My relationship with leggings came a LONG way yesterday.
I wore leggings as pants.
Not pants under a long shirt, tunic or dress.
I am still trying to figure out if I veered into TV stay at home mom territory (blame this post for that reference) or total fashion hipster.
I recall a day, almost three years ago when I could not stand leggings. Thought they were too trendy for me and I was not going to participate in THAT.
Then I saw my sister wearing them and I was like, "WHAT are YOU wearing?" She replied, "I know. I would make fun of myself too except that they are SOOOO comfortable."
I jumped ship and bought leggings from Uniqlo on my trip to NYC.
Holy cats I was wearing leggings ALL THE TIME. My BILs were making fun of me (and still do to this day) calling me a "coastie". (UW alumni will understand this).
I did not care. I was loving my leggings.
So then i started making fun of people who wear leggings as pants. Really? I don't think they are meant for this.
Then again, i came home one day to find my sister wearing leggings. As pants.
AGAIN, I went agog. "Really?!" She replied, "I know. I can't help it. So comfy."
I have missed wearing leggings since having Maggie. I mean, I still rock them now and again, but given that I need to have easy access to the feeding mechanisms, the tunic/long shirt/sweater thing doesn't work very well. It is ok if I can wear a tshirt with a cardigan. However, I only own one longer cardigan, which I just purchased last week.
Yesterday I was happy in my sweats until it came time to take Maggie to the doctor. She was getting shots so I knew I was going to have to feed her after (best shot-coping mechanism ever, BTW). So i did it. I wore leggings, a nursing tank and a cardigan - that only went to my hip/mid-butt. Leggings = pants.
Some people are anti this: Example 1
However, some people pull it off as "cool": Example 1 Example 2
So...leggings as pants: Yay or Nay?