If the last year has taught us anything, it’s the importance of finding the balance of style and comfort for every day dressing. Gone are the days of commuting in heels and high-waisted jeans or heading out for fancy dinners in figure-hugging dresses that call for shapewear. While we’re patiently waiting for these days to return soon, and have kept a special place in our wardrobe for all of our favourite pieces we’re longing to wear, we’re making room for something a little more comfortable this season. Here’s why we’re buying and loving jeggings right now.
Jeggings were the most popular fashion item to own in the 2010’s, storming the scene this must-have piece had all the appeal of your favourite jeans with the comfort of a cosy pair of leggings combined. Available in practically every denim wash we could imagine, updated seasonally with distressed denim details, designs and on-trend prints, women’s jeggings became a staple in every wardrobe for every occasion. If you’re looking for a classic investment pair, SPANX have the tried and tested best-selling Distressed Skinny Jeans. But brands have moved on their designs to create eye-catching prints such as the herringbone and check styles from Liverpool Los Angeles. 2020 saw the return of leggings as a fashion item and now, whether you like it or love it, everyone is returning to styling jeggings.
So what’s the difference between jeggings and leggings? In truth, the style, fit and comfort of both are the same. Jeggings are simply a more fashion-forward style that can replace both jeans and leggings in your every day wardrobe. You can style them how you would your favourite skinny jeans or go a bit more casual and sport them instead of active wear or cotton leggings. Practical, stylish and versatile – there are so many reasons why you’ll love wearing jeggings again this year.
If you’re wondering why you should be buying jeggings this season, we’ve got the answers right here. With most of our time spent at home, jeggings are a comfortable piece that give you the satisfaction of getting dressed up while staying comfortable all day. Elasticated waistbands, stretch fabric and a super-skinny fit means that you can easily move from working to walking, running errands and everything in between with ease and comfort. While we’d all love nothing more than to work from home in our pyjamas or an oversized tracksuit, everyone knows that dressing up makes for a more productive and positive attitude to your day. So, styling jeggings with a soft knit or formal shirt will instantly elevate your work from home wardrobe as well as your mood for a day of home schooling, zoom meetings and everything else in between.
The ways to wear jeggings are endless too, which makes them the perfect piece to wear day in, day out. How to wear jeggings will depend on where you’re going and what you’re doing but dressing them up or down has never been easier. For weekend walks with the family, team your skinny jeggings with a pair of chunky boots, a cosy cashmere jumper and all the winter layers to match. When you get home for an afternoon of TV and takeaway, jeggings double up as loungewear with their soft-to-touch fabric and stretchy fit. How jeggings should fit has changed greatly since they first graced us with their presence. While the majority of styles replace our skinny jeans, brand such as Lysse have also created a more relaxed boyfriend jegging style which adds to their comfort and also is more flattering on many more body shapes.
If you’re thinking ahead to warmer days and when restrictions lift, we’ve got plenty of outfit ideas of how to wear jeggings in spring too. A simple white tee and your go-to trainers makes for an effortlessly cool, yet comfortable, look on warmer days. Try throwing on an oversized shacket or jacket to contrast with the super-skinny stretch fit of jeggings too. And when the time comes that we can get dressed up and head out for dinner and drinks with friends, you can wear jeggings with heels and a cami top to create a striking, streamlined silhouette.
Have we managed to convince you why you should invest in jeggings when planning your spring/summer wardrobe? Check out all of our favourite styles here at Luxury Legs to update your look right now.