Workout clothes are a necessity if your New Year’s resolution is to get in shape, but they can get expensive—especially if you want high-quality items that last through your grueling workouts! So what's my key to saving money? Multitasking! Buy workout attire that doubles as another piece of clothing. Although you might pay a little more upfront, this trick can save you as much as 50% in the long run because you don't have to buy separate articles of clothing. Here are my favorites:

  • Tank top with built-in sports bra. You can find tons of sports tanks with built-in sports bras on Amazon for under $30. Considering that a descent sports bra can cost $30 by itself, a multitasking tank top can reduce your costs by half!
  • Exercise jacket with removable sleeves. Buy a lightweight jacket with removable sleeves like this one for under $40. Because the sleeves are removable, the jacket can easily turn into a hiking vest.
  • Hiking pants that convert into shorts. Buy a pair of pants like these—the legs can easily be rolled up to create capris or completely zipped off for instant shorts. That's like three different pieces of clothing in one!
Save with Workout Clothes That Do Double Duty