I believe that investing in quality, flattering workout clothes will greatly improve the outcomes of your fitness routines. It’s like dressing up for an important meeting, event or party. Something about looking your best puts in you a mental state that allows you to accomplish the task at hand with optimal performance. I used to wear tattered rags and sweatpants to the gym. I was there to sweat and that was it, who cares what I look like? I did start to notice, however, when I was wearing workout clothes that were functional, high quality and cute, I performed better. So now, I dress up to the gym (not in a weird way) and I perform better. I’ve never been one to spend a ton of money on clothes, especially clothes I’m going to sweat in, so here are my 3 tips for building up your workout wardrobe.
How to build a kick-ass workout wardrobe on the cheap:
1. Buy 2-3 expensive items. Pick out a few things at Lululemon or Athleta that you really love and that you’ll rock. Those are going to be fabulous staples and you are going to rotate other pieces around them.
2. Go to TJ Max, Marshalls or Ross and get ready to dig. I usually find some great Nike, Reebok, New Balance and other great name brands at these stores for a fraction of what the full retail cost is. Also, stock up on athletic socks at these locations. They have great selections and fun colors for great prices.
3. Old Navy, Old Navy, Old Navy. I’ll say this over and over again. Old Navy is my go-to for workout wear. Good selection, cute colors and most of all — affordable! They performance tights fit me and my booty fantastically and they have great sports bras.
Now you should have enough to put together more than a few workout outfits. I just go with what I’m feeling that day and don’t always worry about what matches. Have fun with it! There’s no need to go bankrupt on a new wardrobe for the gym.
What are your go-to’s for your workout wear?
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Party Smart. Sweat Smarter.