This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
$50 on groceries. $121 on an unlimited MetroCard. $36 on an evening out. $40 for a monthly gym membership. And let’s not even get started on how much we’ve spent on one too many late-night cab rides. That leaves approximately… not a lot for a cool, varied fitness wardrobe.
We get it: Life’s expensive and your athletic gear doesn’t always take priority (no judgement on those leggings you’ve been sporting since 2011). But sometimes, we need a refresh, whether it’s to help us refocus and get back in the zone or to replace items that have been worn to death. Let’s be real, those bike shorts with holes in unfavorable places should be tossed out. And since you have no room in your budget for these planned or unplanned upgrades, shopping with a strict budget in mind is vital.
Though the athleisure world is dominated by pricey goods, we’ve rounded up a ton of affordable picks that will help keep you on track without setting you too far back monetarily. Whether you’re looking for one new treat yo’self piece or an entirely new gym collection, the 15 pieces ahead will help you get your head in the game.
Your workout buddy will never lose you in the gym with leggings this loud.
Ryderwear, $54.95, available at Ryderwear
Break up the classic black legging with some colorblock detailing.
H&M Plus, $24.99, available at H&M
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This new sneaker boasts an adaptive fit and plush comfort to keep you focused on getting more from your workout. Oh, and it rings up at just under $100.
New Balance, $99.99, available at New Balance
Don’t mind us, we’ll just be over here workin’ on our fitness.
ASOS 4505, $32, available at ASOS
How to get dressed for working out in a snap.
BDG, $54, available at Urban Outfitters
Embrace the color of the year, even with your workout gear.
The definition of grab-and-go.
ban.do, $35, available at ban.do
A matching set that will have you seeing stars.
Functional kicks for under $150? Done and done.
P.E Nation x Reebok, $110, available at P.E Nation
This lace-up front sports bra can double as a crop top post-workout.
Zella, $49, available at Nordstrom
Stay cozy to and from your workout.
Gap, $89.95, available at Gap
Any piece with built-in ventilation is a go in our book.
Forever 21, $10.9, available at Forever 21
These leggings are so cheap you can buy multiple pairs to rotate throughout the week.
TNA, $20, available at Aritzia
For the work-to-gym commuters.
Baggu, $32, available at Lou & Grey
A pair of shorts engineered for breathability and comfort is worth every penny.
Victoria’s Secret, $32.5, available at Victoria’s Secret
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