Today's blog post is all about every lazy girl's favorite piece of clothing: leggings! There is nothing, and I mean nothing, better than wearing a pair of stretchy leggings on my days off and now thanks to Spanx leggings and the athleisure trend, I have the ability to wear a pair of leggings for all occasions. Today's post shows day and night looks both centered around a great pair of leggings.  I love how put together both of these outfits looked but how comfortable I felt! Read on for a few tips to pull off leggings for any occasion.

1. Pick a quality fabric. If you plan to wear your leggings out on the town, you better make sure they are better quality than the pair you are lounging in your bed in. Cotton leggings are super comfortable but aren't made of great material and  start to stretch and become sheer (eek!) after a while. Look for a thicker pair made with nylon or spandex so they hug your body in the right places. 

Style Tips:  Spanx leggings have a higher waistband to shape you, an ankle length which looks super flattering on all leg lengths and are seamless, so no camel toes in sight!

2. Try a print. I love that both of these pairs of leggings are printed. With a simple top or sweater, the print stands out and makes your leggings the center of your look. When I think of leggings, the first pair that comes to mind is a boring black pair. Change the perception of leggings by wearing a pair in a fun print, color or fabric. (Spanx came out with faux leather leggings and pairs with velvet details - both are on my wishlist!) 

3. Cover your bum. My number one rule for wearing leggings is to make sure they cover your bum and fit appropriately. Leggings are like a second skin which is not the same as your typical pair of pants, so if you are planning to wear your leggings to work or out to dinner, make sure you cover up. A tunic top or a long, cozy sweater are the perfect pairing for your leggings.

Look 1: Top: BP via Nordstrom (short version) | Leggings: c/o Spanx | Bag: Michael Kors Collection | Booties: Vince Camuto | Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Look 2:  Sweater: c/o Piperlime (similar) | Leggings: c/o Spanx | Heels: Zara (old, similar) | Jacket: BlankNYC | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff (key chain style here)

Which outfit styling was your favorite? 
How do you style your leggings?  

Michelle Paige

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