I mentioned a while back that I’m partnering up with Nordstrom twice this month to style an athleisure look. I’m such a huge fan of the Zella activewear line at Nordstrom because the quality is fantastic, and the styles are flattering and on trend. A few weeks ago, I styled their plank pants and a cozy Etoile pullover sweatshirt for a fun athleisure-at-home look. If you missed that post, you can see it here.
Today I’m wearing their Into Balance Jacket with my favorite skinny jeans and Adidas Superstars.
I’ve been loving this look lately because it’s so comfortable and easy to throw on, but I still feel cute and put-together. Here’s a similar outfit I wore last week.
Maybe Cyndi and I should have included this in our series on casual outfit formulas. It can be #6: jeans + sweatshirt + fashion sneakers. Tada!!
I probably wear these jeans 4 days a week. They’re so comfortable, and I definitely feel like they’re more flattering than yoga pants or leggings. Any of the AG Ankle Legging Jeans are going to look and feel fantastic. Yes, they’re super pricey, but they do go on sale from time to time; that’s when I get mine. And of course you can wear this outfit with whatever jeans you have in your closet. Also feel free to change it up for a straight leg or bootcut jean if that’s a better fit for your body type.
Personally, I love a legging jean with this look, especially if the sweatshirt is bulky at all. Here are some similar styles for less.
If you are going to wear a bootcut, at least make sure they’re fitted in your thighs because baggy jeans + bulky sweatshirt = extra visual weight, and no one wants that!
I’m wearing my Superstars again. I love how the black stripes coordinate with the black sweatshirt and keep the shoes from being so blindingly white. These shoes are very comfortable, but they’re a bit stiff and require some breaking in. Also, you’re going to want to size down. Mine are size 8, and I wear 8.5 in boots and a 9 in running sneakers.
People always ask about my socks. I wore these, and they were perfect. They didn’t slide off my heel, but they didn’t show either.
I fell in love with this Zella jacket the moment I saw it on the Nordstrom website. I’ve been wearing it with jeans about once a week, and I also wear it over my workout clothes to the gym, so it’s getting a lot of use! They call it a jacket, but I wear it indoors like a sweatshirt.
It’s thick and cozy, and I love the cropped silhouette and the asymmetrical zipper. The neckline is super cute too. I usually wear it open like this, but you can button it up if you want the extra warmth. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium. I wear a tee or tank underneath so when it rides up, I’m not giving everyone a muffin-top show (haha!) and also for warmth.
For size reference, I’m wearing a medium. I always buy medium in Zella tops and sweatshirts, and I this fits comfortably, but I do wonder if I should have tried a small because you can see some added bulk around the midsection, and I find myself pulling it down a lot. I feel like the small would probably be too short, though. All that to say, I think it runs true to size, but if you’re in doubt, you may want to size down or order both and return the one you don’t like as much.
There are lots of other cute sweatshirts and jackets in Nordstrom’s activewear section. I’ll link up a few of my favorites below.
When I do a look like this for daily wear, I always add jewelry. That’s what elevates this from a bumming-around-the-house outfit to something I feel good wearing out and about. Granted, I’m not going to wear this to church on Sunday or anything, but it’s a great weekend look for running errands and taking the kids to their sports events.
One thing we haven’t discussed yet is this backpack. I’ve been jonesing for this Tory Burch version for months, but I just can’t seem to pull the trigger, so when I saw this Sole Society one for less than $50, I grabbed it.
It also comes in a pretty neutral taupe, but I thought the oxblood was fun for a change. It’s a great size. It holds a lot, but it’s not cumbersome. I think it would be nice for going to ball games or amusement parks or anywhere that you want to be hands free but still need to carry a lot of stuff.
For those of you at home during the day as I am, this is an easy way to look pulled together while still being comfortable. If you spend the week in work wear, this is the perfect weekend look for running errands and puttering around the house. It’s also a great way to look pulled together if you’re going to a sporting event or chaperoning your kids’ activities.
And 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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