Leggings and Skinny Jeans

Leggings and Skinny Jeans:
These super-fitted pants are the most prevalent trend in young adult fashion for a reason. They can be worn up or down depending on the outfit and accessories one pairs them with. Leggings are also a great way to show off ones legs without showing skin, which makes them ideal for colder weather.
1969 always skinny jeans - medium washmatte-legging

Keep them if:
Unfortunately, these pants will inevitably go out of style one day. You should keep them regardless if you have invested in high-quality leggings such as Lululemon’s or Athletica. They are charging more and more each season for leggings and one day you will be happy you kept these nice pants. As for jeans, it is best to keep them if they are classic denim because they will rarely be out of style.

Toss them if:
There are details that date them back to a specific era. This can be a specific wash, or anything meant to decorate the pants. Bright colors that work now, might not be in style in a few years.


7 Comments on Leggings and Skinny Jeans

  1. Anya Elise Swanson
    December 5, 2014 at 2:52 pm (4 years ago)

    Leggings and skinny jeans are great! I normally am a fan of jeans so I don’t have many leggings but I do want to get some. It’s ridiculous how pricey some of them are!

  2. etc5099
    December 5, 2014 at 2:51 pm (4 years ago)

    I am wearing leggings right now, and I hope that these won’t go out of style anytime soon! I love keeping good pants (jeans, leggings, or even other types of pants) for as long as they fit me (at least if they are my favorite pants); but I do agree with you on some of these tips on what type of pants to keep.

  3. Christine Suhr
    December 5, 2014 at 2:50 pm (4 years ago)

    This post caught my eye, since I did my TED talk on yoga pants. I had a hard time finding appropriate pictures of yoga pants, leggings, and skinny jeans! Your pictures add a nice touch to your post. Unfortunately, some of my skinny jeans and leggings will wear out before they go out of style, so I probably won’t have a problem deciding what to keep or toss!

  4. Jennifer Lee Deraney
    December 5, 2014 at 2:48 pm (4 years ago)

    Leggings are definitely my go-to piece as a college student. You can dress them up (or way down..haha..) and they are probably the most comfortable form of pants. Leggings are the best.

  5. Amajuoritse Omatseye
    December 5, 2014 at 2:48 pm (4 years ago)

    Its funny you mentioned that because I walked into lululemon the other day and the prices for legging were actually disgusting. Its crazy how the price for leggings and yoga pants have gone up because of such high demand for them. I definitely agree that those colored pants should be tossed out because those bright colors are definitely about to go out of fashion.

  6. Sarah Henry
    December 5, 2014 at 2:41 pm (4 years ago)

    These are some good thoughts about what types of pants to keep. I know I own a lot of skinny jeans. Sadly the main reason is because I’m short so I need to roll them up and any other style just looks ridiculous rolled up.

  7. Elizabeth Grayce Hopta
    December 5, 2014 at 2:40 pm (4 years ago)

    love leggings, and hope they never fade. they’re just comfy and wonderful.

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