Like most, I am guilty of some major online shopping anytime, anywhere. Adding a few items to my cart — okay maybe more than a few — and crying on the inside when I go to complete the transaction is a common occurrence.
The sight of the numbers following the dollar sign at checkout is the only thing thats keeps me from a constant inflow of packages to the mailroom. Although brands like Lululemon, Athleta and Nike are popular, their prices aren’t always friendly to the average college student’s budget.
With the growing popularity of “athleisure” both on college campuses and designer runways, I thought to myself there must be a better option. A way to get the “Lululemon look” without leaving as big of a dent in your wallet. I took to the Internet and social media to find brands that offer affordable options that are both functional and fashionable.
From one college student on a budget to another, here are some of my best finds.
Not only does Old Navy have the most affordable flip flops out there, they also have amazing workout clothes as well. With leggings for under $30 and tops under $20, Old Navy is tough to beat. They offer a wide range of clothing for every body type and quality products. Highly Recommend.
Yes, they sell clothes. Not only is Overstock a great website to find things to redecorate your whole house, but for cute athletic wear as well. No better duo.
Overstock offers a wide range of brands such as Bella and Champion for 50% — or more — off the original price. A great find for bargain shoppers everywhere.
In 2014 Gap came out with its own line of athletic clothing called GapFit to fill the need and make Gap a one-stop shop for its customers. GapFit offers great products that are both functional and fashion forward.
With prices ranging from $24-40 for tanks and shorts ,GapFit is one of the least expensive options out there for your workout-chic wardrobe.
Calia by Carrie Underwood
Founded by the queen herself, Calia by Carrie Underwood offers amazing products with an empowering message. With sports bras and tanks for around $30, Calia is a great option to spruce up your wardrobe. Its supply of unique pieces you won’t see everyone else wearing is what makes Calia a hidden gem.
Alongside the brands listed, some sale sections to refresh every week or so to find a diamond in the rough are Outdoor Voices, Avocado, and Mika Yoga Wear. Happy shopping.