Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Embrace The Legging



    You've probably seen the pictures that say something along the lines of  "leggings are not pants " or maybe you've just thought it yourself. Well I'm here to tell you something that might be shocking; legging wearers don't care.
    I'll admit at one point I was on the fence about leggings as pants.  After all leggings aren't "technically" pants. At the same time though, that's the beauty of leggings, they're not pants but they can take the place of pants.
    My love affair with leggings was a slow burn you could say. It started with wearing them under skirts and dresses in the middle school years. I treated them as merely a thicker form of tights. Who remembers that trend? Cropped leggings anyone?
    Then it transitioned to tunics and long shirts. Somewhere along the way I was a full blown leggings and a sweater girl.
   Perhaps I started getting braver about my unabashed love of leggings in my pregnancy. After all leggings are an expectant mother's best friend. Yes I did wear the good ol' maternity jeans, but most of the time I was in black leggings. And after I had my son leggings were the perfect wardrobe staple to make me feel put together, and not like I was still transitioning between my pregnant body and my before baby body
    Now I don't bat an eye about going out in leggings and a regular hem shirt. Why would I? I've never shied away from wearing a bathing suit at the beach or pool, and even the most conservative bathing suits show more than a pair of black leggings do. I have nothing to hide, and neither do you. Embrace the legging.
     For one thing, black leggings go with everything. They're the perfect canvas to work around.  I don't worry in the morning about whether my pants go with my outfit, because they always do. Bonus: I never have to worry about ironing them. Leggings are basically a girl's best friend, sorry diamonds.
    Let's face it. Leggings are just more comfortable than most pants. I don't need to tell y'all that when you feel comfortable you are more confident. And of course when you're feeling your most confident good things shall happen. Or at least you're more likely to be open to them.    
    So the next time you're wondering whether someone will judge you for stepping out in your leggings, just don't wonder. Instead enjoy the complete free range of motion you'll have in your leggings. Embrace the legging.

P.S. Full disclosure, as I'm writing this I'm wearing jeans. All my leggings are in the wash. I feel like a traitor.

13 comments:

  1. "Leggings are basically a girl's best friend, sorry diamonds." - that made me chuckle! Great post.

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  2. Yes, yes, yes!!! I am in leggings and a sweater right now girlfriend! They are valentine's day leggings with cupids! lol.

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  3. Ive gained a few pounds these last few weeks and leggings are giving me life!

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  4. I haven't been brave enough to get some really pattern colorful leggings. Yes I am boring and still wearing plain leggings.

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  5. I love my leggings. Currently wearing Valentine's themed ones at work. They aren't pants, but they're a great (and more comfy) substitute!

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  6. I totally agree, haha. I live in leggings! As long as they aren't see through, I don't see the problem ;)

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  7. YES! I love leggings and will never give them up! 100% agree with you! xo, Tram-Anh

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  8. Totally agree! Leggings make everything better lol ;)

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  9. Honestly they are the best clothing item

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  10. Loved this post! I wear leggings probably 5 days a week, they're comfortable, sleek, and just plain old easy! There's nothing wrong with wearing leggings!

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  12. My nieces wear leggins all the time and I don't know why I haven't done it myself. They look so comfy and now this post makes me wanna wear them too. Great job!!!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

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  13. I love wearing leggings. I do though feel that when wearing leggings because they are not as thick as most pants that wearing an appropriate top,etc is key. That is just me though!

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