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NSale Hits & Misses: Activewear + Loungewear

July 10, 2024

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Team LIY

The 2024 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially here, and we’ve been elbow deep in trying the pieces so you don’t have to! We’re sharing what was a hit and what was more of a swing and a miss in today’s post, specifically for jackets and outerwear! Don’t forget to join the LIY Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Facebook Group where there are nightly giveaways happening!

PS Consider THIS your NSale headquarters, with all the content in one spot!

PS You can check out Erin’s FULL Hit’s & Misses blog post in one spot right here!

While we’re hitting publish today on this post, we still have a decent amount of items to try on. With that being said, we will be updating this blog post often with new hits & misses so keep checking back! 

If you have been shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale already, you may have missed a thing or two, but have no fear – you have until August 4th to purchase the products at a major discount. After that, prices will go back up to normal.

ANNIVERSARY SALE SHOPPING TIPS & TRICKS

  1. Anything that you love and want for yourself, add to your wish list and check out once the sale is live for your card level [reminder: if you don’t have a card, the public sale starts July 15th]! If it isn’t currently available in your size and color preference, things are always coming in and out of stock, so check back often!
  2. Remember that Nordstrom always offers free shipping and free returns! Because of this, I would recommend ordering two sizes on things you are unsure of, to make sure that you can get it at the sale price and return the one that doesn’t work!
  3. Some of the items I mention may currently be out of stock, but check back often for restocks! We’ll also be notifying you of restocks over on our Facebook page and #NSALE group [highly recommend joining the group for a ton of helpful info and nightly giveaways!] 
  4. Keep in mind that while the sale lasts until 8/4, things go quick so don’t be like N*Sync and have to say “bye, bye, bye” to everything before it’s gone – shop early!
  5. BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE — to see even more #NSALE looks from the team, be sure to check out our lookbook for even more goodness!
  6. Grab the Nordstrom app for the easiest shopping experience AND instant restock alerts when you add to your wish list!

HITS

Erin’s Hits [5’4” Size 4 or S]

If I were only buying one…Zella Relaxed Washed Long Sleeve Slub Tee

Zella Relaxed Washed Long Sleeve Slub Tee [size down, wearing XS] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // ON Cloud 5 Coast Sneaker [size up .5] // Zella Nylon Belt Bag

I now own this long sleeve tee in several colors from over the years. and still can’t get enough. It’s the perfect weight, legging friendly and what I grab whenever I’m running errands or a morning walk!

Zella Vest [true to size, wearing small] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // Nike Sneakers

Splendid Pullover [true to size, wearing medium]

Zella Cloud Fleece Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing small // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // ON Cloud 5 Coast Sneaker [size up .5] // Zella Nylon Belt Bag

Zella Ottoman Rib Zip Jacket [size down, wearing XS] // Zella Breathe Active Tank [size up, wearing Medium] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // ON Cloud 5 Coast Sneaker [size up .5]

Zella Relaxed Washed Long Sleeve Slub Tee [size down, wearing XS] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // ON Cloud 5 Coast Sneaker [size up .5] // Zella Nylon Belt Bag

Zella Breathe Active Tank [size up, wearing medium] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // ON Cloud 5 Coast Sneaker [size up .5]

Varley Pullover [true to size, wearing small] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] Sneakers

SPANX Crewneck Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing small] // SPANX Shorts [size up if in between, wearing medium] // Nike Sneakers

Nordstrom Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing small]

Sweaty Betty Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing small] // Sweaty Betty Shorts [size up if in between, wearing medium] // Nike Sneakers

On Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing small] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small]

Katy’s Hits [5’4″, size 2 or XS/S]

If I were only buying one…Varley Acadia Ottoman Knit Half Zip Pullover

Varley Acadia Ottoman Knit Half Zip Pullover [true to size] // Zella Studio Luxe Pocket Bike Shorts [true to size] // Nike Court Legacy Lift Platform Sneaker [true to size]

There’s a reason over of half the LIY team went home with this pullover! The comfort and quality are amazing!

