I LOVE the look of Athleta and Lulumon work-out gear. It makes exercising look elegant and chic. But what I like most about these two brands are the compression, styling, and shaping benefits of their pieces. After all, I feel so much better about staring at myself in a gym mirror when I like my outfit.
Man, I love a kettle ball.
I tolerate running.
The only thing wrong, is the price-point. What's new?!!!
Here are a few budget-friendly pieces that I love. When I look for activewear I'm looking for key-words like compression and spandex (HELLO!!). I also like my fabrics to be thick for a smooth look. As in everyday life, play up your assets and downplay any perceived flaws- it's about you feeling good. Maybe we'll all hit the gym more if we like our outfit!
I am crazy about the compression Reversible "tights" from Target (pictured above left). At $34.99 they are a steal compared to other brands. The fabric is thick and they do not ride up, even with running. I have two pairs and I am considering another! They look great paired with tanks or even a loose t-shirt if your middle is your problem area.
This Zella top is so cute when paired with a sports bra underneath.
Nordstrom, $38. The reviews say it runs large, so order a size down.
This top is so Flashdance and the tye-dye look is on trend. It also comes in solid colors. I figure that this model has to be 6 ft. tall, so it would not be truly cropped on "normal" women. It is called the 'off the shoulder crop' from Victoria's Secret, at $29.50. The draping is so attractive. The look would transition well from gym to the street.
Zella 'Play the Day Away' Skirted Capri