Four More Comfortable Bottoms for Spring to Summer – Athleisure to Elevated Casual

Casual Bottoms for Spring and Summer Athleisure Elevated Casual

Four Comfortable Bottoms for Spring and Summer Athleisure to Elevated Casual

Huge thanks to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post

I have learned to never underestimate how much you all crave and appreciate options for comfortable clothes, especially bottoms, so I’m back again with four more comfortable bottoms that you can wear now and into the summer! I’ll be highlighting bottoms for athleisure, casual summer outfits, and elevated casual outfits, and I’m partnering with Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective to do it!

You know that one major reason I love Nordstrom is because they have lots of pieces that feel really good and are really comfortable. I’ve said plenty of times before that a major turning point happened in how comfortable my wardrobe was once I started shopping at Nordstrom years ago! Really, their clothes just feel comfortable in big and small ways, from softer and more comfortable materials to how clothes drape and hang on you. On top of that, Nordstrom has fantastic customer service! They offer free shipping and free return shipping on all orders which means you can order things and try them with peace of mind. You can also order online and utilize their in-store and curbside pickup. You can also earn points on your purchases towards Nordstrom Notes, get access to free alterations, and more if you’re part of the Nordy Club. It’s totally free to sign up! Learn all about it HERE.

SIZING: I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

 

Casual Outfit with Comfy Bottom for Spring and Summer: black graphic tee + olive linen joggers + white and tan flat slide sandals + white earrings + denim jacket + cognac tote bag Casual Outfit with Comfy Bottom for Spring and Summer: black graphic tee + Caslon olive linen joggers + white and tan flat slide sandals + white Nickel & Suede earrings + denim jacket + cognac tote bag Casual Outfit with Comfy Bottom for Spring and Summer: black graphic tee + olive linen joggers + white and tan flat slide sandals + white earrings + denim jacket + brown leather tote bag

1. Linen Joggers
Linen pants are such a good option for this time of year and as we head into summer, and this pair by Caslon is a huge PMT favorite! These linen pants are very lightweight and SOFT. They aren’t itchy at all, which makes them well worth it. A lot of PMT readers also like the jogger style cut and the ribbed cuffs at the bottom of the legs. These come in 4 colors and in regular and petite lengths, HERE and plus sizes in 3 colors HERE. I’m wearing size S.

These joggers are pretty versatile. You can dress them down with a plain t-shirt, a tank top, or a graphic print t-shirt like I’m showing here. Or, you can dress them up a little more with a camp shirt like THIS, a nicer top like THIS, or even the blouse that I’m showing in the next outfit below! See other ways I’ve worn these joggers, HERE.

Also, I recently shared three ways to style a black graphic tee, featuring this “See the Good in All Things” tee. In case you missed it, it’s VERY soft and comfy and has a really good drape! You can find it HERE. I’m wearing size M. If you want a tee with a different message, check out, this “Work Hard and Be Nice” shirt, this “Be Brave & Kind” shirt or this “Kindness Is Free” shirt.

Shop the Outfit:
Tee: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M; similar; similar)
Jacket: Nordstrom (exact in different wash—wearing size M; similar)
Pants: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size S)
Sandals: (similar, similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar)

 

Elevated Casual Outfit with Comfy Bottom for Spring and Summer: black cap sleeve top + medium wash straight leg cropped jeans + gold pendant necklace + cheetah print flats + cognac tan tote shoulder bag Elevated Casual Outfit with Comfy Bottom for Spring and Summer: black cap sleeve top + medium wash straight leg cropped jeans + gold pendant necklace + cheetah print flats + white earrings + cognac tan tote shoulder bag side view Elevated Casual Outfit with Comfy Bottom for Spring and Summer: black cap sleeve top + medium wash straight leg cropped jeans + gold pendant necklace + leopard print flats + cognac tan tote shoulder bag close up

2. Comfy, Stretchy Jeans
I LOVE to tell you about comfy, stretchy jeans, and I know some of you are looking for other options and brands to find your perfect pair. Well, this pair of straight leg jeans by Caslon is a great option to check out! They have a fantastic classic but modern look with a medium wash and a straight leg cut that is slim and not too boxy or shapeless. Plus they have a finished hem, which I know some of you prefer! You can find them in sizes 00 to 16, HERE. I’m wearing size 4. Style these in a casual outfit with a t-shirt, slip-on sneakers, and a utility jacket, or dress them up with a nice top and flats, like I’m showing here.

