Workout Attire - High End vs. Affordable - How Do They Measure Up
In order to tackle this years fitness resolution, one must conquer a proper fitness wardrobe first. Within the last few years the market for activewear has skyrocketed. Numerous athleisure brands have sprouted out of the woodworks as well as present brands adding activewear lines. Needless to say, their is now a sea of athletic clothing brands out there and when it comes to choosing the right brand for you it can be quite overwhelming. So in short, a guide has been created to educated you on the pros of the most popular high end and affordable activewear available now. This way you can spend less time thinking about what leggings your going to wear and more time actually working out those legs.
The High End
Lulu is known for its large range of shorts, pants, tanks, and sports bras. Yogis and runners alike frequent this brand for their awesome variety on pant length and jogger top that fits just right. They now offer four brand new lengths and silhouettes in their pant line. Another perk this high end brand offers is complimentary hemming and no cost in store fitness classes. Their amazingly friendly customer service is alone enough to keep their happy customers coming back.
This particular activewear chain is owned by Gap Inc. and has begun a rapid expansion. You have probably already seen a new Athleta store opening at your local mall. This athletic line offers a variety of functional athletic wear that will accommodate an athlete who exercises out doors in the elements or indoors at a studio. Their gear comes in a range of colors as well as seasonal prints. Check out their most recent collection named Unstinkable which incorporates silver salts into the fabric for antimicrobial purposes.
This brand is considered Athleta's younger sister in the Gap family. Gapfit offers all of the yoga and running essentials in a very stylish activewear lineup. They have leggings, breathable tops, and low/medium impact sports bras available in a variety of solids and prints. A perk Gapfit offers is the reserve in store service. This service allows you to pick out items online and reserve them to try on in store - the best part is that you do not have to hold a credit card on file.
Nike is constantly innovating and rewriting the market on performance wear. Not to mention, they are consistently revealing the most eye pleasing color palettes on their clothing as well as their shoes. Not only is their active wear stylish and functional it is also High-end affordable.
Forever 21 couldn't be left off of the athletic wear train. They have expanded their line with countless styles of leggings and workout tanks each ranging at about twenty dollars a piece. Not to mention, their high impact sports bras are only fifteen dollars!
Old Navy Active
How can you not love their running and yoga leggings ranging from twenty to thirty dollars. On top of their awesome prices they also have awesome size variations. Old Navy Active offers a selection of sizes including petite, plus, and tall. For once your leggings will actually fit your body type!
You can not beat the prices of H&M Sport's activewear. Their tank tops are unbeatably priced at ten dollars a pop while their dry fit leggings are only twenty five dollars a pair. Each come in a range of solids and seasonal prints. H&M Sport also offers great gym accessories including cute water bottles, headbands, sport socks, and combination locks.
Joe Fresh is unique because they offer slim jogging pants which aren't found within many Active wear lines. Not to mention, the slim fit pants are only twenty nine dollars. What a steal! Joe Fresh is know for its minimalistic look creating stylishly simple jackets, hoodies, and popovers.