With so many pretty colours and cuts, workout clothes are one of my favourite things to shop for these days. Even better, it IS possible to get some awesome gear for very affordable prices.
Five of my personal tips for buying work-out gear:
1. You don't need to shop at Lululemon to get good workout gear. I don't own once piece from that store and I hope I never do. Not that I don't like their stuff, just that I don't ever want to have to pay that kind of money for something I'm going to sweat in. I buy my workout gear from Old Navy (pictured) and Costco. Costco (Canada) seriously has the best "yoga" pants for $19. You can't go wrong for that price. Walmart also carries some pretty affordable stuff, but I can't attest to the quality because I haven't tried it before.
2. When buying an athletic shoe, consider what you're using it for. For me, it was best to go somewhere like Sports Experts, where the "expert" could find the right shoe for me. Turns out I have high arches, something I didn't know, so he recommended shoes that would provide adequate support. In my opinion, this is something you don't want to cheap out on.
3. Another thing you don't want to go cheap on is a bra. If you need the support, make sure you get it. Your girls will thank you later. Fact: They will throw you a nice dinner and everything.
4. I prefer tanks over t-shirts for working out. Getting sweaty is all part of it, and t-shirts have more surface area = more sticking to you. And making you feel sweatier. Plus, some tanks have built-in bras and can give you more support. Double win!
5. Get yourself multiple styles of bottoms. Capris are nice because they let your legs breathe a bit, especially if you're doing a more intense workout. Pants are great if you get cold easily (me). Shorts are great for runs in the summer, or if you really want breathability.
Do you have any tips for work-out clothing? I'd love to hear 'em!