I’ve always been a strong advocate of the “leggings are not pants” school of thought, but when I put this oversized sweater on, leggings just seemed like the right combination. And once I’d been in the outfit for a few hours, I wondered why I ever had negative opinions about the issue (ok, that’s a lie…so much of the time, leggings as pants are really, really bad).

But I’m pretty sure that an outfit this comfortable, that still looks good, just needs to be worn, even if it is breaking a cardinal rule. In fact, I’m considering just forgetting about everything else in my closet and just wearing this for the rest of my life…

Sorry, this is getting out of control. I’m sure I’ll be back in a skirt and heels by Monday.

sweater: c/o sheinside
leggings: forever 21
tee: h&m
bag: c/o lily jade
boots: macy’s, similar
necklace: forever 21, similar
watch: michael kors


  1. rachael_2 says:

    I've never bought from Sheinside. What's the sizing like? Do you order the same or up or down?

  2. Kimberly says:

    LOVE that sweater so much – this is the perfect fall look…so cozy!

  3. amen…leggings for life!

  4. The perfect fall look! Gorgeous sweater!

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

  5. You pull that off so well and make it look normal. I'm impressed. Don't know if my frame could handle that much bulk on top. Very nice!

  6. Well the sweater is so roomy, it covers you up most of the time. I think it's right on the edge of breaking the rule, but you can get away with it! You do look quite comfy. And cute.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life (Join the Take One, Pass it On challenge linkup!)

  7. I am a huge advocate of the "leggings are not pants" movement. However, if you are properly covered (as you are with this large sweater) then I say go for it!

  8. carter says:

    I always operate on the rule of leggings as pants require a top that hits at least mid-thigh, so everything is properly covered. The sweater does that perfectly! Love it.

  9. So cute! I think the leggings as pants thing fails when the leggings don't cover your bum. Or when they're not thick enough. Yuck!

  10. K&R says:

    I definitely was an advocate of leggings are not pants, and i still am, however i feel like there are times, like this when its ok. i've also bought some thick, thick, thick leggings that i wear, always with something overside or a tunic so that i'm still covered with my leggings. then i think they are ok and its totally comfy!

  11. I always wear leggings as pants, as long as my booty is covered. You have dem legs, giiiirl so I say wear leggings as pants, always! :))

  12. Anna says:

    I was also always against leggings as pants until I tried it. And now I wear them all the time. way too comfortable not to!

  13. Ha ha you probably hated my outfit today then! I love wearing leggings as pants when pregnant. It's just way too comfortable. I do make sure that if my shirt isn't long, I wear boots so the whole outline of my bottom half isn't visible. But I love this on you! Yay team leggings-as-pants!

  14. Leggings are only ok as pants if you wear something to cover your booty. A long sweater is perfect to wear with leggings 🙂


  15. Sanja T says:

    I love the sweater! The print is lovely. I agree about the leggings not being pants, but noting is as comfy as an oversized sweater and leggings, somehow they just go!:).


  16. Elizabeth says:

    I usually have the same opinion on leggings, but recently I got a cute polka dot pair that I've worn as pants (with another black pair layered underneath, just in case!) Surprisingly, I got a compliment on my outfit when I wore them! I'm a changed woman. Glad you are too. 🙂

  17. Haha!! I wear leggings almost all day every day. The key being *opaque* leggings. So many leggings aren't totally opaque, that's when it jumps out of pants territory and into tights territory. At least that's my opinion. 🙂

    Love the sweater!

  18. Jessica S says:

    I'm in the "leggings are ok as long as the boo-tay is covered" camp. You look fab!

  19. I am a strong believer that leggings are NOT pants!! BUT, if it's under a long sweater/dress then it's okay! Like the commenter above me is saying – if your boo-tay is covered then it's totally fine! =]
    I love those boots. They look so great. I want a pair!!


  20. Caroline says:

    This is going to sound odd, but how tall are you? I love that sweater, but I have trouble finding sweaters that are the right size for me (I am only 5'2", and most sweaters like that just swallow me!)

    and I totally agree about the no leggings as pants thing. I only do it, if the shirt or dress I am wearing will cover my bottom!

  21. Darbie says:

    When leggings started showing up all over the place a couple years ago, my friends and I started staunchly referring to them as "not-pants." (It stuck, and we still use that term like it's a normal thing people say.) I do agree with a lot of other commenters, though, that it's ok as long as your bum is covered!

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