Winter Leggings Outfit

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.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing LOFT leggings in seamed ponte, Ann Taylor Flare Sleeve Turtleneck Tunic Sweater, and Blondo Olivia over the knee boots with Mango snakeskin embossed bucket bag

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 did find a few other options that are more fully stocked and also 50% off — these heathered seamed ponte leggings and these pindot leggings.

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!

turtleneck tunic sweater // ponte leggings // Blondo over the knee boots (similar) // snakeskin bucket bag // teardrop earrings // photo credit: Alison Cornell

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