Story time! When I was in high school, I HATED when people would wear leggings as pants. I have no idea why I felt so strongly about it, and now that I think about it, my friends and I were actually super mean about it. We would call people who wore leggings to school “L.A.P Girls” (Leggings As Pants) and make fun of them for their inferior style choices. I feel really bad for saying those things now! Plus, I’m sure you’ll be happy to know that I am very pro-leggings at this moment. They are comfy AF and can be worn with anything! They are truly innovative, and I wear them all the time.
Recently, I was telling this “L.A.P” story to my little cousin, explaining about how bullying is bad and leggings are good, when she told me that she wasn’t even allowed to wear leggings to school. I’m sorry, what? I have been out of high school for only a couple of years, but the fact that some schools banned leggings is so weird to me. I don’t even understand what the point of banning leggings is. Are plain black pants too ~revealing~? If your underwear lines show, is it too ~provocative~? According to some schools, yes! I think this is ridiculous. So ridiculous that I have some tips on how you can wear leggings this fall without getting in trouble (hopefully). Check them out!
Wear JeggingsJeggings are just as good as leggings! They look like jeans, but are super soft and comfy. Most of the time, they also have pockets, so that's always a plus! They are thicker than leggings, so you can wear them in the colder weather, too. American Eagle
Wear Long ShirtsYou know those oversized sweatshirts that are super in right now? They are super trendy right now, and they are long enough that they cover any areas that schools might want to be covered for some weird reason. Even though there is NOTHING wrong with a girl wearing leggings. Urban Outfitters
Get Some Fleece-Lined LeggingsIf the issue is that leggings are too "thin," try some thicker leggings, like fleece-lined ones. They are really helpful, especially in the winter when it's super cold outside. They are an easy way to stay cozy, warm, and not get in trouble. Image Source: iStock
Try Two Pairs Of LeggingsIf you can't get a hold of fleece-lined leggings, try two pairs - one your size, and one a size above so that they will fit over the other pair. Fun fact! This will also make your butt look bigger, if you're into that. But nobody will be able to see any underwear lines or anything, so you're in the clear! Image Source: iStock
Wear A Dress Over ThemYou can also wear a cute dress over leggings. It's a classic look that will look super cute in the fall with some boots and a nice sweater. It will also keep you warm when winter rolls around! Leggings are a much better option that tights, IMO. Image Source: iStock
Tie A Flannel Around Your WaistIt's trendy! And covers so many parts of you! It's sort of genius. You'll look like a '90s grunge queen and nobody will want to mess with you, not even the administration. Well, hopefully. Forever 21
What is your school dress code like? Tell us in the comments!