The rise (and rise) of black leggings over the past 10 years

December 04, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Black leggings are a nearly ubiquitous staple in women’s wardrobes today, but that hasn’t always been the case. Throughout the past decade, leggings have been a stretchy symbol of the rise of athleisure—and, by the same measure, the fall of getting “dressed up” for anything but the most … Continue reading The rise (and rise) of black leggings over the past 10 years

This $30 ‘desert sweatshirt’ is the only companion your leggings need now and forever

October 31, 2019 at 09:00PM by CWC As soon as the temperature drops below 60 degrees here in New York City, I commence a lifestyle I like to call “cocooning.” There’s really only one rule: I have to be cozy at least 98 percent of the time to protect my spirit from Jack Frost’s bitter … Continue reading This $30 ‘desert sweatshirt’ is the only companion your leggings need now and forever

I tried “resistance band leggings” and my bottom half is still sore

October 31, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC No matter what type of workout you’re doing, add a resistance band to the mix, and it’s guaranteed to make it harder. But add eight of them at once? And, well, you should probably avoid making plans that involve walking for at least the next two days. This … Continue reading I tried “resistance band leggings” and my bottom half is still sore

Whether you love leggings or hate them, you need these wear-everywhere lounge pants, like, yesterday

October 28, 2019 at 10:30PM by CWC My mom has always been my wide-legged pant fashion icon. She owns no less than five pairs that billow out into vibrantly-hued patterns, and she rocks the look on a regular basis. But even though I’ve admired her look since I could say the word “style,” I’ve never … Continue reading Whether you love leggings or hate them, you need these wear-everywhere lounge pants, like, yesterday

Checks+Balanced: An engineer making $90K in Denver has a monthly leggings budget

October 11, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Even in a world where questions about menstrual cups and the ins and outs of sex are completely (and blessedly) normal, somehow the ever-ubiquitous use of money remains a touchy subject for many. People want to live their healthiest life ever, but—#realtalk—it can add up. Have you ever wondered how your colleague … Continue reading Checks+Balanced: An engineer making $90K in Denver has a monthly leggings budget

Leggings with pockets are the best thing since dresses with pockets

October 09, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC By this point, you’re probably well aware of the amazingness that is dresses with pockets. Once it became a trend, women all around the world rejoiced for finally having a place to put their things. And now that the practical trend has expanded to leggings with pockets, going … Continue reading Leggings with pockets are the best thing since dresses with pockets

I found jeans so comfortable, you’ll swear you’re wearing leggings every time you put them on

September 25, 2019 at 04:30PM by CWC Everyone has their clothing weakness. For some, it’s bags, while others are more like Carrie Bradshaw and have a soft spot for shoes. My Achilles heel? Jeans. Ever since I was in high school, I’d spend my hard-earned Starbucks paycheck on a new pair of denim practically every … Continue reading I found jeans so comfortable, you’ll swear you’re wearing leggings every time you put them on

I worked out in CBD-laced leggings—and boy, do I have some feels

September 17, 2019 at 04:39PM by CWC I pretty much can’t look at my screen these days without seeing a new use for CBD. The cannabinoid has proliferated our wellness-enthusiastic world so much that it’s practically infused into everything we walk by, touch…and wear. I’m being extra dramatic—but I am about to tell you about … Continue reading I worked out in CBD-laced leggings—and boy, do I have some feels

7 under-$50 leggings that stand up to even your sweatiest, most high-intensity workouts

September 10, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Workout clothes are akin to sushi in my mind: I’m extremely wary of a deal or discount. And so, I often admittedly question just how good a pair of inexpensive workout leggings that cost under $50 could possibly be. Now, before you start rolling your eyes at my choice … Continue reading 7 under-$50 leggings that stand up to even your sweatiest, most high-intensity workouts

12 pairs of cute running shorts to work out in now, because it’s *way* too hot for leggings

August 24, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC Sure, leggings may seem like the perfect seasonless wardrobe staple, but try walking home in them after a sweaty bootcamp when the temperature is over 80 degrees. Not so comfy anymore, are they? In times like these—or as I like to call it, summer—it’s running shorts to the rescue. They … Continue reading 12 pairs of cute running shorts to work out in now, because it’s *way* too hot for leggings

If you live your life in leggings, elevate your look with the latest athleisure must-have

August 15, 2019 at 09:28AM by CWC If you think leggings make you feel free, just wait until you slip on an exercise dress. Ever since Outdoor Voices released its iconic dress meant for #DoingThings—whether that’s running trails or errands—it’s become a summer staple for ladies everywhere. But why stop with one when you can … Continue reading If you live your life in leggings, elevate your look with the latest athleisure must-have

This dress is basically the leggings equivalent of formalwear, and I never want to take it off

August 07, 2019 at 11:01AM by CWC As soon as the summer hits its dog days, I’ve got exactly two criteria for whatever clothing I put on my body: It’s gotta be comfortable, and it cannot, under any circumstances, show sweat. That’s it. Whether or not something is cute doesn’t matter nearly as much as its … Continue reading This dress is basically the leggings equivalent of formalwear, and I never want to take it off

OK, TMI: Will wearing sweaty leggings all day give me a yeast infection?

