Day, Gym, Night – Styling Lululemon Tops

Fact – Lululemon is expensive.

Fact – I am a broke college student

Fact – You can still wear Lululemon if you keep styling options in mind!

As a shopaholic on a budget, I used to have a hard time buying pricier items. However, after some number crunching, I came to realize –  Why spend $15 on a cheap shirt I’ll wear once or twice, when I can invest more in a top that I can wear for years in different ways? So now when I shop, I keep different styling options in mind.

When I first saw the City Tank online, I KNEW I had to have it since I could see how versatile it was. I somehow managed to restrain myself and snag it on sale a few weeks later, and it has quickly worked its way to the top of my rotation. While this tank may no longer be available, any top from Lululemon will do! With a variety of shapes, fabrics, styles, and colors, you’re sure to find a piece that you can style for different occasions. For example, I’m a sucker for peplum, which is why I fell in love with the City Tank. However, I could just have easily made these looks with any other singlet or tank!

Look one – Daytime (school, running errands, etc.)

I live for the jean-cardigan-boot combo, which is how I pulled together this first outfit. As much as we all want to wear cozy sweats to school, cardigans are just as cozy.

Jeans – American Eagle

Cardigan – New York and Company

Boots – Macys

Look 2 – Active (Gym, dance, yoga!)

I’ve shamelessly worn this look to all three of the above suggestions. Simply ditch the cardigan, throw on your favorite stretchy pants, and get moving.

Shorts – Lululemon

Look Three – Night out

After your daily sweat session, spritz in some dry shampoo and easily transition your top from the gym to the bars (or, if you’re like me, the quiet pizza place across the street from your apartment).

Jacket – Express

Leather lined leggings – Macys

Boots – Macys

Wristlet – Target

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What are your favorite ways to style investment pieces? Leave a comment below, or post it to Instagram and tag @daniellenicolepurtell and #BarbellBeautyQueenFashion