The 5 Best Places to Get Your Athleisure on a Budget

After the last few years, comfort has become key even in the realm of fashion.

And after spending so much time indoors, most of us forgot what it was like to wear pants that feature an actual button for a while and replaced half our wardrobe with stretchy fabrics and items that could easily suit both a gym session and a Netflix binge-watching session all the same. Enter: the rise of athleisure. Athleisure offers the best of both worlds—the comfort of your favorite PJs along with the flattering styles of your favorite "out-of-the-house clothes."

However, brands that dominate the athleisure world tend to also dominate your wallet. With names like Lululemon and Aritzia costing more than most teens can afford, it can seem like you'd have to stick to the old-fashioned T-shirt and worn-out sneakers look to the gym if you're trying to stay on budget. Well, think again. There are plenty of places to find amazing athleisure on a budget, including some solid dupes for your favorite styles. We've even gone ahead and made it easy for you with this list!

1. SHEIN

Shein is the place for finding premium-looking pieces at a fraction of the cost. And if you're looking for styles that mimic some of what you've seen from bold brands like Alphalete and others, you'll want to make this the first place you (just look at their incredible assortment of statement sports bras to know what we mean).

 

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2. Amazon

Another spot that's great for finding solid dupes for your favorites is Amazon, where you'll find fabrics that rival that of big names like Lululemon. Start first with revamping your athleisure tops on Amazon, as you'll find plenty of ultra-soft and gorgeous looks for way less than the big name brands.

 

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3. Aerie

Okay, so this isn't the cheapest name on this list, but let's just say there's a reason why Aerie's athleisure went super viral over the last couple of years. This is a great spot to find sports leggings if that's your vibe, including the famed criss-cross style that makes your waist look simply ~snatched~.

 

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4. Target

Don't underestimate the power of the clothing you'll find at everyone's happy place, AKA, Target. You'll have to try everything on as sizing can be inconsistent, but Target has some fantastic options that are less likely to leave you in debt post-purchase.

 

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5. Plato's Closet/Local Thrifting Hot Spots

If you have a Plato's Closet (or similar chain) in your city, don't skip past the athleisure selection. You can find some truly great deals on some amazing brands, and you're even doing some good for the planet while you're at it.

 

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If your athleisure wardrobe isn't the only thing that you need to update without breaking the budget, don't worry. We've got a running list of places to find the best dorm décor without breaking the bank that you can find by clicking HERE.