A few months ago I was invited to a leggings party. For those of you who have never been to one, it’s kind of like a tupperware party but for patterned leggings. As I took in all of the fun and colourful patterns (while the artist/designer in me was bursting with joy) I looked around the room full of mommies going bananas over these pants. I picked up a pair that caught my eye and went to go try them on. As soon as I pulled them over my hips I realized that they were extremely comfortable, more fun than my yoga pants that I practically live in and they fit so well over my mommy curves… I can get used to this! After posting this photo to my Instagram, my followers went nuts asking me to do a post on how to wear patterned leggings. Thus, this project was born. I immediately contacted the leggings manufacturer www.sweetlegs.ca and told them about my post idea. They shipped me a few pairs and I had a blast putting together flattering and comfy outfits, that also work with us curvier mamas. I called up my brilliant photographer friends and we went to town putting together this style piece. This fun fashion item may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I am hooked! It takes my everyday mommy sweats to the next (fun) level!
Photography and Art Direction by Sarah Martin Photography and Ooh Ooh Darling Photography Styling, Hair and Makeup by Joanna Venditti, Nesting Story
Modern EdgyAbove Leggings: SweetLegs – Midnight Highway, Top: Joe Fresh, Jacket: Le Chateau, Shoes: Aldo, Jewlery: Forever 21
Bohemian FeminineAbove Leggings: SweetLegs – Gracie Rose, Top: American Eagle, Shoes: American Eagle for Payless, Necklace: Smart Set
Above Leggings: SweetLegs – Sweet Camo, Top: Joe Fresh, Necklace: Forever 21, Boots: Winners
I love that leggings pull up nice and high. Yes, I am showing my tummy, after having four kids (eight months postpartum with twins), scandal! I love that these outfits hug in all the right places, and have a little more room where you need it. Especially if you are healing from a C-Section.
Each of these looks can work during the day with less jewelry and flats. So comfy!
A special thanks to my friend Amanda with helping me brainstorm comfy and stylish outfit ideas. You can follow her on @Instagram the_amandaheather
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