By now, we have established that I am a late adopter to fashion trends. So believe me when I tell you that NOBODY was more surprised than I was with my recent outlet mall purchase.
Oh yes – not just jeggings (which I have been thinking about for a while). Black jeggings. I had a pair of black jeans back in the ’90s, and when I saw them come back to life last year I wanted to cry. They just seemed so… dated? Cheesy? I don’t even know what. But I saw them on the rack and admittedly, I thought they were dark wash denim when I first saw them. But once I got them on in the dressing room, I realized they were black. The voices in my head were fighting:
“PUT THOSE BACK!”
“But… they’re kinda cute?”
“PUT ‘EM BACK!”
“Shut up. I think I’m going to try them on.”
You guys – I liked them so much that I wore them out of the store! I wore them with my favorite boots (seriously, you guys. Go buy them!) and a long grey sweater. I felt so stylish, yet also like I was wearing pajamas. THAT is a win, my friends.
I wish I could show you the exact ones I bought, but alas, outlet items aren’t available online. SO. I took it upon myself to find you some black jeggings of your own.
These DKNY jeggings look cute. I personally prefer boots with my jeggings, but the shoes she’s wearing are kinda hawt.
I’m having technical difficulties getting a picture of them, but today Overstock.com has some Michael Kors black jeggings for a mere $29.99. I’m personally not a fan of the zippered legs (a leeeeeeetle too ’80s for my taste), but to each their own, right? 🙂
American Eagle also has some. I’ve heard they’re really comfy, but that they fade pretty quickly. Keep that in mind, unless you want gray jeggings.
Now. I will leave you with one final pair, but I am SO NOT on the stirrup pants bandwagon. They didn’t look good on me 20 years ago, they don’t look good on me now. Of course, I don’t know that because I refuse to even go near them… but perhaps you like this sort of thing. 😉
Have you jumped on the jeggings train yet? What are your thoughts on the trend? And – do you have a favorite pair/brand? Please share in the comments!