The Comfiest Clothes For Your WFH Situation

It seems like every state is operating with its own set of rules and Covid guidelines, all of which seem to be changing on a weekly basis, and honestly, I can’t keep up. So I’m trying to bring you a roundup of sh*t you can wear while you work from home, but realistically, I have no clue wtf your current WFH situation even looks like. Some people are still completely WFH, others are in the office half the week and home the other half, but seem to have a more casual dress code than “normal”, and there’s an unlucky group of you who are back in the office full-time as if we’re not still in a pandemic. So with all that being said, here are some comfy WFH options catered to whatever current work situation you’re in. 

If You’re Working Completely From Home…

Z Supply Zoe Sweatshirt, $60

Even if you’re still working from home, you most likely can’t just sit around looking like a total slob 24/7. Whether it’s because you have to be ready to go for a Zoom call or just need to feel some sense of normalcy, it’s great to elevate your WFH loungewear in whatever way you can. This Z Supply sweatshirt is the perfect combination of comfy and polished with its slight puff-sleeve detail.

Missguided Slinky Cap Sleeve Top, $30 $12

Nothing says “I have my sh*t together” like a turtleneck…but let’s not get crazy here, a mock neck will do. This top from Missguided keeps you professional and comfy. Also notable, this top is actually part of Missguided’s current However You Nude campaign which aims to redefine “nude”. This campaign is through a partnership with Models of Diversity, a charity that advocates for greater diversity in fashion, beauty, and media. So basically, buying this is a win-win.

M Lounge Wide Leg Pants, $57

We’re obviously all accustomed to our sweatpants after these past six months and, don’t worry, I’m not here about to ask you to give them up. Instead, I’ll recommend you get yourself a pair of sweats with a slightly more tailored look so that you don’t have to worry about your coworkers catching you in those tie-dye sweats you DYI-ed from a TikTok video back in April.

Softwear Women’s T-Shirt, $42

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Most of us want to just live in a T-shirt when we’re home, but when it comes to the WFH lifestyle, you always have to be on high alert for a Zoom meeting ambush. And, when you do, the last thing you need is to be caught by your coworkers in your gross old tee from that one 5k you did in high school.

Zara Long Knit Sweater, $49.90

Get on board with the latest influencer trend, polos, while still staying comfy and professional with this knit sweater from Zara. It’s chic, cozy, and has a collar, so you’re ready for anything your WFH day may throw at you.

Lululemon Fast And Free High Rise Tight II 25″ Ice Dye, $138

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If you’re sick of tie-dye, then it’s time to invest in ice dye, a new dyeing technique that gives a marbled look—or, my personal interpretation, almost a distressed denim appearance. These leggings are the type that you can easily sit in all day and yet are still high-performance so you don’t have to change out of your work leggings into your Zoom workout leggings.

Dippin’ Daisy’s Sunrise Top, $46

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All your coworkers will see from behind their computer screens on your Zoom call is a button-down. Little do they know, this button-down is actually pajamas. What more could you ask for? They also have matching shorts, so you can be business on top, party on the bottom.

If You’re Working Half At Home And Half In The Office…

Yummie Denim Shaping Legging, $78 $49

It seems like for most people who are at the office part-time, the dress code is a lot more casual than their regular work environment. With that in mind, you can ensure you look put-together and also office-appropriate with these Yummie leggings that still look like jeans.

White Fox Stay In Touch Shirt, $49.99

A button-down always looks nice. However, no need to get all fancy and uncomfortable with it, I mean like, we are still in a pandemic. This button-down from White Fox is actually from their loungewear collection, so you know it’s going to be comfortable af.

JLUXLABEL Boxy Top, $22.79

As I mentioned before, turtlenecks make you look automatically polished. But again, no need to torture yourself with a fitted or chunky one that you’ll be sweating in by 10AM. Instead, opt for this lightweight woven top with its comfortable, boxy fit.

Free People Babydoll Dress, $128

As a proud owner of this dress, I can vouch for how comfy it is and I can’t recommend it enough. It’s super comfortable while also super cute, and still appropriate enough to wear to a casually-dressed office. Plus, as we move into the colder weather, you can pair it with tights and even layer with a vest to help you deal with the famously unpredictable office building temperatures.

Urban Outfitters Button-Front Jumpsuit, $124

I’m a huge fan of a jumpsuit because it’s an all-in-one easy outfit option that always looks good. This jumpsuit is nice enough to get away within a corona-casual office with its button details and simple collar. Also, its overall loose fit can guarantee it will be comfy all day.

If You’re Back In The Office Full-Time…

Marled Ludlow Shirt Jacket & Pants, $78

For those of you back in the office full-time already, you have it bad enough as it is, so I didn’t want to exclude you from the outfit roundup too. I’m going to help you out here and give you some office business-casual pieces that are actually still comfortable, such as this outfit from Marled. I own this set, and I love how it looks classy and polished but is still comfortable. Not to mention, Marled has paired up with Powwater, an organization implementing sustainable clean water projects around the world. They are giving a portion of the proceeds from this collection to the cause.

