Insanely Soft Leggings and Ideas for Expanding Your Athleisure Wardrobe

Soft Leggings for Athleisure and Loungewear

Soft Leggings for Athleisure and Loungewear

Huge thanks to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post

Has anyone else’s leggings collection grown rapidly and counting this year? 😂 I’ve been getting a TON of use out of my collection of Zella leggings, and I’m excited to partner with Nordstrom and ShopStyle to share more Zella faves!

Nordstrom is one of my favorite stores to shop at because they have great items, and I’ve got an amazing pair of leggings to share with you today!  Plus, I love how Nordstrom makes it so convenient to shop with their free shipping and free return shipping on ALL orders, so I can order multiple sizes and try items without a lot of risk.  I also love their curbside pickup option, where you can order online, then drive up to a store a few hours later and get your order delivered to your car.  And, if you sign up for The Nordy Club, you can earn points on all your purchases which turn into credit towards future purchases.  There are a lot of other benefits to joining The Nordy Club, too, like getting credit for getting your clothes altered there.  Check them out HERE!

Alright, leggings!  If you’ve been around PMT for a hot minute, you’ve probably heard me talk about Zella before, namely the Zella Live In High Waisted Leggings.  In case you haven’t, they’re awesome! They’re thick and not see-through, and they have some compression to help firm things up and hold everything in. 🙌🏽 Plus, they have a wide, high waistband, which flattens a tummy.  You can wear these for both activewear and casual looks.  Check them out HERE if you haven’t yet!  I wear size M.

If you’re ready to expand your leggings collection, you NEED to know about these Restore Soft Leggings by Zella!  They feel AWESOME and SO different than all the others!

The material is smooth and INSANELY SOFT!  I honestly don’t know how to describe it besides cozy and seriously COMFY and soft!  And warm!  These feel warmer and cozier than the Zella Live In and Zella Studio Lite leggings.  I’m not the only one who thinks they’re awesome.  They have 420 reviews with 4.7 stars!

They have ribbing at the waistband and ankle cuffs for a sportier vibe that’s great for Athleisure and some lighter activity.  But, they’re so soft and comfy that I’d definitely wear these for loungewear, too.  Perfect for all the time we’ll be spending indoors during the holiday season!

They come in two colors, this “Black” version which is really a darker grey, and a light grey version which is mostly sold out now.

They have huge pockets down the legs, too.  Now, while those pockets are super useful, I personally didn’t love them with my wider hips in the lighter grey color.  However, they were fine in the darker color.  Just a heads up in case you’ve got some curvy hips too! 😄

Let’s talk through a couple of ways to wear them!

SIZING INFO: I’m 5’6″ with a shorter torso and usually S/M or 6 in clothes.

 

Athleisure Outfit: purple tank + utility jacket + black pocket leggings + black sneakers + grey crossbody bag Athleisure Outfit: utility jacket + purple tank + black sneakers + black pocket leggings + grey crossbody bag Athleisure Outfit: purple tank + utility jacket + black sneakers + black pocket leggings + grey crossbody bag

1. Light Activity
Since these leggings are on the warmer side and because I live in a warmer climate, I’d personally stick to doing lighter activity in them as opposed to really heavy workouts.  Here, I paired them with a crop top that’s also made by Zella for activities like brisk walks or running around with my kids while they ride bikes.  

I really like how this tank feels!  It’s lightweight but sturdy and not super thin.  It’s got 150+ reviews and 4.7 stars!  There are a number of reviews from people saying they love it for both low activity and HIIT work outs.  I LOVE this purple color, but it comes in other colors as well!  Check them out HERE!  I’m wearing size S.

Shop the Outfit:
Tank: c/o Nordstrom (exact–wearing size S, similar, similar)
Jacket: (similar)
Leggings: c/o Nordstrom (exact–wearing size S, similar–I wear size M)
Shoes: (exact in all black–wearing size 9, similar, similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar)

Check out some more similar tops in the widget below as well:

 

Athleisure Outfit: long sleeve purple top + black pocket leggings + black sneakers + grey crossbody bag + leather leopard print earringsAthleisure Outfit: black pocket leggings + long sleeve purple top + grey crossbody bag + black sneakers + leather leopard print earringsAthleisure Outfit: long sleeve purple top + black pocket leggings + grey crossbody bag + black sneakers + leather leopard print earrings

2. Athleisure or Time at Home
Like I said, these leggings are INSANELY soft and are great for Athleisure as well as being at home!  For that, I’m pairing them with this slouchy, long sleeve t-shirt.  It’s got a relaxed, worn-in vibe that pairs well with these super soft leggings.  I don’t have a lot of long sleeve t-shirts with a relaxed vibe like this, so I’m digging this one!  The sleeves also have thumbholes which are always a nice touch.  This top is about 27.5″ inches long (depending on which size you get).  Also, the slightly rounded hem gives it a little movement.

For sizing , I’m wearing size S here and would like to try the XS to compare, but I’m still waiting for that order to arrive.  Since it has a slouchy fit, there is a lot of extra material along the torso.  Though, I can’t tell if that’s simply because I need to size down.  If you’re unsure of sizing, remember you can order multiple sizes and send back whichever size doesn’t work for free thanks to Nordstrom’s free return shipping.  Also, you can simply tie the bottom of the top into a side knot to give it more shape.

I’m excited to add this as a loose, long sleeve top for Athleisure and time at home!  It comes in 5 colors HERE!

You could also pair these leggings with a cute, sporty sweatshirt.  This sweatshirt by Zella is lighter weight and not super fuzzy, which is great for being on-the-go for errands or being out and about with kids.  I love how this sweatshirt looks cute and cropped in the front but is longer in the back for some coverage.  It’s available in 5 colors HERE!  I wear size S.

 

Shop the Outfit:
Top: c/o Nordstrom (exact–wearing size S but want to try XS, similar, similar–sweatshirt, I wear size S)
Leggings: c/o Nordstrom (exact–wearing size S, similar–I wear size M)
Shoes: (exact in all black–wearing size 9, similar, similar)

Bag: Nordstrom (similar)

Check out some more similar tops in the widget below as well:

 

If you’re looking to change up your Athleisure wardrobe for feeling comfortable and cute for errands, time with kids, and time at home, these leggings are absolutely worth checking out!  I’d also recommend adding some sporty long sleeve tees and cute, sporty sweatshirts like the ones I shared!


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