I’m finally headed home today…back to reality. But hey, it IS Fashion Friday and all, so I have a great post ready for you all. Kristine is just like me when it comes to workout gear: she wants good stuff, but she can’t spend a fortune on it.
Today, Kristine shares with you all some of her favorite workout pieces, all for a great price! Enjoy!
Hi everyone! I’m Kristine and I blog over at Running on Hungry. I am a huge fan of fashion and fitness and an even bigger fan of scoring a great deal on clothes; so when Courtney asked for some ideas for a “Fashion Friday” post, I jumped at the chance to help out!
Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life was one of the first blogs I started reading. I found that I could really relate to Courtney and really enjoyed reading all that she had to say. I loved her recipes, found myself quickly becoming a cat person because of Cody, and became addicted to cereal combo bowls! I also share her love of shopping while being mindful of the wallet.
Ahh champagne taste on a beer budget.
I typically work out 6-days a week and I look for workout attire and gear that is functional, fashionable, and wallet-friendly.
I love Lululemon as much as the next girl, but quite frankly their $98 yoga pants don’t exactly fit into my budget! (Me either, Kristine…me either!)
If you’re like me, you sweat a lot when you work out. I need tops that will wick away the sweat without becoming soaked and weighing me down.
The Champion Empire Waist Tank is a great choice. I’m actually wearing one as I sit here writing! It’s long, extremely flattering, and just a bit loose for when you’re not in the mood for skin-tight. It has a built in sports bra, is seamless and seriously wicks moisture. It’s also on-sale for $17.99.
Nike Dri-Fit tanks are some of my workout essentials – both of these can be found for less than $30/piece and are both functional, flattering, and at a great price. I completed my latest 1/2 Marathon in the Fast-Pace tank and was extremely comfortable (and not soaked!) the entire time.
For lower-intensity workouts, the Dri-Fit Ribbed Tank from Nike is adorable, sweat-wicking, and wearable enough to grab a coffee, lunch, run errands, etc.
Nike Tempo Shorts – I have “athletic” legs and these are the only shorts I have found that don’t ride up when I run, or make that awkward bunching in the you-know-where. They come in just about every color combination imaginable and retail for about $28 but can be frequently found on sale for as little as $15.99.
Under Armour Compression Running Capri - Under Armour makes a great capri that I think is pretty under-rated. They know compression wear better than most companies I’ve tried out. The capris stay tight while you workout, and hold you in so you get that great run that you’re looking for. These go for about ~$45.00 - a bit pricier than most, but will last you quite a while.
Nike Dri-Fit Filament Running Capri – retail for about the same price ~$40, and are my go-to’s as well. I found them on sale at for $33.75 with a simple Google search. Score!
Puma Fitness Shoulder Bag – I actually just bought this bag after I was salivating over the Lululemon Hot Yoga Hobo for a good 35 minutes. At $35.00, it’s a steal. It still has the cross-body look that takes a lot of pressure off of your shoulders and back and looks sleek, stylish, and big enough to tote all your gear to and from the gym, yoga studio, etc.
In case you have some time for online shopping, some of the best deals can be found at:
- Final Score
- Sports Authority
- Lululemon “We Made Too Much” (for when you just have to have it!)
**Also added by Courtney…
- MyCoupons.com is a great “one stop shop” kind of website when you’re looking for online or printable coupons when shopping for workout gear. I’ve been able to score some great deals for Old Navy, Kohl’s, Gap, and Athleta coupons, too. It’s definitely worth taking a look!
Hope you enjoyed my version of “Fashion Friday!”
Thank you Courtney for letting me guest post – hope you are having a blast on your vacation!
Questions from Courtney:
Where do you like to get most of your workout gear & attire?
Are you loyal to any particular brands?