Step UP Your Leggings Game

By Maddie Clark

In 7th grade I set my alarm to play “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes, and since then I’ve despised it. For many of us, when we hear whatever chilling sound comes out of alarm clocks, the last thing we want to do is get out of bed and go through the process of becoming a presentable, possibly fashion-forward member of society

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The thought of mascara and jeans is enough to make us consider skipping that 8:30 (not that we weren’t already). A lot of times, the comfort that comes with an athleisure look wins out. Leggings are a girl’s best friend, but when the drab lycra fabric becomes your weekday uniform, it’s time to spice up your life. Don’t worry, you don’t need to do anything drastic. Trust me, I appreciate stretchy pants just as much as the next girl. There is an easy way to add creativity to your look. Swapping out black leggings for funky patterns gives changes everything. Brands like Nike, Lulu Lemon, Adidas, even Free People and Urban Outfitters carry endless styles.

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Once you’ve chosen the design, pair it with a chunky sweater, graphic tee, bomber jacket, poncho… see what I’m getting at? Most girls are showing up to class rocking athleisure but once you take that a step further, watch the compliments roll in. Black leggings are a thing of the past… it’s time to show your originality!

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