It took me 2 years to bite the bullet, but I finally cave in and spent almost $100 on a pair of leggings. That’s a lot of money for that particular piece (at least for me), but I’m here to tell you that they are 100% worth it. I now want them in every color and print LOL.
A lot of you know that we are saving money to travel the world for 2 years, so certainly shopping for things I don’t need, is something I don’t do as often as I used to. However, I’ve been seeing these leggings everywhere! I actually tried to buy them a couple of times but they were sold out and I saw it as a sign, but a couple of weeks ago I saw an Instagram ad (I’m a sucker for those!) and convinced myself I needed them because I ripped my black skinny jeans LOL. Besides, I will take them with me on my trip around the world.
I’m the first person that will tell you that leggings are not pants and I haven’t changed my mind, but these are like leggings on steroids lol. They are comfortable, suck everything in but not in an uncomfortable way and I’m about to prove you that you can even wear them for the office.
They have from size XS to 3X.
I’m 5 4′ and 128 lbs. The size Small fits perfectly, even though they are a little bit long (but can you tell?). I’d say if you are shorter than 5 3′ they are going to be a little too long, but the good news for you is that they have petite sizing so yay!! However, they don’t have Tall and based on my leggings (larger sizes tend to be a little bit longer though), if you are taller than 5 7′ or 5 8′ they might be too short. That’s just what I think, not a fact.
This is the exact link to the ones I’m wearing. They come in 4 other beautiful colors besides black.
I haven’t washed them yet. But based on what I’ve read and the care instructions on the leggings you should wash them on gentle cycle and cold water. Do not use fabric softener and flip them inside out to maintain the legging’s sheen appearance (specially the faux leather ones). Lay flat to dry and never ever iron them.
Here you have 4 looks for 4 different occasions:
For the office:
Leggings for the office? Yeah right. Until now! Just use this formula and you can recreate this exact look in many different ways:
A long blazer + pumps (or booties, flats or OTK boots) + sweater (or button down shirt) + necklace.
Other pieces to consider to create more looks with leggings for the office:
Pumps, booties, OTK boots, a long vest, an oversized sweater, blouse, button down shirt, a sweater dress or anything that covers the back area in general LOL. At least that’s what I would do! Also, you can use them as tights, so feel free to add a skirt or a dress paired with boots or even flats/sneakers.
These leggings are so perfect for the weekend because they are comfortable and make you look more polished that regular sneakers, not to mention, skinnier LOL. Just keep in mind that they are not warm so if it’s really cold outside maybe pair them with something very warm on top, OTK boots or extra warm socks.
I styled them with a hoodie (love this one from Roots), Adidas sneakers and a moto jacket. Feel free to add a hat if your hair is dirty lol. This is the formula:
Hoodie + Jacket + Sneakers + Optional (a baseball hat)
Other pieces to consider to create more looks with leggings for the weekend:
White sneakers, slip ons, ballet flats, a long cardi, a chunky sweater, a denim jacket, a white t-shirt, a striped t-shirt and a chambray top.
For date night:
I saw G’s face when I showed them these leggings the first time and I knew I had to wear them for date night ASAP… even though he said they look like scuba diving gear LOL. He loves diving, I’m sure it was his way of saying they are sexy! Anyways LOL, this is the formula for date night:
A cami + lightweight trench or jacket + strappy heels (or OTK boots)
Other pieces to consider to create more looks with leggings for date night:
Pumps, anything with lace, a bralette and sheer tops.
Also, ladies, if you have OTK boots please style them with these leggings! I regret giving mine away last year, but whatever, they are not going on my trip around the world, so I’m not going to buy them again LOL, but if you have them make sure to use them. I’ve seen how these leggings look with those on other girls and I 100% approve!!
To go out with girlfriends or brunch:
This is kind of an additional look that I never know how to categorize hahaha. If you go out with girlfriends you tend to be more bold and use pieces that your partner may or may not consider ugly or weird LOL. The formula:
A sweater + faux fur vest + booties
Feel free to add a hat or a statement piece.
Other pieces to consider to create more looks with leggings for brunch:
A hat, fun accessories and OTK boots.
Here are the other styles, colors they have. I am just keeping these for now, but I might get a different pair later… who knows! They are very hard to resist:
Any favorites? Do you own these amazing leggings too? Let me know how you style them in the comments below!
Thanks so much for stopping by,