James Perse leggings | size 2, my favorites, but since they’re brushed jersey (which makes them super-soft), they do attract lint/hair/etc. – just be aware.
James Perse tank top | SO OLD, I wish they did more of these long loose tank tops, I’d get a bunch…
Birkenstock Arizona Sandals | going all out fall JP 😉
3.1 Phillip Lim Ryder Satchel | $100 off this weekend with code 057B8A at Forzieri
Splendid top | size medium, 25% off this weekend at Splendid!!!!
So, there was some discussion of leggings in the comments on yesterday’s post, and I’ve recently embarked on a campaign to get Austin to “cover your ass,” so I thought I’d show you a Grechen-approved “leggings” look with today’s outfit. There are three components to every leggings outfit IMO: 1. the leggings (my favorite everyday leggings are James Perse) 2. the LONG tank top or tunic that is essential for COVERING YOUR ASS, and 3. the sweater/top/jacket/cardigan as the final piece. Sure, if it’s hot, you can skip number 3, but in general when I’m wearing leggings, I prefer three separate pieces, just to make sure my ass is sufficiently covered 😉 Carrying a GIANT bag doesn’t hurt either:
The point here is that LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS. I like to treat leggings as another undergarment; something that needs to be covered up. Leggings are wonderful and I love them as much as the next girl, but you’ll never catch me wearing them without a long top or dress. I have a few of these jersey short skirts from H&M that I wear on top of my leggings sometimes for extra coverage. Splendid’s layering tanks are long and also good for that if you don’t want to add bulk.
It goes without saying that I like opaque, thicker leggings to not only cover my ass, but also to hide any imperfections. James Perse’s are great for that, and my HELMUT leggings are even better – but they’re not for everyday wear, they’re more my “dressy” leggings, and reserved for cold weather.
How do you wear leggings? Which are your favorites (see more of mine in my Essential Leggings post)? What tops/tunics do you wear with them to cover your ass? 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!