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The no-pants pants

October 28, 2012

The other night, I was scrolling through my Pinterest feed and saw a couple of pins from my friend Jenny featuring women wearing chambray shirts over white tees and black leggings. One was captioned “no pants?” and the other, “again with the no pants?” And I feel her pain. Every day, I see girls with otherwise cute outfits, ruined by the lack of pants.

So let’s have a little clothing refresher, shall we? Leggings are not pants. Leggings are not pants. Leggings are not pants.

Now that we’ve got that cleared up, there’s a way to wear leggings, and that way usually involves a tunic long enough to cover the upper thigh area, even with arms raised overhead. If your top is shorter than that, it’s too short. And the tops in these pins? Were too short.

But there’s hope. In the form of pants. Specifically, J.Crew Pixie pants. They’re skinny enough that they create the look of leggings, but they’re thick enough to wear as pants. Plus, they have a zipper, a defining quality of pants. Plus, the fabric has a kind of spanx-y quality that keeps everything pulled in, which, let’s all face it, leggings lack. Plus, unlike jeans or pants with straighter legs, the knees don’t bag when you’re wearing them with boots.

There’s a reason they’re named after something magical.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. November 9, 2012 10:08 pm

    Ugh totally agree! The only leggings I even own are for running!

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