I Scoured Nordstrom to Find the Best Activewear Under $50—Here's What I'd Buy


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Affordable activewear can seem like a rare find, especially when you see leggings and even sports bras that are over $100. Now, I do see the merits of pricey activewear—a lot of these pieces are well-made, feel so comfortable and supportive, and can last you a long time, so many are good investments in my book. But I don't exactly have the budget for a whole closet of designer leggings and tops. I normally do a mix of both.

The trick to finding activewear that's within your budget is knowing which brands to shop from, and there are plenty of brands out there making some great pieces that won't exactly make a huge dent in your bank account. I also like searching for deals on some of the major retailers that I frequent and get a little thrill from finding discounts and affordable steals.

So recently, I decided to do a deep dive into Nordstrom's activewear selection to find some budget-friendly gear. I set a budget of $50 and under for my search and was on my way. Let me tell you I found a lot of gems that I couldn't keep to myself. Take a look at what I put on my wish list below.

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Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019. In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot). She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.