My Gym Clothes: Secrets & Steals!

Hey guys! I have been endlessly frustrated paying far too much for cute and high quality workout clothes. I’ve done a lot of research and had some hits and misses from clothing companies. I am going to share with you some of the best deals out there for adorable workout leggings and tops from some of my favorite companies, such as, Athlenix Apparel, DTina’s Boutique, Aerie, T.J. Maxx and Plato’s Closet.

Athlenix Apparel workout leggings are so stylish, good quality and so cheap! Everything on their site has free USA shipping. I wish I had found them sooner. This is by no means a sponsored post. I found these camo leggings and a 15% off code (Faith15) and I had to purchase them. I selected the blue camo leggings in a size medium for $11 (discount applied) and I recently purchased the grey camo leggings and got the same deal! Leggings on their site range from $34- $11 with the discount and free shipping. You’d be silly not to get them.

Shop the look here: https://www.athlenix.com/

DTina’s Boutique has adorable workout clothes. I love them for their scrunch booty leggings and scrunch booty shorts. They are the most affordable “scrunch booty leggings” I have found and are super high quality. I was trying to find something comparable to my Celestial Bodiez leggings and these are it! They come in tons of fun prints like donuts and Mexican skulls but I am a fan of their solid color collection. I am a size small in DTina’s leggings and shorts and own a few pairs in scrunch booty. The leggings and capris are generally $45 for solid colors and the shorts are $30. You can also get them without the scrunch booty, but, I highly suggest getting it for its booty enhancing magical powers. They also have awesome sales all the time so sign up for their mailing list. I got my last leggings 30% off because of a promotion so they were $31.50 which is INSANE for handmade leggings!

Shop the look here: https://www.dtinasboutique.com/

Aerie believe it or not has super cute workout clothes and leggings now. I am a huge fan of their fall inspired workout capris in army green colors as well as deep maroons. My capris I got there are maroon and have lace detailed cut outs on the bottom. I got them for under $18. They have adorable. Spandex shorts for under 12 bucks too!

Shop the look here: https://www.ae.com/web/thp/fitness-apparel.html

 

I love scoring deals on athletic tops at T.J. Maxx on brands like Nike and Under Armor. You can also get great deals at the outlet from those stores. I am a huge fan of Reebok outlet prices and their affordable spandex shorts I now have two pairs of them in super fun colors and prints. They move wonderful, they are super soft and are muffin topless unlike Nike pros. LOL.

Shop the look here: http://tjmaxx.tjx.com/store/index.jsp

 

I get most of my workout tops second hand at Plato’s Closet. I got a ton of cute oversized crop tops there that aren’t traditionally workout clothes but are adorable to complete your modern athletic look.

Shop the look here: http://www.platoscloset.com

What are your favorite brands and places to shop for athletic clothing steals?

Xo, Lauren

Increase your Motivation with Bright Workout Wear

We all know that it is not necessary to put your full make-up or try extra hard to put your hair in the perfect ponytail in order to have a killer workout. However, picking out clothing for the gym that you are excited to put on can affect your mood and even push you harder in the gym. Putting on bright colors right before my workout re-energizes me and helps me get pumped. I love that in the gym my workout clothes can be as “loud” as I want them to be. I can wear colors and styles that I cannot wear at work or out on the town.

There are days when I am running low on clean clothes and I am forced to wear a super bland outfit I’m not crazy about. When I have those days I am less motivated, less confident and less likely to do that extra rep or run that extra mile. Weightlifting and wearing bright/fun workout clothes make me so happy and up for a challenge. If you are one to normally wear a lot of blacks and greys, I urge you to start adding bright colored pieces to your workout wardrobe. I started using this app called “Stylebook” to plan out my outfits using my actual clothing. I used Stylebook to create the outfit below. I will probably write about Stylebook in a future blog post because I love it so much!

outfit

Have you seen a change in your motivation to work out since adding bright colored clothes to your gym ritual? Do you love wearing bright workout clothes? Let me know your thoughts on this topic below!

In good health,
Lauren xo