*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*
Several folks requested a few picks for high quality leggings, so here we go:
Lysse Center Seam Ponte Leggings – was $80, now $38.99 – $79.99
As is the case with tights, if you want truly good leggings, you’ve got to be willing to pay more. $15 will get you a pair at Old Navy that will last a year if you’re lucky, but if you can sink $50 or more into a sturdy, well-made pair from Lysse, they’ll wash and wear beautifully for far longer. I’ve sung the praises of Lysse’s faux leather leggings, and have since tried their cotton blends and they are stellar. Comfy, well-made, and they look great. This style is available in this charcoal as well as black, brown, burgundy, olive, dark purple, leopard, gray snake, and herringbone in sizes XS – XL. (I take a medium.) Size availability varies by color. Also in plus sizes.
Yummie by Heather Thomson Cotton Wow Milan Legging – was $76, now $41.99 – $76
I have several pairs of Yummie leggings, too, and they’ve been taking a back seat to the Lysse ones lately … but mostly because I bought styles with high cotton content and they are absolute cat hair magnets. This pair is 84% cotton, 16% Spandex so likely less sticky, and features a high rise and comfy wide waistband. Yummie leggings are just a smidgen cheaper than Lysse, and come in a huge variety of colors, patterns, and finishes. This pair is available in this black as well as purple in sizes XS – 3X. Size availability varies by color.
Hue Cotton-Blend Legging – was $42, now $16.11 – $42
And Hue takes third place because, although they’re priced more affordably, they just aren’t as sturdy. Also, as I mention below, I’m a stickler for high rise and Hue leggings tend to be more on the mid/low side – which might be a plus for some of you! This style is 95% cotton, 5% Spandex so may be a little linty or pet-hairy depending on your environment, but Hue makes leggings in a variety of fiber contents, many of which are slicker and less sticky. (I always look for at least some cotton content for breathability reasons, FYI.) This style is available in this burgundy as well as black, white, brown, charcoal, navy, purple, or turquoise in sizes XS – XL. Size availability varies by color. Hue also does plus sizes, though not in this exact style.
Sustainable resources for high quality leggings:
- Fair Indigo – These leggings are beautifully and sustainably made, but I found them to be too loose for my legs. Doesn’t mean they won’t work well for others!
- Alternative Apparel – Best for super cute prints!
- Gudrun Sjödén – Pretty prints and sustainable solids, through size XXL.
Other not-currently-on-sale resources for high quality leggings:
- Hue – Hue leggings tend to be just a bit too low-waisted for me, but I love a sky-high rise. They’re definitely well-made and come in a huge variety of styles and sizes.
- Spanx – They will be squeezy and shape-wear-based, but Spanx leggings are heavy-duty and well-made.
- Zella – I’ll admit I haven’t tried these myself, but other bloggers I trust sing their praises. Great styles if you like sporty or eye-catching leggings.
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