I’ve always enjoyed being active, especially going for walks with my dogs! It’s one of my favorite forms of relaxation. I credit investing in a smartwatch with helping fuel my desire to exercise more. It keeps me accountable. Another thing that keeps me accountable or shall I say motivated is wearing cute activewear while working from home. In the mornings I take my dogs for walks, and in the afternoon I like to do a fun workout video on Youtube.
Not only is having trendy activewear important, but clothing that is comfortable, that fits well, and that you can wear not only while working out, but working from home or running errands is a must. That is one of the many reasons I’m obsessed with Zella activewear! I bought my first pair of black Zella leggings over five years ago based on a few influencers’ recommendations and was hooked instantly! They’re comfortable, provide great coverage, and aren’t see-through, which is an added bonus. I love wearing them with my sneakers and they also look great with boots and an oversized sweater.
I’m so excited to partner with my favorite store on the planet, Nordstrom to share 10 of the best activewear and athleisure essentials for winter and early spring! Their Nordstrom Made brand clothing is trendy, affordable, gorgeous, and well made. They have an amazing selection of Zella workout clothing, shoes, socks, and accessories that are currently on sale until January 17th! These trendy pieces will not only carry you throughout the winter and spring months, but they’ll also be a favorite for years to come! A few of the many reasons I love Nordstrom (and had a license plate frame throughout college that said “This car stops at all Nordstrom stores”!) is due to their amazing selection and wonderful customer service. Not only that, they offer free shipping and returns. What’s not to love?
Without further ado, here are 10 trendy and affordable activewear essentials I love for winter and spring 2022 and beyond. I hope you adore them as much as I do!
Trendy & Affordable Activewear Leggings I Love
Words can’t describe how much I love the Zella Elevate High Waist Seamless Leggings from Nordstrom. They are comfortable and very flattering! As a huge fan of leopard print, I can’t get enough of them! The print leggings come in the colors: grey stone and tan natural. They are not only perfect for working out but will look great paired with an oversized sweater or a long cardigan and ankle booties (I just ordered this Treasure & Bond pair and they’re so comfortable) or combat boots.
I love how easy they are to launder! They are machine washable/tumble dry. I actually use this unscented Nordstrom delicate wash detergent, which is fantastic. It makes laundering my workout clothes a breeze!
These trendy leggings are on sale for only $47.20. Don’t miss out on saving 20% plus free shipping!
The Best High Waisted Ankle Length Black Leggings
Crop ankle length black leggings are a must for fall, winter, spring, and summer! I love these flattering black Zella High Waist Studio Lite Pocket 7/8 Leggings! Not only are they extremely comfortable and have the perfect amount of stretch, but they have a side pocket. I typically use the pocket to store my Airpod case or smartphone.
These chic leggings are available in quite a few colors. They will look great with crew socks and sneakers, or if you’re like me and prefer no-show socks, you can’t go wrong with this pair by Zella! You can also wear them with pool slides come spring!
The Best Activewear Bike Shorts
The must have Zella Live In High Waist Pocket Bike Shorts were part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last summer, but they were so popular that they sold out before I could grab them! I waited patiently for these bestselling bike shorts to be restocked. They have such amazing reviews that I bought them at full price and I’m obsessed with them!! Well, I have exciting news, these popular shorts with phenomenal reviews are currently on sale! They are comfortable, stretchy, and lightweight all while providing great coverage. They are perfect for working out, and have a pocket so you can put your smartphone, and headphones or AirPods in the convenient side pocket!
The Best Black Joggers For Working Out
Have you ever tried doing an aerobics class or working out with joggers? It can be a struggle! These must have Zella Cara Pocket Joggers are beyond fantastic. They are lightweight, warm, cozy, and very easy to work out in. Did I mention that they have pockets? Even better! I love that they have a high waist, so they’re very flattering on every body type. They’ll look great with a crop tee, sleeveless top, or a cozy sweatshirt. On my walks in the mornings, I typically wear mine with my mock neck sweater and half zip sweater or a sweatshirt and jacket! The joggers come in a wide array of colors and are super affordable!
They’re very easy to launder, which is an added bonus.
Trendy Athletic Sweatshirts For Women
How fabulous is this Zella Mia Twist Rib Sweatshirt? I’m obsessed with it! This athletic sweatshirt is available in black or in tan gingersnap! I bought it in black, and love everything about it, especially the hint of shimmer and twisted hem. This sweatshirt looks great with leggings and will also look amazing with jeans and boots this winter and into spring.
Must Have High Low Hem Sweatshirt
This trendy Zella Carey Crew High/Low Sweatshirt has gotten a lot of use from me lately! It is cozy, comfortable, and I love the high low hem. This cute oversized crewneck sweatshirt provides great coverage all while looking chic! I bought mine in the versatile color “grey charcoal heather.” It is available in quite a few other shades as well!
The Best Half Zip Sweater For Chilly Mornings
It’s no secret half zip sweaters are EVERYTHING in the world of fashion! They gained popularity a few years ago and are now a fall, winter, and spring staple. In fact, they’re ideal for chilly summer nights as well. I bought this Treasure & Bond Half Zip Sweater in black recently and can’t get enough of it. I love wearing it with my leggings, joggers and with jeans! Once spring comes around I’ll pair it with my bike shorts, workout shorts, and denim shorts as well. PS: This popular sweater is also available in five other colors! At under $80 with free shipping, now would be a great time to buy a few for yourself or as a gift for a loved one!
My Favorite Mockneck Sweater
I bought this cozy and affordable beige BP. Mock Neck Sweater a few months ago and adore it. This sweater looks great with jeans, faux leather pants, and joggers! I wear it quite often, especially under my half-zip sweater or jacket on chilly morning or evening walks!
The Best No-Show Socks On The Planet
Crew socks may be all the rage these days, but there’s one style I love and that’s no-show socks! I struggled for years to find the perfect pair until recently. Zella’s no-show socks from Nordstrom are my absolute favorite for working out. They’re made of nylon/spandex, extremely comfortable, don’t slip, and are very easy to launder. I typically buy them in white but this color sold out immediately during the sale but are thankfully now back in stock!!! I love this pack of Zella Assorted 3-Pack No-Show Sneaker Socks in purple/amaranth. They are so fun and will brighten any dreary winter day!
The Best Sneakers Under $60!
Words can’t express how much I LOVE my new Zella Lifestyle Lace-Up Knit Sneakers! They are extremely comfortable and have a cushioned footbed, which I adore. I’m on my feet a lot, either walking or doing low-impact exercises and it feels like I’m walking on a cloud. Tomorrow I’m going to spend the day pruning garden roses at our flower farm, and I will be living in these sneakers the entire day! They are available in classic black/white and in blush pink and are on sale for under $60. If your size is still available, I highly suggest grabbing a pair (or two!) as you will love them! This is my first pair of Zella sneakers and it definitely won’t be my last. I love them!
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