If one of your resolutions for 2014 was to get in shape, you may be in some need of new gear. I was lucky enough to test-drive some athletic gear from Fabletics, and am so excited to share my picks with you Budget Babes!
About Fabletics: According to Fabletics, this line, co-founded by actress Kate Hudson, "delivers high-performance athletic wear at an affordable price. Fabletics apparel focuses on fit, function and style, offering complete, coordinated outfits for your workout and beyond."
The Site: The site is very easy to maneuver and browse. I really liked the reviews on the different pieces -- it made is way easier to decide on sizes and pieces.
How It Works: If you are familiar with Just Fab, Fabletics works the same way. Each month, Fabletics will pick out a new outfit for you based on your style and preferences. Outfits start at $49.95. You can either purchase an outfit, or skip that month by the 10th. If you do not skip that month by the 10th, a $49.95 credit will be applied to your account. However, there is never an obligation to buy - you can skip as many months as you'd like! This is a great way to keep yourself motivated each month, with a new outfit to rock at the gym!
One thing to note: You don't have to be a VIP Member to shop Fabletics. If you just want to buy one thing or don't want the monthly commitment, you can easily check out as a regular Member and just pay the higher (although still great!) prices.
Keep reading to see what I chose from this site, and my thoughts on the different pieces! I tried to pick a variety of items. Hopefully this post can help kick-start your new years resolution!
For a top, I chose this "Versatil T" ($15.95 VIP, $19.95 members). This cotton-mix top was so soft and flowy. It was extremely comfortable, and definitely not limited to an athletic top. This could be worn as an everyday top. I ordered an XS, and it was still pretty loose. I recommend ordering a size down to ensure a good fit!
If you love working out outdoors, this "Nora Jacket" ($31.95/VIP, $39.95/Member) would be a perfect fit! This jacket was one of my favorite in the package. The nylon/polyester/spandex mix creates a very soft, breathable and comfortable jacket. I really enjoyed the fit of this piece, as well! I ordered an XS.
While some people prefer working out in shorts, I always have preferred pants. These "Sydney Leggings" ($39.95/VIP, $49.95/Member) caught my eye immediately. I loved the dual-color design of these, and they are extremely comfortable. The polyester/spandex mix are perfect for any kind of workout, or simply running errands. I ordered an XXS, as they do run a little large. While they were a little tight in the calf and thigh, they can be worn comfortably.
If you're heading to the gym, you are probably in need of a new gym bag! This ""I Am Great" Bag ($31.95/VIP, $39.95/Member) blew me away for a couple reasons. First, it doesn't even look like a gym bag! The electric blue and black look so sharp together. Second, there is so much room in this bag. You could easily fit clothes, towels, toiletries, water bottles, or anything else you need for the gym. This bag came with a small canvas bag for dirty clothes, and an optional shoulder strap. This bag is definitely high quality, and a must-have for any gym-goer.
Lastly, I chose this headband ($3.95/VIP, $4.95/Member). Available in many different colors, I suggest getting a variety! This headband was secure, comfortable and such a cute color. For no more than a drugstore headband, I highly recommend this!
Overall: I truly loved all the pieces in this package. The gym bag and zip-up were my most-loved pieces. I've bought athletic gear from a lot of different places, but Fabletics surpassed all of them. I recommend reading the reviews and fit guide closely before ordering. If getting fit is a new years resolution of yours, reward yourself with some new gear each month! I don't think you'll be disappointed!
If Fabletics is something you'd love to try, you can purchase your first 2-piece outfit for only $25 + free shipping!
Share some of your resolutions below. Happy New Year!
Disclosure: We got to test drive the items featured in this post courtesy of the brand, but we only chose to investigate Fabletics and write our own review because we genuinely think it's something you'd love to hear about. All opinions are 100% our own.