I ❤ workout clothes.
A year ago, my sweating wardrobe consisted of a couple pair of cotton (?!) black yoga crops, a size large pair of Lucy pants I won in a raffle, an ancient stretched sports bra, and some wife-beaters.
(Such a delightful term for a garment…)
Seeing the gorgeous, chic wick-wear on the rich ladies at Dailey Method led me to Lululemon. While I’ve managed to resist their pants, I’ve built up a healthy wardrobe of offensively bright spandex!
As much as I love luxury, I’m a sucker for a deal. TJ Maxx, Nike Clearance Store, and Target are definitely represented in those growing piles. Workout clothes get worn hard and washed frequently so I’m okay with buying cute, cheap pieces that will have to eventually be replaced. When I found out that Old Navy was having a huge activewear sale, I hustled down to see what was what.
For (gulp) less than the price of ONE LULU TANK, I got two adorable tanks and two pairs of super-cute capris.
They look cute but did they come to play?
The compression crops are fantastic. I find the grey slightly more flattering than the purple heather but I’ve pretty much lived in them both. They’re my go-to cycling tights (since I don’t have proper bike shorts yet) and they’re also great for TDM. I typically run in skirts but I’ve run in these once and they didn’t move a millimeter. Big win! My only issue is that they exposed a considerable amount of crotch sweat in TDM but I guess that’s not really Old Navy’s fault, now is it? Slightly embarrassing but whatever.
I have a couple issues with the tops. They weren’t quiiiite long enough for my long torso so they rode up immediately on a run. That said, they provided a super comfy base layer for cycling and are totally appropriate for barre class. My only other issue is that the absence of cups and the thin material leave me looking a bit nipply. I’m small-chested and not trying to wear a sports bra under that kind of top. Especially when the back straps are so pretty!
Even at full price, Old Navy’s activewear is a bargain. I think they’ll probably be the first place I shop for capris, tights, and yoga pants.