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My Picks for Affordable Workout Gear

Affordable Workout Gear

Workout gear can be expensive, especially well-known brands with unique cuts and bold patterns. And it’s hard to justify spending so much on clothing that you sweat in and will slowly damage. It’s no secret that I’m a Nike fanatic, but I wouldn’t be able to afford an entire drawer filled with Nike gear. Part of what makes my workouts fun is mixing and matching gear to create bright outfits. I’m usually wearing one Nike piece with a few more affordable pieces. A friend of mine tweeted that she was looking for affordable options, and I jumped in to offer my favorites. She suggested that I share them with all of you.

Cory Vines for Tops — I reviewed the Essential Long Sleeve and was very impressed by the quality of the fabric. It’s soft, durable, and tight-fitting. I wear my Long Sleeve at least once per week as a base layer on a run. Racerback Tank ($25), Essential Long Sleeve ($35), Everyday Tee ($30)

Target for Sports Bras — I’ve mentioned before that I actually prefer the C9 sports bras to pricier brands. The Reversible Compression Racer is particularly supportive without feeling too tight. These bras also come in great colors. Reversible Compression Cami ($8-15), Reversible Compression Racer ($8-15)

Old Navy for Bottoms — A few well-known brands (ahem) have been called out recently for selling crops and tights made of see-through fabrics. Old Navy’s bottoms are far more affordable and are very opaque, even after many washes. Active Printed Compression Capris ($29), Active Compression Leggings ($29)

Joe Fresh for Outerwear — I especially like the colors and patterns Joe Fresh uses on its active outerwear. I own a bright green quarter-zip pullover that’s a perfect layering piece for outdoor workouts or post-workout errands. Zip Up Yoga Jacket ($19), Drawstring Tees ($16)

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  • Reply Heather Mill

    I love the Old Navy compression tights and crops – I just picked up 2 pairs yesterday on sale for $12. I have pricier leggings that pilled with just one or two washes, and I don’t even put them in the dryer. The Old Navy ones look new after over a year.

    February 17, 2014 at 9:50 am
    • Reply Evann Clingan

      I’m so tempted to run to Old Navy today because of President’s Day sales! I saw a pair of their crops in a cool black shiny on matte “cracked” pattern. Love them!

      February 17, 2014 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Patty @ Reach Your Peak

    Great choices! I love Old Navy and sometimes you can find their crops and yoga pants on sale for like 10 bucks or less. No clue Joe Fresh had affordable work out clothes – will have to check them out! I also like TJ Maxx and Marshall’s…lots of great things, and you can shop online now :)

    February 17, 2014 at 10:26 am
    • Reply Evann Clingan

      I often find great pieces from Nike and other big brands at TJ Maxx and Marshalls. I had no idea you could shop online now! I’m off to check that out…

      February 17, 2014 at 3:44 pm

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