Buying gym clothes, or what we now call “Athleisure”, can be stressful and challenging. There are way too many options out there. How do you chose the perfect one for you? Here are a few tips to make things easier.
You want to feel good and confident in what you’re wearing. The more comfortable you are, the less self-conscious you’ll be while working out. There’s nothing worse than not having the proper support or coverage where and when needed.
Sweat absorbance is an important factor to consider when buying workout clothes. Dry-fit fabrics are a must in my opinion. I like to stay cool and dry while working out. Nothing grosses me out more than being drenched in sweat. Pay attention to the labels. Cotton mixed with polyester and spandex is the perfect combination.
I only purchase activewear with 4-way stretch materials, specially on leggings and sports bras. The more they stretch, the less wear and tear you’ll experience. The stretch factor will also allow you to move freely. Perfect for my Zumba, Yoga and Strength Conditioning.
Everyone wants to look cute in their activewear. Some people just wear it because it’s super conformable. Make sure to shop for colors that compliment you. Patterns and prints are also fun, but can add volume to the body and make you look heavier. I play it safe most of the time and stick to black leggings. I do own a few prints, but prefer solid colors.
Best Time to Shop
Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions, are exercising more, eating healthier and losing weight. Retailers know that everyone wants to get in shape in January, that’s why you see some of the best sales during the first two weeks of the year. With discounts from 50 to 60% off, I can’t help but to add to my activewear collection.
My Favorite Workout Leggings are from Old Navy. They’re the High-Waisted Elevate Powersoft Leggings. They’re extremely comfortable, the fabric is durable, has the perfect thickness and amount of stretch. The moisture-wicking fabric keeps you dry & comfortable, unlike other leggings. They don’t fall down when doing intense weight training, running, hiking or Zumba. They’re great for every workout. They also have pockets, which is great for when I take my phone with me on hikes or walks. I love working out in them. I also love how affordable they are, especially when they’re on sale.
If you like what I’m wearing in the pictures above, you can find these items at the links below.
Medium Support Powersoft Sports Bra for Women
High-Waisted Elevate Powersoft 7/8-Length Side-Pocket Leggings For Women