I’m assuming you looked at and loved all of the pictures above,
but did you also pay attention to the text?
Lean in and listen carefully to the following lesson.
When wearing leggings,
THROW ON SOME BOOTS AND PILE ON THE LAYERS
If I could make the above statement flash and shoot streamers out of your computer,
please know that I would.
THAT my friends is the key to how to wear leggings.
At least for me.
There is one more very important key to wearing leggings.
Perhaps the most important.
If you hear nothing else I say for the rest of this post, hear this:
MAKE SURE YOUR CROTCH IS COVERED.
I said it.
LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS PEOPLE.
Please feel free to take notes if you need to.
Layers can include several of the following:
a tank, a t-shirt, a tunic, a button up, a sweater, a cardigan, a scarf, boot socks, etc.
The list goes on and on.
LAYER IT ON PEOPLE
(FYI: I took it upon myself to take the notes for you.)
Now before we get to the layering part, let’s start out by talking about the actual leggings.
But here’s the thing, you MUST have a good quality legging.
There’s nothing worse than a legging that is partially see-through, that bags in the knees after a couple of hours of wear, or that doesn’t wash well.
So, if you are ready to rock a legging, here’s what you need to do first:
Invest in a good pair of leggings.
(And by invest…I mean spend around $40 instead of around $20. We’re not talking about having to drop a lot of cash, so don’t skimp.)
$20 makes all the different in the world when it comes to the quality of a legging.
Well, ladies…listen up!
I have searched HIGH and LOW, and I have found THE VERY BEST leggings.
I have named them a MUST HAVE.
Find the Hue ultra-wide waist band MUST HAVE leggings HERE.
I have the black and grey and seriously don’t know how I lived the last
28 years of my life (ahem) without them. Because I’m 29 (ahem).
I have no words.)
THESE are the MUST HAVE leggings.
Like I said, I have them in both this dark grey and black, & I wear them both all fall and winter long.
They are a little long on me (I’m almost 5’4″), so I don’t wear them with flats. I only wear them with tall boots.
They aren’t see thru at all.
They hold their shape.
And even though I’ve already washed each pair lots and lots, they still look brand spankin’ new.
Here are just some of my leggings looks from 2013.
Click HERE for the MUST HAVE leggings.
All of you that own the leggings are JUST AS CRAZY about them as I am.
They really are a GAME CHANGER in the leggings world aren’t they?!?
For size reference, I’m a size 4, and I wear a small in these leggings.
For the record, even though I swear by the above leggings, I have received many e-mails about the Zella Live In Leggings HERE.
You might want to check them out too. Supposedly they are a better length for flats.
Thanks for the recommendation Kim. 🙂
FYI: They have 1,468 5 STAR REVIEWS.
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Let’s get the word out to the masses! 😉
I mean really. You can’t get more cozy than the above look!
Wait a second….you could if you added the blardigan! 😉
(They have added new colors at Nordstrom!)
To own the blardigan is to love the blardigan.
And for those of you that are super new to the blog and have no idea what a blardigan is….
A blardigan is part blanket and part cardigan.
And it’s a little piece of heaven right here on earth.
want something that you can wear at home for an entire weekend at home
in your pajamas, with a sick kid, and then throw it on and wear it to
Not that I’ve ever done that.
Well, if that is something you’re looking for,
I probably have received over 200 e-mails (and I promise you that I’m not exaggerating) about this MUST HAVE.
My favorite is from the reader who said she wants to try to figure out how to shower in it.
Please commit this to memory.
Did you just spit out your coffee?
I don’t blame you.
LAUGHING. SO. HARD.
Thanks Andrea for the super cute graphic!
Hey, if you don’t listen to me on this important subject matter.
Listen to Ryan.
This particular post is
getting so much traffic from Pinterest, that I decided to go ahead and
add the TUNICS post to the bottom so it could be a 1 Stop Shop!
After my repeat Leggings Are Not Pants post a couple of weeks ago (found HERE), I received many e-mails saying some variation of the following:
*Your first Leggings Are Not Pants post is how I found your blog in the first place!
*Now that I have these leggings, I’m not sure how I lived XX years without them in my life!
*I also received plenty of WHAT THE HECK DO I WEAR WITH MY
LEGGINGS NOW THAT I HAVE THEM? e-mails.
Well, never fear.
I’ve got this ladies.
helpful, but only one of the tunics I highlighted then is still
available now… so I wanted to update the post this year with new and
Tunics that you can find in stores today!
Tunics that are cute AND cover all of your lady bits.
Yes, my friend Andrea is responsible for the above awesomeness.
Don’t you wish your friend was as funny and creative as mine? 😉
I mean, “adorable hiney”. Hilarious.
Let’s start out the post by reminding you of my favorite leggings.
(Just in case you just found the blog within the last couple of weeks.)
Click HERE for the PTMT MUST HAVE leggings.
Again, for size reference, I have a SMALL in these leggings but only wear them
with tall boots (b/c they are way too long for me to wear with flats).
I have the black and the grey, and I know many of you have the espresso also!
I’ve had them for a year now, and they still look AWESOME.
They don’t sag, they wash perfectly, and they suck you in without making it difficult to breathe.
Those are all WINS in my book.
I ordered LOTS of tunics so I could sift through them at home, style
them with different boots and jewelry, and find the most perfect ones.