BB Dakota Girl Next Door Top, $79

This is the perfect fall sweater that you actually need if you’re back in the office. It’s comfortable with its lightweight material and will pair seamlessly with tons of things that are already in your closet. Plus, it’s cute enough to wear out on the weekends too.

Lysse Stretch Trouser, $118

First off, the fact that this pair of trousers has the word “stretch” in the name means you know they’re going to be comfortable. But, beyond that, they’re super stylish and have a clean tailored look to make them office-appropriate.

Princess Polly Cheyenne Shirt, $65

A collared shirt is an easy office-appropriate closet staple. This one separates itself from others with its silky woven fabric so it will be soft all day on your skin.

Nasty Gal Oversized Blazer, $90

A way to look sophisticated in the office while still feeling comfortable is an oversized blazer. Since it’s oversized, it won’t feel as restrictive as a fitted tailored blazer would. It’s also great for layering.

Whatever your current work situation is, there’s at least one piece here to help keep you comfortable all day long that fits your current work dress code. And, as a reminder, the guidelines for your state are probably currently changing as we speak, so don’t get comfortable with your work situation, just get comfortable with your workwear.

Images: Mike Von / Unsplash; Z Supply; Missguided; ASOS; LA Collective; Zara; Yummie; White Fox; JLUXLABEL; Free People; Urban Outfitters; Marled; Revolve; South Moon Under; Princess Polly; Nasty Gal

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8 Cozy Loungewear Pieces You Can Work From Home In

If I relate to any fictional character, it’s Schitt’s Creek’s Alexis Rose, who wears an ensemble to her court-mandated community service. I, too, dress up regardless of where I’m going, but in these trying times, I haven’t left my apartment in *checks calendar* a long f*cking time, and I don’t want to waste an outfit if the only people who see me are the frat boys who live in the apartment across the street. However, I refuse to wear my floor-length bathrobe and magenta Uggs all day because I am a firm believer in look good, feel good, and it’s hard to feel like a boss when I look like Tony Soprano pre-coffee. Seriously, if we are going to be staying in our homes for what looks like the foreseeable future, it’s important to make yourself and your home as aesthetically pleasing as possible.

So because I have paused my Rent The Runway account and the only clothes I own are jeans and oversized T-shirts, I have decided to invest in loungewear that is both cute and extremely comfortable. Again, I’m not trying to impress anyone with my outfits because no one can see me, but if you are like me, you feel more productive and useful when you get dressed in actual clothes, rather than just chilling in whatever you slept in. So, between reading emails and pretending to pay attention in Zoom meetings, I scoured the internet for quality loungewear and these are my  favorite things that I’m excited to live in for the next quarter.

Aerie Plush Jogger, $23

I got these joggers over the summer and am shocked they’re still in stock, because they’re the most comfortable item I own. I don’t like to be swimming in sweats, so I sized down and they fit a little more snuggly than pictured above, but you do you. Here’s how amazing these are: my incredibly bougie boy toy thought they were cashmere. I’d also like to add that I am pretty tall and these are way more high-waisted than they are on the model above, but I like them that way because I can wear a cropped tee with them and not feel like a wannabe TikTok star.

Alo Yoga Ombre Legging, $59

 

I have these in every color and have never worked out in them because these are my lounge leggings. If someone told me they’re made of silk and clouds, I’d believe it. Truth be told, I like my leggings to be a little bit sculpting because I feel like I’m wearing a fitted sheet otherwise, but these are neither light nor sculpting. However, they work because the material is thick enough that when I bend over because I spilled pancake mix all over the floor, no one can see my bare ass. Highly recommend.

American Apparel Peppered Fleece Cropped Pullover, $36

When my former roommate broke our lease and abruptly moved out, I made sure to keep forgot to give back her American Apparel sweatshirt. However, because karma is a b*tch, I leaned against a freshly painted pillar on the subway platform and properly ruined the sweatshirt. Luckily, American Apparel has a storefront on Amazon and, not only did I replace it, but I bought it in every color! It’s easy to just throw on, it’s super soft and, unless you dunk it in wet paint, holds up pretty well.

Lunya Washable Silk Set, $178

I know this set is super expensive for pajamas, but hear me out. My roommate got me the Slip silk pillowcase for my birthday and I didn’t realize how amazing silk was until I slept on this pillowcase. Silk is cooling, obviously very soft, so light and just all-around amazing. The only problem with silk is that it’s hard to wash if you’re a peasant and don’t go to the dry cleaners for your PJs. These, however are washable and, may I add, so worth the price. They’re so f*cking comfortable and you can even wear them out once the world returns to regular programming. I’ve definitely tucked this top into a pair of high-waisted Levi’s and called it a day.

Target Striped Perfectly Cozy Lounge Pajama Shorts, $14.99

I don’t have to tell you that everything Target sells is amazing, but I will say, these shorts are no exception. They’re made from Target’s super secret Perfectly Cozy material, which explains why they are so comfortable. I proudly own the matching sweatshirt and am proudly wearing this set as I sit here writing this story.

