Amazon Finds: April 2020 COVID edition Leggings vs. Joggers
So now that it’s been over a month that most of us have been home I think the real fight has become are you team joggers or team leggings? For years that I wore a suit daily I DREAMED of the time that I would get up and just wear pajamas all day. Instead I’ve realized I just can’t do it!
Maybe it’s because my kids saw me dress professionally for work for so many years or it just helps me remember what day of the week it is I tend to reserve joggers and what I consider “pj pants” only for weekends. Now let’s not pretend that I’m doing full hair, makeup and outfits on the daily but instead I’ve started really getting into my athlesuire looks.
I decided that I would do a full Amazon roundup of the best joggers and leggings I have found during this fun COVID time so no matter what team you are on you can still be a winner! Bonus at the end I added some Amazon kid finds so check out my “co-workers” that have been keeping me company during this stay at home time.
Sizing info: I am 5’5 and size 12/ L bottom and 36DD/ M/ 10 top.
Fit Tips: leggings tts, needed L // tank size up, L // slip on shoes size up 1/2
So I’m starting with my number 1 pick for leggings! I like a cropped legging with side pocket, something that has compression but not so tight that I want to strip them off the second I get back from a walk. These are the closest I have found off Amazon to my die hard Athleta leggings. Unfortunately I ordered these in a M because my other CRZ pair is that size and they were way too tight so these are more true to size.
Fit Tips: tank size down if in-between, L was very loose and the armholes were large, in a M here // capris size down if in-between in M
These were the original CRZ capri leggings that I owned and although I really love the thinner “naked” feeling and a waistband that does not roll down very much I NEEDED a side pocket! Thank goodness my readers said they make some with pockets! Now these are still a great option but size down if you are in-between.
Fit Tips: Leggings tts, L // tank size up, L // slip on shoes size up 1/2
I’ve heard so many things about Colorfulkoala leggings that I had to give them a try! These have that similar silky, “naked” feeling but I will say I feel like the waistband on these rolls a bit more than the CRZ pair. Although these have more prints and have much much needed side pockets. These are the 7/8 length so on me let’s just say they are full length, there is a capri style but with limited colors and prints.
Fit Tips: cami has a shelf bra and fit well in the chest but was tight and bunchy in the body, L // capris size down if in-between in M
Now I had to try out a few tanks and thought picking up one with a built-in shelf bra sounded like a good idea. Well this one just did not work! It had decent coverage in the chest but was super tight around the belly and after a month at home this mama does not need that reminder! So this tank was a #FAIL.
Daily Ritual Denim Jacket (med wash)|Daily Ritual Terry Cotton/ Modal Jogger | Jersey V-Neck Tank Top| Converse Shoreline Sneaker
Fit Tips: Denim Jacket runs small, L // Tank size up if in-between, L // Joggers tts, L
For my jogger girls!! Over the past month or so when I’m in a jogger mood I keep coming back to these Terry/ modal joggers. They are a bit thicker sweatshirt material than some of the others that I have tried and with good cuffs, not too tight waistband and overall comfort they are my #1 pick.
Today I have it paired with a lightweight v-neck tank and denim jacket to make a time to pickup groceries kind of outfit. The tank has a rounded hem and looks cute tucked or untucked.
Amazon Essentials Women’s Long-Sleeve Fleece Quarter-Zip (coral)| RBX Active Camo Jogger Sweatpants with Pockets (grey camo)| Nike Free RN Flyknit
Fit Tips: sweatshirt size up for looser fit, L // joggers tts, L this color is currently sold out // sneakers tts
Now this outfit I LOVE! Yes the joggers have a cute camo print and they are pretty lightweight but unfortunately they are low stock in this grey camo and other colors are seeing a price hike.
Instead let’s chat about this must have pull-over! I grabbed this a few weeks ago and it’s been a quick must have in my WFH wardrobe. It’s a super soft fleece inside and 1/4 zip for under $20! I’ve seen this color come in a out of stock but since there are a ton of colors to choose from you can’t go wrong.
Amazon Essentials 2-Pack Tech Stretch Racerback Tank |Amazon Essentials Stretch Crop Jogger Pant| Daily Ritual Denim Jacket | Slip On Shoes
Fit Tips: tank size down if in-between, L was very loose see the M in pic above with leggings // joggers tts, L these are a good length but the cuff was loose // slip on shoes size up 1/2
These joggers have more of a stretch feel as described. They are lightweight and feel soft but could be good for a jog or walk. Now the only issue I had with these joggers is that the cuff is not tight so it doesn’t stay on the leg. I would say these will be a great option as the weather gets warmer.
The tank that I’m in actually comes in a 2 pack and I had originally ordered the L but found them very loose and big in the armholes. I then exchanged for a M and although they are more fitted around the belly it’s not super tight so if in-between size down.
Fit Tips: Jersey top size down if in-between, M // joggers tts but too long and not flattering fit // slip on shoes size up 1/2
Now I had high hopes for these windbreaker feeling joggers since I’ve had such good luck with other CRZ pants but unfortunately they were a massive fail. The cuff was too big, length too long and massive puffing at the belly made them and instant RETURN!
This month was the first time that I’m getting the kids in this Amazon haul because as soon as we found out that they were going to be home for months I thought well y’all are going to need more play clothes!
We will just say I’m still working with them on poses and lighting but hey they are troopers! Little Man is 5 and is average height and in the lower 1/3 on weight for his age. My daughter is 8 and has the same slender build (average height, lower 1/3 weight). If you are wondering where those genes are coming from its 100% my husband.
Now when I was shopping for my son I was trying to find some items that would work for a lot of you with kids. This activewear set has that Under Armour athletic feel but comes with a top and shorts for $20! It comes in sizing from 2T to XXL, my son is in the XS. He immediately loved this outfit and asked for more!
Fit Tips: tee tts, in a small but reordered M // capris size down if trim in waist both available in 2T to XXL
My daughter is a pretty active girl but I needed to get her a few more play clothes options while we spend the month (and summer) at home. She loved this t-shirt set because of the unicorns but originally I purchased a small because she is normally pretty thin on top. They fit good but let little growing room (or shrinking room) so we exchanged for a M and they fit much better.
The capri leggings are in a small so if your daughter runs trim in the waist size down these are technically a 6/7 but she is 8. The fit in the small though is perfect and just as good of quality as 90% of her other activewear leggings.
We were so impressed with this activewear tank! I has fun colors and fit great in the small so size down if in-between. We will definitely be picking up more packs of these as the summer goes on!
Since I love my slip-on shoes so much I had to hunt to find some kid sizes and I found them! Great because these are soft, stretchy and machine washable what else can a mama ask for! These run true to size.