I love wearing leggings!  As a mom, they are the perfect clothing item to wear while chasing around my little guy.  But leggings are not just for moms, anyone can wear them.  You can dress them up or dress them down.  To me, leggings are real pants.  However, if worn incorrectly, leggings can be the most unflattering piece of clothing.  You have to make wise choices when styling your leggings into your everyday wardrobe.  

When picking out a pair of leggings, you want to make sure that you have a nice thick material that will hold up well.  There is nothing worse than seeing someone's underwear when they bend down while wearing a thin pair of leggings.  Currently, my favorite pair of leggings are from Last Call Neiman Marcus.  I had a gift card to Neiman Marcus and I found a pair of leggings (similar) from The Balance Collection.  They were on clearance for $14.50,  originally $29.00.  If you're looking for really cheap leggings with a decent quality of thickness, I always recommend Forever 21 leggings for  $3.90.  Other places to look for decently priced good quality leggings would be Nordstrom Rack.  They always have nice leggings at around $10. 

Once you have a nice pair of leggings, you have to figure out what to wear them with.  I always recommend wearing them with a long top that will cover your butt.  My rule for wearing leggings is to never wear them with a short top.  I never want my underwear lines to show or any areas that I may have insecurities with.  

Here are 4 different ways that I wear my black leggings.

 The most frequent way that I wear leggings is with a long cardigan.  Long cardigans are perfect to wear with leggings because they cover your bottom and are loose around your midsection.  I love how cozy a long cardigan and leggings can be during the cooler months, especially when you pair them with some boots. 

I always like to wear leggings with a long or oversized sweater.  I love how comfortable and cozy they are in the winter.  These are two of the sweaters in my closet that I will often wear with my leggings.

I also like to wear my jean jacket with my leggings.  I like adding a little denim to my look.  I always just make sure that my shirt underneath is longer.  Another thing that I forgot to mention about leggings is that you can wear them with almost any kind of shoe.  In the winter, I mostly wear them with my boots, but I also wear my flats or sandals with them on warmer days.

Lastly, I often wear leggings under my dresses in the winter.  It's a great way to keep warm while wearing a dress.  I especially like to wear them under dresses that are a little shorter or have shrunk in the dryer.  Instead of throwing out the dress, you can just save it for your winter collection.  Tunics are also perfect for leggings because they are long...of course ;)

Those are my legging looks.  How do you style your leggings?

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