Campus Fashion, Fads and Faux Pas

Leggings are the new pants

Who says we need to wear pants? Pants are overrated these days, especially with the new female fad, leggings. Leggings have been around for hundreds of years. They have been worn by men and women alike but more recently are considered a fashion for women. Spend a day at Lipscomb University and you will see just how popular leggings have become. They are worn year-round and come in just about every color, material and style.The most popular color I have seen on campus is classic black, yet the choices are endless when it comes to shopping for them. For example, Nike and LuLu Lemon make great leggings to work out in that come in a more spandex material versus the traditional cotton. They are comfortable and great for all-weather conditions. Many girls on campus will wear these while on a run or in the SAC with a T-shirt and tennis shoes for a cute and athletic look.

Lulu Lemon leggings

However, this style is not only seen in the gym but in class, running errands or simply    hanging out as well. Another casual way to wear leggings is with an oversized sweatshirt or sweater, scarf and boots. This style is cute and casual but also super comfortable. More girls are wearing leggings casually these days because they are close to the comfort of baggy sweatpants yet look a lot more presentable and give your body an actual shape. I know when I am in a hurry it is so easy to throw on a pair of leggings, a T-shirt and a ball cap and run to class. Although leggings can be worn in a replacement to sweatpants, they can also be dressed up for nice occasions. Many girls will wear them under dresses or skirts in the winter because they are warm and still cute.  

Pair leggings with a cute top for a nicer look

Also, some people actually wear them as pants and throw on a pair of heels, a cute top and blazer. Many think that you have to be a size zero to pull of these body-hugging bottoms, but that is far from the truth. Any girl can wear leggings as long as she chooses the right color, fit and outfit to wear them with. So next time you’re getting ready, ditch the pants and throw on a pair of leggings!

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4 thoughts on “Leggings are the new pants

  1. I am not a leggings fan. I do however wear them under dresses or with a skirt. I am unsure about being able to substitute them for actual jeans or pants.

  2. healthykingincollege on said:

    Love this! This is all so true, girls are wearing leggings like crazy these days! I love this trend, it is so comfortable, and can be super cute too! I’m usually a casual legging wearer myself, but I might atempt to go for the cute shirt and heels soon! Thanks for the ideas! Keep it up!

  3. Loved your post!!! Great Job!!!! So true!!!! Keep up the good work!!!

  4. Love this post because it’s so true. Leggings definitely seem to be the new pants, and I wear them all the time, to be both comfortable and fashionable. Good job!

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