BTW, if you’re looking for a solid-colored top that can be worn with jeans and for work, this one by Halogen is a great option! I own this top in several prints, and this all-black version is a great wardrobe staple to have. The silhouette is very versatile, as you can wear it under any type of completer piece or wear it by itself, you can pair it with pants or tuck it into skirts, and you can wear pretty much any type of necklace with it, thanks to its crew neckline. It also hangs nicely and looks polished and professional for work and can be dressed down with jeans. It’s currently available in 5 solid colors and 9 prints in straight sizes, HERE. Find it in plus sizes in 3 solid colors and 4 prints, HERE. I wear size S.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size S)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 4)
Flats: (similar, similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar)
Necklace: (similar, similar)

 

Athleisure Outfit with Comfy Bottom for Spring and Summer: purple tank + light brown joggers + grey lace up sneakers + light denim jacket + grey crossbody bac + white earrings

3. Joggers
I shared these joggers recently, but in case you’re interested in another way to style them, here is a look better suited for activewear! These Zella Live In Joggers are soooo comfy with material that is super smooth, soft, and stretchy! These are a PMT fan favorite that was a top seller for all of 2021! I love them for their comfort and their sporty style, which gives you the athleisure vibe instead of looking like you’re wearing pajamas (which is something several people have asked how to pull off). 😊 I have shown them in black many times, but since browns and tans have been getting the spotlight lately, this color is a great option to freshen up your wardrobe!

This tank is by Zella, and I’ve told you before how much I love Zella tanks. They are so soft and breathe well! This one is available in 6 colors, though unfortunately this color is now really limited in sizes. That said, I have seen this tank available in a lot of different colors throughout the year, so if you can’t find one you love, keep checking back as new colors seem to pop up! See all the colors HERE. I wear size S.

Another item that works well with these joggers, which isn’t shown here but definitely worth mentioning, is this Zella Crewneck Pocket Pullover sweatshirt. I recently bought it and I LOVE it! It’s a medium weight, it’s an average length that is shorter than tunic length but not cropped, and it has a sporty feel. Plus, it has POCKETS! The inside is fuzzy and comfy, and it looks great with jeans and with joggers. It comes in 4 colors, HERE. I wear size S.

Shop the Outfit:
Tank: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size S)
Jacket: Nordstrom (exact in different wash—wearing size M; similar)
Joggers: Nordstrom (exactwearing size S)
Sneakers: (similar, similar)
Bag: (similar, similar—pricey but genuine leather)

 

Casual Outfit with Comfy Bottom for Spring and Summer: black graphic tee + medium long jean shorts + white slipon sneakers + leopard earrings + green utility jacket + tan leather backpackCasual Outfit with Comfy Bottom for Spring and Summer: black graphic tee + medium wash Wit & Wisdom long jean shorts + white slipon sneakers + Nickel & Suede leopard earrings + green utility jacket + tan leather backpack side view

4. Comfy Shorts
It’s not quite shorts weather where I live yet, but in case you’re prepping your wardrobe for it, I wanted to share this pair of very SOFT, stretchy, and super comfortable shorts! And YES, they have the elastic waistband that you know I love. These are one of my personal favorite pairs of shorts. In addition to the awesome comfort, I really like the medium wash and the length. The inseam is 9″ long at full length, so when I roll them up for a more relaxed vibe, they are still plenty long. Honestly, this pair of shorts and these lighter wash distressed shorts that some of you long-time readers may remember have made me actually enjoy wearing shorts! Check out this medium wash pair HERE. I wear both pairs in size 6.

Another pair of shorts that has GREAT reviews are these boyfriend shorts by Caslon. They aren’t super stretchy, but they are still really comfortable with a worn-in denim feel. The denim feels a little thicker than the pair I’m wearing above, which can help you feel more secure and held-in. They are also available in a broader range of sizes, from 23 to 34. Check them out HERE!

Shop the Outfit:
Tee: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M; similar; similar))
Jacket: (similar, similar, similar)
Shorts: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 6)
Sneakers: (similar, similar)
Bag: (similar)

You know I’m on a constant mission to help you create the most comfortable wardrobe possible, so I hope this helps! 😊


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