Five Favorite Stores to Find Cute, Affordable Workouts Clothes

 

Whether you’re just starting to workout or it’s been part of your routine for awhile, I find that new workout clothes always get me motivated to hit the gym, especially now that Spring is here. Just about every woman, myself included,  seems to have a teeny, tiny addiction to wearing workout clothes both in and outside of the gym. It’s my absolute favorite thing to wear. They make up probably 90% of my outfits because, let’s be honest, they are just soooo comfortable! I wanted to share with you what my five favorite stores to buy cute and affordable workout clothes are. They will keep you looking fabulous without costing a fortune! Hey, then you can use that extra money for brunch with the girls this weekend *hand raise*.

 

Outlet Stores

Outlets are a total gem! They have stores like Nike and Adidas where you can get really cute gear from prior seasons for a fraction of the cost. Some items can still be on the pricey side because active wear doesn’t come cheap. I’ve come across so many good deals over the years that it always has me coming back. This is where I get pretty much all my Nike pieces.

 

Forever 21

Forever is THE place to get your hands on trendy workout clothes. They always have the cutest pieces to choose from. Although their items aren’t made to last a lifetime, they definitely get the job done. I’ve bought everything from leggings to sports bras here and I haven’t had anything fall apart on me yet. The leggings that I have purchased from here have lasted a couple years. This is great and have helped me through many Crossfit classes.

 

Victoria’s Secret

Now I wouldn’t say Victoria’s is the cheapest place to shop, but they’re a store that always has sales. If you play your cards right, you can come away with lots of quality goods. I just took advantage of their 2 for $25 deal on sports bras where I snagged up some really cute ones. I wore them both this past week and they’re really comfortable.

 

Nordstrom Rack

I’ve recently rotated Nordies back into my usual stops and have been drooling over all the goodies that keep a woman looking cute at the gym. They carry so many great brands,_ in general, and have a lot available for active wear. Thanks to them, I’d say that I’m all set now for the warm days ahead!

 

Tj Maxx, Marshalls & Ross

I know that these are all separate stores but, in my mind, they’re kind of one big store. Maybe it’s because they’re always together in shopping centers. If one doesn’t have what I want, I just hop over the other one. I find that I have a lot of luck with shopping at these stores. True, you don’t always know what’s going to be available since they don’t put inventory online, but that’s half the fun! They have both designer brands and bargain brands.

 

 

When I slip on that new workout top or those cool kicks, I feel like a new woman who’s ready to take on the gym and kill it in my Crossfit shesh! Anyone else needing extra motivation at the moment? This outfit is a combination of a few of my absolute favorite places to shop for workout clothes at the moment. I came across this top recently at Nordstrom Rack and the color had me excited for spring, especially with the cute back details. I loved it so much that I bought it in yellow too! I really like adding fun prints and designs into my workout outfits, which is completely opposite to my regular look. So, when I found these leggings at a huge Christmas Sale at the Nike Outlet last year, I had to have them. My love for shoes is no joke! I find that the bond between a woman and her footwear is a sacred one. This pair from Creative Recreation are so stylish and comfortable. They literally go with everything! I’m all about statement shoes and these definitely fit the bill. Even though these are classic black and white, they stand out! They have the strap across the top and the striped laces which make them cool both in and out of the gym. Did I mention that I also have them in tan and black?

 

Photography: Max Baker

 

Where are your favorite places to shop for activewear? I would love to hear about new places!

 

Meaghan xx

 

Top: Nordstrom Rack

Leggings: Nike Outlet

Sports Bra: Forever 21

Shoes: c/o Creative Recreation

 

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30 Comments

  1. Kim on March 30, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Athleta is my absolute favorite…if you shop online, you can get awesome deals.

