I Tried the Legging Trend That's Always Terrified Me—Here's What Happened

Whether I'm heading off to a yoga class, hiking along one of L.A.'s many trails, or running errands in the weekends, you can always catch me in leggings. But unlike my willingness to try out loud prints and color in my everyday attire, my choice in leggings is unwavering in its theme: solid black.

For whatever reason, printed leggings have intimidated me so much that I've placed a ban on them in my own closet. At least, that is, until now. JoyLab, the line of activewear we design for Target, released a special capsule of leafy tropical prints in its most recent drop and I went way outside my comfort zone to test-drive the fun new pieces. Like I noted above, I usually sideline any leggings that don't fall in line with my strict edit of solid black, so the idea of wearing colorful printed leggings left me pretty much terrified.

Nonetheless, I decided to put the High-Rise 7/8 Reversible Legging from the collection to the test and see what happened. Would I end up loathing it or be inspired to add more colors and prints to my athleisure ensembles in the future?