Where To Buy Affordable, Durable Workout Clothes
Written by: Taylor Rao
Even if you’re a fitness addict, your activewear gets a lot of exercise outside the gym, too. “Athleisure” is the new trend in fitness fashion and it’s making all of us more aware of the quality and durability of the activewear we buy.
When you’re transitioning from deadlifting to grocery shopping, your clothes need to serve both purposes without sacrificing function for fashion (or vice versa).
And while some of the most well-known activewear brands come with a steep price tag (looking at you, lululemon), not all of them do. Here are some of the best brands to buy workout clothes that will last and look good outside the gym.
Exclusive to Target, the JoyLab line introduces some of the biggest ready-to-wear trends to the workout clothes category. From scalloped-edge sports bras to creamy pastel leggings, you will be putting 110 percent into your workout and your wardrobe in this gear. (PS: it also comes in plus size)
If the clothes at the fitness-focused Athleta are a little above your budget, shop Gapfit at the Gap for similar styles and quality, but with a lower sticker price. (Betcha didn’t know they were related, did you?) And better yet, can dress your whole family in Gapfit; the line spans from women’s, maternity, men’s, boys and girls.
You might think FILA is a brand of the past, but the quality of their workout clothes is second to none. Sporting this old school logo will give your peers nostalgic vibes, and they might even credit you with bringing the brand back. You can shop the FILA SPORT line at Kohl’s and find yourself scoring discounts that’ll bring you back to spend your Kohl’s cash and freshen up the looks in your gym clothes drawer.
If you’ve ever wanted a gym outfit that was made just for you, it’s possible with the made-to-order apparel line Greater Than Sports (GTS) Clothing. This upstate New York-based clothing company sources its materials from the U.S. and manufactures all of its products domestically, too. Dedicated to quality and care, this clothing looks and feels like it’s made to last.
If movement is part of your routine no matter what you’re doing — running from the gym to history class, or from yoga to soccer practice — Danskin is a tried-and-true activewear brand, evolving far beyond its original reputation of just dancewear. You’ll find their signature dancer logo on many-a-hangers in the activewear sections of Marshalls or TJ Maxx with a price tag that seems to good to be true (but it’s not).
While Lou & Grey has moved away from offering traditional workout gear, they are best-known for comfy, cozy fabrics that are meant for your day of rest. These sweatshirts and sweatpants are not only acceptable for early morning errands, but will make you look sporty chic and put together all day long.