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Under $50: Non-Boring Workout Gear

Everytime I buy a new outfit, I can't wait to go to work the next day and reel in the compliments. In the same vein, everytime I buy new workout clothes, I can't wait slip on my running shoes and get out the door. I wasn't always like this.

Why would I spend money on fancy tank tops and nylon shorts when I could just wear my pajama boxer shorts and a t-shirt from that one year I was on the high school track team? Well, not only has watching the Olympics inspired me to trade happy hours for runs along the Hudson River, it has also inspired me to look a little more presentable on my workouts.

As it turns out, there are a lot of affordable exercise clothes that are also really fun and cute. Click through, and then hit the gym to show off your new look.

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Cute and colorful, and they'll keep your hair in place without damaging it.

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You'll want to wear this crop top in and outside of the gym.

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They're like the little black dress of workout gear.

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This sleek water bottle almost looks like something I'd display in my living room. Plus, each color represents a water-related cause that the brand gives back to.

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Gym bags that don't look like you stole them from a high school kid on his way to football practice.

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Get one of these in every color, and never wear your ratty old t-shirts from your college/high school days again.

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Business in the front, party in the back.

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A sports bra that's in on one of fall's biggest trends: jewel tones.

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This tank top has a built-in sports bra that is actually supportive.

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In lieu of wearing a bulky, black iPod armband, or accidentally shattering your iPod on the sidewalk mid-run.

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This jacket looks way more expensive than it is.

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