Happy Friday, friends! I’ve finally got a new outfit for you. Is this my first of the new year? And I hope you’re sitting down… because it involves leggings.
I’ve made no bones about it — I’m not a big fan of leggings. This statement always gets me some quizzical looks (or comments, rather.)
Leggings have a place, but unfortunately, they seem to have become a copout for many who don’t want to deal with real pants. Plus I just generally feel more confident and put-together in jeans.
But I also realize my wardrobe could use some variety, and what resembles my beloved skinny jeans more closely than leggings??? Nothing, that’s what. So when I saw these leggings in seamed ponte at Loft with the fun check pattern, I decided they should be mine.
They’re a ponte fabric, so they’re thicker than traditional leggings, which is a plus. I also love the tone-on-tone pattern. It makes them a no-brainer for pairing with a black sweater and black boots for a sleek monochromatic look.
Now, do you want the good news or the bad news first? The good news is, they’re on sale — 50% off the sale price, so yay! But, there’s bad news — sizes are getting depleted quickly.
I always say the key to a great monochromatic look is a mix of textures, and this outfit is a prime example with the cozy knit sweater, patterned ponte knit leggings, glossy leather OTK boots, and snakeskin-embossed leather bag.
This turtleneck tunic sweater is a great buy as well — it’s 60% off the markdown price, bringing it down to $31.60 in cart. It also comes in grey and putty.
For accessories, I added big silver teardrop filigree earrings for some bling and called it a day. I’m not a big fan of necklaces with cowl neck sweaters. It looks busy to me, and the long pendant under a cowlneck is starting to look dated. Sleek minimalism is in, and I’m all about it.
This is an outfit I would wear to volunteer at my kids’ school, meet a girlfriend for coffee, run to the mall, or take the family to dinner. So versatile!
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