Fall Activewear Trends I’m Eyeing

I know we technically have another full week of summer left, but I’m all about these fall activewear trends right now. I go through phases where I won’t even think about buying new clothes and then other times when I can. not. stop. the online shopping. Luckily for my bank account, I’m a big Wishlist and Add-to-Cart girl but I usually hold off on checking out (online window shopping, if you will).

To take this train of thought on a tangent, I actually read somewhere that your brain has the same pleasure response to adding clothes to on online wish list as it does when you actually purchase the items. A free shopping high? I’m into it.

Anyway, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite items and trends from my recent activewear (window) shopping sprees. Happy scrolling!

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Fall Activewear Trends

Lace-Up

1. Ideal Long Sleeve Top by Alo Yoga / 2. Interlace Tank by Alo Yoga / 3. ENZO Hoodie from NSF / 4. Tied Up Leggings by Blue Life / 5. Lace Up Sweats from Monrow / 6. Marissa Sweatshirt by Chichi

I love this trend—especially a top with a big chunky lace-up like the Alo Yoga one above (#1). The side lace-up of the NSF hoodie (#3) is another twist on the trend I can’t get enough of.

Metallics

1. Ground Anorak Jacket by KORAL / 2. Surrender Bra by Chill by Will / 3. Rose Leggings by Carbon38 / 4. Takara Leggings by Carbon38 / 5. Lustrous Legging by KORAL / 6. Metallic Woven Jacket by Alala

I’ve been seeing a ton of leggings with a metallic sheen lately. And because the moto style is always a favorite, I especially love the Rose leggings (#3).

Cropped Sweatshirts

1. Logo Boxy Cropped Hoodie by Ivy Park / 2. Where I’m At Hoodie by Free People / 3. Dry Top Long Sleeve by Nike / 4. Stance Hoodie by Alala / 5. Oversized Crop Hoodie by Monrow

Throwing a cropped sweatshirt over a tank and high-waist leggings is perfect for walking to and from the gym. Bell sleeve are another fall trend I’m loving so the Stance Hoodie (#4) is a standout for me.

Cut-Out Elbows & Knees

1. Axel Hoodie by LNA / 2. Ajax Legging by Olympia / 3. Open Elbow Cardigan by LNA

LNA is the king of cut-outs and I’m especially loving them around the elbows and knees. I’m curious how functional cutout knees are during a workout (can anyone confirm if it’s comfortable?) but in long-sleeves and sweaters I’m all-in.

What fall trends are you loving?

Memorial Day Activewear Sales

Save on activewear from Bandier and other brands with these Memorial Day Sales

1. Body Language Sculpt Leggings // 2. The Upside Sailor Alex Crop Bra // 3. Alo High Waist Moto Leggings (been dying for a pair of these for a while now—I’m pulling the trigger!) // 4. Monrow Athletic Knit Sweater // 5. P.E Nation Sprint Leggings // 6. Nesh Luxe Hooded Wrap // 7. Body Language Kai Leggings

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Anyone have fun plans for Memorial Day? I’m heading home to the Vineyard tomorrow and can’t wait! The past couple summers, Joe and I have had so many weddings that I haven’t been able to spend as much time on the island as I’d like. This summer we have none (say whaaaaa?!) so I plan to get home as many weekends as possible. Fingers crossed for sunny weather and lots of time away from the computer, but with Monday looking a little rainy, I thought I’d roundup some Memorial Day sales going on to ease your online shopping. These are all good now through Monday night. And real quick before we get to those …

Save Even More with Ebates

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend signing up for Ebates. When you shop certain sites online (a TON of sites are included in this) you get cash back on your purchases. Sometimes it’s minimal (like 1%) but sometimes you can get 10%+ cash back on stuff you’d be buying anyway. I did all my Christmas shopping online this year and got over $200 cash back—YASS. I recommend installing their toolbar button on your browser after you sign up. That way you don’t have to go to Ebates first and click to the site from there. You just go to the site you want to shop and if there’s an Ebates deal available, it’ll pop up in the corner. So much more convenient! Sign up here.

Memorial Day Sales to Shop

  • 20-60% off at Bandier | The code MEMORIAL20 gets you 20% off select full-price items and 60% off markdowns—yes, please! The above collage is of some of my favorites. You can shop individual pieces with the links directly below it or browse the whole sale here. Ebates users get an additional 1.5% cash back. 
  • 30% off Orders over $50 at Almondon | I discovered Almondon through the Yoga By Candace Mantra Box and only have one top from them (so far) but wear it all the time! It’s this high-neck white shirt that ties in the back. Their sports bras look adorable, too. Use code 30MEM17 at checkout.
  • 15% off New Balance | New Balance gear is hit-or-miss with me, but I can not recommend their Newbury leggings high enough. These are among the most flattering, comfortable leggings I own. Ebates users get an additional 5% cash back. 
  • 20% off Sweaty Betty | Use code MDAY20 to get 20% off your order at Sweaty Betty. Ebates users get an additional 5% cash back. 
  • 25% off Sale Items at Free People | I have a couple pieces from Free People’s activewear line and think they’re adorable (these leggings are my jam). They don’t have a ton of activewear pieces included in their sale but a bunch of cute everyday clothes!
  • 30% off Gilt City | Use the code WKND30. I like checking Gilt City from time to time to see if any local fitness studios are offering sales. I’m hoping Exhale does one soon—I love their outdoor yoga classes in the summer! Ebates users get an additional 3% cash back.

