Let’s talk about leggings for a minute. It seems like there has always been a clear line…either you wear them often or you don’t wear them at all. I have typically fallen into the latter of the two categories. Jeans have always felt so comfortable to me that I never felt the need for anything different. Skinny jeans were my leggings. It wasn’t until recently that I wanted to purchase a pair to wear with some long sweaters and sweatshirts that I had found. Being home with Emerson every day and with Ryan joining us the two days when he doesn’t attend school, has made comfort a bit more of a priority. While I have no intention of living in athletic wear because I like clothes far too much, figuring out cool ways to wear leggings seemed like a fun little mission.
It’s no secret that the Spanx leggings have been a favorite for many over the last couple of years. I decided to order a black pair. They were supposed to be magical, after all. While remaining skeptical, I pulled them on for the first time. Oh. My. Gosh. They instantly made me look thinner and made my legs look firmer. The smoothing capabilities were equally impressive. My tummy is still very soft and round after having Emerson and while I would no more expose it, I was thrilled that the leggings helped to “hold it all in” under my top. I promise you that I would not recommend such a pricey pair of leggings unless it was clear that they are worth every penny. They come in various colors and textures and can be easily dressed up or dressed down. The versatility makes them even more of a splurge-worthy item, in my opinion.
Here is how I opted to style my new Spanx leggings for a day out with the family…