How To: Buy Quality Activewear on the Cheap

So if you’re anything like me and you work out on average 6-8 times a week, your wardrobe is likely at least 70% activewear. Because when I say workout I don’t mean some light yoga stretching, I mean real, get your sweat on kind of workouts. So re-wearing workout clothes isn’t really a option (hello, hygiene..). In order to not be forced to do laundry every 3 days I concequentially own a lot of activewear. This means theres no chance I can afford a complete Lululemon wardrobe (dare to dream) that will outfit me as many days as I need, so I’ve had to get a bit creative with finding good quality activewear at a reasonable price. Here are my top 5 favorite places for a good, wallet friendly find.

  1. T.J Maxx and Marshalls. Fair warning these stores can be hit or miss, sometimes they are the holy grail, and sometimes its like looking for water in a desert. However, more often than not they have a pretty good selection of activewear from brands like Nike, Rebook, 90 Degrees, and Underarmor in the $15-$30 range. Not bad.
  2. Nordstrom Rack. While there will never be a better deal in life then Nordstrom Rack boot prices, seriously do yourself a favor and go check them out, they also have a great range of activewear and sneakers for a fair price. They have a great stock of Nike and Acsic Sneakers for ~$50 and lots of cute workout gear that ranges about $20-$50 in price.
  3. Fabletics. So I do have some reservations here, the first outfit is a amazing deal, it’s usually $25 for a full outfit, but then after that the prices are a lot pricier and you have remember to skip each month if you don’t want to spend $60 each month on their clothes. That being said I was pleased with the quality of their clothes and they are undeniably very cute.
  4. Target. Target has been a longstanding go-to for reasonably priced workout gear, but honestly Target has just about everything you could need in life. They have tons of cute clothes from tried and true brands like Champion and RBX that range in price from $15 – $45.
  5. LuluLemon. I’m actually not kidding. So if you shop them online they have a little “we made too much” section where they have some discounted items. While they still wouldn’t really be considered affordable, there are a few items in the $30-$50 range. The quality really is impressive, so every now and then treat yourself when you reach a landmark. Finally ran that extra mile? Mastered the pull up? Did 100 burpees? Reward yourself occasionally with some while deserved new activewear to to motivate you to keep killing it in the gym.
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One of my favorite workout outfits, sweatshirt and pants from Fabletics, sports bra from Aerie

Happy hunting if your on the activewear search, thanks to the athelisure trend, its more available then ever, because sometimes a new workout outfit really does make all the difference in the  workout!

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