Very few things match up to the rush of finding cool clothes at a great price #bonus buying second-hand clothes is so much more sustainable than fast fashion! While we all love getting a great deal on a formal gown or finding the perfect spring wardrobe at our local thrift store, there are some clothing items we wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole.
With things like undergarments, swimwear, nightdresses, and fitness clothes, the real question you need to ask yourself is if the cheaper price tag is worth risking it. Used clothes can leave you vulnerable to a variety of microbial infections. Even washed clothes can expose your body to bacteria, fungi, parasitic and viral infections, skin diseases such as dermatitis, scabies, and fungal diseases.
Used fitness wear can be super gross. Not everyone wears underwear inside leggings, so used athleisure is a recipe for yeast infections. Not to mention, erm, the amount you sweat during a workout?! In my opinion, used leggings and sports bras just don't offer enough support. While a decent pair of fitness wear can cost you a pretty penny, buying new athletic gear is safe and offers maximum value for money.
If you think about it, you can wear fitness fashion to run errands, garden, and more. Prioritizing comfort without compromising on style is a game-changer in the world of fashion. Intelligent fabrics offer the flexibility and ease of loungewear while creating a put-together silhouette. With more and more workplaces transitioning to comfort clothing, a nice pair of leggings make the perfect bottom to pair with a tunic top. Overall, the price of production and the science that goes into designing these unique fabrics is what really adds to the cost of athletic wear.
Apart from looking cute in your gym gear, quality clothing offers several benefits. Intelligent fabrics can wick away sweat and help boost your stamina by providing breathability and reducing the sweaty, sticky feeling that comes with intense physical activity. It offers support to your joints, reducing the chance of injury. The right kind of athletic wear will protect your skin rather than irritating it, allowing free range of motion with no pinching, chafing, rolling down, or riding up.
Higher-end clothing also tends to last longer, reducing the cost per use. It tends to hold on to its shaping abilities through multiple uses.
So overall investing in quality gym wear is a wise choice for your body and your wallet.
Speaking of new athletic wear, have you checked our spring collection? These fresh fitness finds are just what you need to kick up your game. Built to offer maximum support and breathability, our athletic line provides a four-way stretch and superb moisture wicking.
By Sargam Merchant
For Salsa City Fitness