Thursday, October 14

jeggings: yay? or naaay. please discuss.

I've been racking my brain this week to come up with a post for fashion & style week, when the muse poked me in the ribs and said, "You are wearing incredibly warm, soft, and comfortable stretchy pants that look like cords. What more do you need for a topic?" Yes, after repeated, skeptical viewings at the store, I finally said what the hell, and came home a few weeks ago with a pair of Hue corduroy-esque legging/pants. They are sort of a bastard sibling of jeggings, which, if you don't know, are leggings that look like jeans.

Now, leggings have always had passionate defenders and detractors, so I probably don't have to tell you that jeggings inspire even greater heights/depths of appreciation and disdain. Personally, though I shunned leggings for a good long time, shaving over 60 pounds off the old bod has brought them back into my life, for better or for worse. Because, damn, they are comfortable, and a writer needs to be comfortable. And though I'm sure you can guess they don't exactly look like the picture on the left on my body, the cord leggings look a lot better than I thought they would. With a long-ish T and boots, I can do my work and my errands in total comfort aaand then pretty much transition straight into bed. Without the boots. Usually.

What about you? Have you already taken the jeggings plunge? If not, will you? Or did you swear to yourself upon first seeing them in the store: "As God is my witness: never"?

I'm taking off for a long weekend getaway, but I will eagerly check back on Monday to see if there's consensus. Now I have to go pack my jeggings.

9 comments:

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Screw the jeggings What I want to know is: How did you lose 60 pounds???

kathryn said...

I finally bought a pair of "skinny" jeans, and that's about as far as I'll go. But having the right top and footwear can really make it work. Oh yeah, it also helps if you weight below 110.

Morgnicole said...

Definitely nay, I hate jeggings, though I will make an exception for the cargo ones.

writerjenn said...

I just wish we could all agree to go around in sweatpants and tunics. I don't have room in my brain to keep up with fashion trends. Are pants supposed to be wide- or narrow-legged now? Are skirts long or short this season? What's with all the Uggs boots being worn when it's seventy degrees out? Will we get to have dress waists at our actual waistlines ever again, or are they going to stay just below the bustline forever? Just gimme the sweats and let's call it a day. :-)

Sara Z. said...

writerjenn: that is a manifesto I can get behind!

kathryn: it is very complicated to know how to wear those things

morgnicole: cargo jeggings?? must find out more...

lauren: over the course of 10 years, whole foods, low/controlled carb (very little flour, sugar, refined things), and good self-care in other areas like sleep, exercise, mental health

Wendy Toliver said...

I have not committed. I did borrow a pair of jeggings once and though I was comfy I didn't run to the store to buy a pair of my own. I do have a pair of VERY skinny jeans that I like to wear with tall boots when I'm feeling less than my real age, hahaha!

I haven't seen cargo ones yet either! Will keep a look-out.

Morgnicole said...

Yuup yuup.(: They have them at american eagle in...

Grey[Dark]: http://www.ae.com/web/browse/product.jsp?catId=cat90100&productId=0327_2695

And

Green [Olive]: http://www.ae.com/web/browse/product.jsp?catId=cat90100&productId=prod390225

The Book Brat said...

Definitely a YAY. I'll be rocking a pair at my fam's extra large Thanksgiving Party next month.

Melissa Walker said...

Nay for me, but Yay for anyone who feels good in them--go you!