2014 was my unintentional year of fitness, and through the magic and generosity behind a series of bootcamp-style, hour-long, thrice-weekly workout classes, I lost a bunch of weight and am stronger than I’ve ever been in my life.
Subsequently, I am also more invested in fitness clothing than I’ve ever been in my life. Never did I think that compression leggings, yoga tops, and ventilated t-shirts would have the amount of space in my wardrobe that they currently hold.
Fabletics is part of the JustFab and FabKids family, and if you’re any good at suffixes, you probably already know that Fabletics deals in fitness and athletic clothes that happen to be nice enough to wear
all the time constantly whenever.
I learned about Fabletics from Jaclyn Day, whose blog I’ve been following for eons, it seems, and she is still cute and she still posts affordable things that I love. Hi Jaclyn thank you! She’s also kind of excellent at activewear-slash-comfortable clothes, which I can definitely get behind.
What I love about Fabletics is the ability to buy clothes in complete outfits. After taking a quick test answering questions about how you prefer to stay active (at home versus in the gym, yoga versus cardio, outside versus inside, etc.), they ask you about color, fit, and size preferences and what your body type is (with options skip at every step), then you’re lead to a page full of complete outfits along with an offer.
Your first activewear outfit is only $25 with free shipping.
Outfits range from 2-3 pieces and can include anything from leggings to a sports bra to a running jacket. That’s part of what makes this so fun; seeing the outfit all put together may lead you to try things you otherwise may not! Outfits prices are typically from $49.95 to upwards of $89.95 – most being on the low end of that range.
Love the jacket, but are iffy on the top? Try it anyway. Love the leggings, but don’t know about the pullover? Try it anyway. It’s activewear – wearing it around the house until you’re comfortable wearing it on your daily run is totally acceptable. Plus, when it’s designed with comfort and ease of movement in mind, you can rest assured that it’s not going to be a letdown.
I’ve written “Fabletics” so many times it’s hard for me not to call it “Fable Ticks.” Thank goodness it’s Frisbee.
Back to Fabletics: Everything they sell is ready to be worn right from the gym onto the street. In fact, there are a few items I kind of just want for my general wardrobe… The way that they embrace dramatic draping on some of these tops is the days where I just want to swim in fabric seem a lot more attainable.
Of course, you can buy activewear pieces a la carté, as well, but if you’re working out with regularity or at least have a serious affinity for unique, cute activewear, it may pay off to become a VIP member and get huge discounts on entire outfits and single pieces. They’re also stocked with cute yoga mats, headbands that stay in place, gym bags, and all kinds of gym rat accessories.
Being a VIP member is kind of like signing up for a subscription box. They’ll charge you $49.95 per month and give you one outfit credit, so you can purchase an outfit on your own time. Alternatively, you can “skip” each month by the 5th and go charge-free if you don’t see anything you like, or don’t want to spend $50 that month.
I’m not sure I’d recommend starting up a VIP membership if you only fall in love with one or two pieces in this post, but if you’re drooling right now, or if you’re stretching right now because looking at leggings and workout gear makes your heart rate go up, you may consider signing up for that VIP package and getting a $50 full outfit every month. They keep churning out adorable designs, and every time I go back to the site, there are at least 10 more things that I want.
What I would suggest doing is getting that first outfit for $25. It’s such a good damn deal, and if you love the stuff, then everyone wins! Fabletics gives you $10 for every friend that signs up for VIP membership, so if you have a running crew or gym team or boxing league who are into developing an awesome activewear wardrobe, rake in that cash! (Okay, rake in that credit.)
NOTE: Per the comments, readers have said that these sizes run pretty small, and that subscriptions can be kind of tough to cancel. Buyer beware!