Updated: Oct 5
The much debated subject; can you wear yoga leggings with everyday wear? Is it totally faux pas to show up to brunch with the ladies wearing high waisted yoga leggings?
What was once only worn for working out is now creeping more and more into our everyday fashion looks. We see celebrities like Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift, Hailey Baldwin and Kendall Jenner sporting them wherever they go, coffee runs, brunch dates, nights out on the town... Can it be, are yoga leggings finally a foundational piece of any fashionistas wardrobe?
I for one am absolutely on board with this trend; I still remember buying my first pair of leggings back in the day. I have to admit I felt quite naked going out in my first pair of leggings, I felt like I was flashing my back and front side to the whole world to see. Ooohhh but the comfort, the stretch, the support on my waist made all those insecurities melt away. The best thing about wearing high waisted leggings with any outfit is the shapewear effect it has, they create a nice, long smooth sillohuette without the discomfort of wearing pinching shapewear.
If you haven't taken the plunge yet and you're wondering how to match your yoga leggings to different outfits, here are some suggestions:
Going out for a nice lunch with your girl squad? Think about looking for stand out prints like high waisted leopard print leggings and match it with a sustainably made cotton tank, favourite combat boots, a hat and some stackable jewelry.
Going out for a dinner date with your S.O? Think about getting those legs to shine!!! Have you always wanted a pair of leather leggings but worried you'd be sweating in them all night, a la Ross(F.R.I.E.N.D.S lovers will know what I mean)? Opt for some shiny laquer leggings that give you the look but none of the embarrassment. These high waisted leggings are so versatile, you can dress them up by matching with a sexy silk blouse, cropped jacket and heels or match them with a sustainable stretchy crop top and a slouchy blazer.
Going out to run errands? Why not jump onto the trend and get out those high waisted biker shorts out , these are also versatile as you can dress them up with a slick blazer and wraparound belt and boots, or go for a more casual look and match them up with a boyfriend sweater, and your fav pair of trainers.