I'm Not Kidding—These Leggings Make My Legs Look Instantly Longer

When it comes to my everyday attire, I'm not afraid to test the waters with attention-grabbing trends like clashing colors or retro throwback items. But the moment I decide to throw on anything remotely athleisure-y, I like to maintain a pretty subdued palette—read: mostly black and white. It makes for a collection of leggings and sports bras that I can't go wrong to mix and match with.

Last weekend, I decided to test-drive a new pair of patterned leggings from the JoyLab collection we co-designed with Target that I heard was weirdly flattering. Yes, they're another pair of black leggings, as you've probably guessed. But they're so much better than plain black leggings—hear me out. I tested out the leggings for myself, inserting them into my weekend wardrobe where I'd usually throw on the first pair from the pile. I took my new pair from a hike in Griffith Park to a coffee run at my local haunt, feeling way more stylish than usual, I might add. Scroll down to see how I styled the Performance Pinstripe High-Rise 7/8 Leggings for the weekend and find out what makes them so leg-lengthening.

Now you're in on why my leggings are secretly flattering.