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Different Takes on Wearing Leggings

It’s been quite rainy and chilly the last couple of days over here, during our spring break too!  I don’t know about you guys, but chilly weather equals cup of hot coffee, cozy blankets, maybe a movie and definitely sweats.  But since we can’t live our lives in sweats (or can we…) there has got to be an alternative!  Enter leggings.  A while back we asked on our Facebook page whether or not people would rock a pair of leggings like celebrities do.  The overwhelming response was no, but I beg to differ.  Here are four ways that I have worn them and continue to wear them.  Because it’s comfortable and looks like a put some effort into my outfit.  Win-win if you ask me!

1.) Leggings with a dress.

This is a perfect outfit for that dress that might be a tad too short to wear on it’s own.  It’s also very comfortable and you look a little fancy, you are wearing a dress after all!  It is also perfect for those moms out there with crazy active kids, so you can wear a dress and not worry about it flying up and people getting a peek of your who-ha, as my cousin calls it.  This particular outfit is a favorite of mine, I may or may not wear it too much.  It was featured a while back in my half-up hair knot tutorial.

2.) Leggings with a Chambray Shirt

Now ladies, I am not thin.  I don’t have skinny little thighs.  I married a black man, for heavens sake, that just would not have been okay.  But when paired with my favorite chambray shirt and long sweater, I think I’m okay.  Here I added my Sunshine Stitch scarf and red lips and my boots I paid too much for that didn’t last.   Super comfy & with my no heat curls hair – I was ready in less than 15.  Yep, the husband likes this one.

3.) Long Fitted Shirt

I love this outfit.  Can I say a few  important things about wearing leggings?  First of all, make sure there are no lumps.  You know when maybe your leggings are pulled up high enough and your little muffin top is making an appearance.  The best thing about wearing a long shirt like this is you can pull up your leggings (above the muffin top) like Steve Urkel kinda high, and no one will know.  And it smooths out any potential lumps!  I paired it here with my riding boots and favorite colorful scarf.

4.) With your Husband’s Shirt

Okay am I going a little overboard on this one?  Ever since I discovered the ability to shop my husband’s closet, I was hooked.  It opened up a whole new world of possibilities!  I don’t have a huge budget (if any) for clothes, so this was big for me.  I paired my husband’s graphic T with a thick belt, leggings, leg warmers (because I’ve been dying to wear them), and my black booties.  I kinda liked it!

There you have it.  These are ways that I have found I am able to pull off the leggings.  Perfect for this rainy, cool kinda weather that’s been going on.  I love it.  And now I’m gonna go grab a cup of coffee and my blankets, but before I go I wanted to leave you with some hilariousness that was left in the comments on our Facebook page when we asked about the leggings…

Kelley from The Grant Life said:

I’m not a fashionista AT ALL.. but tights are not pants!! Christina Aguilera has been wearing them like thats all she has in her closet and ahhhhh I just want to call her up and let her know the truth. Because someone is lying to her about how good she looks! :)

Then the always hilarious Alyx from Every Day is a New Adventure made a VERY good point!

Here is the thing – leggings can be pants if a few criteria are met: ‎1. they are NOT see-through. 2. The person wearing them has a good body. 3. they are NOT see-through. As you can see, it is very important that they are not see-through. No one wants to look at your polka-dot thong, I’m sorry.

Have a Great day!

I am linking up this post to The Pleated Poppy, The Letter 4, and Momma Go Round. Check them out, lots of fun fashion!

Natalia

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Natalia is a mom to two crazy boys and wife to one handsome dude. She lives in France part of the year where her husband plays professional basketball, but she hails from Southern California. The hubs was born & raised in Nassau, Bahamas, which makes them an intercultural, interracial family traveling the globe together since 2007. She loves to cook (but mostly eat), hang with her fam, be adventurous, & find ways to stay girlie in a house full of men. On her site you can find loads of hair tutorials, makeup ideas, & fashion tips for the everyday woman. She believes that beauty and fashion don't have to be intimidating and that every woman should learn to embrace her own beauty.
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17 Responses to Different Takes on Wearing Leggings

  1. christina April 17, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    I really like all of these looks, actually! my main rule for myself when wearing leggins (other than them not being see-through) is that whatever I’m wearing on top covers my butt. I just feel immodest if it doesn’t. I’m glad you posted the hubby’s t outfit – that is sooo something I would want to do and not be sure if everyone would think I was crazy. I just need at least one other person (other than myself) to say it’s ok and I’m there! so now I just need to make sure I have the right leggings =)

    • Natalia April 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

      You know what I do? I wear tights under my leggings just to make sure nothing is see through! It just makes me feel a little bit better about the whole thing, haha! But it’s so comfy & cozy, I can’t resist it most of the time!

  2. Kelly April 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    I WANT THOSE LEGWARMERS!!!!  OMG!  I LOVE THEM!!!!!  I thought they were boots at first glance!  And I bought reddish lip gloss and thought of you and Alyx!  I rocked it today IN THE HOUSE and NO there are no pictures but i’ll probably wear it out soon and take a photo then…I’ll tweet you guys!

    • Natalia April 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

      Bought them at H&M! They might be gone though, I got them on sale!

  3. Gina_AcuteDesigns April 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Gorgeous!  I love leggings and wear them almost every day of the week :)

    • Natalia April 18, 2012 at 2:21 am #

      I am right there with ya, super comfy & can be cute!

  4. Stephanie [Luxe Boulevard Bridal] April 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    One of my favorite ways to wear them is layering a colored tight under a patterned tight.

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    • Natalia April 18, 2012 at 2:20 am #

      Oh I never even thought of that, how fun!!

  5. Suzzie April 17, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    I love the leggings with the dress and the boots. Absolutely my fav way to wear leggings. 

    • Natalia April 18, 2012 at 2:19 am #

      It comfy and cute! I agree!

  6. Kristine @the foley fam April 18, 2012 at 1:09 am #

    Girl! You totally rocked those leggings like no one’s biz!! Love all your outfits!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog!! I appreciate it!!

    Happy Wednesday to you!!

    Kristine from TheFoleyFam – Unedited

    • Natalia April 18, 2012 at 5:19 am #

      You are too cute! Thank you so much for visiting us here!

  7. ChristyB April 18, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    I love ALL of your leggings outfits! I was afraid to try them but once I did, I was hooked. They are so comfortable and still cute and stylish.

  8. Sherri S April 18, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Uh you ARE thin!  But I loved the commentary and your look.  Great outfits.  

    • Natalia April 19, 2012 at 4:17 am #

      Thank you! I just meant I am not model thin – the kind with no meat!

  9. Alyx April 19, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    HAHAH!!! I love that you put that in there!! 
    You look great, as always!! 

    • Kelley April 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

      I agree!  This made my smile to see my comment on here!  And I should have rephrased it to include the see-through part.  Very true Alyx! 

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