True to form, even though it had been 18 months since we’d seen each other, I made my momma do some werk while she was visiting us recently for my daughter’s birthday. Haha. (You can tell by the photos below we really hated every minute of it.)
Styling Athleta Joggers: Outfit Ideas From Mom & Me
We both ADORE Athleta joggers so I thought it’d be fun to show how we each style them up!
OH my gosh. I hope everyone has had the chance to see family or besties recently. It’s all-renewing, yeah? We were all beside ourselves over just how needed it was!
OK, on with the joggers outfit ideas before I start tearing up again…
My favorite Athleta joggers are the Brooklyn Joggers in olive. I wore the heck out of these last year and also styled them up a bunch of ways. I’m wearing a 4 Petite. They fit true to size, albeit a tiny bit tighter than last summer. These are offered in a great range of sizes, from 0-26 in the regular lengths, and 0-16 in petite and tall lengths. The Brooklyn joggers have a slight texture to them, which makes them flattering and little more versatile, I think. I also adore the side stripe for that sporty vibe I love.
My mom loves the Distance Jogger. She adores them for travel since they’re comfy, lightweight and don’t wrinkle. She’s wearing a medium and says they also fit true to size. Those range XXS – 2X in the regular length and also come in tall lengths. I love that Athleta has continually gotten better at fitting more bodies. I hope that trend will continue into the various lengths!
Dressy Athleta Joggers Outfit Ideas
It’s no secret we love our joggers around here at TME, and some of the tech fabric styles at Athleta are just so versatile. It wasn’t a stretch for me to ask my mom to bring her Athleta joggers because she typically travels with them anyway. Who doesn’t love a great pair of easy-to-care-for, non-wrinkling, easy-to-style pants for a go-to travel piece? And check out how cute these dress up for a dinner or night out!
This tiger duster from Emerson Fry (available right now in an ivory print) is one of my favorite toppers for everything from shorts to joggers to tank dresses. These are made in small batches from sustainable modal and using eco-friendly dyes. We love love Emerson Fry. You may have seen my post raving about their caftans recently. I just want all the gorgeous floaty soft pieces for this time of year.
My mom adores a peasant style blouse for a pretty top that adds some femininity to the jogger look, but also covers without being hot. Anthropologie is her go-to for finding gorgeous peasant blouse options.
Casual Athleta Joggers Outfit Ideas
Yes, not only do we have the same smile (and fabulous model poses? heh) but we have the same P448 zebra sneakers…because my mom is rad and in her 60s and wears high-tops. (If you haven’t tried P448s they are seriously cool AND seriously cushiony.) Our zebra print pair is sold out, but this black and white printed pair gives the same vibe and is currently 40% off! We love love them with our joggers. You may have seen a cute pic of my mom in them during the Nordstrom sale last summer. We both found them to run true to size. I wear a 38 and am a solid 8. Mom is an 8.5 and wears a 39.
Mom paired an also-rad red graphic tee and mesh jacket with her Distance joggers. Love the pop of orangey red. And I love how her mesh jacket adds some cool texture and is a great lightweight option for warmer weather.
I recently got this adorable sleeveless sweatshirt at Anthro, and it’s a new fav. I ordered it in ivory, too. It runs a little big/long, so I went with the XS here. It’s not a heavy fuzzy sweatshirt fabric, more of a cotton terry, great for this time of year. The ruffles are just enough to add some cuteness without looking like too much.
You can see we never take ourselves too seriously. The apples didn’t fall far and all…
Shop More Fav Athleta Joggers
There is pretty much an endless number of joggers we love from Athleta, and all of them come in extended sizing, too. So fab. Most are tech fabric like ours above, but there is a linen pair and a jersey pair below, too!
My love of fashion was definitely inspired by my mom’s great sense…and our frequent birthday trips to the mall when I was younger. We love going into our favorite stores and saying “ooh that’s cute” over and over together. It’s how we celebrate…what can I say? We always conclude with a comment about how we could really use a thesaurus on these trips.
These days we typically skip the mall, head to Anthropologie and then out to a yummy wood-fired pizza lunch at a favorite spot in The Pearl district here in Portland. Thankfully, my tastes have changed. Also thankfully, my mom was willing to let us have a peek at her amazing style now and again for an article! (My fav was our brunch post around Mother’s Day a few years ago. So fun and you will not meet a better party host than my mom.)
Thanks so much to my mom for putting up with me and for sharing her rad sense of style! If you have a favorite pair of joggers, as always, share the love below. Until next time…
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Lovely photos by my pal Posy Quarterman Photography.