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on April 3, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Do you find you have a lot of luck with the fit online? I always have to squat and move around in leggings to make sure they’ll stay up beforehand, so I’ve always been hesitant. Tell me your secrets!! Haha

  2. Danielle on March 31, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I feel the same way about workout clothes! Slipping on your new gear just gives you that little extra push! My favorite place is either TJMaxx or Walmart, haha

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on April 3, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      Glad I’m not the only one!! It gets me so excited to workout haha. I haven’t checked out Walmart for workout clothes in ages, I’ll have to stop by and browse sometime soon! Thanks for sharing xx

  3. Christianne on April 3, 2017 at 4:46 am

    I definitely go to these stores, thanks for sharing,
    Xo, Christianne
    http://simplychristianne.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on April 3, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      Awesome!! I’m glad there’s a woman who can back up my statements now : ) Thank you for reading Christianne xx

  4. Jenna on April 3, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    I totally agree that outlet stores are the best places for workout clothes. I didn’t know about Forever 21 though. I will have to check out their selection.

    Cheers, J
    http://www.cheersj.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on April 3, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      Another outlet lover yay!! Yes, Forever always has cute options for the fitness gear, you should check them out next time you’re in need! Hope you’re having a lovely Monday xx

  5. Komal Patel on April 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I have been looking for new workout clothes! I love TJ’s too!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on April 3, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      Well, I hope that my little list of places comes in handy for your search! Have a wonderful day Komal xx

  6. Emily Soto on April 3, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    This is such a cute workout look! Love the top!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on April 3, 2017 at 11:46 pm

      Aww thank you so much Emily! I’ve been wearing this top loads since I got it, I love it! Thanks for reading xx

  7. Victoria Schneider on April 3, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Nordstrom Rack and TJMaxx and Marshalls are my go to stores. LOVE shopping there because it’s like a treasure hunt! Great workout picks. You look awesome.
    Victoria | http://www.thesoutherntrunk.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on April 3, 2017 at 11:50 pm

      Right?! There’s always new things to find at those stores and for such great prices too. Thank you for reading. I hope your week is off to a great start Victoria xx

  8. Brittany on April 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I love TJ Maxx for work out clothes! I like spending my money on other closet staples, so the cheaper prices are amazing!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on April 4, 2017 at 12:13 am

      I feel the exact same way! I want to spend my money on investment pieces that I’ll have in my closet for a long time. Hope you’re having a great day Brittany xx

  9. Mary on April 3, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    love your leggings!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on April 4, 2017 at 12:13 am

      Thank you Mary!! They’re my favorite at the moment : ) Happy Monday xx

  10. Amy on April 4, 2017 at 1:13 am

    I love TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack for cheap workout clothes! Your top is so cute!

    xoxo,
    Amy

    http://www.styleandsequins.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on April 10, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      They have such great merch!! I have to use lots of self-control when I go in there haha. I’ve worn this top a ton since I bought it– such a steal! Thanks for reading xx

  11. Courtney Bentley | on April 4, 2017 at 7:38 am

    love your active wear! thanks for sharing these faves 😉

    Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on April 10, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks, girl!! You always have such cute workout clothes. Hope you’re having a great day xx

  12. Jamie on April 5, 2017 at 1:55 am

    I too love to shop at TJMaxx, Marshall’s & Nordstroms Rack. I can’t remember the last time I went to an actual department store. Love your workout outfit.

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on April 10, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      I’m glad there are other ladies who love those stores as much as I do! I just can’t bring myself to pay full price for workout clothes haha. Thank you for stopping by the blog : )

  13. Abby on April 5, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Wow I didn’t realize there are so many options for active wear shopping. It’s always nice to wear something cute for workout, it motivates you some more! I love your leggings, by the way!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on April 10, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Ya, there a loads of options for workout clothing, these are just my faves! Thank you, I wasn’t sure if I liked the leggings when I bought them, but they turned out to be a smart purchase since I wear them a lot! Thanks for reading Abby xx

  14. Crystal Marie on April 5, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Great ideas. I always forget about Nordie’ s for stuff like this.

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on April 10, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Well, then I’m glad I could remind you : ) Hopefully you find some great workout options! Happy Monday xx

  15. Katherine on April 5, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Love the leggings! I think I need to get a little more active before I can justify buying myself some though, lol!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on April 10, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      Haha!! That might be helpful. Or maybe some fun leggings will help motivate you to hit the gym ; ) Thanks for reading Katherine xx

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