July 16, 2019 at 11:03AM by CWC There are two types of people on this planet: those who immediately change out of their clothes post-workout, and those who hit up a fitness class, then run errands and grab brunch without ever taking the time to get out of their sweaty leggings. If you fall into … Continue reading OK, TMI: Will wearing sweaty leggings all day give me a yeast infection?

Gynecologists finally answer the age old question: Do you have to wear underwear with leggings?

June 24, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC I used to be firmly on team wear underwear with leggings. But slowly I began to transition into wearing leggings sans undergarments, not because of I noticed anything wrong, but because I got really tired of running out of underwear quickly. Like one pair of underwear to wear … Continue reading Gynecologists finally answer the age old question: Do you have to wear underwear with leggings?

The leopard print midi (AKA spring’s fave skirt) looks even better as leggings

May 30, 2019 at 03:24PM by CWC As my fashion-stylist friends always like to say, leopard print is a neutral. At least that’s true this season, when you can’t open Instagram without seeing some chic woman rocking a mid-calf length, silky skirt in some variation on the pattern. And while that leopard-print midi skirt is … Continue reading The leopard print midi (AKA spring’s fave skirt) looks even better as leggings

These are the absolute best leggings that will never, ever show crotch sweat

May 17, 2019 at 12:23PM by CWC This morning, I walked into my Pilates class in a brand new workout outfit. Three separate people complimented me on my #lewk before I had even sat down on the Megaformer, and for the first 10 minutes of class, every time I caught a glimpse of myself in … Continue reading These are the absolute best leggings that will never, ever show crotch sweat

I never thought I’d say this but…I’m swapping all my black leggings for candy-hued bike shorts this spring

May 08, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC I’m not super into trends. This whole high-fashion flip flop thing or platform sneakers? Uh uh. And when it comes to my workout clothes, especially, I like to keep it classic and classy—which for me means black leggings. I love a basic, high-waisted version; the most ambitious I … Continue reading I never thought I’d say this but…I’m swapping all my black leggings for candy-hued bike shorts this spring

4 ways to style your leggings, because TBH, who wants to wear anything else?

May 03, 2019 at 06:45AM by CWC By a show of hands, who loves the feeling of hanging out in workout leggings on the weekend, whether you’ve worked out or not? Guessing that all the hands are shooting up right about now. Okay, by another show of hands, who rocks those same leggings come Monday at … Continue reading 4 ways to style your leggings, because TBH, who wants to wear anything else?

How to find the perfect pair of leggings? Borrow the blue jeans trick

April 22, 2019 at 07:06AM by CWC I’m crap at trivia. Seriously, never ask me to join your team. Most of the stats and random facts I know come from banter-packed opening segments of Live! with Regis and Kelly from the summers of 2006 to 2010. In one such episode, Kelly dropped a bit of … Continue reading How to find the perfect pair of leggings? Borrow the blue jeans trick

Where, oh where, have all the capri leggings gone?

April 17, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC We are gathered here today to say farewell to the world’s most unflattering workout bottom: the capri legging. For journalistic integrity, I must disclose that I used to wear capri leggings to work out. I was but a young, impressionable college student on the cusp of discovering fashionable … Continue reading Where, oh where, have all the capri leggings gone?

Grab your dayglo leggings! ’80s workouts are back, baby

March 25, 2019 at 12:56PM by CWC There are a lot of things worth loving about the ’80s: the fashion, for one (looking at you, neon); the music, for another (heart you, Madonna); and from a fitness standpoint, there has really never been a decade with more character. It was a time when the bright … Continue reading Grab your dayglo leggings! ’80s workouts are back, baby

The best (and cutest) printed workout leggings for *every* personality type

March 18, 2019 at 11:08AM by CWC As someone who likes to try out as many different workouts as humanly possible in the course of a given week, my leggings drawer is overflowing with what I like to call “options.” Because I just can’t (read: don’t want to) wear the same muted tones to my neon … Continue reading The best (and cutest) printed workout leggings for *every* personality type

Streetwear is stealing the 7/8 leggings look with ankle-cut denim

March 15, 2019 at 12:10PM by CWC Now, I don’t want to brag or anything, but I was rocking ankle-cut denim long before it was cool. It might have been due to being a middle school girl going through a major growth spurt in the 2000s, but still. Despite being plenty of options for different lengths in … Continue reading Streetwear is stealing the 7/8 leggings look with ankle-cut denim

The best under $50 black leggings that Anna Wintour would totally approve of

March 04, 2019 at 10:27AM by CWC In the fashion world, the “AWOK”—AKA the Anna Wintour stamp of approval—is one of the highest possible honors. It’s been bestowed upon the world’s top designers—and in some cases, it’s actually how they became the world’s top designers—and more recently it got scribbled onto a pair of seriously … Continue reading The best under $50 black leggings that Anna Wintour would totally approve of