Fashion

Day to Night: Luxury Leggings

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DSC_0189 (1)Zadig & Voltaire Pharell Leo Jacquard Leggings, American Apparel crop top, AllSaints ‘Belvedere’ jacket, Marc Jacobs combat boots, Furla ‘Metropolis’ bag in silver, Nasty Gal choker, and Lime Crime Velvetine lip color in ‘Cashmere.’

Funky, high-waisted pants paired with a plain crop top is my signature outfit for a night out, but something’s different this time: I’ve decided to ditch the heels. Look, high heels are a beautiful thing, appropriate for many occasions. They’re sophisticated, and can help create the illusion of a longer, slimmer figure. They’re chic, feminine, powerful…and they are so. Fucking. Uncomfortable. I’m just not one of those fashionistas who can endure a whole evening at a bar or on the dance floor without wincing in my stilettos or towering booties, but I’ve previously felt too insecure about my short stature and short legs to swap them out for shoes that don’t cut off the circulation of my toes. That’s stupid. I shouldn’t have to compromise my confidence or comfort, especially when I’m supposed to be cutting loose. The solution? One of the year’s most popular trends: luxury leggings. So, this past Saturday, I decided to rock my new Zadig & Voltaire leggings with my trusty combat boots, which resulted in a cute but totally comfortable, deliciously ’90s look that transitioned effortlessly from day to night. The fitted, high-waisted silhouette and black piping at the side seams elongate my legs enough to leave my heels at home and dance the night away. My beat-up boots and oversized leather bomber keep the outfit casual enough for daytime street style, while the crop top and metallic bag make for fun nighttime touches. Since I’m [still] obsessed ’90s style, I went with a leather choker and gray-nude matte lip color, but switching up the smaller details will help me get more wear out of a statement piece like these leggings. For an outfit that’s strictly for day, these fancy pants also lend themselves well to the tomboy aesthetic, and look awesome with a baggy tee or pull-over hoodie.

Photos by Miranda Mu

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Minimalist Neon

1Q1A2742Not everyone likes this T by Alexander Wang column dress. Zero fucks given. I love it! Alexander Wang is a master of minimalism. (Very Hemlut Lang-y.) This dress is the perfect backdrop for my Zadig & Voltaire booties with a pop of neon. It can be easy to go over the top with neon, but it’s a sneaky surprise in this ensemble.1Q1A2740

1Q1A2752My boyfriend calls these my “mullet shoes.” You get it.1Q1A2753

1Q1A2750So if you haven’t figured this out yet, I’m pretty obsessed with Alexander Wang. I couldn’t live without my Marion bag. (Crossbody bags are a must for me. Otherwise I’d have to superglue my possessions to my person) I bought it slightly damaged and thus very cheap at the actual Shopbop store. It was pretty much like walking right into my favorite website. They’re based in Madison, Wisconsin. Go figure!1Q1A2746Photos by Amanda Rosen

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