Try This On: The Zella PRO Edition

Studies show shopping is at least twelve times more fun en masse. Our Try This On series is all about the camaraderie of sartorial group projects—and this special Wellness Realness episode makes it all about looking good and feeling good, too.

Zella lightweight hooded anorak | Topshop bandeau jumpsuit | Zella running shoes

The question of balancing both life/work and life/workout is really a matter of form vs. function, and where modern-day gym gear is concerned, the answer is definitely not one or the other but both. Innovations in textile technology as well as street and runway sportif trends yield a wide open door for dressing one way, all day—give or take a jumpsuit here and a racer-back tank there.

Here, we step into the Personal Styling dressing rooms at the Seattle flagship with a supremely flexible fitness guru to show you how she manages a 24/7 mix of Zella and ready-to-wear basics.

Pasadena, California native and Zella Pro Lilani Estacio never met a sweat she wasn’t afraid to break—whether via ballet, modern dance, running, swimming, surfing or skiing, her latest obsession. She also holds a nutrition degree and volunteers for a program that promotes healthy eating and cooking to low-income families, and we’re pretty sure it’s this love of hard work and dedication to community that make her Seattle Bar Method classes so popular.

The red jumpsuit above was her favorite look of this particular exercise (see what we did there?); “It can be dressed-up and formal but also dressed down and able to get me from point A to B, especially with these Zella sneaks,” she told us. “The cherry red is traffic stopping in a very classic way.”

Topshop top; see this similar floral print style | Kenzo print sweatshirt | Zella capri sweats | Zella running shoes

Now, you may not want to stop traffic every day. “The look that was most like me was the one with the Zella capris,” said our Pro. “It was comfortable and allowed me to move freely—it’s similar to what I’d wear to warm up before a dance show or class, but the top makes more of a statement out in the real world.”

Risto side-zip sweatshirt | Zella Triple Play leggingsZella running shoe

“I do literally live-in my Zella Live-In leggings,” Estacio admits, and we suspect she’s literally not alone. Our take on legging-living paired a particularly snazzy pair with a decidedly uncollegiate non-hoody. What a difference a vividly rendered abstract print makes—paired with those haute yellow kicks, it might even stop a little traffic.

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Images by Elizabeth Rudge

—Laura Cassidy