Huge thanks to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post
The one-of-a-kind Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is going strong, and it’s been so stinking fun to hear your joy and delight with some of the pieces you’ve scored! Today I’m partnering with Nordstrom and ShopStyle to show you how to style many of the items I’ve been sharing the last couple weeks. Since we all love a comfy outfit, today I’m styling all those items in six outfits with leggings for fall, featuring my favorite ZELLA LEGGINGS!
If you don’t have a pair of leggings you LOVE yet, try Zella leggings while they’re on sale! Up until a few years ago, I did not understand why people loved leggings so much. For casual everyday wear, the leggings I had tried were cheaper and kind of see through, not supportive, and slid down all the time. For activewear leggings, many of them felt synthetic and kind of gross to be active in. Once I tried the high-waisted Zella leggings, my understanding of leggings changed! There are a few different styles of Zella leggings, but this high-waisted pair is the one I wear most often. They can be worn for everyday casual outfits AND for working out! They are opaque, and they offer some compression which is both supportive and flattering. They have a wide, high waistband that lays flat against your stomach instead of digging into it uncomfortably. Plus, the waistband helps keep them up. On sale, they are only $38 and SO worth it! I had a pair of $30 leggings from another brand that I thought were fine until I tried the Zella ones. Zellas have lasted much longer as they’ve retained their shape through years of washing, and I don’t have to constantly pull them up.
For a versatile pair that can be worn for working out and for casual looks, try the High Waisted Live In Leggings. I’d also recommend the Zella High Waist Pocket 7/8 Leggings, which are similar to the full length but are shorter and have POCKETS. Pockets are life! 😜 Those look a bit sportier and are better for activewear or athleisure. Another pair I’d recommend are the Zella Studio Lite High Waist Crop Leggings which are lighter weight than the other two pairs and better for warmer weather. The Studio Lites are more breathable and a bit more buttery than similar looking leggings I’ve tried at similar price points. All three of those pairs are part of the NSale and so, so worth getting at this price while you can! I wear size M in all of them. You can also check out all the Zella leggings on sale HERE.
Today’s outfits are a mix of athleisure and casual everyday looks. Here we go!
SIZING: I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6 in clothes, 8.5 to 9 in shoes.
Outfit #1: T-Shirt + Sneakers
First up is an outfit you can wear on cooler summer days and during early fall. It’s so simple with my favorite white tee and a pair of sleek sneakers. If you want to add more visual interest, tie a denim jacket or plaid button up around your waist. You don’t actually have to wear it–tying it around your waist is enough. Plus it provide extra coverage in the back.
I’ve talked a lot about this denim jacket which unfortunately is not part of the sale. However, it IS restocked in all regular sizes. It is THE comfiest denim jacket I have ever tried. It’s incredibly soft and stretchy and lightweight to wear! Comes in three washes HERE.
Outfit #2: T-shirt + Cardigan + Sneakers
This is a variation of Outfit #1. It uses the same t-shirt but layers on one of my NSale favorites, the oversized cardigan. Hopefully you were able to score one this year! I seriously wear these ALL through fall and winter. I really love how these cardigans drape compared to others, so, grab them while they’re on sale! They work well with jeans over any t-shirt, simple blouses, and plaid or chambray button ups. See ways I’ve worn this oatmeal color HERE. The oatmeal one is sold out, but the tan one is available, and I wore that color the most last year. See ways I’ve worn the tan one HERE.
You could pair it with athletic sneakers like in Outfit #1, or wear slip on sneakers for a small step up from activewear.
Outfit #3: Cozy Twist Fleece + Utility Vest + Sneakers
Next, I paired the leggings with the cozy twist fleece that you and I LOVE. I own it in three colors! The twist detail provides effortless visual interest while still being comfy and relaxed. This works well with jeans or leggings! Comes in 5 colors HERE. I wear size XS—runs a bit large.
I added a utility vest for a fun light layer. Finish off the look with activewear sneakers, or could choose slip-on sneakers as shown here. These are wedge sneakers, and the little lift elongates your legs while still being low enough to walk in easily. I love these, but sizes are limited. There’s a similar pair HERE that is also part of the sale with plenty of sizes in stock!
Outfit #5: Cardigan + Scarf + Tall Boots
This is a bundled up look for cooler days. Personally, I can’t wear this combo until the winter, but I know many people’s fall weather is comparable to winter where I live! 😜 I’ve done this combo several times with different colored cardigans and scarves. It’s one of those outfit combos that just keeps giving!
This white tunic is one of my first ever NSale purchases from years ago. It’s currently on sale again for $24.90! It has a relaxed drape with material that is great for a polished casual look with a cardigan and flats or boots and for relaxed business casual looks with bootcut jeans or slacks and a pair of pumps. I’ve worn it a TON, and you can see my outfits HERE.
Shop the Outfit:
Top: Nordstrom (exact-wearing size M)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (exact-size XS)
Scarf: Nordstrom (similar)
Leggings: Nordstrom (exact-size M)
Boots: Nordstrom (this year’s version-size 9)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar)
Outfit #5: Fleece + Sneakers
When it’s cold and you want to look cute but sporty, throw on a fleece and sneakers! This fleece is nice and thick with a hood and snap buttons to add to its cuteness. Lighten up the look with blush pink sneakers, or keep it streamline with black or grey. The one I’m wearing is running low in stock, but you can try to catch it HERE.
Outfit #6: Twist Fleece for Loungewear
Lastly, leggings are also great for lounging at home! I often just throw on that cozy twist fleece with a pair of leggings for a cute, comfy at-home look. And of course, I love snuggling up with my family’s favorite fuzzy blanket, which is also part of the NSale and only $25.90! We now own three of them. They never pill or fuzz, wash well, and have been holding up great! They make FANTASTIC gifts and come in 15 colors HERE!
A great pair of leggings goes a long, long way! There are several great Zella leggings options in this year’s NSale, and I highly suggest you at least TRY them while they’re on sale. Nordstrom offers free shipping and free return shipping on all orders, so trying items is really easy and convenient! Check out all of Zella’s leggings HERE. And see the rest of my NSale recs HERE!