In Defense of Leggings

There are three topics that we are told not to bring up in conversation: politics, religion, and, of course, the most controversial of them all—leggings. People love to hate on them. I have gotten into enough battles over my beloved leggings that I have comebacks to pretty much every jab thrown my way.
-“Leggings are not pants.” Just to be clear, the definition of the word “pants” is a “garment for the lower part of the body, having individual leg portions.” So to all those haters I say get a dictionary.
-“They should only be worn at the gym.” Excuse me? Tell that to my sneaker collection or any trend made popular by Kylie Jenner for that matter.
-“Leggings are glorified sweatpants.” And the problem with that is…?
But let’s get real—leggings are the best thing to happen to your wardrobe since the white T-shirt. Try to survive a week without wearing the comfy, clean, classic, amazingness that are leggings. Impossible I tell you! They can be an actual lifesaver yet super fashionable all at the same time.

And they are not just for lazy days. If styled correctly, they can make a totally trendy outfit in no time. Plus who doesn’t enjoy being comfortable in your own clothes?

If you don’t, believe me, these eight Fashionistas took to Instagram to show their leggings in a fashionable light. From active wear to keeping cozy, these ladies know just how to style leggings.

Here’s how:
With your favorite graphic teePhoto by @n_agem

For an all black ensemble Photo by @sofinaa

To keep up with the trendsPhoto by @h_nos

With your favorite leather jacketPhoto by @alessagabrielle

For a early coffee runPhoto by @cecegiglio

With an oversized sweaterPhoto by @sarahgargano29

As the perfect layering piecePhoto by @kalynnelizabeth_

If April Weather is just not living up to it’s expectationsPhoto by @taylorknoxx

Do you believe me now?

How do you style your leggings? Let me know in the comments below.