Remember when leggings became popular and everyone kept talking about how leggings aren’t pants? I do. I think most of us followed that rule for many years. But then, the alluring siren song of the legging got some of us ditching the oversized tunic for a shorter shirt and a leather jacket, and we felt good. And we looked good. Leggings have evolved into pants, and here are some outfit ideas to prove it (and inspire you).
- Thick leggings, ankle boots, leather jacket -
If you choose a monochromatic color palette for this look it can be incredibly chic. Just make sure you choose a thick (perhaps double-knit) legging option so it gives you a little more support and your skin isn’t peaking through the fibers. Photo inspiration.
- Printed leggings, simple tee, simple shoe -
Go for a bold, fun printed legging and keep everything else simple and understated. You’ll want to choose something that shows off your personality, so take a look at epicleggings.com to see their variety of fun options.
Leather legging, striped top, sneaker -
To give leather leggings a daytime look, pair them with a simple striped top and a sneaker that’s cute and comfy. You’ll be able to wear these anywhere during the day without looking overdressed.
Plain leggings, button-down blouse, loafer -
Go for a more business-casual look by wearing a button-down blouse with a pair of black leggings and a black loafer. If your office gets cold, wear a light cardigan over your blouse.
The old rules of leggings are gone, and new ones are replacing them. Wear leggings in whatever way makes you feel comfortable, because the entire point of leggings is that they’re comfortable fashion.
Do you follow the “leggings aren’t pants” rule? What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments below!
Leggings are a versatile piece of any woman’s wardrobe. They can be worn with dresses, shorts, tunics, t-shirts. They’re appropriate for every occasion, from workouts to the office to the park with the kids. Yup, leggings are the best. But do you ever find yourself confused over what kind of shoes to wear with leggings? You’re not alone. So, I’ve come up with a little how-to (and some examples) for choosing shoes.
Think about what you’re going to be doing -
- I know, it’s obvious advice, but it needs to be said. We’re in the 21st century, ladies! We have so many fashionable choices that we don’t have to sacrifice fashion for function. If you’re going to be outside traipsing around the wilderness, don’t wear a 4-inch knee-high boot with your leggings. Just don’t. Instead, wear a pair of cute sneakers (vans or converse are classic choices) or a pair of boots (like Timbaland or hiking boots).
- Think about the weather -
This piggy-backs off of point 1. Think about the weather. Yes, those loafers probably do look cute with your leggings, but they’re going to be ruined in 2 minutes out in that flood. Those vans? Not such a good choice on the ice. For winter weather, get a pair of cute boots (whatever height you like best) that has good traction on the bottom. It doesn’t matter how cute you look if you fall on your face!
- Decide what style you’re going for -
If you’re going out for a ladies’ night, you might want a girlie style, so choosing a feminine heel with a bold pair of leggings makes sense. But if you’re headed to meet your future in-laws, a more subdued, classic look might be a better option. Remember, style is your own choice, so do what makes you feel comfortable, and what you like!
- Take into account your body type and your height -
Some shoes look better on super tall models. Others look better on more petite girls. Think about how the shoes affects your entire look. If the shoe chops you off and makes you look shorter, there’s going to be an option that does the opposite.
- Express yourself -
The most important thing to remember is that you use fashion to express yourself. The rules of fashion are really just guidelines, and they can be broken. If you like it, go for it, no matter what the rules of fashion say!
What’s your favorite shoe to wear with a pair of leggings? Have you ever made a poor shoe choice? Share your stories in the comments below!
Leggings are great for workouts, but did you know that not all leggings are created equal in the workout world? Some legging styles work better for certain exercises than others. It’s hard enough to get the motivation to workout, why make the wrong legging choice and add more problems to the mix? When you’re doing cardio exercises you need a high-quality pair of close-fitting leggings. We’ve chosen 3 pairs that work great for cardio.
- Tight-fitting leggings are perfect for cardio workouts. They protect against chaffing, give you coverage, and don’t bunch up or fall off. This version with the large waistband is great for people who haven’t been to the gym in a while. You can wear the waistband high and it gives you a little extra support for your stomach, until you feel comfortable folding the band down. They’re capri-length, so they won’t make you too hot to finish your workout.
Long close-fit leggings -
These leggings are perfect for any winter workouts. They’re great under running shorts to keep you warm, avoid chaffing, or as a stand-alone piece when you’re running to the gym in the morning. The bright green “work out” print acts as a motivating reminder to keep going when you’re pushing through that last mile on the track or the bike. They also come in pink lettering!
Sweat-style leggings -
This style offers a thicker fabric option, feeling a little cozier, a little thicker, and providing some extra warmth and coverage. They’re great for cardio because they’ll help wick moisture away from the skin.
Just as different workouts work for different people, different leggins will work for different people. You need to try them out and find what works best for your workout needs. Luckily, the leggings at epicleggings.com are inexpensive, high-quality, and fashionable, so you can try a few pairs with confidence.
Let us know what your favorite workout is, and what kind of leggings you like to wear when you’re doing it. Let us know in the comments below!
