Posted: Nov 30 2013
Leggings– what would we new moms do without them? Add flats and a sweater for daytime errands with the little ones or pair with heels and a blazer for date nights. They are an easy go-to that slim the legs while still providing comfort for the post-baby tummy.
So, after shopping for the perfect leggings for Shop Bu Ru, here is my simple, yet useful Leggings Philosophy:
(To view any of the leggings on Shop Bu Ru, simply click the picture.)
1. Black is obviously best, but other colors are necessary. Be sure not to limit yourself. If you only buy black, you will definitely fall into a color rut– just one step behind the yoga pant rut.
2. Buy at least one shaping legging. This extra support can really help during a sad, but inevitable, "fat day." The Yummie Milan Shapewear Legging provides 360 degree support through the tummy, thighs, and calves.
3. Splurge on the date night and night-out styles. I love the David Lerner tuxedo leggings (available in four colors) for drinks with the girls or dinner withBrett. They make getting ready a breeze.
4. Save on styles when mommy-duty calls. No point in crawling all over the floor in $100+ leggings when an amazing, everyday style exists for $25. The Nikibiki one-size fits most leggings (available in many styles and colors) is perfect for the park, the gym, or volunteer days at school. To be frank, they can also be dressed up, but not quite to the level of the David Lerner ones.
5. Buy leather. Yes, you read that correctly. Even momma needs a new pair of leather leggings. Well, not real leather, vegan leather– the 2013 way to say pleather. The vegan leather leggings by David Lerner are the best we have seen. With chic motto seam details and an ankle zipper, they look way more expensive than $135.
Leggings are the wardrobe must-have that will usher you into this new role of motherhood– they'll soon become your favorite piece in your closet. So why not glam up a comfy look and rock some amazing legging?