Friday, February 6

- TOP 5: Affordable Workout Gear...

I know a lot of people posted about their New Year's resolutions, but I've never set myself a list of targets at the start of each year; I much prefer to set a goal here and there when I feel something really must change. I'm pretty sure I saw a fitness themed bullet point in everyone's list I read, and recently, I've really been thinking I need to up my fitness game. I wouldn't really class myself as a 'couch potato', but I'm nowhere near as fit as I used to be and in the past few days I've been finding it really frustrating.

Once I get into a routine, I actually really enjoy exercise and find it a great way to clear the mind. I'm a great believer that wearing the right workout gear is motivating and gets you in the right mindset. Comfort is key, but this doesn't have to mean boring, bland pieces. Adidas have recently released their StellaSport collection (which you can find in Topshop* and Next), and whilst their pieces are something a bit different, I find their prices a bit steep. Personally, I don't fancy paying a large amount of money for something I'm going to sweat like a pig into, AMIRITE? So, today I thought I'd show you my top 5 places to go on the high street for cheaper alternatives.

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H&M seem to have opted for a simpler, 'modern' look with their sportswear. Contrary to the popular neons, this range boasts plenty of pastel pieces. Also, if you're into yoga, I'd recommend checking out H&M as they have a lot of looser fitting items.

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George at Asda isn't a place I'd think of straight away to look for workout gear, but with their space dye prints and neon colours, they've been getting it right recently! The pieces here range from just £6 to £12 - bargain!

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Missguided Active was only released a few weeks ago, but it seems to already be getting the recognition it deserves. With a wide range of pieces boasting funky cosmic prints, Missguided Active ensures you remain stylish whilst working out.

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F & F at Tesco have vibrant, mixed print pieces in their F&F Active range. Like George, I wouldn't have thought to search here! Also, if you're into skiing they have a number of ski jackets, gloves etc to offer!

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Lastly, another range new to the scene is boohoo FIT. Whilst this collection currently doesn't have as much variety as others, the current pieces tick the box. With the use of mesh and unique cuts, boohoo FIT definitely has a certain 'edge'. This blue floral print has to be one of my favourites out there!

What do you think of these collections and my top picks? Let me know in the comments.


  1. I looove these marbeled ones!! They are sooo great!
    Def WANT!!

    xoxo Colli // tobeyoutiful

  2. Absolutely love the design on the H&M sports top! So pretty!

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  4. H&M have some lovely workout gear at the moment :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

  5. I'm loving the H&M workout gear :) so stylish yet comfy and practical

  6. Thanks for this post lovely! I'm definitely gonna check out the missguided workout gear! I really like the H&M one x

  7. Oooe these are great!! Now can look gorgeous while working out
    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves


  8. i love the H&M's ones, it's right up my street.

  9. So many great choices, i love the grey joggers from H&M.

  10. That's some really cool workout gear, better than simple old black.
    Cool Post <3

    Meme xx

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  11. Great picks! I actually find it motivating having nice/cool workout gear - makes you feel great when you're sweating it out, haha.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  12. What a great collection... <3 I actually got lovely running leggings from Sports Direct.. haha not as glamorous as these brands though! ;)

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  13. I really love the H&M collection. I started a Yoga/Pilates class 3 weeks back and it really felt goo to be exercising again. It's once a week but it still helps.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  14. Love the misguided and boohoo active range, would definitely get you motivated to go to the gym!

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  15. I've gotten a lot of my workout gear from Forever 21! it's cheap and cute!

  16. All these fitness posts really make me feel so guilty about hardly exercising but if cute work-out gear isn't enough to motivate me then what is? :') I love your picks from H&M and the Missguided ones are really cool!

    Becki |

  17. Have you checked out Forever 21's workout gear? They recently revamped their fitness department and have been putting out some pretty good things!

    Z. | J. POTTER

  18. Wow I had no idea that you could get such pretty workout clothes for so cheap! They look so lovely, and brightly coloured xx

    Gemma |

  19. I love how a lot of shops are bringing out more sportswear I especially love h'n'm x

  20. I'm surprised by how nice Tesco's stuff are! I love the Misguided new fitness stuff, but I also just like wearing black gym stuff haha :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  21. So many nice items here, love it!! x

  22. I love bright exercise gear. Dunnes has a decent range but it's a bit expensive so I'm waiting for the sale, haha.

    Corinne x

  23. This is just another reminder that I really need to start getting fit. There is such an emphasis on it nowadays. :) I definitely think the apropriate gear might get you into the proper mind set. Great post here Karen!


  24. I love the items from H&M and Missguided such great looks Lucy x

  25. I absolutely love the H&M range. Have you seen Primark's workout gear? It's really amazing for the price!

    Lois xx

  26. This is great! I hate spending a ton on workout clothes!
    Melanie @