I often have difficulty finding pants that fit and are comfortable. Leggings, then, provide a great refuge because they so easily stretch over everything—hips, thighs, the stomach, you name it. So, on days when I don’t feel like reaching for a dress, I grab my leggings.
If leggings look like pants, then I think they are appropriate for many work environments.
- I opt for slim-cut or bootcut leggings because these cuts more closely resemble “pants” than the super skinny cuts.
- I also opt for ponte knits, double-knit interlock fabrics, that provide great coverage and have the added bonus of being durable.
- To ensure that leggings look tasteful, I also always fully cover or half-way cover the butt when sporting them to work.
I own two pairs of ponte knit pants, a slim cut by Adrienne Vittadini, and a bootcut pair by Max Studio (featured today). Both pairs of pants were purchased on clearance in Marshalls for $20 each.
For a casual leggings-to-work look, a polka dot ruffle shell is paired with the bootcut ponte knit pants and belted with an edgy studded belt. A red zip front cardigan provides the perfect topper while leopard flats add an unexpected twist.
Pants—Max Studio via Marshalls
Shoes—Banana Republic Factory Store
Belt—Destination Style NY by Patricia Field via HSN