There is a rumor that it is not OK to wear leggings as pants. This is entirely false. Leggings as pants is one of the most wonderful inventions of all time. But ladies, with great freedom comes great responsibility. Below are some guidelines to follow so you can stop ruining it for the rest who are tastefully enjoying that stretchy comfort.
Start with GOOD QUALITY LEGGINGS. You know those people that say you should only wear yoga leggings to yoga? They are wrong. Buying a good quality legging is the place to start. Spring for a quality pair and they will happily last you years and no one will be able to see your thigh/cheek flesh in public.
Wear something TUNIC LENGTH on top. This is the best place to start. There are a very small percentage of women who can actually wear leggings as full pants. If you wear something dress length you will look frumpy like you should just be wearing tights, and if you wear something shirt length (even hip) you WILL NOT look like Kate Moss.
Choose appropriate FOOTWEAR. Do not wear sneakers. Do not wear sneakers. Do not wear sneakers. You cannot wear a running shoe, a Ked, a Converse, a Shape-up, or anything with a rubber sole. The best place to start with footwear is a nice tall boot, calf to knee high but NOT over the knee, you are not Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.
Stick with a SOLID COLOUR on bottom. It’s the best place to start. When you are buying yoga leggings avoid anything that looks too athletic. You’ll just want solid colours with no piping, colour blocking, or weird stuff. Black and grey are an excellent place to start. You can add personality elsewhere, like by having an actual personality!
Lastly, HAVE FUN ON TOP. Ladies this really shouldn’t be an issue; it’s just like the other thing (winky face). You know what you like, go for it. Patterns, colours, shapes: do it all. Wear make-up and jewelry, do your hair just like usual.