We all want to look good when we work out, but who really knows how to do that. I mean, you can show up in makeup with your hair in the perfect bun, and the cutest outfit, but if your anything like me at the gym that doesn’t last long. Makeup running down my face, half is half up, half down, and it looks like I just went through a carwash. Let alone trying to find the perfect outfit that makes you look skinny, but it doesn’t make you look like your trying to hard.

That’s only one of the hardest parts of going to the gym, and eventually you just give up trying and show up in whatever. Here are some tips that will make working out and looking good as simple as possible.

Tip #1- Make sure it’s comfortable for you. Everyone is different when it comes to clothes, so make sure that whatever you choose to wear that it is comfortable to move in, but also something that makes you feel comfortable. No one wants to feel uncomfortable at the gym, so keeping clothing loose but form fitting will help.

Tip #2- Dress to impress. When you dress nicely, it motivates you to do better and work harder.

Tip #3- You don’t have to match. The gym does’t care what you wear, it’s not there to judge you. The gym is just glad to see you showed up, so you don’t have to match colors or patterns. It’s about being comfortable when you work out and getting things done.

Tip #4- Weight lifting equals no sleeves. If you plan on lifting weights, arm day, try not to wear sleeves, but it allows to move more freely, but it also gives motivation when you see your muscle flex. (At least for me it did.) If you are not comfortable wearing a tank top, then try wearing loose sleeves, something that allows you to move more freely.

Tip #5- Cardio and leggings. Treadmill, spin class, cycling, just to name a few are a good time to wear leggings or workout pants because then you don’t have to worry about your shorts bunging up or causing more problems than it is helping you. It is also good to wear workout pants anytime because it gives you an instant butt lift or at least we hope and want it too.

So now that you know what to wear, where can you get workout clothing for cheap. Well, here are 12 brand that sell workout clothing cheap in all different styles and colors.

  1. Charlotte Russe
  2. Old Navy
  3. Boohoo- can get student discounts here
  4. Shop Priceless
  5. Nordstorm Rack
  6. Forever 21
  7. Target
  8. Pink
  9. Aerie- student discounts here
  10. 6 PM
  11. Missguided
  12. Pomp and Circumstance

When it comes to working out, it doesn’t matter what you wear as long as you are comfortable wearing what ever it it that will make you do better and get your workout done!