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The Best of: Leggings

Hey friends! I thought it would be fun to start a new series on the blog today called "The Best of" where I will highlight the best things I've tried in that category. I would be happy to do anything y'all want to see! Skincare, kitchen tools, foundation, basic tees, etc.

Today, we're going to cover one of my favorite clothing categories: leggings. Can we all agree that leggings are a God-send? I love that I can dress them up (but mostly dress them down) and they provide maximum comfort at all times. There are several things I look for when I'm shopping for a pair of black leggings:

-Not see through!


-Holds up after multiple washes and drying

-Preferably available in "short length" or cut where the leggings don't bunch at my ankles

-High waisted

So here you go, the best leggings I've tried, loved, and would recommend to you!

Zella Leggings (all styles are great, but these are my favorite and it's the pair I'm wearing the picture above)

I am a HUGE fan of the way lululemon leggings and bottoms feel, but not a huge fan of the price. Zella is the most comparable option I've found. People rave about these leggings - and for good reason! I own the cropped version (linked) that hits right at my ankles and also the traditional yoga version that's ultra high-waisted. You can't go wrong with any style, and you can normally find them on sale and at a lower price point from Nordstrom Rack.

Spanx Leather Leggings

Everyone and their mother loves these, and you can group me into that, too. I'm obsessed. They suck you in, look sleek, and are comfortable. What more could you want? These have a little bit of a higher price tag, but are worth it. Plus, you can normally find them on sale from several retailers!

C9 Basic Leggings (Great price!)

LOVE THESE! I have several pairs and they have never failed me. You can find them in different lengths, but I prefer the 7/8 version. Perfect if you need something basic and comfortable at an affordable price. You can always find these on sale!

Old Navy

Old Navy has seriously stepped up their Activewear game and there's always a great sale! I love these basic black ones, but do yourself a favor and make a trip to Old Navy so you can try on more. You'll see what I mean! I was seriously blown away after I went in a few weeks ago. I grabbed several pairs and styles and couldn't believe how good each pair was.

Aerie (the softest pair I own!)

I felt these in store and didn't even think twice before shuffling through the stack for a medium. I need an entire body suit made out of this material and that will be what I wear the rest of my life. Wish I was kidding. But I'm not. I wear these during workouts, as pajamas, and running errands. So good!

A few things before you go:

-I wear a medium in all of these, except for the Spanx - I wear a small. I definitely could wear the medium, but prefer how the small sucks me in and still is flattering.

-All of these you can find on sale - keep your eye out!

Do you own any of these? What leggings do you absolutely swear by?!

Let me know what "Best of" you want to see next!




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