P.J. Salvage Peachy Long Sleeve Top, $60

I swear I don’t mean this in a bad way, but the material is actually really thin, which I appreciate because waffled tops generally activate all of my sweat glands. This one is super soft and a tiny bit sheer, which is fine if you are also alone in your apartment. P.J. Salvage is famous for its super-soft materials and this oversized top is no exception. This top runs a little big, so size down if you don’t want it to double as a short dress.

Wildfox Tennis Club Sweatpants, $36

I could be wrong, but I feel like after Juicy Couture exited the scene, Wildfox promptly took its place. I have a few pairs of the signature Tennis Club sweats and I love them. They’re so soft and, I don’t know how, but incredibly flattering on my butt. It’s not just me, though. A few of my friends have said the same. They are perfect for times like these when you can’t leave.

Sarah Liller Penelope Jumpsuit, $128

Is it crazy to drop so much on a jumpsuit that’s so soft it feels like pajamas? I mean, I’ve definitely stress-impulse-bought worse things. This jumpsuit is, as I previously mentioned, so f*cking soft and comfortable. And I know that some of you may come at me for promoting actual clothes during these times, but this is where you’re wrong. Less pieces to put on and take off = less effort. You can wear this on your Zoom meeting to look professional, then you can fall asleep on your couch in it, and you can even wear it outside of the house (if we are ever allowed to do that again).

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The Cutest Workout Outfits To Motivate You To Get Off The Couch

Admit it. Working from home sounded fun, at first. We were going to have so much time for self-improvement. There was no doubt we were going to work out daily, get that killer summer body, focus on skincare, get dressed, the whole nine yards. 

But, here we are on what feels like day 500 of social distancing. Hair has not been brushed, pajamas have been on for three weeks straight, and working out has been replaced with “how many cookies can I eat before I pass out”.

Given that here in NY, the stay-at-home orders have been extended for another month, I decided it was extremely important I find new motivations to work out and give a sh*t about my health and wellness. How does one get motivated to workout aside from the obvious end goal and results? 

Two words: cute clothes.

If you’re feeling uninspired, take a peek below at my current favorite workout brands and the pieces that motivate me the most. If these don’t get you off the couch, godspeed. 

Gigi C Sport

I’ve always had a thing for pastel colors, because they compliment everyone. I mean it when I say there isn’t a single person that looks bad in a pale pink or soft blue. Gigi C Sport just launched their Spring 20 Active Collection, and I’m obsessed. If I was rich and fabulous, I would honestly purchase the entire collection, because that is how much I like it. I DO own the Eden top + Katrina legging set in Sky Blue (pastels, FTW), and I am proud to say I actively searched for online workout classes to put this look to use. I must also mention the Maxine Romper, which is like an 80s workout dream done right in 2020. I’ll stop rambling on, but yeah, this is currently my favorite activewear brand. 

Gigi C Eden Top

Gigi C Eden Top & Katrina Legging

BrownDyedGirl

If you’re like me, the thought of wearing a sports bra and leggings to a public gym is more terrifying than going on a date with Joe Exotic. That being said, I’ve always turned to sweatshirts and sweatpants for a workout. They need to be cute, obv, and although we are now working out in the comfort of our homes, I’m still rocking my sets from BrownDyedGirl. My absolute favorite is the Pastel Crew Set (pastels, FTW, again!), but they’re honestly all cute AF if you’re into tie-dye. Some noteworthy names can often be found rocking the sets, including Hannah B + Hannah G of Bachelor Nation, Danielle Bernstein of @weworewhat, and model Camille Kostek, just to name a few. If you prefer hoodies over crewnecks, my favorite is this grey set. A little birdie (aka Jordan Baker, the founder of BrownDyedGirl) also told me that a T-shirt and biker short sets are coming soon, SO I’ll definitely be snagging those to work out in.

BrownDyedGirl pastel crew set

BrownDyedGirl Pastel Crew Set 

Yummie

Aside from looking cute, I want to be the MOST comfortable when WOFH (not sure if this is a thing, but I’m making it a thing). Yummie leggings are great, because I can lounge in them for an hour while avoiding the workout, but also feel cozy once the workout commences. The Seamless Shaping Legging comes in five colors, and are my personal favorites (Grape Leaf is my color of choice), but browsing the site there are a ton of cute options, including a 4-Piece Legging Kit which covers all the bases and is a major bang for your buck. 

Yummie Seamless Shaping Legging

Yummie Seamless Shaping Legging

Terez

Calling all the girls who take the front and center spot at every workout class: Terez is the brand for you. All of their matching sets are really cute, fit well, and come in the most fun colors and prints that are going to make you stand out, no matter where you position yourself. But during these times, since we obviously don’t have the people around us to motivate us in a class, putting on a brightly colored sports bra and legging set will give you the kick you need to get off the couch. I’m obsessed with literally all the active sets, but especially love Rainbow Haze Balayage Reversible Sports Bra and matching Tall Band Leggings because they make me feel like I’m at a rave, so like, perfect motivation to do that at-home dance cardio class.

