Activewear for any budget
Who doesn’t love activewear? It motivates you to work out, it’s damn comfortable and there are so many brands, colours and designs, it can pretty much replace your entire weekend wardrobe if you so desire. Since we know having so many options can be overwhelming, we’ve made your job easy by picking out some of the best pieces out there for any budget.
SPLURGE: Stylerunner Body Science Hart Tights - Grey Viper
These tights have so much more pizzazz than regular black ones, but they’ll still go with any colour top on your ‘gym gear’ shelf.
SAVE: Betty Basics Betty Legging - Black
If you’re just after a pair of standard black tights, Betty Basics have you covered. They also come in a three-quarter version for $16.95.
SPLURGE: Nimble Active - Maggie Top Mono
This singlet has a great pattern and it’s very flattering - so it won’t cling to your wobbly bits while you’re burning off your big weekend.
Save: ONE active by Michelle Bridges Twofer Crop Tank
Did you know Michelle Bridges had her own activewear range? It’s full of affordable goodies like this singlet, which comes in lilac, black and mint.
SPLURGE: We Are Handsome The Chameleon Active Crop Top
This floral print crop is so pretty, you’ll be keen to work out just so people can see you in it. (Post-sweat sesh Instagram snap optional.)
Save: Champion Absolute Workout II Sports Bra
If you’re just after something to wear underneath your workout clothes, this black number will do the job.
SPLURGE: Running Bare All Weather Spray Jacket
Nix ‘it’s raining’ excuses with the help of this jacket. The colours alone are enough to motivate you on a rainy day, plus you’ll be dry and warm underneath. Monochrome lovers, don’t worry: it also comes in black.
SAVE: Cotton On Body Run Anorak
This anorak is an absolute bargain. The pattern makes it look quite luxe, but it’s really just black and white, meaning it’s super versatile.
SPLURGE: Lorna Jane Lineback Long Sleeve Excel Top
This top is ideal for the cooler months, especially if you don’t like wearing a jacket when working out. It’s a slim fit without being overly clingy and it even has holes in the sleeves to put your thumbs through so your hands don’t freeze!
SAVE: H&M Long-Sleeved Sports Top
Love the idea of thumb holes? This H&M beauty also ticks that box. And if pink’s not your colour, it comes in grey and black, too.
SPLURGE: 2XU GHST S/S TOP
Made from 2XU’s lightest material, this top is designed to help you perform better and feel freer while exercising. Who knows, you might even run a PB - all you have to do is pick a colour!
SAVE: Target Active T-Shirt
At just $12, this top is not only comfortable, but a total steal. For a looser fit, go one size up.
SPLURGE: The Upside Run Short Polka Dot
These are ideal for the girl who wants to stay away from the skin-tight designs, but still don something stylish.
SAVE: Bonds Active Running Shorts
These shorts are also loose-fitting and come in a block colour for those who prefer to keep it simple.
Do you like wearing activewear? Have you tried any of the brands mentioned above?