Enjoy your weekend!

Style Haul: Saving on my Latest Wardrobe Additions (+Giveaway!)

Styling a Sam Edelman pea coat and Mink Pink crop top from thredUP. Enter to win a $250 thredUP credit on the blog!

This post is sponsored by thredUP. All opinions are–as always!–my own. I appreciate your support of the brands that make this blog possible.

It’s crazy how much our priorities shift as we grow older. Not just with how we spend our time, but in how we choose to spend our money. In my teens and early twenties, every spare dollar I had went to clothes. I was obsessed with shopping and definitely had a “more is more” mentality about adding to my wardrobe. That’s why I named my blog Pumps & Iron in the first place–a play off pumping iron and pumps, my favorite type of shoe at the time (LOL I literally wear sneakers 24/7 now). I was determined to be a fashion (and fitness) blogger but ironically, as soon as I purchased my domain name, my spending priorities began to shift.

Nowadays, I’d much rather splurge on healthy food and workout classes than clothes. Don’t get me wrong, I still love fashion, but I just can no longer justify buying things at retail cost. There are a few exceptions to that, but for the most part, when I do shop, I stick to sales and consignment stores like thredUP.

Style haul from thredUP. Enter to win a $250 credit on the blog!Style haul from thredUP. Enter to win a $250 credit on the blog!

thredUP is the largest online resale store that buys and sells high-quality secondhand fashion for women and kids. They have on trend, like-new fashion from name brands and designers for up to 90% off, and everything you order arrives in a cute polkadot box, neatly folded and tagged. Their selection is huge with thousands of items being added everyday, so I’d recommend searching by brand when shopping the site. Once you type in the name of your favorite designer, you can then filter by size, color, price and style to find what you want. I always have to mentally prepare to really go digging when I shop at brick-and-mortar consignment shops so I love the ease of these online filters.

Over the last year, thredUP has actually become my go-to for Lululemon gear. I really do love their stuff, but I just can’t bring myself to pay full price for it when, let’s be real, I don’t need any more workout clothing. Every so often I’ll go to thredUP and see if they have any cute Lulu gear in my size and so far I’ve scored two tanks I wear all the time, a hoodie I’m obsessed with, and most recently these awesome print leggings. I got them for $64.99 (down from $118 retail) and they’re in like-new condition–seriously can’t even tell someone else owned them!

Styling Lululemon leggings and a J Crew top from thredUP. You can win a $250 credit on the blog!

thredUP inspects each item it receives by hand to ensure all clothing is in like-new condition, and some pieces even are brand new. The J.Crew muscle tank I’m wearing was $15.99 (down from $50) and still had the original tag on it. Score! I love the pocket detail and it can be knotted to pair with high-waisted bottoms or worn as-is with jeans.

Styling Lululemon leggings and a J Crew top from thredUP. You can win a $250 credit on the blog!

I also scored a Sam Edelman wool coat for $48.99 (down from $143) which is going to come in handy given the freezing temperatures here in Boston. I love the faux leather details on the jacket because it makes it easier to dress both up and down. I can layer a hoodie under it when walking to teach at the studio or take a workout class or wear it with a dressier outfit.

Styling Sam Edelman jacket, Lululemon leggings and a J Crew top from thredUP. You can win a $250 credit on the blog!

The last of the four items I got in my latest thredUP haul was this Mink Pink crop top for $9.99 (down from $30). I love the pattern and metallic details. I’m pairing it below with high waisted dress pants and I’m sure it’ll be a go-to this summer as well.

Styling a Mink Pink crop top from thredUP. Enter to win a $250 thredUP credit on the blog! Styling a Mink Pink crop top from thredUP. Enter to win a $250 thredUP credit on the blog!

In total, I saved $201.04 buying the four items on thredUP instead of retail. Woop! That’s like seven group fitness classes or two salads at Whole Foods (LOL but not LOL because it’s too close to the truth #WholePaycheck). And get excited because you all are about to save big, too …

$250 thredUP Giveaway (+Discount Code)

I’m so excited to be able to give one lucky reader a $250 credit to shop thredUP! With their pricing, you can get a lot for $250. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Go to thredUP and browse a bit until you find a piece you’d definitely add to your cart if you won.
  2. Comment on this post sharing your favorite thedUP find and leaving a link to the piece.

I’ll select a winner Monday night (3/13).

If you’re not the lucky winner, don’t fret: thredUP is offering Pumps & Iron readers a special discount! The first 100 people to use my code NICOLE40 will get an extra 40% off their first order. This applies to new US customers only; discount up to $50. Happy shopping!