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Terez Rainbow Haze Balayage Reversible Sports Bra & Rainbow Haze Balayage Tall Band Leggings

Alo

If you’re channeling your inner zen during this time, I give you all the credit. I have been trying to do yoga daily, in hopes of feeling calm for at least 30 minutes of the day (yes, dramatic, I know). I turn to my Vapor Snakeskin Set for yoga because it still makes me feel like *that bitch* while shuffling between a mental breakdown and mountain pose. It’s all about balance, amiright? Alo also has THE coziest half zip hoodies, which I’ve been wearing during walks around the block (please practice safe social distancing when exiting the home!). 

Alo Vapor Snakeskin Bra & High-Waist Short Set

All Access

I like All Access for a few reasons. One, the brand was founded in NYC, so it’s fun to support a local brand. Two, they allow me to channel my inner 80s workout video (I’m sensing a theme here). The Front Row Bra + Center Stage Leggings in Hot Coral are so funky and are sure to catch your neighbors’ attention (whether you want it or not). When I open my drawers, I’m instantly drawn to this set and it reminds me to put down the Kinder Bar (these have been my weird weakness throughout quarantine and I honestly can’t be stopped) and start the cardio. 

All Access Front Row Bra & Center Stage Leggings

Year of Ours

I’m hot and cold with paisley print, but I am o b s e s s e d with this set from Year of Ours. The Bandana Bra + Leggings are so dang cute. I ordered the blue set, which is exclusive to Bandier, but they also have a red/white and black/white set on their own site here. I choose this set when I want to do cardio or something more active (not because it’s specifically designed for that, just because this print excites me). 

Year of Ours Bandana Bra

Year of Ours Banana Bra & Leggings

Girlfriend Collective

Girlfriend Collective is a f*cking awesome brand who focuses on ethical manufacturing, celebrating diversity and beauty in all its forms, and sustainability—their clothing is made out of recycled materials. Don’t ask me how, but it works. And the result is simple, comfortable activewear you can feel good about buying. I’m looking to their high-rise bike shorts and accompanying sports bras, hoping that when the weather is warm enough to wear them, we will finally be allowed outside.

girlfriend collective saguaro high rise bike short

Girlfriend Collective Saguaro High-Rise Bike Shorts & Saguaro Paloma Bra

Outdoor Voices

If you, like me, do a 40-minute workout and sweat so much that you are convinced you have some sort of disorder, Outdoor Voice’s TechSweat leggings are for you. The fabric is light and breathable and the waistband won’t slide down. Also the color blocking is so chic. Pair them with the Doing Things Bra, also made with TeachSweat™ fabric, and get ready to get gross.

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Outdoor Voices Techsweat 7/8 Zoom Leggings & Doing Things Bra

Koral

Once I discovered Bandier, it was over for my wallet. They are not a designer, but a retailer that has tons of activewear brands, among them, Koral. From leggings to sweatshirts, tanks to sports bras, they have fashionable pieces that you can wear during the day on your Zoom calls to make your coworkers think you got dressed, and then during your workout.

Koral Aerate Netz Tank

Koral Aerate Netz Tank 

Proud

This ethically-sourced activewear newcomer donates 10% of proceeds from every sale to charity—and you get to choose the charity (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Pink Ribbon Girls, Baby2Baby, Homes for Our Troops, Off The Street Club, or the Rezvan Foundation) when you check out. With a completely neutral color palette, those of you who wear all black will want to buy everything. Their hoodies and zip-ups look bad-ass, and I love the ballerina leggings, which have a chic tie detail at the bottom, are super comfortable, and won’t slide down during your HIIT live stream.

proud asymmetrical tank

Proud Be Passionate Asymmetrical Tank

And with that being said, I wish us all luck. Let us have strength to say yes to Instagram live workout classes. We can get through this!

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The Cutest Workout Clothes You Need This Summer

They say summer bods are made in the winter. K, I don’t know who “they” are, but they clearly don’t live on the East Coast.  Because if they did, they would understand the depressing treachery that winters here are, and they certainly wouldn’t spew such BS. I mean like, in the winter, my boss is lucky if I make it into work, let alone get my lazy ass to the gym after work. But anyways, I digress.

Summer is here, and now is the time that most of us are finally actually motivated to kick our workout regimens into high gear. Everyone wants to look and feel their best on the beach, and what’s more motivating than some cute new workout clothes that will make you actually want to go to the gym??? When I get new workout clothes, I can’t wait to show them off. And like, maybe that’s silly, but I have to take advantage of whatever will motivate me to get there. That being said, here are the cutest workout clothes that you need this summer, to help you look and feel your best! 

1. High-Rise Ankle Length Teagan Star Legging

These leggings are a major upgrade from your standard black Lulu leggings and will totally make you want to actually go work out. Not only are they chic and cute, but according to the reviews, are also super comfy! Not to mention, the neon star graphics at the bottom are very on trend, so people may even mistake you for like, a cool fitness Instagram influencer, or something. Hey, maybe you’ll get a free Gatorade out of it!!!

