When you look at the workout pants/shorts area of my closet, you’ll see a common theme: black stretchy.
I wear lots and lots of black stretchy pants.
For Zumba, I’ll clown it up with as many neon color combos and patterns as I can find (if it has the Zumba logo on it, it matches, yes?) but for everything else, you can usually find me wearing black bottoms. I like black because it matches everything and hides sweat well, which is important when you’re teaching and all eyes are on you.
So when Old Navy offered a $50 gift card to try out their Active by Old Navy line, I jumped at the chance to try out some new gear and had one mission: colored bottoms.
First of all, I think I’ve been living under a rock because I had no idea Old Navy had such an incredible line of active gear.
Zip-ups, compression, yoga, sports bras, running shorts, lightweight sneaks- I was blown away by the variety, along with the low prices.
$8 sports bras?! I was tempted to buy 6 and call it a day.
Instead, I browsed around for a little while
and found 9 pieces to try on, including a gorgeous black and white striped dress that was $19.
One thing I noticed straight away was the quality of the fabrics. For the prices, I was half-expecting them to be flimsy and poorly-constructed, but instead, they were made from lush fabrics with intricate detail. I’m a pretty tough critic when it comes to workout clothes -I wear it so often to teach- and was instantly impressed. Another happy surprise? The pieces were true to size, which made the fitting process much easier.
2 molded high-impact sports bras (couldn’t find the link online)
5 pieces for $72! I also got the striped dress in a separate transaction- can’t wait to wear it.
Of course, I had to take out some of my new gear for a spin:
(25 minutes on the treadmill, some planks and squats)
The molded sports bra kept everything in place during cardio and sweat showing (which is my main complaint with colored pants) wasn’t a prob at all. I even did the “water test” and splashed a little water on my leg to see how the crops would do during an intense teaching class, and the water quickly absorbed into the material and dried. I also like the smooth waistband of the pants and hidden pocket, which is perfect for a yoga class. I did notice that the fabric on these is extremely thick, so I wouldn’t recommend them for running (I prefer lighter fabrics with mesh ventilation behind the knees), but they are great for strength, cardio and yoga.
As far as the tank goes, I can tell it’s going to get a lot of use, and at the price ($10!) I may have to get a couple of different colors. The fabric is extremely thin and light -perfect for Tucson summers- and even has cute cutout detail in the back.
You can check out the entire line here- it’s up to 40% off until the 16th! Also, Old Navy offers free shipping on orders over $50.
Have you tried the Old Navy Active Line? If so, what’s your fave? Do you wear colored workout bottoms or notsomuch?
Hope you have a very happy Friday!
This post is sponsored by Old Navy and as always, all opinions and reviews are my own. Check out their active line in stores or at oldnavy.com #GetYourActiveON