If there is one fashion trend wagon that I thought I would never jump on, it would be the "wearing leggings as pants" trend. I mean when this was a trend back in the 90's at least we had the decency to wear them with shirts that went well past our bottoms (and our fronts for that matter!) So when I see kids now a days (Ha! Ha! I can say that now that I'm 40) wearing leggings as pants, I just cringe. But to make matters worse, I see it everywhere, by women of all ages. No! Just No!
Did I say No? Well I mean yes, but not always yes. I still don't want to see your ass through your leggings. So if you insist on wearing leggings as pants with short shirts, then at the very least please make sure you are buying quality leggings that are not showing skin and panties through the stretch!
I have come to love the leggings as pants trend again. I tend to wear them with shirts that just skim the bottom of my bottom and show a little shape vs the shapeless look of the 90's. And no, never with a sweatshirt, not even a Champion one! (Bonus points for you if you get the reference!)
This shirt I got from the Prabal Gurung x Target collection is one of my favorites with leggings. I love the curved shape on the side and the added length in the back. Add a blazer or moto jacket and call it a day! (Unless you're in sunny FL like me, then in that case, forget the jacket.)
If you're still on the fence with the whole leggings as pants trend, here are a few tips:
- Quality is key! Make sure when stretched that you can't see through them.
- Keep them dark. If you are less adventurous, then go dark and thick. I love these that I bought from Target last year. They are super thick and tend to suck it all in and have an awesome faux leather detailing down the side.
- Buy pant leggings or jean leggings to ease into the trend. This is a way to enjoy the comfort of leggings, while still enjoying the trend.
Want to try the trend? Try these:
So tell me, are you jumping on the wagon with me?