$100 outfit challenge: Rockin’ the gym
On your marks, get set, shop!
Retailers, saluting your healthy New Year’s resolutions, majorly mark down workout wear this time of year.
So go ahead and toss out those gym socks with holes and those tanks that have long lost elasticity and replenish your workout wardrobe with some fresh new apparel.
We’ve challenged ourselves to find a workout outfit for under $100 — in the same competitive spirit, as you know, achieving your personal best in a race or being able to add another 10 pounds to the bench press.
Look good and be comfy while you work out in this under-$100 outfit:
First things first! Snap back into the gym in style with a high-quality sports bra. When you’re shopping you’ll usually see a range of sports bra options ranging from low-impact to high-impact. (Low impact is great for yoga, high impact is ideal for running, and, in the middle, medium-impact bras are perfect for spin classes). If you’re going to invest in just one, we suggest a high-impact sports bra that you can wear to all workouts. This moisture-wicking sports bra is self-adjusting. High Impact Sports Bra, on sale $31.95 (plus Cash Back), Athleta.com
A sleeveless tank is a staple of a good workout wardrobe. Muscle tees are meant to show off those biceps and triceps. It’s perfect for any gym workout — whether you’re playing pick-up basketball, doing the Whip and Nae Nae in your hip-hop cardio class or running on the treadmill.
This one comes with some added motivation: The word “Hustle” is emblazoned on it.
We also appreciate the dropped hem on it because you can always use a little extra coverage when you drop into a downward dog pose in the yoga studio. Go-Dry Cool Muscle Tee, on sale $14 (plus Cash Back), OldNavy.com
Yoga pants have become the universal workout pant — no longer just worn for yoga. (OK, let’s be honest, they’re also “go to the grocery store pants” “Binge watch Netflix pants,” etc).
Break out of the black and gray yoga pant rut and infuse your collection with some bold colors or patterns.
These floral crush Chaturanga pants are a perfect fitting yoga pant with frosty blue hues and a pretty pattern that looks like it was inspired by winter. Floral Crush Chaturanga Pants, on sale $27.99 (plus Cash Back), Athleta.com
You don’t sweat, you sparkle, right?
Keep flyaways in check and make sure your hair doesn’t distract you while you’re working out by sliding on an elastic, athletic headband.
The no-slip velvet on the underside of this headband will keep it in place, no matter how strenuous your workout. The sparkle adds a little shine to your workout. Sparkly Soul Skinny Headband, $15 (plus Cash Back), Nordstrom.com