Outfits

Summer Sportswear Under $100

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I feel like there are two types of people in the world: those who exercise on vacation and those who don’t. Do you train on vacation? See, I thought I’d do it last week. I meant very well, guys. I packed up all my workout gear, double checked the gym on the map, brought my water bottle. I mean, I even remembeRed to pack my sports bra, which is really the cornerstone of any workout. And… did I ever get to the gym? No. No, I didn’t. But I went for walks and we rode bikes and I dragged an almost 4-year-old by one arm for most of the trip, you know what? Maybe I worked out after all. I’m so glad I packed my workout clothes anyway. Honestly, I love packing activewear for vacations because it makes great travel clothing and sportswear. We would go for walks in the morning and I would put on my favorite Zella shorts and my lightweight Zella tank top. These have to be some of my favorite Zella shorts for the summer. They are soft woven shorts (under $50!) that are a really nice length for working out, but also as a casual pair of shorts. It’s like if a jogger was a pair of shorts, it would be this pair right here.

I wear a medium in these Zella cotton shorts and they fit true to size. They are a little tighter in the hips for me, but overall I’d say they run true to size. Size up if you want a more relaxed fit at the waist/hips. I’ll definitely be picking them up in black too before they’re gone. Find them here!

Speaking of my favorites, Zella is my favorite sportswear brand from Nordstrom. It’s one of Many in-house brands from him and it’s very high quality at really great prices. I feel like Zella is so underrated, people are sleeping on this brand to be honest. Leggings under $60 that literally last for YEARS. I have some internal shims that I bought on the 2014 anniversary sale and they are still in excellent condition. I’ve rounded up my favorite Zella pieces, including my favorite sports bra. This is the only sports bra I can run in! (I’m a 34/36D and wear a medium on their bras.)

Note: For size in general, go withZella, I find that it runs true to size on every piece. I’m a 6/8 and wear a medium on tops, shorts, and leggings most of the time. I rarely go another size, their sizing is very consistent across the brand. Some things are a bit generous, but overall I’d say it’s a true relaxed size.

Sportswear Favorites Under $100

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As we were leaving the resort, I noticed the gym for the first time. We nodded to each other in silence and said ‘see you next time’

*Special thanks to Nordstrom for contributing to this publication! Shop the entire line of in-house brands from him here.