Leggings: A How to Guide
Leggings are old news. From Lu La Roe to Target, they’re everywhere. What’s not quite as clear is how to wear leggings without falling into the mom look trap. You know what I’m talking about. Yoga pants, Graphic Tee, flip flops, messy bun. I’ve perfected that look. And, it’s great for a day doing laundry or a trip to the gym. Sometimes though, you want to step it up a notch and don’t worry, I’m not going to say you have to hang up that Graphic Tee (run don’t walk to check out my favorite tee shop Hudson Lillian Designs and check out their newest designs for the holiday season) or squeeze into your skinny jeans to do it.
How to Wear Leggings and NOT Look Like a Mom:
Step One: Choose wisely. There are a lot of options when it comes to leggings. There are prints and plain black and everything in between. When you want to dress it up a bit go for a thicker material, solid color, and/or some sort of stand out feature. My favorite this season? The moto legging look. It adds a little pop of something but you can still stick to classic black or dark denim. If you really want to shake it up try a vintage gray wash like I did with these from Gozon (use code “mommyinflats20” for 20% off your order).
Step Two: Keep it long. Your shirt that is- Make sure it covers your bum…and your front bum for that matter. Ain’t nobody wants to see that. Well, maybe someone does but hopefully he’s married to you and you can do that behind closed doors. Joking aside, not only is it not modest, but it’s not attractive to wear a short shirt with barely there spandex (somebody tell Jane Fonda please). That’s why it’s all about the length. I love tunics or long tees. Stay covered by adding layers, long tanks are great under tees or sweatshirts. Add a little lace to rev up the style. And, don’t forget to grab an oversized cardi like this one from Asterisk boutique.
Step Three: It’s all about the shoes. I mean, I love flip flops as much as the next girl but the easiest way to take your look from frumpy mommy to hot mama is to swap those bad boys out for a chic pair of booties or even some simple flats. Don’t skip this step, it’s not only good for your style, it’s good for your feet. Invest in a good pair of shoes from a reliable brand (like these from Hush Puppies), your feet will thank you!
Wearing leggings doesn’t have to be sononomous with slobby mommy. It’s up to you how you strut your stuff. Switch up a few simple things and you can sport your favorite leggings *and* turn all the heads at the same time.
Styles Seen Here:
Graphic sweatshirt: Hudson Lillian Designs
Moto style leggings: Gozon (code: mommyinflats20 for 20% off)
Dark blue denim leggings: c/o Gozon (code: mommyinflats20 for 20% off)
Sweater: Asterisk Boutique (unavailable, more styles)
Booties: c/o Hush Puppies
Flats: Lucky Brand
Bag: Bed Stu