2. Alo Cropped Short Sleeve Top

This plain cropped tee may seem basic, but that’s because it is a basic. But that doesn’t make it any less cute or essential to your summer workout wardrobe. Everyone needs a basic white cropped tee, just like, in their wardrobe in general. So you might as well go ahead and get yourself one that’s designed for the gym, as well! A basic crop tee will make you look like a casual off-duty model at the gym. Which consequently gives off the vibe that you came there to get sh*t done. And just giving off the perception that you’re getting sh*t done will make you actually want to get sh*t done. I realize this may seem like a stretch, but again, when it comes to getting myself to go hard at the gym, I need all the motivation I can get, logical or not.

3. TLA by Morgan Stewart Copperhead Sports Bra & Legging

Snakeskin was all the rage for spring, and continues to stay a big trend for summer. So why not bring this fashion trend to your workout outfits too? Not only will this Kardashian-worthy set elevate your workout style game, but these pieces could even work with your everyday summer wardrobe as well. There’s legit no occasion that they wouldn’t be perfect for…except like, maybe a corporate job interview or a funeral…but like, everything else besides that!!!

4. Nike NSW Windbreaker

Windbreakers are cool right now, especially this retro cropped Nike one that’s perfect for summer. You’ll look so legit wearing it to warm up on a breezy summer morning or when they’re blasting the AC at the gym. It’s also great for if it’s raining and you don’t want to look like a wet dog by the time you actually  get to the gym. Nothing’s less motivating than looking like a soggy mess and starting off your workout in already wet clothes. Like, I’m just gonna go home now.

5. Year of Ours Reformer Capri

With these neon leggings, you simply can’t get away with even attempting to try to slack off at the gym. Like, if you’re wearing bright-ass leggings such as these, you have to expect some attention from your fellow gym attendees. And, if you’re being so bold as to demand everyone’s attention, you’re going to need to actually perform when you get on that treadmill. Unless of course, you’re at like a Planet Fitness where your pink neon leggings are the least shocking thing anyone is wearing in there (no shade to PF, I go there because I’m poor). I have legit seen a guy at Planet Fitness wearing a polo and jeans before, so these neon leggings wouldn’t make anyone bat an eye. Smh, don’t be that polo guy, get yourself some cute summer workout clothes.

6. Adidas by Stella McCartney Run Short

Lavender has been the color of the season, and these lavender running shorts are the perfect addition to your summer workout wardrobe. They’re Adidas by Stella McCartney so they’re like, fashionable af. Like, probs the most fashionable you could ever possibly get when it comes to workout shorts. Pair it with a cute sports bra or a flowy tank, and you’re totally ready to go on that five mile run! Okay, maybe three mile…eh 1.5???

7. Free People Movement Cut Out Bra

This cut out crop top will have you ready to slayyyy. No, not like slay at the bar drunk on vodka sodas kind of slay, but “slay” like actually get through your entire workout today. But like, the top really is that cute, that you could easily wear it out to the bar and slay there too! Okay, I’m single-handedly making “slay” uncool by saying it so many times right now, so I’ll stop. But hopefully you get my point here.

8. Swerve Long Sleeve Layer

I’m obsessed with this fashionable workout top. It’s chic with the center ruching, yet functional with its silhouette and thumbholes. If you think thumbholes are an irrelevant feature, uh, think again. It would be impossible to wipe off every dumbbell or machine that the jacked up frat guy high on C4 used before you. And like, you don’t know where his hands have been….and tbh, that’s probs for the best. The thumbholes help cover your hands, and keep you extra safe from all the gym germs. It’s kind of like when you use a paper towel to grab the bathroom door handle, but like, in this instance, that paper towel is just part of your shirt.

People like to say fashion is materialistic. But what you wear to the gym and how it makes you feel when you’re there impacts your self-confidence, drive, and ultimately, success. I realize that sounds v dramatic, but like, it’s true. So set yourself up for success in the gym with some cute new summer workout clothes ASAP.

Images: @lauren_alexandra / Unsplash; Free People (3); Revolve (4); Bandier
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7 Leggings You Can Wear As Pants All Season Long

Whoever said leggings aren’t pants clearly wasn’t doing it right. Yes, your $9.99 leggings from CVS paired with a crop top definitely do not qualify as pants. No one wants to see your thong through your leggings, nor do they want to see your labia glaring at them while they’re exchanging pleasantries with you. But if you wear a high quality pair of leggings and actually style them correctly, then they sure as hell do work as pants. And, being able to wear leggings all season long while working on your winter bod is pretty much the only perk of the colder months, so let’s embrace leggings as pants.

There’s no outfit I love more than a big oversize chunky sweater paired with leggings. It’s stylish, cute, and comfy af. Wearing leggings as pants is pretty much the epitome of having it all. Here are seven leggings styles you should add to your wardrobe ASAP.