Leggings are essential to every woman’s wardrobe, but good leggings can be hard to find. Often times, when I come across leggings in a store, they’re flimsy and thin, and I know they won’t last very long, but I make the purchase because I need more leggings in my life.
Sadly, I always regret those impulse buys because I find myself needing to replace them too quickly after the initial purchase. It’s not cost-effective for me, and it’s wasteful, so I started hunting around for better options for buying leggings.
I have some tips for picking out good leggings, and I’ll tell you where to get some awesome leggings at affordable prices.
How to spot good leggings:
- What material is used?
You’ll want different material for different purposes, so keep that in mind. A spandex-polyester blend would work well for every-day wear while maintaining that nice stretch we all love. A cotton blend would work well for wearing casually. A synthetic blend would probably be a good choice for working out.
- How thick/thin is the material?
Generally, thicker leggings will last longer. And they’re much better to wear in the winter. Double-knit fabrics hold up really well to wear, especially in areas like the thighs where there’s going to be friction and rubbing.
- What does the stitching look like?
If you go to gently pull the seam apart, does the stitching start to come apart? If so, that’s your clue that it’s not a great piece of craftsmanship. Of course, you might choose to spend less money on a piece that isn’t crafted as well, which is completely fine. Just don’t spend a lot of money for a piece that’s literally coming apart at the seams.
- What’s the price point?
A super, super cheap pair of $5.00 leggings is probably not going to be the best quality. Likewise, a $100.00 pair of leggings is probably going to be awesome quality, but not many of us can afford to spend money like that. So, find a happy middle ground. I’ve found that I can get a great pair of quality leggings for somewhere between $20 and $40. Decide what you’re willing to spend, and find that balance between quality and quantity.
So, those are my tips for selecting a good pair of leggings, or deciding what you think is important when selecting leggings. I’ve found the materials, stitching, and price point of the leggings at epicleggings.com to be great. They have an incredible selection of styles, colors, patterns, and sizes. They have workout leggings and fun every-day leggings at affordable prices.
Do you have a system for spotting quality leggings? Have you bought a pair of leggings from epicleggings.com that you loved? Tell us in the comments below!
We live in a celebrity-obsessed society, and while it does get annoying sometimes, it’s always exciting for the fashion-lover in me to get inspiration from celebrities. So for today, I’ve found my favorite celebrity legging looks to help you get inspiration for your wardrobe.
- Gigi Hadid
I absolutely love her black leggings, black boots, oversized denim shirt, and chunky sweater for this great winter look. Link.
- Kendall Jenner
Kendall paired these black leggings with a classic white t-shirt and a chic pair of nude boots. She looks super pulled together and this is a simple outfit to recreate. Link.
Rhi-rhi chose to wear leggings and a t-shirt to the gym and she still looks stylish. That’s major gym inspiration!
- Kim Kardashian
I’m digging Kim K’s all-black ensemble with the leather jacket. You have a leather jacket, right? Your life will get better as soon as you buy one. Mine did.
- Selena Gomez
It’s not even fair how chic Selena Gomez looks in a pair of leggings! But, this is what is possible, ladies. Leggings are not just for lazy Saturday’s. They’re high-fashion.
What’s your favorite celebrity legging look? Is there one that you’ve replicated? Share with us below, we’d love to hear your comments.
Capsule wardrobes are totally on-trend right now, and for good reasons. They help simplify outfit choices, bring versatility to your wardrobe, and minimize wasted money. For those reasons, I’m a huge fan of the capsule wardrobe. However, I’ve noticed a serious lack of leggings in capsule wardrobes and it got me thinking. So, here’s a list of 4 reasons you need more leggings in your capsule wardrobe.
You might be thinking “that’s great, but leggings are only for staying at home on the weekend”. Well, you’d be wrong. Leggings are an extremely versatile piece of clothing that can be worn at the office, in the home, out for a night on the town, on a date, or to a posh party. Check out our “Favorite Celebrity Legging Looks” for some inspiration for different outfits.
Leggings are an extremely cost-effective item to add to your wardrobe. You can buy a good-quality pair of leggings for less than $30.00 that will last you a long time. Epicleggings.com has a huge variety of leggings for every occasion that are quality, affordable options for the fashion-lover in us all.
I feel like this goes without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway. Leggings are so darn comfortable! Once I put on a pair of leggings I refused to go back to jeans! Okay, I sometimes still wear jeans, but the comfort difference is insane.
There is a huge variety of leggings available. From chic black leggings to bright galaxy leggings to lace leggings. The amount of outfits you can make with leggings is endless, and so is the amount of options you have.
There really is nothing that leggings can’t do. If you’d like to have more versatility, cost-effectiveness, comfort, and variety in your capsule wardrobe, you need to add more leggings into the mix.
Do you have a capsule wardrobe? Does it include leggings? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
When leggings first emerged in the fashion sphere there was a widely-held belief that you had to be a 6-foot tall, super-thin model to wear them. And remember when people kept saying that leggings weren’t pants? Oh, the good old days.
