Y’all know most of my time is spent in work clothes or workout clothes. That’s my life in a nutshell. I’ve been wanting to share with you all where I buy my workout clothes but it’s been busy around here. Now that Spring is here and Summer is around the corner, everyone is really going to kick into gear and workout. You’ll need some fresh clothes! Read on to find out where I shop for workout clothes.
There are a few things I look for when I’m shopping:
How does the material feel?
Is it going to flatter my body?
Am I going to have to adjust multiple times?
If two is a no and three is a yes, I don’t hesitate to put it back. I feel the material for softness, durability and thickness. It gets really hot in Texas so I have to make sure the material is not going to be too thick and that it’s going to last through the multiple sweat sessions. Since I usually go run errands or grab a bite after a workout, I make sure the clothes fits nicely. I don’t want muffin top or chest/back fat squeezing all funky. Lastly, while in the dressing room I’ll squat a few reps to make sure the bottoms stay put. If I have to pull them up it’s likely I won’t get them. I love high intensity workouts and nothing is worse than stopping to pull up your pants. It’s especially annoying when it’s sweltering hot out.
Anyway, here are a few of my faves in different price points.
I’m getting this one out of the way because it’s the most expensive and on of my favorites. My best friend swore by Lulu and when I finally tried it I was hooked. I wear the Train Times, which are for high intensity training. I love the hugged feeling and you can also use these for running. Best feature - they never ever slide down. EVER! I also really love their sports bras. They run a little small but they are super supportive and flattering.
I actually just started trying their workout gear. A while back I promised my insta fam that I’d give a review on the Forever 21 red set I bought and never did. Oops. I was a bit sceptical because I know their clothes doesn’t typically last long. I bought the Active Total Coverage Legging and bra. The red isn’t available but the blue is just as cute. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. The material is soft overall and seems durable. You can’t beat the price that’s for sure. My only qualm would be that I do have to pull up the pants quite a bit. I’ll probably save this set for lifting days where I won’t be jumping and doing all kinds of crazy stuff.
People really sleep on GapFit. Their tops and bras are made of some heavenly soft material. I almost don’t want to workout in them because they’re so comfortable. I haven’t tried their leggings or shorts just yet but they also feel super soft. I’ll let you know when I do. The original price tag is in the middle range but if you wait for a sale you can get shirts for as low as $12. I mean that’s freaking crazy low for the quality.
Checks over stripes that’s what I like. Y’all know I’m waiting on that sponsorship.
I mostly wear nike shorts and shirts because they’re just so breathable. You can’t go wrong with a good Tempo short for running. I’m recently obsessed with the Eclipse short. They’re easier to squat in because they’re more loose. I also like their Nike Pro for super hot days to get me through a Crossfit workout.
Pro tip: Wash your workout clothes with cold water and lay out to dry. Don’t put heat on it as it will shrink or the threads will weaken and loosen the clothes.
What are some of your favorite places to get workout clothes?