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Top Picks from Champion

Top Picks from Champion

Most of the trends we see this Fall, at least for me, are a snooze fest.

I did 90’s style the first time around when I was a cute little thing, and I killed it.

Today, while it’s fun to watch my 14-year-old daughter put her unique spin on it, it also highlights how wildly impractical most styles are for the over-40-crowd.

If you’re like me, you spend your weeknights driving kids around to various after-school activities and weekends on a sideline somewhere, and your calendar of social engagements don’t require a bias-cut slip dress or crop tops and flare jeans.

And that’s okay.

I spent years flying all over the country for work, and by the time I wrapped up that part of my career, I was ready for life to become more home and family-centered.

One year, I even missed Halloween while my kids still required help getting into their costumes because I had to fly to LA.

That was the beginning of the end of my road-warrior chapter.

These days, I try to relish the fleetingness of home life.

I may be bored out of my mind waiting for practice to end, but I also love the 15 minutes I get with my girls in the car on the drive home. Our mornings might be chaos, but they crack me up as they stumble out the door to school. I know I will miss all the mundane tasks and activities that come with having a young family.

So life might not be glamorous in any way right now, but it sure is happy.

And one trend I can get into is old-school 90’s brands making a comeback. Because while I’m not recreating the Delia’s catalog, I can get down with some stylish and sporty sweats.

Enter Champion into the chat.

Champion is Back, Here’s What I Bought

Champion Choices from Nordstrom

I ordered everything from Nordstrom, and now I’m ready to be comfy at home for the remainder of the year. 

Oversize Quarter Zip Sweatshirt


Champion Oversize Reverse Weave® Quarter Zip Sweatshirt

Oversize Quarter Zip Sweatshirt, $65  

This oversized sweatshirt is my favorite item I ordered. It’s well made and super soft and cozy. I wear them with my Zella Live-In leggings or the Champion 7″ bike shorts below. 

Buy your true size, available in XS – XXL, in grey, black or white

Reverse Weave Hoodie

Champion Women's Reverse Weave® Hoodie

Reverse Weave Hoodie, $65 

This hoodie is ideal for rolling out of bed and running to the gym early in the morning or sitting at an all-day softball tournament on the weekend.

The logo is cute and subtle, and if you want to make this an outfit, you can grab the matching shorts here. 

7-inch Bike Short


Champion 7-Inch Everyday Bike Shorts

7-inch Bike Short, $35 

Last year, I would have bet money that I would never, ever wear a pair of biker shorts. Now I own three pairs. 

I like this pair especially because of the length and over all quality. They are not too tight, but also don’t stretch out too much. 

I wear them around the house with my half-zip, and, more practically, for work outs.

Available in sizes XS -XXL. Runs true. 

Lightweight Cotton Blend Fleece Joggers

Champion Lightweight Cotton Blend Fleece Joggers

Lightweight Cotton Blend Fleece Joggers, $55 

Ok, here’s the thing with these bottoms. They are more like sweatpants than joggers, so don’t let what they are calling them confuse you. Most joggers we feature are slimmer cut and polished. These are like traditional, old-school sweatpants, and I am here for them.

We have a family ski vacation planned for right after Christmas, and I’m packing these to change into after a long day on the slopes.

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Recommendations are based on my experience as a personal stylist and wardrobe consultant for over a decade. I worked with busy, down-to-earth women who wanted to look chic and feel confident but were often confused by so much of retail. 

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Top Picks from Champion

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Deanna Debrecht

Tuesday 26th of October 2021

Fun Fact: The city where I live (Winston Salem, NC), is where Hanes Brands (owner of Champion) was founded, and is still headquartered to this day! I have several friends who work for Hanes...they'll be delighted that you featured their products! I'm a big fan and I love that Nordstrom carries Champion now :)

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