I kicked off 2015 right with a Fabletics order that came courtesy of my brother, who gave me a Fabletics gift card for Christmas and my birthday (thanks Greg!). I wasted no time when it came to ordering and I guess I was in an all-black kind of mood when I chose my January 2015 Fabletics selection. I went with the Ardent look and am really pleased.
(And don’t forget your first outfit is only $25 with my link here!)
Fabletics January 2015 review
I think looking the part at the gym is half the battle. If you look good, you’ll feel good. And if you feel good, you’ll have a more productive workout. Or is that just me?
Anyway, before we get to my review, here’s what you need to know in case you’re new to Fabletics:
What is Fabletics?
Fabletics, a joint venture between Kate Hudson and the fine folks at JustFab, is a subscription fitness apparel site that makes looking fab at the gym affordable. From their website: “Fabletics apparel focuses on fit, function and style, offering complete, coordinated outfits for your workout and beyond.”
How does it work?
You sign up with your email address, take a short quiz about your style preferences, body type, etc. and are shown a page of outfit choices that are best for you. If you choose to buy, your first outfit is 50% off (awesome deal, really, and available on the U.S. and European sites) starting at just $25 with my link. By signing up you also have access to VIP pricing. There’s no membership or enrollment fee to have access to the VIP pricing.
So as a VIP, you have the option each month to either 1) buy one of the outfits recommended for you via email on the 1st, 2) buy something else on the site 3) buy nothing at all. And if you choose to buy nothing, just pass by the 5th of the month in one quick click, and you’re not charged. If you do choose to purchase an outfit, you pay $49.99 (it’s 49.95 euros on the French site) or a slight bit more depending on what you choose and that usually includes two or three pieces.
Shipping and returns are free. The site says there’s no cancellation fee if you’re looking to cancel the service and you can do so at any time by contacting Fabletics by mail or phone.
So if you’re thinking that you don’t need a new outfit every month (you don’t??), or you don’t really have it in the budget, I get it. Fabletics gives you the option to pass for as many months as you’d like. Just opt out before the 5th and you won’t be charged.
And right now you can use my link here on the US site to get your first order at 50% off (at US$29 for the WHOLE outfit) which makes it crazy affordable, so why not?
What I got:
I chose the Ardent look this month which came with a full-length legging, long-sleeve top and beanie to keep your head warm. I wanted a long pair of pants since the capris just won’t cut it on my walk to and from the gym and I hate wearing tall boots and having to lug my sneakers along in a bag. So full-length bottoms were a must. I also don’t have many long-sleeve gym shirts so figured I’d give this look a try. The beanie was a nice touch too. 😉
The Zipper Legging (I chose black but it comes in black with yellow detailing too) is super comfortable with just enough stretch and compression to feel like it’s supportive but flattering at the same time. The material isn’t too thin or thick and is actually kind of soft — just a really nice fabric that moves well and feels great on. The detailing on the Zipper Legging also impressed me with a seam on the thigh and cool zipper in the calf area. This legging came in three lengths and I chose the regular, but if I could reorder, I’d go with the long. I’m 5’7″ but it seems the regular length, 26 inch inseam (figured it would be fine), left about an inch of my ankle kind of bare and I’d rather have a little extra fabric so I can pull it down to at least hit my shoe. This wasn’t enough of an issue to return them or anything but going forward, if leggings are available in lengths, I’ll probably go with the long ones.
This is a great relaxed fit top that layers well over a tank or even for a casual outfit when you’re not in the gym. It’s on the roomy side so if you’re in between sizes or want a more fitted top, I’d say size down. The mixed media material is moisture wicking and adds interest to the top and the sleeves have cozy thumbholes. It also has adjustable side elastics if you want to cinch in the sides a little.
Closeup shot of the texture:
The Slouchy Beanie
The third item in the Ardent look is the Slouchy Beanie. I don’t wear hats that much aside from my winter weather ski-style hat but this gray beanie is actually really comfortable and I was happy to wear it out while walking Dagny. It has a nice black inner liner that’s really soft and would wick away any sweat if you wore it running. It’s also not too tight and fits well (my head is kind of big). If you live in a really cold climate, this hat might not be warm enough if you’re spending extended periods outside but for temps in the 30s-40s F, it’ll protect your ears and keep your head warm for a jaunt outdoors.
I’d wholeheartedly recommend Fabletics to anyone looking for good quality workout clothes at a decent price. Their clothes are fashionable, versatile and you only order (and are charged) when you feel like it. No commitment at all and free shipping and returns is a nice perk.
So that’s my Fabletics January 2015 review. Have you ordered from Fabletics before?
You can check out the Fabletics U.S. site here or the French Fabletics here and get a killer deal on your first order.
Disclosure: I paid for my workout clothes (well actually my brother gave me a gift card for the holidays this month) and was not perked by Fabletics in any way. Some of the above links are referral links meaning I get credit if you sign up — and you get the great deal.