I live in workout clothes. That is not even a figure of speech. I wear them almost everyday for my workout and then often for errands or other outings afterwards. I’m guessing many of you do the same, right?
When it comes to my workout clothes I want both variety and value.
With all the strappy sports bras and mesh cut out leggings that are everywhere right now, I like to be able to treat myself to a new top or new pair of leggings once per month or so.
This keeps me feeling excited to put on my workout clothes each day – win-win!
But since I do like to frequently mix things up and try out the latest trends, I do not want to spend a fortune on the pieces. I am just going to get sweaty in them, so buying a $100+ pair of leggings or new sports bra every time just doesn’t make sense to me or my wallet.
So hear me out…
Forever 21 is my go to for fitness fashion!
I have bought many pieces from them as well as expensive brands like Athleta and, hand to heart, I often like my forever 21 pieces more.
This is nothing against the more expensive brands. I love lululemon pieces but I can only buy an “investment” item here or there. With Forever 21 items, I can buy the “fun” more trendy items that may not be in style forever.
So how much cheaper are they really?
- Avg. sportsbra at Athleta: about $50
- Avg. sportsbra at Forever 21: $15 (66%+ savings)
- Avg. pair of leggings at Lululemon: $100
- Avg. pair of leggings at Forever 21: $20 (80% savings)
So, by opting for a Forever 21 workout outfit over an Athleta or Lululemon one, you are likely saving around 75% or over $100 per outfit! This adds up quickly to big annual savings.
Plus, I think you will be surprised by the quality. I have not had any pieces break or tear even after many, many wears. The worst complaint I have had is that sometimes the cups in the built in bras get worn and you can see the outline a bit, but I just pull them out of the top or bra and I don’t miss them (and its not cause I am well endowed in that area).
So, give them a shot. I really think you will be happy you did, and let me know what you think.
Here are some of my favorite adorable offerings they have right now. They have super fast inventory turnover, so let me know if you’d enjoy this as a recurring post with my favorite picks.
My favorite fitness picks:
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