I maintain that you don't need to spend a lot of money to find quality running gear. Sure, it's fun to go into a big sporting goods store to find that latest/greatest in athletic fashion, but you end up spending big $$$ for each shirt, sports top, and pair of shorts. These days, I'd rather get more bang for my buck, especially since I'm sweating it out in these clothes!
Want an example?
Here's a typical running outfit I would love to buy, from the awesome Dick's Sporting Goods...
|Nike Women's Miler Tee, $35|
|Nike Women's Pro Sports Bra, $28|
|Brook's Women's Epiphany Shorts, $32|
That said, I'm not as into the big-name brands as I used to be, but I love a cute outfit. So here's an outfit I actually bought, for a fraction of the price!
|C9 by Champion Cardio Tee, $10|
|C9 by Champion Seamless Sports Bra, $17|
|Soffe Print Shorty Shorts, $20|
Total price of this outfit? $47! That means I could buy TWO of everything in this collection, or even buy a pair of running shoes with the leftover money.
$95 vs. $47.. you decide! I also have tank tops, running tights, and other clothes from Target's C9 by Champion, a GREAT workout apparel line. In addition, Wal-Mart has a Danskin line that is worth checking out for workout gear at a low price.
I wore all of this stuff over the weekend, and I LOVE the Soffe shorts; they come in so many cute colors, from solids to animal print accents! They are good, solid running shorts. I will definitely be buying more in the future, especially since I can get THREE pairs for the price of a high-end pair of running shorts.
It just goes to show you, you can buy great-looking workout clothes for much less than you'd thnik.