Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope you’re all still going strong with those fitness goals for 2018. I’ve been training like crazy trying to get ready for my half-marathon in April, and my husband and I have recently become spin class fanatics! Today I want to share some budget-friendly workout wear that you can use as motivation to stay on track without breaking the bank.
Toward the middle of January, I tend to notice people falling off the bandwagon. The gym seems to be less crowded than before. Whether it’s due to frustration or lack of motivation, there’s always one thing that makes me excited to get to the gym: cute workout gear! You know how you wear a brand new outfit to work or class and it makes your whole day better? Well, the same goes for athletic wear! I can’t say it’ll work miracles, but I do think a cute new outfit creates some excitement to hit the gym. Showing up is half the battle!
It blows my mind at how expensive some pieces of active wear can be. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good splurge now and then, but I’m on a student budget here. I will confess, I do have a pair of expensive leggings that I run in when it’s cold outside. Yes, MAYBE they suck me in at all the right places, and MAYBE they have pockets for keeping my phone and keys safely attached to me, and MAYBE they are extremely high quality. BUT- I cannot have a drawerful of them because it’s just not practical for me to lay down $100 or more every time I need a new pair of leggings.
It is 100% possible to find stylish, great quality workout wear at a fraction of the cost! Some of my favorite retailers that carry my favorite affordable active wear include Old Navy, Target, and Forever 21.
My Favorite Retailers for Workout Wear
The majority of my workout wear is actually from Old Navy. My absolute favorite pair of cropped leggings to run in are from there, and I’ve had them for over 5 years! That is such a great testament to their quality and durability. I also have several sports bras and tank tops that are great at wicking moisture and letting my skin breathe.
Target is somewhere I love to shop for cute graphic tank tops to throw over my sports bra and leggings, but more recently I have purchased a few of their sports bras and leggings as well! I can’t speak to how they hold up over time, but so far they have been comfortable and breathe well.
Forever 21 is the newest addition to my workout wardrobe, but they have such fun styles I couldn’t resist getting in on the action. I’ve only worn the sports bra I purchased a few times, but it’s very supportive and comfortable! The material is really soft, and it seems to have held up well so far! They have a huge selection of trendy pieces too, so there is something for everyone.
I hope this inspires you to freshen up your workout wardrobe to help keep your eyes on the prize! Below you can shop pieces that are in my closet, as well as a few pieces I have my eye on. Just click directly on the item to be taken directly to the retailer’s site! If you have any questions, please feel free to message me!