HELMUT cocoon leggings
James Perse long sleeve v-neck tee
Autumn Cashmere cardigan (old, n/a)
VKOO cashmere infinity scarf (on sale now for $86)
Francesco Biasia Brooke Tote (courtesy of Forzieri)
After I posted the outfit last week with my James Perse leggings I started thinking I might be open to wearing leggings more often if I could find a pair that was “blacker” and held me in a bit better. I started looking for some, not in earnest, but then thanks to the wonderful birthday gift from my father (Barney’s gift card), I found a couple pairs to try on and think about buying. First, I tried this Vince pair, and while I did like them, I prefer the higher cotton content of the HELMUTs (90%). The Vince leggings also had the slightest bit of sheen to them, which I didn’t like. They were very comfortable, and not as long as the HELMUTs, but I didn’t feel like they held me in as well. After A LOT of going back and forth, trying on other things in between – literally, I was there for hours – and a lot of convincing from my friend (who is also the manager of our local Co-Op) I decided to get the HELMUT pair.
Today was the first day I wore them out, and I felt great in them. They’re crazy comfortable – these might be my flying-to-Amsterdam leggings – and they didn’t stretch out at all after most of a day of wear. The only thing that bothers me about these, and the Vince leggings, is that they’re dry clean. Not that I wouldn’t normally dry clean them anyway, given how much longer clothing lasts that way, but maybe I’d like the option to throw them in the wash. Overall, I’m very pleased with the HELMUT leggings and can see myself wearing them a lot. But DEFINITELY not as pants