Beyond Yoga All for Ties T-Shirt [true to size] //  Beyond Yoga At Your Leisure Space Dye High Waist Midi Leggings [true to size] // HOKA Mach 5 Running Shoe [true to size]

Vinyl Icons Paris 24 Graphic Sweatshirt [true to size] // Zella Studio Luxe Pocket Bike Shorts [true to size] // Nike Air Max 90 Sneaker [true to size]

Zella Reversible Quilted Nylon Puffer Vest [size down if in between] // Caslon Crewneck Long Sleeve T-Shirt [true to size] // Zella Studio Luxe Pocket Bike Shorts [true to size] // ON Cloud 5 Coast Sneaker [size up if in between]

Zella Luxe Boxy Hoodie [true to size] // Zella Studio Luxe High Waist Pocket 7/8 Leggings [true to size] // Nike Air Max 90 Sneaker [true to size]

Spanx Air Essentials Crewneck Sweatshirt [true to size] // Zella Live In Pocket Joggers [size down if in between] // Nike Air Max 90 Sneaker [true to size]

Zella Plush Ottoman Sweatshirt [true to size] // Zella Studio Luxe Pocket Bike Shorts [true to size] // Nike Air Max 90 Sneaker [true to size]

Steph’s Hits [5’4” Size 10/12 or M/L]

If I were only buying one… Zella Effortless Hybrid Racerback Midi Dress

Zella Effortless Hybrid Racerback Midi Dress [size up for more room in the chest, wearing in XL] // Vionic Salinas Block Heel Sandal [true to size]

I sized up to XL for my DDD chest, otherwise I feel the dress is true to size. The built in bra was very supportive!

Zella Boundless Hooded Jacket [true to size, wearing in large] // Zella Live in Leggings [size up if between, wearing in large] // Nike Waffle Debut Vintage Sneaker [true to size]

Zella Kickback Ottoman Tunic  [true to size, wearing in large] // Zella Live in Leggings [size up if between, wearing in large] // Nike Waffle Debut Vintage Sneaker [true to size]

Zella Reversible Quilted Nylon Puffer Vest [size up if between, wearing in large] // FP Movement All Star Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing in large]  // Zella Live in Leggings [size up if between, wearing in large] // Nike Air Max 90 Sneaker [size up .5]

FP Movement All Star Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing in large] // Zella Reversible Quilted Nylon Puffer Vest [size up if between, wearing in large] // Zella Live in Leggings [size up if between, wearing in large] // Nike Air Max 90 Sneaker [size up .5]

Nike Phoenix Fleece Knit Shorts [true to size, wearing in large] // Miss – Nike Phoenix Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt [size down, wearing in medium]

Zella Live in Leggings [size up if between, wearing in large] // Zella Reversible Quilted Nylon Puffer Vest [size up if between, wearing in large] // FP Movement All Star Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing in large] // Nike Air Max 90 Sneaker [size up .5] // Zella Kickback Ottoman Tunic  [true to size, wearing in large] // Nike Waffle Debut Vintage Sneaker [true to size]

Cassidy’s Hits [5’4” Size 0/2 or XS/S]

If I were only buying one… Nike Essential Woven High Waist Shorts

Zella Fleece Sweatshirt [size up for a looser fit, wearing in size small] // Nike Essential Woven High Waist Shorts [TTS, wearing in size xs]

This was truly the only “activewear” that I had my heart set on from the sale! Love the high waist of these shorts and the length!

Lauren’s Hits [5’6” Size 8/10 or ML]

If I could only buy one…Varley Acadia Ottoman Knit Half Zip Pullover

Varley Acadia Ottoman Knit Half Zip Pullover [I sized up to a large!] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing large] // Nike Air Max 90 Futura Sneaker [if in between, go up!]

Zella Reversible Quilted Nylon Puffer Vest [wearing in large, probably could have done medium]  // Zella Relaxed Washed Long Sleeve Slub Tee [fits oversized! Wearing in large, should have medium!] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing large] // Nike Air Max 90 Futura Sneaker [if in between, go up!]

Zella Relaxed Washed Long Sleeve Slub Tee [fits oversized! Wearing in large, should have medium!] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing large] // Nike Air Max 90 Futura Sneaker [if in between, go up!]

Zella Plush Ottoman Sweatshirt [fits a bit oversized, shown in large, bought in medium!] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing large] // Nike Air Max 90 Futura Sneaker [if in between, go up!]

Zella Sport Sleeveless Polo Dress [sized up to a large!]