I do have 1 problem though.
I ended up ordering 10 tunics.
And my plan was to keep 1…possibly 2 of them.
I hated 4 of them (that you won’t even see on today’s post), so that was actually good.
I’ve returned 6 already (4 that I hated, and 2 that I returned because I
just didn’t love them) because I had to get them off the ol’ charge
But there are 4 still hanging in my closet.
4 that I LOVE and ADORE.
4 that I feel like I need.
I’ve decided I’m going to allow myself to keep 3 of them….because they
aren’t just for leggings, they will look awesome with jeans too….and I
know I will get my $ worth out of them.
SO SIT BACK, RELAX, AND GET READY FOR THE TUNIC PARADE!!!!
that make shirts shorter on me than on girl’s without big boobs and a
massive rib cage. So keep that in mind when trying to decide on the right size for yourself!
Click HERE for this denim tunic that also comes in 3 other solid colors.
For size reference, I was wearing a medium to make it long enough for leggings.
tunic HERE, leggings HERE, earrings c/o Gorgnana Giffin at Nordstrom HERE,
necklace c/o Kendra Scott HERE (turquoise available HERE at Nordstrom)
cognac wedge boots sold out, but similar NEW for only $99.95 HERE
finding a denim top long enough to pair with leggings. This one does
the trick, plus it has a cute pattern on it! If you are really long
waisted, you could always pair a long tank underneath it for extra
It was also pretty body conscious. I liked it a lot, but I didn’t keep
it because I felt like I would always have to be sucking in when
If you don’t have to worry about sucking in (you go!), then you might really like this one!
Also from Bobeau, THIS hooded long cardigan. It’s plenty long in the front and back to pair with leggings!
(I found out about this when Jessica, a reader, e-mailed me to say it was her less expensive version of the blardigan!)
Click HERE for this Splendid jersey v-neck tunic.
For size reference, I was wearing a medium in this picture.
I ordered a medium because I wanted to make sure it was going to be super flowy, which it was.
I’d be interested to see if the small would have fit better…but I still loved the way the medium looked!
It is very different than anything else in my closet, and I think that’s why I loved it so much!
I felt super stylish in it AND like I was wearing pajamas.
This one is staying with me fo’ sho’.
Click HERE for the belted french terry jacket.
For size reference, I was wearing a small.
There are 24/41 5 star reviews and 9 4 star reviews, so I guess the reviews are a little mixed.
BUT I LOVED THIS!
I’m wearing the “neutral streaky” colorway.
I showed Shay this picture and she said it was, and I quote, “VERY Olivia Pope.”
I’ll take it.
I just thought it was a really great look.
So…who wants to be all Olivia Pope with me?
Click HERE for the cowl neck Free People tunic.
For size reference, I was wearing the x-small/small.
If you are long-waisted, you might have to wear a cami or tank under this for maximum coverage.
It was plenty long on me, but remember I’m only 5’4″.
If you’re too tall to wear this with leggings, consider getting it to wear with jeans.
for this Mimi Chica tunic dress. For size reference, I was wearing a
small, but if it wasn’t for my boobs, I think I could have taken the
tunic HERE, leggings HERE,
earrings c/o Gorjana Giffin at Nordstrom HERE, fatima necklace c/o Gorgana Griffin HERE
magenta necklace c/o Kendra Scott HERE
cognac wedge boots sold out, but similar NEW for only $99.95 HERE
to venture out in public in your leggings. You could wear this dress
with them and ease yourself into the leggings world! 🙂
You know I couldn’t do a tunics post without talking about the much beloved blardigan (mine is the dark ombre).
Click HERE. For size reference, I have a small/medium.
Remember that the blardigan is fitted in the arms, which makes it okay to wear it out of the house!
Do you have any trips planned soon?
If so, you are looking at the most comfortable travel outfit you could ever imagine.
Click HERE for this striped tunic from Caslon. For size reference, I was wearing a small.
This tunic is quite fitted, so if you’re scared to wear it with leggings, you might prefer to wear it with jeans.
Okay…so those are all of the new tunics!
Now a review of a some of the tunics I’ve talked about before (that are still available).
and it looks awesome with the leggings.
I feel like I need a drum roll or something.
Or some guy in his own pair of leggings with a trumpet drawing attention to the unveiling of this fabulous find.
But since I’ve got neither….here it is.
If you don’t mind, just imagine some trumpet fanfare.
Click HERE for the colors that remain.
Lots of solids and stripes still available!
The wedge boots in the above pictures are sold out, but you can find similar ones HERE.
Just because, I thought I would include this tunics graphic again on the tunics post!
a) belted french terry jacket HERE
b) black and white tunic dress HERE
c) denim popover HERE
d) pale pink snood pullover sweatshirt HERE
e) recessed late sweatshirt HERE
f) jersey v-neck top HERE
g) free people cowl neck pullover HERE
h) striped high low tunic HERE
Happy Friday Girls!
Let’s go out this weekend and ROCK OUR LEGGINGS and COVER OUR CROTCHES!
This post continues to get A TON of traffic from Pinterest!
So, if you are new here, please click HERE and take a look around! Thanks for visiting!
Also….I’m in full blown Christmas prep mode too.
Click HERE to see all of my Santa Alerts so far for 2014!
I promise to make your Christmas shopping easy! 🙂