With bathing suit season just around the corner, spring is the perfect time to renew your commitment to fitness. One of the best motivations to hit the gym is having a workout wardrobe worth showing off. High quality, fashion friendly activewear can be hard to find on a budget but thankfully there are a few places you can go to find great pieces that don't break the bank.
For the penny-pinching fashionista Ellie.com is the place to go. Ellie offers activewear inspired by the latest fashion trends and launches a new 24 piece collection every month. Individual pieces can run a little pricey, ranging from $34.95 to as high as $64.95 but there are plenty of opportunities to save. Joining Ellie's "Fit Fashionista Club" allows you to select any two items from each month's collection and have them shipped to you for only $49.95 per month. This equates to getting one item for free if you play your cards right. Club members also receive free shipping on all orders, priority access to new collections and invites to exclusive online events and sales. If you have trouble making decisions, or simply prefer surprises, Ellie allows you to create a style profile which they can then use to choose your two items for you. If your order doesn't fit, or you don't love what you picked out, Ellie allows for free returns and exchanges within 14 days of delivery.
If online shopping isn't your thing, there are plenty of retail stores that provide great activewear options at reasonable prices. The clearance section in Target's activewear section is a great place to look for deals and Target offers a wide variety of sizes from a large assortment of brands that come in spring's hottest colors. Discount retailers such as Marshalls, TJ Maxx and the Nordstrom Rack also feature activewear sections with department store styles for reduced prices. These stores all have locations in the DC Metro Area, check their websites to find the one closest to you and be sure to do an internet search for possible coupons before you go.