1. Faux Leather

Point blank, every girl needs a pair of faux leather leggings. They make every outfit look that much cooler and give it an edgy, sexy feel. This pair by Spanx have quickly become my new go-to outfit staple. They’re comfy, hold everything in, and look v chic. You can even get away with wearing these leggings as pants, paired with boots and a cute top, and be your comfiest self while pounding shots at the bar. Win-f*cking-win.


Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

2. Printed

Get yourself a good pair of printed leggings and they could easily pass for pants. Take this pair, for example, which have all the makings of a pair of pants, but aren’t pants. So like, they’re a hell of a lot comfier. Might be pushing it here, but wear these with a nice blouse and you can even get away with them for your 9-5 grind. Just maybe avoid HR’s floor for the day to be safe. 


Sanctuary Autumn Plaid Leggings

3. Faux Suede

Faux suede leggings are another staple legging you’ll want in your wardrobe arsenal this season. The suede material offers more warmth than other legging options and gives them a classic, elevated look. Fair warning, they may not be your best option for the bar, considering they’ll immediately show all the beer your drunk bestie keeps accidentally dumping on you. But, with a sweater and ankle boots for Thanksgiving? Ideal outfit.


Lyssé High Waist Faux Suede Leggings

4. Pants Adjacent

Leggings have come a long way since jeggings. So much so, that there are tons of options that are pretty much the equivalent of pants. In recent years, leggings have gotten a Bella Hadid-level face transplant, and so there’s really no longer a need to wear anything but leggings as pants. With a pair this good, you can be comfy all the time. And a comfy b*tch is a happy b*tch. So put away the Xanax and get yourself some pants-adjacent leggings instead.


Lovers + Friends Kalani Legging

5. Athletic

We’re still doing the whole athleisure thing, and hey, I’m here for it. A great pair of athletic style leggings are all you need for running those dreadful errands, like picking up Plan B or running out to buy more toilet paper (even though it’s def your roommates f*cking turn to buy some). She’ll be getting a petty Venmo request from me later.


Adidas 3-Stripes Tights

6. Trendy

As with every wardrobe staple, you have to get one version that’s “trendy.” Why not go super extra like the attention-seeking, high-maintenance betch you truly are and get yourself a neon pink pair? They shouldn’t be the only pair you have, or you’ll look some Richard Simmons imposter. Which, given the fact that I think he’s still “missing,” would be a very confusing mishap.


TLA by Morgan Stewart Andy Legging

7. Details

Another way to elevate your leggings game this season is to get a pair with fashionable details. These moto ones, for example, would look Insta-worthy with a graphic tee and an oversized denim jacket #DoItForTheGram.


ALO High Waist Moto Legging 

There’s a time and a place for jeans…but there’s a lot more time and a lot more places for leggings. Between keeping up with all the Real Housewives and yelling at the Starbucks barista for the third time this week that your name is “Shannon” and not f*cking “Janet” (personal problem) there’s no need to make your life any harder than it already is. Add edge to your outfit, instead of your life, and get yourself some must-have pairs of stylish leggings. Your mental health (and your therapist) will thank you.

Images: freestocks.org / Unsplash; Nordstrom (2); South Moon Under (2); Revolve (2); Anthropologie
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8 Breathable Leggings That Are A Must-Have For Summer

You know what’s worse than working out in the summer heat? Wearing shorts while doing so. There’s nothing more unmotivating and distracting than feeling your flabby thighs chafe together as you’re trying to work out. Like, fuck, that’s why I’m out here running in the first place! This is an issue for pretty much any girl without the infamous (and highly coveted) thigh gap. So what’s a girl to do?!

Running in 90-degree heat in a pair of leggings legit sounds awful. If I wanted to torture myself, I’d just go watch the current season of The Bachelorette. I mean, there’s nothing more cringe- and sweat-inducing than watching a group of grown men yelling “BECCA!!!!!!!” from the top of a balcony. Ya know, now that I think of it, I could probs just get my whole workout in by watching an episode of The Bachelorette alone. Ugh, but then again, Becca is eventually going to pick Mr. Right Mr. Social Media Social-Climber and I’ll be back faced with my original dilemma. I want to wear leggings, but how can I?

The solution? Breathable leggings. There are four main features to look for in a pair of breathable leggings: moisture-wicking fabric, capri cut, mesh details, and/or cutouts. It’s essential that your summer-appropriate leggings have at least one of these features, but bonus points if they have multiple. (Most of the ones I picked out for you do in fact have more than one. You’re welcome.) Here’s a roundup of the most breathable leggings for summer.

1. Moisture-Wicking Fabric

Well fucking duh, this is essential. You can’t be running around in public with your visible swamp ass, smh. With even more pride than your friend who lost three pounds, these specifically selected leggings boast their advanced “water-wicking” materials. And, unlike your friend who put those three pounds right back on in one drunken binge feast, these leggings are legit and are actually worth all their hype.

