I have yet to try out the magic warming powers of fleece leggings, but that’s because I’ve been too busy obsessing over my cozy bamboo-lined pair. Bamboo leggings can probably be found on many corners of the internet, but mine come from a kickass small business called Toast, known for its ultra-warm stadium skirts which were developed on Canadian film sets to keep legs toasty, and they’re quickly becoming my favorite thing in the world. Keep reading »
Crazy good? Crazy cool? Crazy smart? Crazy beautiful? Crazy stupid? Crazy amazing? Crazy high? Crazy ugly? Crazy funny? Or just crazy crazy? Because I could always get the Ryan Gosling Collage T-Shirt instead. Please advise! [£48, La La Land]
Let’s pretend it isn’t ridiculously cold out. Or maybe the reason it’s not quite leggings weather is that you live in Australia, where it’s hot as Satan’s armpit right now and the thought of fabric clinging to your legs makes you want to break out in hives. Either way, it’s not the time for a thin layer of stretchy fabric to be the only thing separating any part of your gams from Mother Nature. But I can covet these geeky leggings from the safety of my desk. Check all 10 pairs out on The Mary Sue…
“Charlie Chaplin Camel Toe”: hipster band name or brutally honest description of these leggings? Probably both, but for right now let’s focus on these leggings, which I’m pretty sure I’ve seen before in a fever dream I had in 10th grade. So upsetting. [$30, ROMWE]
Let J. Crew’s Pixie put the leggings as pants controversy to rest — leggings CAN be worn as pants when they’re as sleek, thick, slimming and comfy as these. Despite being a J. Crew enthusiast (seriously, I am often dressed like an unpaid and less perfect J. Crew model), I didn’t become aware of the Pixie Pants’ magical powers until recently, when I complimented a number of fashion-y ladies on their leggings looking decidedly inoffensive when worn solo with buttondowns and sweaters. “Oh, these are not your normal leggings,” they each said in some way or another. “They’re Pixie Pants! From J. Crew!” The difference is that these leggings have a zipper in the back and are made from thicker material than the usual stretch jersey. They’re incredibly slimming and warm and are totally opaque. Seriously, these are the chicest leggings you could ever own. It’s only right to wear them as pants. [$88, J. Crew]
I think leggings confuse a lot of people, right? First off, leggings are in that netherworld between pants and tights, but people confuse them for one another all the time. And that’s why I’ve created this handy guide, with a few simple rules for how to best wear leggings. Because you don’t want to look like a leggings loser, okay?