How To Style Patterned Leggings For You And Your Kids (Four Looks)

IMG_4739A little over a year ago I went to my first SweetLegs leggings party, which changed my life. No, seriously, I love leggings, like most moms do. Partly because I can pull them up over my mommy tummy. After four kids, including a C-section with twins, anything high-waisted is a friend of mine. But fun patterns have taken my leggings game to the next level.

I think, like many of us, I love the colourful look of patterned leggings, but have thought, “how the heck to I style these?” Last year I styled three pairs of SweetLegs leggings, and even pulled off a dressy patterned leggings look. They were a hit!

Well, I am pleased to say that SweetLegs has now added children’s sizes to their collection which meant that I had a new challenge on my hands: how do I style patterned leggings for my kids and I? Here are four adorable looks that I think you are going to absolutely fall in love with.

All leggings were provided by I styled each look myself. This post has not been sponsored by any other brand.

Fresh and Formal

Sweetlegs Mondo Bongo


How to wear patterned leggings, Nesting Story wearing Sweetlegs Mondo Bongo
What we are wearing (above)
Leggings: SweetLegs (pattern Mondo Bongo), My top: Winners, All three girl’s tops: Gap Kids, All accessories: Ardene, My shoes: Le 



How to wear patterned leggings, Nesting Story wearing Sweetlegs Adelaide


What we are wearing (above)
Leggings: SweetLegs (pattern Adelaide), My top: Winners, All three girl’s tops: Gap Kids, All accessories: Ardene

Edgy and Cool





What we are wearing (above)
Leggings: SweetLegs (pattern Black Opal), My tank top: Winners, My vest: American Eagle, Beau’s tank top and vest: gap Kids, Mia and Everly’s t-shirts and vests: Children’s Place, Mia and Beau’s sunglasses: Children’s Place, Everly’s sunglasses: Gap Kids

Bohemian and Airy




What we are wearing (above)
Leggings: SweetLegs (pattern Spring Fever), My top: American Eagle, All three girl’s tops: Gap Kids, Beau’s flower crown: Ardene

Thank you to SweetLegs for providing these fun leggings for our family. Head to to place your order.

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How To Wear Patterned Leggings And Style Your Mom Curves

collage 1A 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.  IMG_3049I immediately contacted the leggings manufacturer 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 Edgyjoanna017joanna004joanna034joanna028joanna010Above Leggings: SweetLegs – Midnight Highway, Top: Joe Fresh, Jacket: Le Chateau, Shoes: Aldo, Jewlery: Forever 21

Bohemian Femininejoanna041joanna043joanna061joanna082joanna057Above  Leggings: SweetLegs – Gracie Rose, Top: American Eagle, Shoes: American Eagle for Payless, Necklace: Smart Set

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Above  Leggings: SweetLegs – Sweet Camo, Top: Joe Fresh, Necklace: Forever 21, Boots: Winners

joanna110I 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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