I am looking for comfortable pants to wear everyday as an alternative to jeans. I find myself in yoga pants most days because they are flexible, warm and allow me to chase after my toddler. Do dressy yoga pants exist?! ;) Any ideas?
If you read this blog regularly you know I only wear yoga-ish pants at the gym and around the house. I'm not much for wearing them out in public, but I know a lot of moms like the comfort and simplicity of them. So Ada-Marie's question is a valid one. Some people don't find jeans comfortable or easy to wear (or as easy as yoga pants). Now I could go into the benfits of stretchy jeans... but I won't. If Ada-Marie doesn't love jeans, I totally respect that.
If I were to search out some type of "dressy yoga pant" it would be leggings... they are usually about the same material, are available in a wide range of colors (I still like classic black the best), are easy to wash and are usually pretty cheap. A few words on leggings as I am sure quite a few of you are groaning now:
1. If you buy a QUALITY pair they can be quite slimming (I know, I have a great pair from Gap Body that make me feel much skinnier on than I could imagine)
2. Black is slimming and hides lumps, bumps, etc.
3. Leggings are the same thing as yoga pants but with a different leg opening. Really, they are.
So without further ado... here are some perfectly appropriate outfits for moms (or just women in general) on the run with leggings.
Notice I chose tunic style tops that cover the rear... if that's your thing (it is certainly mine!).
Snag a button up from your man's closet and belt it... voila! You look like you just came from Fashion Week, toddler in tow or not!
I am in love with these Superga shoes... btw, they are on GILT tomorrow (Friday). I'll be sure to snag a pair, you too, perhaps?
So what do you think? Are you sold? Are you a yoga-pant mom? Give me your feedback...