Review: Zella by Nordstrom

Zella Flash Capris in Rome
Zella Flash Capris in Rome

 

A lot of you have asked me about my Zella Flash capris I wore on my recent trip to Rome. I recently became a Zella Pro, where lucky me receives and reviews Zella Activewear from Nordstrom. The line has a similar vibe as another popular yoga brand without the hefty price tag. Hello, new workout wear “crush” ❤.

Perfect for running
Perfect for running

 

The first pair I received was the Zella Flash Capris. These babies are edgy and super stylish. The material is durable and made from Zeltek ultimate stretch fabric with sleek mesh paneling up the legs. I almost didn’t feel appropriate wearing them to workout out in as they seem more of a fashion staple piece, but they held up well for both running and yoga.

Snug on stitching, size up next time
Snug on stitching, size up next time

 

I run between a small-medium depending on the brand. I went with a small (US size 4-6) and they were a bit snug on me. I noticed the waist and edges around the calves were comfortable but found where the stitching of the mesh with the moisture-wick fabric cut slightly into my legs. Next time I’ll go with a medium (US 8-10).

Edgy and figure sculpting
Edgy and figure sculpting

 

The design includes a hidden pocket and mesh panels that are convenient in the warmer springs temps. When in Rome, the pocket stowed away my credit card and hotel key so I could get my shakeout run done before my marathon and combine it with a bit of tourism. They were perfect in both performance and in fashion, allowing me to look like a hip and fit marathon tourist.

Wicks moisture to keep you dry
Wicks moisture to keep you dry

 

I look forward to mixing Zella Activewear into my workout rotation. The true test will be to see how durable and long-lasting they are. To be determined…

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