I’ve had a lot of requests for more outfits featuring sneakers, so I’m teaming up with Nordstrom this month to share a couple of athleisure looks with you!
Nordstrom has become my one-stop shop for athletic wear in recent years. I’m particularly a fan of their Zella brand because they have really cute styles, and the quality is fantastic. I’ve sung the praises of their high-waist leggings many times, and those are my favorites for running and working out, but today I’m styling their straight-leg plank pants for an athleisure at home outfit.
You can certainly work out in these pants, but I particularly like them for hanging out at home and running mundane errands when I want to be super comfortable but still look decent. The contoured seams down the sides and the straight-leg style creates a flattering silhouette, and the wide waistband is comfortable and holds you in check. The waist isn’t as high as the high-waist leggings, but it’s high enough to look nice and stay in place.
These pants are also great for throwing on after work in the evenings with your favorite hoodie, or I’ve even worn them out and about with a graphic tee and a jean jacket. I typically advocate wearing jeans instead of yoga pants or leggings, but every once in a while, it just feels good to have an elastic waistband, can I get an amen? These are about as flattering as yoga pants can get.
I paired the plank pants with Zella’s Etoile pullover sweatshirt. I was immediately drawn to this top when I was perusing the Nordstrom website. I love the ultra-wide neckline and the pleats on the sleeves and the back. Those details elevate this top above a basic sweatshirt, and the material is so super soft. It feels fabulous against your skin.
It’s lightweight for a sweatshirt; I would consider it more of a top, but it’s perfect for spring or mild winter days like we’ve had this week. The day I wore this outfit, it was in the 50s here in Philly!
This is the perfect outfit for days when you don’t need to leave the house, but you still want to be put together. I’d even wear this to run out to the grocery store in a pinch.
I wore my Nike Free sneakers. These are by far my most comfortable sneakers. The Adidas Superstars would also be cute with this (particularly the ones with the black stripe) but I was asked to style black trainers recently, and these are the shoes I typically wear with my plank pants. For some reason, I tend to wear my Converse and my Superstars more with jeans, although they would certainly work with this outfit too.
Mine are an older style, but I highly recommend any of the Nike Free sneakers for super soft, comfortable shoes you can wear all day. I don’t run in these because they don’t have enough support for that, but they are perfect for wearing around the house and walking the dog, and they’re also great for traveling with you’ll be doing a lot of walking.
Savannah’s always happy when we do these photo shoots because she gets a walk. We don’t take her out every day because we have an electric fence and she can do her business without us taking her out, but she loves to walk… or run, rather! Once she gets to the sidewalk, she takes off, and it’s up to me to keep up… thus the need for sneakers!!!
It’s Friday, so that means linkup day! If you have a fashion blog, I’d love for you to join us. If you’re here for your weekly dose of style inspiration, you’ll find plenty of that here. Have a beautiful weekend!
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