Activewear: Mini Capsule

activewear mini capsule zella athleta
[I am 5’4” for reference]

I have been asked whether a capsule wardrobe can apply to activewear–and it absolutely can!

As I’ve been working on my main capsule wardrobe over the past year, I’ve also been slowly figuring out my activewear capsule collection [because my activewear collection was a mess before!].

When creating my activewear collection, I try to stick to the same tips I follow for my main clothing capsule:

  • choose pieces that are versatile
  • choose pieces I love/feel comfortable in and work with my body type
  • stick to a similar color scheme [I promise I don’t only have black activewear though!haha]
  • quality over quantity

I have a few more pieces in my activewear collection, but mostly I have multiple pairs of the same item [i.e shorts, leggings, bras etc.].

I picked up a few of my favorite activewear pieces in my collection during last year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale so I thought I would share my mini capsule before the sale ends [on August 4th!] so you can also snag some great pieces at a great deal!

Activewear Mini Capsule

Baseball Cap + Long Sports Bra + Biker Shorts + Tennis Shoes

I find myself wearing this long sports bra/top [also love this one I have] most often, as it’s perfect to also double for a shirt. During the summer I pretty much live in my biker shorts and this Athleta pair are the perfect fit [and these Zella biker shorts are very similar and currently on sale!]. I also find that a baseball cap is the perfect sporty accessory [and helps hide a messy hair and no-makeup look!lol].

activewear mini capsule athleta biker shorts

NIKE BASEBALL CAP | ATHLETA CONSCIOUS CROP SPORTS BRA | ATHLETA BIKER SHORTS | NIKE TAJUN SNEAKERS

Loose Performance Shorts + Lightweight Layering Jacket

If you aren’t a fan of biker shorts, look no further than a pair of these loose performance short! They are so comfortable and perfect for both the gym and running errands. This jacket is on constant repeat, and the perfect layering piece. To note, it is very lightweight so best only during the warmer temps.

activewear mini capsule zella shorts

NIKE BASEBALL CAP | ATHLETA CONSCIOUS CROP SPORTS BRA | EVERLANE PERFORM REC SHORTS xs [I also own this pair] | NIKE TAJUN SNEAKERS | ZELLA PACKABLE JACKET xs

Super-soft Performance T-shirt + Leggings

This Zella long-sleeve tee is the SO soft, and after wearing the gray one all year, I ended up getting the black color during this year’s nsale. It’s slimming, yet long enough to provide coverage 🙂 I also love these Zella leggings and they are perfect for working out, but also soft enough to wear for daily wear. They are a 7/8 length but you can see on my 5’4” frame they fall at a full pant length.

activewear mini capsule zella

ZELLA LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT xs [on sale!]| ZELLA 7/8 LEGGINGS xs [on sale!]| NIKE TAJUN SNEAKERS | NIKE BASEBALL CAP

Sweatshirt + Joggers

activewear mini capsule zella

NIKE SWEATSHIRT [on sale!]| ZELLA JOGGERS xxs [on sale!]| NIKE TAJUN SNEAKERS | NIKE BASEBALL CAP | LARQ SELF-CLEANING WATER BOTTLE [on sale!]

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