Fitness Fashion Without Breaking the Bank
Try to tell me my yoga pants aren't real pants and things will get really real in about 2.5 seconds. I'm all about that stretchy pant life. Don't test me.
So, I love a good Lulu Wunder Under Crop, but, um... I'm a single mom. I can't always afford that kind of price point for clothing I'm going to be sweating in. Don't get me wrong, I treat myself every once in a while and I do believe quality workout clothes can make a difference in my workout sessions. If my leggings have to be adjusted or pulled back up over my huge rear during a workout how am I suppose to stay focused? Call me old fashioned, but I don't love the idea of showing the entire gym what I'm working with every time I squat.
Anyways, I've had a lot of questions about the workout clothes I wear and I'd love to share my tips on getting nice, cute workout and "athleisure" wear without going totally broke.
My #1 go to spot for great athletic wear at a great price is Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack. They have many different brands and my favorite is Zella. I LOVE ZELLA. Think Lululemon quality at more than half the price. (They even have plus-sized wear.) Even the full-priced Zella gear at Nordstrom is affordable.
Another great place is Fabletics. SO many of you commented about my black foil animal print leggings and this is where I got them. I have ordered many outfits from Fabletics and never been disappointed. I love their Salar Leggings. The only downside to ordering from Fabletics is that it is a subscription service. You can opt out of an order each month if you skip the month by a certain date, but if you forget then you are charged about $50. This amount IS credited to your account for a future purchase though. I think the subscription is well worth it.
An easy option with good quality items is Target. Obviously I love Target for just about any product (#basic) and their athletic wear does not disappoint. I really like the sports bras, tops, and jackets. I've also purchased some biker shorts there that I really like. Way more affordable than the Nike Pro shorts! (Which you can sometimes find at Nordstrom Rack and Big 5, by the way.)
The one thing I do indulge on when it comes to the contents of my closet is shoes. I have a thing for a great pair of good looking sneakers and I will pay top dollar to have comfy sneaks to go with my outfit. I do have a trick here though... I wear a women's size 8 shoe which equates to a 6.0-6.5 kids shoe size and typically the kids shoes are a little less expensive. SCORE. This also comes in handy when I want to be that embarrassing mom that buys matching shoes with their kiddo.
That's, like, a thing, right? Sorry Man Cub!
Where do you like to buy your workout gear?