I love how many shops are jumping onto the fitness fashion bandwagon and are bringing out their own gorgeous ranges of fit kit. A few years ago there were only a few shops to buy good value fitness gear, like LilyWhites/Sports Direct and JD Sports for branded kit like Adidas, Nike, Reebok or you could find terrible knock-offs (2 stripes were seen everywhere). Nowadays, most clothing shops seem to have their own fitness ranges of varying quality and price. Here are some of my budget favourites;
The old high street favourite, New Look, has launched a range of fitness wear that includes patterned leggings, slogan tees, bright trainers and some black/grey staples. A lot of the range has a sports luxe look and feel to it, although for me the leggings don’t fit as well as some other more expensive brands. Starting at 7.99, there are prices and outfits to suit everyone, plus I can imagine many of the tops, leggings and jumpers working well with non-fitness kit too.
The higher end of the budget range, M&S kit features a lot of quality in it’s functional staples, and a little fashion in some of the more fun pieces. The sports bras are top notch, offering snazzy designs as well as basic black and white. Comfy jumpers that would rival Sweaty Betty, patterned leggings, and great value accessories – I’m seriously impressed!
The newly launched Souluxe range at Matalan for women, men and children is sure to be popular, especially the patterned leggings and matching sports bras at low prices. Although it’s not currently available online it is in stores across the UK. I might need to track down my closest shop to try some out!
Green Juice in the AM, Champagne in the PM…
…And other slogan tanks, mesh leggings, matching bras and leggings, and leather panels make the Boohoo FIT range very fashion forward but a lot more affordable than the high end labels. You can bag an absolute bargain gym outfit, perfect for showing off on Instagram!
A word of warning, whilst cheaper leggings can seem like great value, I would do the underwear test in the mirror before purchasing. Similarly, they might not be the best to wear on long runs, or classes where you may sweat a lot! I’d also go for support and quality when it comes to sports bras and trainers.
What are the pieces of kit that you spend money on and what do you prefer to buy budget? Ever shopped at any of these stores for workout wear?