The Staple Leggings

houndstooth print tunic

For this time of year I am all about warmth and comfort. The perfect pieces to achieve these goals are sweaters, tunics, thick leggings, boots, and a big coat. This look includes 3 out 5 and you could easily add a sweater over the tunic and top it off a big coat for when the temps really start to drop.Winter is all about layers but Fall clothes are the base of those layers.

wolford holly leggings zara croc print crossbody bag target buckle booties wolford leggingsLeggings: Wolford | Top: Similar | Boots: Target (similar here and here) | Bag: Zara | Glasses: Free People

So I have never been a leggings person and these are only my second pair. I was always on the ‘they are not pants’ team(and still am) but I make an exception if the top is long enough to cover up the important areas. These Wolford leggings are thick, completely opaque, and extremely comfortable. As I am writing this I am sitting in my living room with these leggings and a slouchy hoodie on, so I know these are going to be a staple in my closet.

To complete the look I added this houndstooth tunic and my favorite Fall booties from last year. I also finally replaced my bucket bag with a new cross body. I originally wanted this bag in a beautiful burgundy shade but it sold out quick and so I jumped on getting it black.

55 Comments

  1. Blaire Bingham
    October 21, 2015 / 9:31 am

    This is such a cute top, and it’s the perfect length to go with leggings. I completely agree with you on the leggings are not pants issue!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 21, 2015 / 3:31 pm

      Thank you! Tunics are quickly becoming my favorite kind of top now.

  2. Elizabeth Thames BeShears
    October 21, 2015 / 10:23 am

    To me, if the top covers my butt cheeks then it’s ok to wear leggings, even if I wouldn’t wear the top/dress without them! Such a cute outfit!

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 21, 2015 / 3:31 pm

      Yeah I agree but the coverage is definitely the important part.

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 21, 2015 / 3:32 pm

      I need to get more for Fall and Winter.

  3. Caitlin Williams
    October 21, 2015 / 11:11 am

    Love the leggings! I am digging the hue wide waistband leggings from Nordstrom! The gray is extremely durable! : )

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 21, 2015 / 3:33 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation! I will have to check those out.

  4. Lindsey
    October 21, 2015 / 12:25 pm

    I love leggins- esp now that I’m pregnant but I’m with you- I think they should only be worn with a longer top. Love how you styled yours and those booties are gorgeous!

    Lindsey
    Thrift & Shout

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 21, 2015 / 3:34 pm

      Thank you! I went with these booties because they were the same color as the leggings and made me look taller.

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 21, 2015 / 3:35 pm

      Thank you!

  5. GoFashiondeals
    October 21, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    Love the leggings and shirt! I agree with you about leggings. Those boots are so cute!!

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 21, 2015 / 3:35 pm

      Thank you so much!

  6. Elise Ward Joyce
    October 21, 2015 / 2:44 pm

    I too am on the ‘they are not pants’ team, but with the right long shirt or over sized sweater they totally work! In you case here, it looks amazing! Love your boots too!

    xx,
    EE
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 21, 2015 / 3:37 pm

      Thank you! I think once it cools down more oversized sweaters with these leggings will be my go to

  7. October 21, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    I agree black leggings are totally a staple and I own several pairs. I am dying over that fabulous houndstooth tunic though. It is perfect Alicia.

    Welcome by. <3 Ada.

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 23, 2015 / 10:28 am

      Thank you so much! The only other leggings I have are a pair of fake leather ones. I’m thinking I need to get more now though.

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 23, 2015 / 10:29 am

      Thanks so much Rachael!

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 23, 2015 / 10:29 am

      Thank you!

  8. Sierra Oblad
    October 22, 2015 / 12:20 am

    Cute outfit! A tunic with leggings is always a winning combo! Love those booties!

    Sierra
    Sierra Elizabeth

  9. Audrey
    October 22, 2015 / 9:13 am

    I am so on board with “leggings are not pants” but you make them look so cute! I have some that I love, but mainly wear them under long tunics or short dresses. So much more comfortable than tights.

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 23, 2015 / 10:30 am

      Thank you!

  10. Laura
    October 22, 2015 / 12:39 pm

    I agree that as long as the top covers everything leggings are fine!

  11. October 23, 2015 / 8:41 am

    I love the cut of the fabric in that shirt- it makes it so unique! I am a huge sucker for leggings, but definitely with you on the opinion that all the necessary areas need to be covered:)!

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 23, 2015 / 10:31 am

      This tunic is really uniquely cut but I mostly love how flowy it is.

  12. October 23, 2015 / 10:30 am

    love pairing leggings with dresses !

    M

    SIMPLY SUTTER

  13. Ashleigh Sutlive
    October 23, 2015 / 2:22 pm

    Such a cute top! I really love the pattern. Thanks for linking up!

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 26, 2015 / 3:14 pm

      Thanks so much!

  14. Natalie Westgate
    October 24, 2015 / 12:58 pm

    Coverage is definitely important with leggings. I haven’t dived into the leggings trend yet, but I think some outfits look great with them – this one included!

    http://natalieslife.com/2015/10/fashion-friday-1

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 26, 2015 / 3:18 pm

      Thanks you!

  15. October 24, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    Leggings really are a staple of my wardrobe – as a mum they are practical and comfortable, though like you I will only wear things which are long enough! (I also can’t bear thin leggings – don’t need to see your knickers thanks loves!)

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 26, 2015 / 3:19 pm

      My thoughts exactly!

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 26, 2015 / 3:19 pm

      Target has some really great boots for Fall.

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 26, 2015 / 3:20 pm

      Thank you so much!

  16. Dawn Lucy
    October 25, 2015 / 8:25 am

    Fab look! Loving the gingham tunic with the leggings and boots!

    Thanks for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday & we’d love to see you back next week too!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy

    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 26, 2015 / 3:20 pm

      Thank you!

  17. October 25, 2015 / 11:14 am

    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature tomorrow xo

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 26, 2015 / 3:21 pm

      Thank you so much for featuring me!

  18. Christie Geiger
    October 25, 2015 / 10:37 pm

    Omg, I love that top!! Adorable! Thanks so much for linking up with Friday Favorites! Hope you have an amazing week ahead of you!

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 26, 2015 / 3:21 pm

      Thank you!

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 26, 2015 / 3:22 pm

      Thanks!

  19. Happinessatmidlife
    October 26, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    What a fun tunic!!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.

    Alice

    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

  20. Betty Young
    October 27, 2015 / 1:23 am

    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  21. HonestMum
    October 27, 2015 / 8:19 am

    You look so stylish!

  22. October 29, 2015 / 4:18 pm

    I wear leggings SO often during the cold months. I love pairing mine with an oversize sweater!

    michellespaige.com

    • Alicia
      Author
      October 30, 2015 / 9:50 am

      That is definitely how I will be wearing mine next. I want to be warm and comfortable for winter.

    • Alicia
      Author
      November 5, 2015 / 8:20 am

      Thanks so much!

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