5 Tips for Buying the Best Activewear for You

how to choose the best activewear

Struggle to find activewear you love? These 5 tips will help you find the best activewear for you.

Whether you’re in activewear all the time or just when you’re on a morning walk to grab a coffee it is important that you feel good about your outfit. There is actually scientific evidence to prove that buying new activewear can make you feel more motivated in the gym, read about it here.

Finding the best activewear

Activewear shopping can be difficult if you’re not sure what to look out for, here’s what you should consider:

  1. Make sure you choose the right fabric

You want to buy something that will last, and that you’ll get your money’s worth from. That’s why it is important to consider the material.

Polyester is a great place to start, it’s durable, wrinkle resistant, breathable and lightweight. Polyester is great if you’re planning on breaking a sweat because it’s non absorbent, a great way to avoid sweat marks. A great place to purchase activewear made with polyester is Xahara Active.

Nylon is another great fabric to look for, it’s stretchy, breathable, and is also moisture wicking, which quickly moves moisture from the skin into the top layer of the fabric, ECHT is a good place to shop for activewear made with nylon.

2. Pick a colour that makes you feel good

Have some fun purchasing new activewear, buy your favourite colour or a colour you’ve never worn before. A great place to shop for colourful, stylish activewear is PE Nation, as the colour of your clothing can actually have an impact on your mood, behaviour and stress levels. Orange is a great colour to wear when working out, it boosts stimulation and enthusiasm, and is also a mood lifting colour that stimulates neural functioning.

3. Find apparel fit for the activity

Having the right clothing for the activity that you’re doing can be the factor that ensures you have a great workout.

If you’re planning to work out for an extended period of time, you’ll need something comfortable, non absorbent and breathable. If you’re doing a pilates or yoga class, you will want something stretchy and light. You can find amazing Australian made yoga wear from brands like Nimble Activewear for your next yoga class.

4. Get in the fitting room

There is nothing worse than buying something you think you love, getting home, trying it on and finding it doesn’t fit properly. 

That’s why getting into the fitting room is an essential step in buying new activewear that you know you’ll love. Make sure you’re in the right headspace to try on multiple items because it can get tiring, but you really have to try before you buy if you want to walk away knowing you’ve spent your money on something you will use. If you’re looking for great fitting room service, Lululemon is a great place to go.

5. Read reviews 

Reviews are so important to read if you’re looking for an opinion on the quality of the item, as well as helping you decide if it’s worth purchasing. 

Reading the review of an item can help you glean an idea of what the item is really like. You can generally find reviews online underneath the product, from people who have already purchased and worn the clothing item, who can offer valuable opinions on whether or not the item is the right one for you.

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Mia McNamara


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