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So I know if you’ve been following this blog for at least a year or so, you’ve definitely heard me pledge my love for Zella. And I’m just as sure that you’ve heard me screaming and shouting about these leggings. I can’t help it. I ADORE Zella pieces, and I’m flipping obsessed with the soft pocket lounge leggings.
Last year I basically made it my personal mission to convince everybody to try the leggings for themselves. In fact, my love was so strong, I named them a MUST HAVE back in November of 2020. Well, here we are a year later, and they are still a MUST HAVE for me.
I’m talking about them again today for several reasons: 1) If you don’t have them yet, you need to fix that immediately. 2) They added lots of new colors, so I wanted to make sure that y’all that already have them and love them know about the new colors. 3) They make an EXCELLENT gift.
OUTFIT #1: MUST HAVE LEGGINGS WITH NEW BOMBER JACKET
In this first outfit, I paired the leggings with one of my favorite long sleeve tees (also from last year but still available!) and a new bomber jacket!
I’ve worn this tee and leggings combination time and time again over the last year, but I love how just adding this jacket makes it new again.
This jacket is FABULOUS.
It comes in classic black, a vibrant red, and a gorgeous green. I went with this “grey sparrow”, which I actually think of as more of a neutral than grey. In fact, I think it leans a bit bronze. I wanted something that I could easily wear with a bunch of different athleisure pieces as well as with jeans too!
The jacket has the cut of a bomber, but with a relaxed fit. It’s quilted, and y’all know I love the stand up collar. It has elastic at the cuffs, an adjustable toggle at the waist, and it’s made from completely recycled materials!
For size reference, I’m wearing a small, and it’s still oversized. I would definitely suggesting sizing down.
Notice the elastic at the sleeves (to keep the elements out) as well as the thumb hole sleeve on the tee. Details I appreciate!
Let’s talk about the sunglasses. I own them in this matte black and in the tort black. They are perhaps my favorite sunglasses I’ve ever owned. They are very durable, I love the shape (a bit oversized, but not overwhelming), and the price is right at under $60!
And the “diamond” earrings? They are PERFECT to throw on with athleisure. But let’s be honest, they are perfect to throw on with just about anything. The Nordstrom CZ stones are so beautiful and sparkly. You can find them in lots of different sizes and shapes HERE.
Okay, y’all. The MUST HAVE leggings.
They are high waisted like the Zella high waisted live in leggings we all know and love. But get this, the waistband is a soft ribbed material. They don’t have as much compression as the original leggings, which actually makes them even more comfortable! And I’ll take comfort over compression every day of the week.
In addition to the cute pockets and the awesome ribbed waistband, there are also cute little bands at the bottom. So they have jogger styling, but they fit like leggings. They’re awesome. These are the “black”, but I think of them as more of a very dark charcoal grey.
Also. THEY ARE SO SOFT. Like reallllllllllly REALLY soft.
And I’m telling you, the fit is adorable.
Just try them.
Help me fulfill my life’s mission.
For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
I LOVE THEM.
From what I’ve read, these sneakers are great for running.
I just bought them because they are light as a feather and super cute!
I suggest sizing down a 1/2 size.
I think the grey and light pink color combo is so fun!
I’ve loved the tee, leggings, sunglasses, and earrings for awhile now.
And now I love the bomber too.
And I think all of the pieces would make great gifts. I know I’d be thrilled to receive all of them!
OUTFIT #2: MUST HAVE LEGGINGS WITH A RELAXED TEE AND ZIP UP HOODIE
Talk about an outfit chock full of great basics.
Great leggings? CHECK.
Great tee? CHECK.
Great sweatshirt? CHECK.
There’s nothing fancy about it, but it’s an outfit that I have worn over and over again. And then again.
The full zip hoodie sweatshirt is made of a soft cotton blend, and I reach for it ALL THE TIME. It’s warm and incredibly cozy. This is the “grey porpoise”, but it comes in several color choices. I’m wearing a medium and like the fit.
You can see here that the tee is a relaxed fit, which is exactly the kind of tee I want to wear with leggings.
It’s flattering, functional, and just plain awesome. It’s a little bit longer in the back, and it covers your backside, which is perfect. To make sure it would be plenty roomy, I grabbed it in a medium.
And to further prove that my love for these leggings runs deep…here are some previous looks you’ve seen over the last year or so with the must have leggings…
And get this, the leggings come in little girl’s sizes too!
So have I done it? Have I convinced you yet that you need the leggings?
BECAUSE YOU DO.
GIFT GUIDE FOR ACTIVE WOMEN
Today’s post inspired me to whip up another gift guide for y’all!
I have to be honest…most of the time I’m wearing Zella pieces, it’s as athleisure while just running around town. However, I do know lots of women wear Zella while actually working out. So, today’s Zella pieces inspired me to curate a gift guide for the active woman.
I personally own #1 (in several colors), #3, #4, #5, #6 (in a different color), #9, #10 (in a different color) and #13 (in several colors)! I can personally vouch for those items AND highly recommend them!
1) relaxed fit long sleeve tee / 2) swell water bottle / 3) huggie and stud earring set / 4) diamond stud earrings / 5) quilted bomber jacket / 6) swift run sneaker / 7) puffer vest / 8) weighted bangles / 9) high waisted 7/8 leggings / 10) full zip hoodie / 11) convertible draw string bag / 12) longline quilted jacket /13) MUST HAVE soft pocket lounge leggings /