What I Have: An Addiction to Workout Clothes

I have a problem, and it’s called Old Navy Active.

girly-on-active

When I find clothes I like, I typically buy multiples of it. I get worried that these clothes will be my favorite clothes ever and I won’t have enough of them, or when I decide to buy more, they’ll be gone. I have no idea why I have this phobia. I’m sure there are jeans or shirts that I loved and wished I had purchased more of, but it clearly isn’t that big of a deal since I can’t name them. Wait, yes, I think I can name one item I’d wished I’d purchased multiples of: my favorite pair of flared Tommy Hilfiger jeans. I got them in high school and LOVED them. I wore them so much that the back of the legs wore super thin. My mom tried to patch them after they ripped, but it never worked and I had to say goodbye to those jeans.

OK, moving on.

So right now, I’m mildly (read: incredibly) obsessed with Old Navy’s Active line of workout clothes. Back in January, Old Navy had all of their Active line on major sale, so I bought quite a bit then…and have continued to do so ever since. They do a great job of providing multiple styles in tons of colors (all interchangeable — like workout Garanimals!) so you can buy several pieces and make tons of outfits. (Am I the only one who wants my workout clothes to be outfits?) I love the tank and capris here, but I’d add a pop of color with this coral running bra.

popofcolor-on-active

I wore more Old Navy Active clothes than anything else while on vacation in Florida. Partially because the weather wasn’t really that warm, and partially because I wanted an elastic waist as much as possible. But mostly because I felt like I had so many cute outfits! I need to find a way to convince my company to change it’s dress code to workout casual. I realize that could get scary, but I’d be willing to overlook some people’s bad choices in exchange for yoga pants and long hooded sweatshirts every day.

Not only are all of their sports bras, running tanks and hoodies adorable, but I’m loving their compression pants too. I bought several pairs of the full-length bootcut and leggings, and then splurged and bought a few of the capris as well. I seriously can’t stop myself. I change into their compression pants within a few minutes of coming home from work. They’re so comfortable, but not sloppy.

lounge-pants-on

And I have been practically living in the black pullover for the last week. I wore a grey one while in Florida almost every day of the trip.

lounge-tops-on

I browsed the Kohl’s website just to check out their workout clothing selection and compare to Old Navy prices (sale prices — this should go without saying, but don’t ever — EVER — pay full price). It looked like they had a lot of great deals, which I hope to check-out in person. Scratch that, I need to NOT check it out in person because I will end up buying a lot of additional workout clothes that I clearly don’t need.

In an effort to save money while still feeding my hunger for workout clothes, I pinned a bunch of DIY workout shirt and headband ideas. I’d like to think I could get motivated to save money by cutting up old shirts I already have in order to add to my running wardrobe, but I’m not overly optimistic. Me and craft projects don’t seem to last long.

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