I am not a person who wears leggings as pants — or a person who wears leggings at all, really. On any given day, I'm in jeans or trousers, even when I'm trying to be "comfortable" and "casual." On a plane, maybe I'll opt for joggers, and sure, I'll wear workout pants to actually work out. But, I haven't really considered leggings to be part of my everyday wardrobe...until now. I've finally stumbled across a pair that's changed my mind — and while I can't believe I'm even saying this, they make me feel like Kim Kardashian.
And once Outdoor Voices' "Studio Skin" leggings came into my life, I felt like I, too, could hop on this bandwagon.
Really, it all has to do with the pants' fit, fabric, and construction. They're made from a seamless Nylon the brand describes as "form-enhancing" and "high density," which hugs your curves in all the right places and is totally, completely opaque. They're super high-waisted (which I also love), and the seamless construction means they're smooth as can be. This past weekend, I wore them to brunch (something I tend to dress up for), and I didn't feel sloppy at all. With an oversized hoodie and a bomber jacket, I felt so Kim K. — in the best way. Plus, I was able to hit up my pilates class afterwards without having to bring along a change of clothes (pictured below, I'm on the right).
Basically, I'm here to say that I now totally understand the infatuation. Somehow, leggings really can be pants — all it took was the perfect pair. Let's just say this discovery will be giving my jeans a long-overdue break. Thanks for the inspiration, Kimmy.