Cool Athletic Gear That Won't Set You Back

$50 on groceries. $121 on an unlimited MetroCard. $36 on an evening out. $40 for a monthly gym membership. And let's not even get started on how much we've spent on one too many late-night cab rides. That leaves approximately...not a lot for a cool, varied fitness wardrobe.

We get it: Life's expensive and your athletic gear doesn't always take priority (no judgement on those leggings you've been sporting since 2011). But sometimes, we need a refresh, whether it's to help us refocus and get back in the zone or to replace items that have been worn to death. Let's be real, those bike shorts with holes in unfavorable places should be tossed out. And since you have no room in your budget for these planned or unplanned upgrades, shopping with a strict budget in mind is vital.

Though the athleisure world is dominated by pricey goods, we've rounded up a ton of affordable picks that will help keep you on track without setting you too far back monetarily. Whether you're looking for one new treat yo'self piece or an entirely new gym collection, the 15 pieces ahead will help you get your head in the game.

Your workout buddy will never lose you in the gym with leggings this loud.
Ryderwear Block Banded Tights, $54.95 Buy
Break up the classic black legging with some colorblock detailing.
H&M Plus Sports Tights, $24.99 Buy
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This new sneaker boasts an adaptive fit and plush comfort to keep you focused on getting more from your workout. Oh, and it rings up at just under $100.
New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Hyposkin, $99.99 Buy
Don't mind us, we'll just be over here workin' on our fitness.
ASOS 4505 Seamless One Sleeve Top With Check Detail, $32.00 Buy
How to get dressed for working out in a snap.
BDG Striped Tear-Away Track Pant, $54.00 Buy
Embrace the color of the year, even with your workout gear.
Gymshark Elite Sports Bra, $38.00 Buy
Gymshark Simply Mesh Leggings, $46.00 Buy
The definition of grab-and-go. Work It Out Gym Bag, $35.00 Buy
A matching set that will have you seeing stars.
JoyLab Plus Constellation Print Sports Bra, $21.99 Buy
JoyLab Plus Performance Constellation Print Leggings, $31.99 Buy
Functional kicks for under $150? Done and done.
P.E Nation x Reebok Classic Nylon in White, $110.00 Buy
This lace-up front sports bra can double as a crop top post-workout.
Zella Lace It Up Sports Bra, $49.00 $29.40, Buy
Stay cozy to and from your workout.
Gap Mockneck Zip Jacket in Jacquard Knit, $89.95 $72.00, Buy
Any piece with built-in ventilation is a go in our book.
Forever 21 Active Sheer Mesh Top, $10.90 Buy
These leggings are so cheap you can buy multiple pairs to rotate throughout the week.
TNA Equator Legging — Crop, $20.00 Buy
For the work-to-gym commuters.
Baggu Ripstop Backpack, $32.00 $29.99, Buy
A pair of shorts engineered for breathability and comfort is worth every penny.
Victoria's Secret Fleece Drawstring Short, $32.50 Buy
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