. For example, if it’s hot, and I accidentally wear a gray cotton tee, I become way too focused on my body heat and how badly I am sweating my a** off. Everybody (should) know the difference between a training sneaker and a running sneaker, but there are actually differences in running shorts and shirts as well.
For example, plain cotton tees are okay if you’re going on a quick jog, but for long runs on humid sticky days, cotton/poly blends are much better They’re much softer against your skin, won’t stick to you when you sweat, and move well with your body as you run. My favorite is the Nike Challenger Short Sleeve or Tank!
It may not matter to you if your socks match or not, but the material of them does. Cotton socks on a run are a big no-no. They absorb too much moisture, and put your feet at risk
for huge blisters. It is better to wear synthetic fiber made socks that are faster drying to avoid blisters, and they usually have extra padding on the heels for a cushion for your feet with every step you take!
Ascics socks are cheap, and they are a reliable brand so they will last you a long time!
Depending on where you’re running inside or outside, it’s always useful to have a lightweight shell. They stand against rain, wind, and branches if you’re on a hike, and they’re super light so it won’t weigh you down! I love adidas, and they’re well known for their jackets. I have one in almost every color!