Thankfully, two things have changed since then: 1. There is a record amount of body-positive women who are wearing whatever the heck they want. 2. Leggings are pants. So there. I’ve thrown together a quick guide to help you choose leggings for your body type. But remember, a guide is just a guide, and you can wear whatever you want!
- Tips for tall women
First of all, hello, you special unicorn. You can wear almost anything better than us short girls. (I’m not jealous!) However, I hear you have a hard time finding dresses that fit your length properly. That’s where leggings come in. Pair short tunics, shirt-dresses, or mini-dresses with a pair of leggings and flats or ankle boots, and you’ve got a perfectly cute outfit that doesn’t leave you feeling overexposed.
- Tips for petite women
For short women, the challenge is visually lengthening your silhouette. The best way to do that is choose a shoe color that’s as close to your hemline as possible. So, if you’re wearing black leggings, wear a black ankle boot or riding boot. It’s best when there’s no visual break (like skin showing between your hemline and your shoe), so keep that in mind.
- Tips for hourglass-shaped women
You have no issue wearing leggings as long as you remember to accentuate your waistline. This can mean wearing belted tunics or dresses or choosing cinched-waist tops and dresses. Pair a casual cinched tunic dress with a pair of leggings a nice loafer.
- Tips for pear-shaped women
The key to wearing leggings with your body shape is to draw the visual attention to your upper body. This means that printed or bright-colored leggings aren’t always the best option, but that doesn’t mean you have to wear all black! You can pair a bright-colored dress or long blouse with a pair of black leggings and a shoe of your choice.
No matter your body type, you don’t have to be afraid of wearing leggings. There are so many options now that there’s no reason we can’t all enjoy the beauty and comfort of the legging. What’s your body type? How do you wear leggings? Let us know in the comments below!
Epic Leggings knows how popular capsule wardrobes are right now. You’ve seen the images on Pinterest with all of the items spread out, and you’ve probably noticed that most of the pieces are white and black! There’s hardly any color in there!
So, we’ve come up with a list of 5 reasons you should add color your wardrobe. Be brave, my friends!
Stand out from the crowd
Think about it for a minute. If capsule wardrobes are so popular, many of the women around you probably wear muted neutrals. You’ll definitely stand out from the crowd by adding color to your outfit. It’s best to pick one or two bold colors at a time. Here are some fabulous bold leggings you can pair with a neutral top and shoe, and maintain that capsule look while setting yourself apart.
Avoid wardrobe boredom
Basic, neutral wardrobes are great for their versatility and timelessness. However, they can get pretty boring. If you add some fun colors that you like into the mix, you’ll be able to break up the monotony.
Show your personality
Adding color, in the form of solids or patterns, can tell the world a lot about who you are. Are you a big fan of space? Add some galaxy leggings to your wardrobe. You can also rep your favorite TV show or cartoon character. The sky's the limit!
Improve your mood
We know from scientific studies that every color has an effect on our moods. Black makes us feel subdued or aggressive. Grey makes us passive. Red gets us fired up or excited. Blue calms us. Add a color to your wardrobe based on how you want to feel.
Easily dress for the season
It’s pretty easy to look put together just by wearing the right color in the right season. It’s especially nice in the winter to pair seasonal leggings with boots and big, comfy sweaters. Here are some awesome winter leggings.
There’s no reason your wardrobe has to be drab and dull, or full of neutrals only. Add a couple of colors to your wardrobe!
If you ask a typical woman about her leggings, she’ll tell you she loves them. They’re comfortable, warm, stylish, and there’s a huge variety available. But, she’ll also probably tell you that she doesn’t wear them all the time.
Maybe she wears them on a lazy day around the house with a chunky sweater, or when she’s running errands or going to the gym. But we’ve come up with 5 reasons leggings are appropriate for every occasion.
- They look good on everyone - It really doesn’t matter what body type you are. If you know what to pair with your leggings, they’ll look good no matter what.
- They can be dressed up or down - I think we all know it’s pretty easy to dress leggings down; just pair them with a cable-knit sweater and some ankle boots for a fall look. But, did you know you can dress them up, too? You can buy a thicker pair of leather leggings and wear a long blouse out on a date or to the office.
- They come in an infinite variety of colors, patterns, and fabrics - black leggings for everyday or office wear, printed leggings or galaxy leggings for working out or a spunky night on the town, leather leggings for office parties. There’s really no end to your choices.
- They work in any season - thick fabrics and muted colors in the fall and winter, light fabrics and bright colors and patterns in the spring and summer. Leggings carry you, very fashionably, through the entire year.
- They protect you from chafing - And let’s be real, here, your legs probably rub together, just like mine do. Leggings protect your legs from chafing, and work well during your workout. But the protection from chafing also means they’re great for hiking, tourism, walking around the city, and more. Also, that snug fit is like an all-day hug.
If you don’t yet have a closet full of leggings, you need to get on the comfy train! You don’t have to sacrifice style, versatility, and fun for comfort. Leggings give us the best of all worlds.