What I'm Wearing Instead of Leggings This Summer
Before everyone gets all up in arms, let me just say that I actually do like leggings. When I exercise, travel, or lounge at home, you can often find me wearing a pair—specifically, a high-waisted style from Alo. Beyond that, however, I’ve yet to come around to wearing them in most other scenarios. Whether I’m running out to get coffee, going to brunch, or headed out for a night on the town, unlike many of our favorite It girls, there are a handful of items I’d prefer to wear over the figure-hugging, stretchy pants, because I simply feel more comfortable in them, both physically and mentally.
See just what these items are below, read about why I prefer them to leggings, and, of course, shop our picks for each one.
If, like me, your go-to leggings are high-waisted, then you probably love what's coming up too. Much like leggings, when you're not hitting the gym, high-waisted jeans keep you feeling "tucked in"; look just as good with sneakers, sandals, or any shoes, really; and feel a step less casual.
I recently invested in the below slip skirt, and my life hasn't been the same since. You can wear it with any to (, whether it be a T-shirt or something dressy), any shoes, and, thanks to its neutral tone, literally any colors.
If you have a bad case of legging withdrawals, a pair of cropped pants is what you need. Softer and arguably more comfortable than jeans (to some), these can make you feel like your old self, with a touch more polish.
If you love the easy, throw-on-and-go appeal of leggings, I highly recommend bringing some midi dresses into your summer rotation. Just add shoes and you're ready, literally.
When I really want to dress comfortably but don't want to bare it all, as one often feels like they're doing in leggings, I opt for a pair of tapered sweatpants, otherwise known as joggers. My go-to deep black, cashmere pair even looks cool with heels for a night out!