The word on leggings

I never thought it would come to this. I wore leggings when I was a young girl with a long ponytail. It was easy to throw them on plus a t-shirt and go play with my girlfriends in the playground. Then I went to Uni, grew up-well, kind of- started working and the issue of leggings wasn’t on my mind at all. Then they came into fashion, and everyone seems to be wearing them now: young and old, girls and boys, leggy beauties and women who really shouldn’t….I resisted. I ignored it. I rolled my eyes and then… I gave in. With a t-shirt, with a long sweater, with a dress, with a skirt, with a blazer-it is a very versatile trend.

Not that it is easy to find a good pair of leggings. I went to the usual haunts of H&M, Topshop, Zara-no luck, and I mean NO luck. I saw some cool looking ones at Selfridges by Les Chiffoniers but the prices started at £230. Come on!!! And then I stumbled into Uniqlo. And for under £30 I found them-a grey pair and a black pair with the lace edge. They are easy, comfortably soft and make me feel good. I also, thanks to a friend of mine who is a stylist, have a ‘going out’ pair of Noir leggings. They were much pricier-I still feel guilty thinking about it!!-but they are very hard to resist-black, stretchy, kind of looking like jodhpurs and very cool. They pull a look together very effortlessly and make me feel like a womanly girl.

One last thought-I recently saw Victoria Beckham wearing a pair of her own design, with the zippers at the back. Now, where can I find a pair like that, at a fraction of a price? If you know, let me know….