Affordable Athleisure to Help You Stay in Style!


Okay, let's be honest for a minute. Sometimes, cute athleisure pieces are all the motivation that we need to get up and get active. The photo-ops that they offer are just too good to pass up! We all want our athleisure to be fun and fashionable, but we need it to be high quality and fully-functioning as well—without breaking the bank. Luckily, we've got you covered with all the latest trends from biker shorts to cutouts, at prices you will love! So if you're balling on a budget, peep the stylish and affordable picks below. 

Trend Alert: Cutouts!



Vertical Activewear is a black-owned athleisure brand that prides itself in providing contemporary, yet high-quality pieces that are perfect for both traditional and alternative workouts. The website offers items explicitly tailored specifically for activities such as pole and dance fitness, barre, and yoga too, so this brand features something for everyone! Right now, we love the $29 All Tied Up Shorts and their Cut it Out Top for only $42!


Trend Alert: Neon!


Bombshell Sportswear is a small but flourishing activewear company! The brand prides themselves on celebrating the intersectionality between fashion and fitness, making sure that all of their pieces both meet and create the latest trends! They were right on par with these fully-functioning Sweetheart Layer Tanks, that also feature a built-in sports bra! The tops are available in both neon green and neon pink and priced at only $42. Bombshell Sportswear also offers a 10% off discount to all first-time customers and free shipping on all orders!

Trend Alert: Floral Prints!

Created and based in Nigeria, Cegar is another Black-owned company that specializes in fitness apparel. The brand seeks to bring affordability and uniqueness to the fitness world with beautiful pieces like the Bella set seen above. The set is priced at $41 and is apart of the brand's "Florissima" collection, which features a variety of apparel adorned in stunning floral prints, perfect for the summer time!

Trend Alert: Biker Shorts!

If you've read our last article on Body Positivity, then you know here at PGS we're all about inclusion and celebrating ALL body types. One thing we absolutely love about Universal Standard is that the company has built their brand around diversity and celebrating women of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and ages! Universal Standard's activewear collection is the bomb, and these Knockout Biker Shorts are the perfect essential to your athleisure closet. The shorts are priced at $42 and made from high quality, sweat-proof microfiber material available in all sizes up to 40!

Trend Alert: Marble!

Last but never least, our very own PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT shop is always on the cutting edge of trendy, affordable athleisure! Right now, we adore these beautiful marble print leggings, priced at merely $45! To top it all off, our shop even offers sports bras and iphone cases to match! 

Lining your closet with these affordable athleisure pieces will have you more eager than ever to hit the gym! Let us know in the comments which ones are your fave!

Olivia Marjorae is a rising sophomore at the illustrious Clark Atlanta University, studying Political Science with aspirations of becoming an Attorney. Olivia has a passion for journalism and creative writing, reading, and poetry. Olivia is currently a member of PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT CAU, and seeks to promote sisterhood and empowerment amongst other young women in all that she does.