When it comes to girls wearing leggings as pants, everyone has a strong opinion. Some girls love it, but others consider leggings super unfashionable.
I used to be one of the girls that never wore leggings. I went to high school in southern California and there’s really not a need for leggings when its 70 degrees year-round. None of my friends wore leggings either, and I honestly had no idea they were even something people my age wore.
My view on leggings completely changed when I went to college. I moved 2,000 miles away to the freezing cold Midwest. At my university, leggings are practically a way of life. I see more girls wearing leggings than jeans. I remained skeptical of leggings as pants throughout my freshman year. I tried wearing them a few times, but I always felt weird. My sophomore year, however, I bought an actual nice pair of leggings and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Now in my junior year, I wear leggings at least a few days a week. They are super comfortable and they keep me warm in the cool fall weather. I’m really tall, so a lot of legging brands are too short on me. However, I found a brand that is long enough and I am now a loyal customer.
I love the versatility that leggings offer. I can wear them with a jacket to class in the morning and then I can dress them up with boots and a scarf and go out to dinner at night. I’ve even gone as far as wearing them to college parties, especially in the winter when it’s twenty degrees outside and I don’t feel like wearing a dress or skirt.
When girls criticize me for wearing leggings as pants, I tell them not to knock it until they’ve tried it. If they try it and still don’t like, then fine, they can have whatever opinion they want. However, it still won’t affect my decisions. Ultimately, it’s my body and if I want to wear leggings as pants, then that’s what I’ll do.
What do you think of girls wearing leggings as pants? Tell me your thoughts in the comments below!