Lululemon Fast & Free 7/8 Tight II *Nulux 25″

The North Face Women’s Motivation High-rise Printed Crop

2. Capri Cut

This is the only time I give you permission to wear straight-up capris. Capris are obviously shorter in length than traditional leggings, and because they have less material, they are more breathable. They give your sad cankles some fresh air.

Nike Epic Lux Women’s Running Capris

Nike Pro Women’s 20″ Basketball Tights

3. Mesh Details

Mesh paneling is trendy, cool, and yup, you guessed it, breathable af. Mesh details give your leggings the perf hint of style without making it totally obvious you’re just at the gym for the cute workout selfie.

Bandier Alala Captain Crop Tight

Noli Yoga Jordyn Legging

Noli Yoga Jordyn Legging

4. Cutouts

Cutouts are edgy and stylish, but more importantly, they allow for ventilation (and you know mama needs some ventilation!). They’re def super trendy, so use this as motivation to work out harder and prove to all the judgy bitches how seriously you actually take your workout. Like, I’m wearing these cool, breathable leggings because I take my workout seriously, bishhhh.

Alo Yoga 7/8 Ripped Warrior

Alo Yoga High-Waist Reform Legging

Investing time and money into finding the perf leggings is def worth it, because it will make you actually want to work out. Dare I say, it may even make you excited to work out?! Plus, I already took care of the time aspect for you by doing the research and finding all of these awesome leggings. Now, all you have to do is cough up some dolla billz… or at least just ask your Dad if you can borrow his credit card. Happy (belated) Father’s Day, dad!!!

Images: @melodyjacob1 / Unsplash; Lululemon; The North Face; Noli Yoga; Nike (2); Bandier; Alo Yoga (2)
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3 Unexpected Ways Show Off Your Butt

You and I both know you haven’t been paying for $30 SoulCycle classes because you “just love the way exercise makes you feel.” You’ve been working hard to look good, and now it’s time to show off your butt that you’ve been working so hard for. Sure, you could rock those high-waisted shorts with the hemline that’s literally at your ass cheeks, but that might not work in all occasions, like work and family gatherings. Or like, maybe it’s cold outside, IDK. So you want to make your butt look round and toned without actually exposing it. Life is hard. Keep in mind as you shop for your own butt-flattering ensemble that there are a few key outfit components that will help draw attention to your derriere. I’ve styled three occasion-specific outfits that will best show off your butt. And don’t worry if you’re ass is basically nonexistent—these outfits will work for flat and bubble butt girls alike. There is a god.

For Being Out & About Running Errands…

You probably already know what I’m going to say here. Yup, YOGA PANTS. Ask any guy on a college campus (or like, in existence) and he’ll tell you the wonders of yoga pants and the magic they do for a girl’s ass. To up the ante even further, wear your Lulus with a crop top to show off your midriff and really accentuate your waist. This will draw attention to the contrast in size between your tiny waist and now-looking-extra-fat ass.

From left: Brandy Melville Serena rainbow top; Lulu Lemon Wunder Under hi-rise tight full-on Luon 28″

For When You’re Daytime Casual

Daytime casual can pretty much mean anything from shopping with your friends to dinner with your boyfriend’s family. These are the outfits you wear when you want to look like a put-together classy lady and not like your true trash bag self headed to 1Oak. This is the instance when you’ll most likely reach for your jeans, so let’s discuss what to look for in your denim specifically.

When shopping for denim to accentuate your ass, look for styles that will contour your butt. I know it sounds ridic, but then again what don’t we contour these days? You want to look for jeans that have strategically placed sanding—basically, envision your best Mudd jeans from middle school. Remember how the butt was a lighter shade than the rest of the pants? There was a reason for that. That’s the same kind of style you’ll need now in order to perfectly flaunt the shape of your butt. Lighter washes of denim in general will help draw additional attention to your ass, so get yourself a pair of Levis which are vvvv trendy right now.

Another thing to look for when choosing your jeans is back pocket details. Details, such as pocket flaps and zippers, add volume to your butt and draw more attention to it. But be careful, because huge pockets will make your butt look smaller, so look for smaller pockets. You should also always look for high rise styles to, again, highlight the contrast between your butt and waist. Pair your high waisted denim with a peplum top which automatically accentuates curves.

From left: Ale by Allesandra x Revolve Caridad top; AGOLDE Jamie high rise

For When You’re Out On The Town…

Head to your local Body Central or Wet Seal (if that still exists) because the only thing you’ll need to show off your ass is a bodycon dress! If you want to look *slightly* more classy, pick one with a high neck and long sleeves. This style will make you look hot without looking like you’re trying to look hot, even though you are trying to look hot. I know, being a girl is hard. Anyway, a solid colored style of dress will look chic as hell and show off your ass without distracting away from it.

Free People Scorpio bodycon

Cue “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj ‘cause you’re ready to show off that ass whatever the occasion!

