Leggings are just not my thing. Don’t get me wrong. I actually LOVE them. They are so cute, so comfy, and just so versatile. Here’s the thing about them that makes them, well, not my thing. I wore them for two years straight (or what felt like that) while I was pregnant, losing weight, then pregnant again, then losing weight again. So even the thought of putting them on makes me feel like I’m instantly back in that spot where nothing fits me…except my leggings. I mean, nothing ruins a perfect article of clothing like wearing it while you’re pregnant or even just feeling overweight. Hence, my difficulty wearing them now.
Despite my bad association with leggings, I feel like as a mom, there are times in life when I just need to be comfortable, able to crawl under a car to reach a toy, or be in some other strange compromising position that makes a dress or a skirt or even nicer pants just all wrong for the scenario at hand. When I saw these leggings at HumanKind SLO (our local and amazing fair trade store), I knew these were just the ticket to breaking myself out of my legging rut. I figured that since I wore the same old black leggings over and over again for a few years, maybe a new and fun patterned pair could help make me feel like I was wearing something brand new instead of the same old same old.
Of course, I wanted to style them as much as I could in “my style”…so wearing them in ways that feel more like ME. Here’s what I came up with.
I got this really awesome tunic from Target with all that fringe down the sides…and it actually has a slit on either side so it hangs really nicely. You can see I just put a long black tank top under it. With the black booties and the Child Of Wild necklace, it’s definitely kind of a fun, dressier way to wear them.
Hippie leggings. Headscarf, orange tunic (from Forever 21, but this reminds me so much of Halston Heritage!) and Sam Edelman sandals. I think this’ll be my “I forgot to wash my hair” day outfit.
I got this AMAZING vintage lace duster jacket from Curio SLO and I’m just so excited to pair it with stuff. I think it could totally be a fun thing to put with these leggings and a long fitted tank. It’s a way to show off a super vintage piece without adding a ton of bulk underneath it.
I think this is my favorite way. With a vintage distressed tee, some gold jewelry, and sandals. It’s so casual, but I feel so cool in it. I don’t often feel cool personally, so when I find an outfit that makes me feel cooler than I am…I wear the heck out of it!
Okay, okay. I think I’m getting used to the thought of wearing leggings again. Thanks HumanKind for selling a pair that I just couldn’t resist… :)