Why You Should Be Shopping at Lululemon if You’re in the Military + My Top 5 Lululemon Must-Haves
Hey guys! I’m finally back at it after having family over and then taking a small trip to Asheville last week. It was a much needed break from life, and from this apartment, tbh. We so enjoyed the time together, as it’s hard to come by with us living so far away and my brother playing baseball 24/7. Now that I’m back, I’m working on getting a few more good blog posts up before I have to spend all my time packing to go back home (WOOOH!). I’m also working on something extra exciting coming at this end of this month, so stay tuned!
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a Military Life post, so I thought it would be fun to mix a little military life with style. Lately, I’ve been wearing SO much athleisure/activewear. Between working out everyday and working from home, I’ve found myself in need of a whole lot of activewear pieces that can double as loungewear or athleisure. What does this have to do with military life, you might ask? Well let me tell you: If you’re a military spouse, active duty military, or first responder, you might be missing out on MAJOR savings on some of the best activewear out there. Keep reading to learn more + I’m sharing my top 5 must-have activewear pieces that I snagged for a steal!
The Lululemon Military Discount
So I get it, Lululemon can be really expensive to shop on the regular. If I’m being totally honest, I used to avoid it at all costs because, while I loved the products, I just couldn’t justify the prices. Also, I used to NEVER work out so I really couldn’t justify it. Once we moved to South Carolina, I really started focusing more on my health, and Kevin and I decided to start working out regularly. I had very few pieces of activewear, so one day we found ourselves in Lululemon.
I did know there was a Lululemon military discount, (it’s one of the first things you learn when you become a mil spouse lol, might as well take advantage, right?) but I did not realize just how much the discount was. It’s 25% people! That is HUGE. Most of the time, you’re lucky if a company offers 10%. 25% is a game changer, y’all. Think about it. All of a sudden $100 leggings become $75. Which is a little more justifiable, especially when you’re wearing them literally everyday. You also get the discount on sale items, which is amazing. I’ve gotten so many good things on the sale rack! Needless to say, I’ve stocked up on Lululemon over the last several months and I wear it literally everyday.
Keep reading to check out my top 5 Lululemon picks!
My Top 5 Must-Have Lululemon Items
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one // the Flow Y Bra Nulu – this bra is my favorite because the Nulu fabric is the same used in the Align leggings, aka my favorite Lulu item. The bra is just as soft as the leggings + it has a simple Y racerback design that isn’t complicated (you know, those complex strappy back bras that you can hardly get on, yeah those are the worst) and it doesn’t dig in. This bra is great for lounging or for low intensity workouts. I wear a size 6.
two // the Align Pant II 25″ – if you haven’t tried a pair of these leggings, you are missing out. Worth every penny in my opinion. I have a pair in pink, black, and these cool embossed striped pair that I LOVE. These literally feel like you’re wearing nothing. So comfy for travel, yoga, lounging, etc. I wear a size 4 in the ones I workout in and a 6 in the ones I just lounge in.
three // the Breeze By Muscle Crop Tank – really, I love any and all of Lulu’s cropped tops and muscle tanks. They’re always so comfortable and are great for those extra sweaty workouts. This one in particular has an amazing vented design with the Lululemon logo across the chest. Wearing a size 6. I like to size up one in the tops so that they aren’t too fitted. If you only plan on wearing them for working out, I’d go with your true size.
four // the Align Short 4″ – these are exactly like the leggings, only in a short version! These are my go-to for cardio workouts. They’re much cheaper than the leggings too! I have these in black and melanite. I usually go for a size 6 in these to keep the legs from rolling up on me during workouts.
five // the All Yours Boyfriend Tee – again, highly obsessed with all of the oversized boyfriend tees from Lululemon. They make for the perfect travel tee + are super comfy and cool. This one in particular is made of a super cute burnout fabric. I’m wearing a size 6 and like to pair it with denim shorts or leggings!
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Other Ways to Get Great Deals at Lululemon
So I know not everyone here is able to get the Lululemon military discount. But don’t worry, there are still ways to find great deals on those items you’ve had your eye on! The good news is, most items will eventually go on sale, except for the classics.
- Items go on sale on Thursday mornings. So if there is something you have your eye on, check the “We Made Too Much” section online or the sale rack in stores Thursdays in order to have the best chance to get your size.
- If a sale item is sold out online or in your store, you can likely find it in another store somewhere in the country. Either call the store or have them do if from your local store. They’ll ship it right to you for free and at the sale price!
- Are you a fitness leader in your community? Sign up for the Sweat Collective and you can receive 25% off your purchases. This is for those who teach fitness classes or personal train.
- Did you know Lululemon has 24 outlet locations across the country? Find one near you or the next time you’re on vacation, see if there’s one close by! You can expect to save a decent amount in these outlets.
Have you taken advantage of the Lululemon military discount and sale rack? Do you have any favorite items I need to try? Leave me a comment below so I can check them out! As always, thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful week!