Honeydew All American Pajamas [wearing in medium, would have preferred a large]

Hannah’s Hits [5’2” Size 2/4 or XS/S]

If I were only buying one… Varley Ottoman Half Zip Pullover

Varley Ottoman Half Zip Pullover [true to size, wearing in XS] // Zella Leggings [true to size] // Nike Air Max Sneakers [true to size]

I think this might be my all time favorite piece from the sale…. It’s SO good! Soft, comfortable, pairs well with leggings and denim and a timeless closet piece!! I’m obsessed!

Free People All Star Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing in XS] // Zella Leggings [true to size] // Nike Air Max Sneakers [true to size]

Sweaty Betty Sandwash Cloudweight Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing in XS] // Zella Leggings [true to size] // Nike Air Max Sneakers [true to size]

Vinyl Records Brooklyn 89 Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing in XS] // Zella Leggings [true to size] // Nike Air Max Sneakers [true to size]

Zella Luxe Boxy Hoodie [true to size, wearing in XS] // Zella Leggings [true to size] // Nike Air Max Sneakers [true to size]

Claire’s Hits [5’5″ size M/L or 8/10]

If I were only buying one… Spanx Air Essentials

Spanx Air Essentials Crewneck [size up if in between, wearing large] // Spanx Air Essentials Shorts [size up if in between, wearing large] // Ugg Clog [True to size]

So nice, I bought it twice! The Spanx Air Essentials material is DREAMY. It rarely goes on sale, so I grabbed this lounge set in another color – I already own it in a Lilac color and wear it on repeat!

Zella Jumpsuit [size up if in between, wearing large] // Flannel Button Down [size down one] // Ugg Clog [True to size]

Zella Vest [True to size, wearing medium] // Flannel Button Down [size down one] // Zella Leggings [size up if in between] // Adidas Gazelle [size down one full size]

Sweaty Betty Crewneck [size up if in between] // Sweaty Betty Shorts [size up if in between, wearing large] // Ugg Clog [True to size]

Free People Crewneck Sweatshirt [True to size, wearing medium] // Zella Leggings [size up if in between] // Nike Sneakers [size up .5 if in between]

Devon’s Hits [5’8” Size 2 or S]

If I were only buying one… Zella Plush Ottoman Sweatshirt

Zella Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing small] // Zella Biker Shorts [size up if in between, wearing medium] // On Cloud X 3 Shoe [true to size]

Beyond Yoga Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing small] // Beyond Yoga Sweat Shorts [true to size, wearing medium]

Zella Active Dress [size down if in between, wearing small] // On Cloud X 3 Shoe [true to size]

Zella Cloud Fleece Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing small] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // On Cloudvista Shoes [true to size]

Zella Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing small] // Zella Biker Shorts [size up if in between, wearing medium]

Zella Tank [true to size, wearing in small] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // On Cloudmonsters [size up ½ size]

SPANX Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing XS] // MOTHER Jeans [true to size, wearing 26] // On Cloudvista Shoes [true to size]

Zella Jacket [true to size, wearing in small] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // On Cloudmonsters [size up ½ size]

Zella Hoodie [true to size, wearing small] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // On Cloudmonsters [size up ½ size]

Jen’s Hits [5’7” Size 6 or M]

If I were only buying one… Varley Pullover

Varley Pullover [true to size, wearing M] // Zella Leggings [size up one] // Uggs [true to size]

Once I saw everyone on the team have one of these in their hands to try on, I knew I better hurry! I believe almost everyone came home with one… it’s that good!

Similar Top // Vest [true to size, wearing M] // Zella Leggings [size up one] // Uggs [true to size]

Zella Cloud Fleece Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing M] // SPANX Shorts [true to size, wearing M] // Uggs

Macy’s Hits [4’11”, XXS/XS or 00]

If I were only buying one… Varley Pullover

Varley Pullover [true to size, wearing XS] // Leggings [true to size] // Sneakers [true to size]

BP Polo Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing XS] // Leggings [size up if in between, wearing XS] // Sneakers [size up if in between]

Nike Fleece Half Zip [true to size, wearing XS] // Nike Kids Dri Fit Short [true to size, wearing L]

Nike Kids Shirt [true to size, wearing M]  // Nike Kids Dri Fit Short [true to size, wearing L] // Sneakers [true to size]

Zella Girls Cargo Pants [true to size, wearing M] // Cinch Bubble Top [true to size,wearing XS] // Sneakers [true to size]

Zella Cinch Bubble Top [true to size, wearing XS] // Leggings [size up if in between, wearing XS] // Sneakers [true to size]

MISSES

Erin’s Misses [5’4” Size 4 or S]

Varley Jacket [true to size, wearing small] // Zella Breathe Active Tank [size up, wearing Medium] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small]

Why it’s a miss: I wanted to love this and I just couldn’t get there with it.

