Real Life Fashion: How to Wear Leggings

Real Life Fashion, Style

Alright ladies, let’s talk leggings.  I love them because they’re trendy, go with everything and feel like pajamas.  The question is, does that mean we should wear them out in public?

Well, let me repeat: they feel like pajamas.  So yes, absolutely, I’m wearing these suckers no matter how many “What to Wear After 30” articles try to dissuade me.

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I do have a few guidelines I go by, though.  Hopefully these will help someone else wear leggings responsibly.

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  1.  I always wear them with tunics.  Maybe some 18 year old gymnasts can wear leggings with a crop top, but I like to keep my assets covered (pun intended).  The sweater in these pics is about as short as I can comfortably go.
  2.  I try to look for leggings with something special on them, so they look more like pants.  I love the knit ones I’m wearing here with the center seams and all the pintucks over the knee.   I’m also a huge fan of these part-leather ones that are SO comfy, I wanna wear them to bed!aaIMG_4678
  3. I double triple check that they’re not see-through!  Some of the comfiest leggings are so thin that they can be transparent, and nobody needs that.  I try them on, bend over and then have a friend or hubby check my backside.  Better safe than sorry, amiright?

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(This is my Blue Steel look.  I’ve been working on it for hours after my kids go to bed.)

So go forth and wear leggings, my friends!  Stretchy pants = happy women everywhere.

Sweater – Nordstrom Rack (only $15 and lots of colors!)

Leggings – Nordstrom Rack (these aren’t online but very similar ones here and here and also have and love these here.)

Riding Boots – Similar here and here and here for $40!

Scarf – similar here and also love this one

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Marie
    January 12, 2016 at 9:36 am

    I agree! We can wear them, but not with any top. Must cover front and back!

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    Heidi
    January 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    My friend is so pretty! : )

    • Reply
      Bonnie
      January 27, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      Aww, thanks Heids! XOXO

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