HEALTH & FITNESS
Long gone are the days of old baggy t-shirts, cut up white tank tops and rolled up cheerleading shorts and here to stay (hopefully) is the era of super fabulous athletic and athleisure fashions.
If you’re on a budget, as most of us are, it can be difficult (and downright painful) to shell out $198 on a pair of pants you’ll be sweating in. Fear not! You can look like a million bucks at the gym, in the studio or at the grocery store without spending a million bucks.
Whether you’re interested in high-waisted or low-waisted, leggings or capris, read on for a compilation of some of the best workout pants you can purchase on a budget!
Old Navy: Mid-Rise Go-Dry Mesh-Panel Compression Capris
Mesh is all the rage right now, and why shouldn’t it be? It’s incredibly trendy and functional (breathable) and works for the gym, but easily transitions into everyday wear as well. These come in navy, emerald, black (pictured) and hot pink and, thanks to the “Extra 10% off Everything” sale going on right now, you can own all four for just over $100 (plus tax and shipping) and earn $40 in Super Cash redeemable June 3-11.
Target: C9 Champion Freedom Lattice Cutout Capri
It doesn't get much more trendy than a lattice cutout. This design allows you to show a little leg while leaving a little to the imagination. These moisture-wicking capris with a hidden waistband pocket come in both black and heather gray and cost just $24.99.
Athleta: Power UP ⅞ Tight
These pants check two seasonal trend boxes being army green and high-waisted. Both styles seem to be popping up in stores everywhere this season. This style is a little bit retro (but great for keeping everything tucked in nice and tight) and this color is both a little bit classic and a little bit edgy and pairs great with black, navy blue and gray. If you’re shopping at Athleta, you can expect to pay around $90 for a pair of tights, but if you’re bargain hunting, click the sale tab and you can find these and many others for as low as $24.97.
JCPenney: Jockey Jersey Workout Capris
There is no hard and fast rule that workout pants need to be boring and you can’t go wrong with a super loud patterned pant. These wild prints are working their way into closets everywhere because they’re so fun. How can you not feel good about acing a hard sweat sesh (or just heading out to brunch) in pants that look like this? These come in Coral Frost (left), and Icy Teal (right), and, at 20% off, ring in at $27.99 before tax!
TJMaxx: VOGO Floral Print Side Cut Out Capris
In a fairly new development, you can shop online at TJMaxx (though it appears that styles and sizes are limited). The above VOGO capris, only available in large at the above link, combine a few of the trends we’ve already discussed: bold prints, cut outs and a high waist. Don’t be afraid to try them all, simultaneously! In this case, more is more! You’re sure to feel good and turn heads with this outrageous style that costs just $14.99 before shipping and tax! If you’ve got the time though, you should go in and browse the racks at TJMaxx in person; you just about can’t beat the cost and variety of name-brand athletic wear found in the store.
Will these styles work for you? Where do you like to bargain shop for fitness gear? Share your opinions in the comments!
With help from Abbey Harris.