Having only been running since August (W4R2 done today, woohoo!), winter running clothes have not crossed my mind. Next week I go back up to Newcastle for uni - and I anticipate it getting cold fairly soon! I'm okay on the tops front - I've got vests, t-shirts and a long sleeved shirt, and there are a couple of decent ones in the bunch that I bought on sale. My issue is what to wear on the bottom. Right now I have two pairs of tesco sports-capri-legging-things, which are comfortable and do the job, but are pretty thin. Also, for a size 18-20 girl with slightly, errr, 'larger' thighs, they ain't pretty! Not a problem in balmy Suffolk running around deserted fields, but when I'm in chilly Newcastle in the city centre I need warmth and preferably some modesty!
Is running in loose tracksuit bottoms (which I don't currently own) going to be too hot, or really uncomfortable? All I can really see are running tights, which I don't much fancy on account of price and how unflattering I think they're going to be! Plus at a size 18-20 (although that number is shrinking, just slowly!), I struggle to find them in my size. Would tights with shorts over the top be better, as I've seen a couple of guys sporting around uni, or would that look ridiculous?
If anyone has any recommendations for budget- and size-friendly gear that would be much appreciated!