The good news about activewear is that there really is no shortage of options—with so many brands, there's something for everyone and for every type of workout. But the flip side to all of that is since there are so many options, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to find the brand that exactly works for you. Plus, it can get kind of pricey if you're trying pieces from multiple brands.
We have our favorite brands here at THE/THIRTY and always love to share our recommendations based on what type of fit you're after and what kind of workouts you normally do. But there are a couple of brands we'd recommend full-stop, no matter your preferences. These brands are pretty versatile and universal. One line both our readers and editors love? Nordstrom's activewear line, Zella.
Zella has activewear pieces for women, men, and children. Everything is super comfortable, durable, and made with high-performance technology. And the best part? The gear is pretty affordable for the quality that you get—leggings are in the $50 to $65 range. And when you think about how some leggings can cost you up to $100, it's a great deal. There's also gear for any workout, whether you're heading to a studio class, doing HIIT, or going for a run outside. The options are endless!
Take a look at our favorite finds from Zella below to check it out for yourself.
If you're new to Zella, this is the piece to start with. It's a bestseller and a cult favorite. The leggings are made with moisture-wicking fabric and feature a no-slip waistband so you can be comfortable throughout your whole workout.
Wear this low-impact sports bra to any studio, yoga, or barre class. It's so comfortable and easy to move in.
You'll want to wear these lightweight joggers just about everywhere, from the gym to the grocery store to the airport.
This stretchy and relaxed knit tank has a cropped fit and a racerback.
This pullover is great to layer before or after class. And it's so cozy and comfortable that you'll probably want to wear it to lounge in, too.
Flared pants are back in style, did you hear? These feature a wide compression waistband and are made of moisture-wicking and four-way stretch fabric.
Keep cool during your workout with these running shorts. There's a hidden pocket in the back to store your keys and other small essentials.
This is another classic bestseller with our editors and readers. The sports bra provides high-impact support. The high neck and compressive fit controls any bouncing. There's a cutout halter back for breathability.
There are some leggings that are so supportive, but uncomfortable to wear, so the minute your workout is over you want to rip them off immediately. These aren't them. The cropped leggings are so comfortable and made of moisture-wicking fabric.
A track jacket is a must if you plan on exercising outdoors. This one has a sleek fit, zip pockets, and thumbhole cuffs.
This low-impact bra has a large cutout at the back so you don't have to worry about overheating. It also has a hook-and-eye closure so it's easy to put on and take off.
You can never have enough socks, in my opinion. these moisture-wicking socks have a cushioned tab to protect the heel.
You can wear this lightweight tank to pretty much any workout. It's comfortable, breezy, and breathable.
Here's another piece that's just made for layering after class. You'll probably wear it during your next Netflix binge, too.
These leggings are so lightweight, but they'll keep you supported and comfortable during your workout.
A cozy hoodie is another wardrobe must. This slim-fitting one is made with super soft fleece.
The bike short trend is not going away anytime soon, which is great because they do such a good job of keeping you cool during workouts. This one has a convenient side pocket to store the essentials.
This racerback bra is so comfortable you might consider wearing it even after you leave the gym or studio.
Great for day hikes or even everyday activities, this belt bag has an adjustable strap so you can wear it at your waist or over your shoulder. It has an exterior zip pocket and an interior wall pocket.
For a look that's more fashion-forward, try this asymmetrical sports bra. It provides low-impact support, so it's perfect for studio or yoga classes.
With an relaxed fit and lightweight material, this tank is just so easy and comfortable to wear. It has a reflective logo so you can wear it safely at night.