Sweaty Betty Half Zip [size up if in between, wearing medium] // Sweaty Betty Pants [true to size, wearing small] // ON Cloud 5 Coast Sneaker [size up .5]

Why it’s a miss: Not going to lie, the two of these pieces together just felt like a mess. I ended up tucking the pants drawstring because when they were out it was a lot of strings all in one spot.

Zella Jacket [size up if in between, wearing small] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // Nike Sneakers

Why it’s a miss: I was so excited about this jacket leading up to the sale, but then I put it on and just didn’t love it. I don’t know if it was too bulky or what but it just didn’t vibe with me.

Katy’s Misses [5’4″, size 2 or XS/S]

Zella Luxe Boxy Hoodie [true to size] // Zella Luxe Wide Leg Pants [size down] // Nike Calm Slide Sandal [true to size]

Why it’s a miss: While these pants were definitely comfortable, they just ran way too large and long for me!

Steph’s Misses [5’4″, size 10/12 or M/L]

Thread and Supply Vest [size up, wearing in large] // Zella Live in Leggings [size up if between, wearing in large] // Nike Air Max 90 Sneaker [size up .5]

Why it’s a miss: To be fair, this one was from the Juniors department… but it was just waaaayyyy too cropped for me!

Nike Phoenix Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt [size down, wearing in medium] // Hit – Nike Phoenix Fleece Knit Shorts [true to size, wearing in large]

Why it’s a miss: This sweatshirt was really cute, but so oversized while also being cropped at the same time. Cute find, just not for me!

Lauren’s Misses [5’6″, 8/10 or M/L]

Zella Kickback Ottoman Tunic [true to size, wearing in medium] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing large] // Nike Air Max 90 Futura Sneaker [if in between, go up!]

Hannah’s Misses [5’2” Size 2/4 or XS/S]

Free People Inspire Layer Top [Size up if in between, wearing in Small] // Zella Leggings [true to size] // Nike Air Max Sneakers [true to size]

Why it’s a miss: I wanted to love this top but it just wasn’t the right fit for me! The sleeves felt overwhelming and the boxy length didn’t sit right on my frame! It’s a really cute top though and would be perfect on the right body type!

Claire’s Misses [5’5″ size M/L or 8/10]

Free People Packable Pullover [True to size, wearing medium] // Zella Leggings [size up if in between]

Why it’s a miss: This is a really nice pullover, but I have a VERY similar one from Amazon for half the price! It wasn’t worth the splurge to me.

Devon’s Misses [5’8″, 2 or S]

Zella Hybrid Jacket [true to size, wearing small] // Zella Biker Shorts [size up if in between, wearing medium] // On Cloud X 3 Shoe [true to size]

Why it’s a miss: I had high hopes for this jacket, but it was a major miss for me. It was not comfortable and did not fit my body right.

Zella Crop Tank [true to size, wearing small] // Zella High Waist Pants [true to size, wearing small] // On Cloudvista Shoes [true to size]

Why it’s a miss: I went out on a limb and tried this outfit from Zella. I liked the tank, but the pants were a big miss!

BP Zip Fleece Hoodie [true to size, wearing in small] // BP Fleece Shorts [true to size, wearing in small]

Why it’s a miss: This lounge outfit did not fit my body properly! The sweatshirt was too cropped in my opinion and nothing about it was comfortable!

Macy’s Misses [4’11”, XXS/XS or 00]

Zella ⅞ Leggings [true to size] / Nike ½ zip [true to size, wearing XS] // Sneakers [true to size]

Why it’s a miss: These leggings were such a pretty color, but I felt like you could see every bump through them!

Check out ALL of Erin’s Hits & Misses here!

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