When was the last time you wore a pair of pants? Yesterday? A week ago? Every day? Well if you’re me, the answer is years ago….literally. The last time I wore pants was in college, and at 28 years young, that was some time ago.
When this subject comes up, I am always asked how this is possible, particularly during the winter months. The answer: LEGGINGS! If anyone is the queen of leggings, it is probably me, and I am proud of it.
Don’t believe me?
Contrary to most fashion advice, I have officially rejected the notion that leggings aren’t pants. Many argue that leggings are for lazy people, or for those who don’t want to admit that they have gained a few pounds. I humbly disagree. When styled appropriately, leggings can be elegant, stylish, and fun.
There are so many benefits to finding a good pair of leggings. They can last for ages and can serve as an easy way to enhance your outfit. Another positive is the slimming look it can help provide if done properly. This is a big “if”, as I absolutely am opposed to this look:
We have all seen this look, and if you’re like me, you are guilty of a major eye roll. I don’t care how fabulous your butt looks, JUST SAY NO….and cover your butt!
So where can you snag a good pair? Here’s a few of my favorite places.
A wonderful rep from No Nonsense recently sent me a couple of pairs of leggings to try, and I am officially hooked. Leggings can be incredibly pricey, but No Nonsense has loads of options under $20! Another plus is the diversity in colors you can find here.
If you have ever browsed through the racks at Nordstrom or Macy’s, you have probably come across a pair of Hue leggings. I have worn certain ponte leggings from the brand to formal meetins, and everyone thought they really were pants…even after I revealed their true identity!
I have leggings from Zara that I have been wearing since college. They can really last, and they are super comfortable. My recommendation is to wait until they go on sale, as they always do. I love that if you shop online, you’ll find them in the trouser section (proving my pant that they are practically pants).
While I am not the biggest fan of American Apparel advertising, I LOVE the Ric Rac Leggings. I have them in grey and black, and I am obsessed.
Have a favorite leggings brand?!? Please share!!!
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