Monday, January 5, 2009

Long Live Leggings

I truly hope leggings are here to stay forever. When they first came back into style, I thought they were so tacky. Back then, when I thought of leggings, the first few images that would come into mind were these GAP leggings with a lemon pattern that my momma used to wear in the 80s, or those bike shorts with the attached short flouncy skirt people used to wear long ago. Did you ever wear those 80s bike shorts with the attached skirts? I hope I have a picture of me in those, because those were just truly ridiculous :)

Anyways, I remember reading about a decade ago that Vera Wang 's daily uniform consisted of leggings. I was in disbelief that a well-known designer would wear leggings when no one else wore them anymore. I should have known that she was probably ahead of the game, or knew that they were so versatile that they deserved to be staples. I'm now a true devotee of leggings (as long as I don't wear them as pants, because I'm self conscious of any bulges/lines!) after wearing them on all my travel days during the holidays. They were so convenient to pack as an extra change of clothes in my carry-on bag too, unlike bulky jeans!

Here are some of my recent travel outfits. . .

Taking a quick pic w/ Miyu before starting the trip. We're purse sisters :)

19Dec08 Travel

The beginning of my jet-lagged state of delirium. I have never been drunk, but you should have seen me in this state! I was talking with absolutely no reservations at all :)

21Dec08 Travel

Me & Mr. Tomato at the Taipei airport. His shirt says "I love Taiwan." Hm, I haven't seen any of those shirts around at the tourist stores. . .

26Dec08 Travel

Maybe I should buy some more leggings before they're completely out of style/stock!

5 comments:

issa said...

you guys are too kute!!! and i too thought i would never again don a pair of leggings.. when it first began to be on the scene again with LL wearing them as pants...

Miyu said...

After reading this...I'm now tempted to go buy some leggings!

yulanda said...

Leggings are great! At least when they're treated as footless tights. They're more comfortable then pants, but allow you more freedom when wearing them with dresses then tights would.

The Clothes Horse said...

Great outfits. Leggings are alright, but I'm so tired of seeing them worn as pants!

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Leggings are so versitle, I dont think they will go away now. And I love them!