Images: Brandy Melville; Lululemon; Revolve (2); Free People

The 10 Best Cyber Monday Deals For Workout Clothes & Classes

Whether you’re the girl who knows every trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp by name, or the girl who just wears Lululemon leggings to watch Netflix all day, we could all benefit from trendy athleisure and discounted fitness classes. Like, working out is about so much more than having a gym membership and a couple Nike sports bras. Whether you’re shopping for your fit-fam-freak friend who spins before brunch or you’re preparing yourself for your v realistic 2018 resolution, there’s never been a better time than to make some online purchases. Here are 10 cyber Monday deals you don’t want to miss:

1. SoulCycle

SoulCycle would never have sales on their actual classes, but they’re feeling super generous in their merch department this weekend, which is even more useful TBH. The clothes on the site are going to be up to 70% off through Tuesday, so if you need a new tank that says “Noon on Monday” your 8th pair of skull printed leggings, now’s the time to get them. Like, are you actually planning on riding first row in your 2007 sorority philanthropy tee?

SoulCycle Sunset Racerback Bra

SoulCycle Sunset Crop Racerback Bra

2. Outdoor Voices

If you’ve seen your fave Instagram influencers wearing a hat that says “Doing Things” and you’re lost AF. Meet Outdoor Voices, the trendy athleisure brand that is even more obsessed with social media influencers than you are. This brand is all over Instagram and their clothes are almost too cute to sweat in. Use their code STOCKUP through Monday for 20% off some quality shit.

Outdoor Voices Doing Things Hat

Outdoor Voices Doing Things Hat

3. Bandier

Bandier has low-key become the Equinox of fitness wear. Like, if you’re not sporting $180 leggings and a matching sports bra, you’re not living in 2017. Luckily for you, their site is offering 20% off everything this Monday, so you can buy your rose gold APL’s with a matching tank without even feeling that bad. You might even *consider* starting to exercise.

Alala Harley Tights

Alala Harley Tights

4. Body by Simone

If you don’t watch Khloé Kardashian Revenge Body or you just DGAF about boutique fitness studios, you may have never heard of Body by Simone, so allow us to introduce you. Simone De La Rue is a celeb trainer with a killer dance-cardio abs-based workout routine, and her classes are in such high demand that she’s started making DVD’s for the less fortunate who can’t attend. They’re all gonna be on sale this Monday, so you can get LA’s best workouts without even leaving your apartment all winter.

Body By Simone Workout

Body By Simone: The Signature Classes DVD

5. Classpass

If you don’t already have Classpass, you’re either anti-workout class or you just don’t live in a major city (which I’ll never understand, but we can discuss that later). Classpass is the best thing for people who get bored AF at the gym and want to mix up their routine and try every yoga class in a five-mile radius of your house. The company is offering a free month for new members and discounted 3, 5, or 10-class plans with the code CYBERCP.

6. Cyc Fitness

Cyc Fitness is like SoulCycle and Flywheel’s younger sister who has major potential but hasn’t really gotten the fame or attention to really flourish yet. The Cyc classes are actually really legit and the trainers are just as good as some of the better-known studios. They have a few locations around the city, and their single rides are gonna be 20% off from Monday through Wednesday. We saw you with that pumpkin pie. Book a bike and go see your Cycologist.

7. S’well

No fit betch can live without at least one S’well water bottle, so if you don’t have one yet, it’s your time now. And if you have friends that are still drinking out of plastic Poland Springs, you just found their Secret Santa gifts. S’well if offering 25% off their bottles on Monday, and their sister site Sip By S’well is also 20% off. Stop complaining that it’s heavy. It’s a necessity, so make the purchase and thank us later.

S'well Swarovski Radiance Grace

S’well Swarovski Radiance Grace

8. Adidas

Adidas is one of those brands that used to be a legit athletic company for soccer players that just needed gear, but over time it’s literally become trendier than Lululemon. Last summer’s Stan Smith revival was a bit over-the-top, but there are some dope new sweatshirts and sneakers out right now, so we’re down to stock up. The brand’s sale section is already 50% off, and the whole site is 30% off on Monday with the code CYBER2017.

Adidas Superstar Shoes

Adidas Superstar Shoes

9. Beyond Yoga

Beyond Yoga sounds like a support group for moms who love Vinyasa classes and gluten-free bake sales, but it’s not. It’s actually a really cool athleisure company that has the softest leggings and v trendy tanks and pullovers. Orders of $150 or more are 35% off on Monday, so it’s the perfect time to buy that black mesh sweatshirt that you couldn’t justify at full price. I mean, what you throw on after the workout is just as important, right?

Beyond Yoga Make A Slash Bra

Beyond Yoga Make A Slash Bra

10. Peloton

The Peloton bike has become the ultimate elitist at-home workout, and if you don’t have the ability or time to make it to your fave fitness class, it’s a game-changer for working out in your living room. Like, you literally never have to worry about waiting in the shower line or sharing germs with the people on the bike before you. It’s life-changing. If you order the bike on Monday, the company is offering to throw in a free package of “The Works,” which includes the weights, spin shoes, headphones, and foam roller you’ll need when you start riding.

Peloton Bike

Peloton Bike