Melissa Foster

GET ME OUTTA THESE YOGA PANTS!

Melissa Foster
GET ME OUTTA THESE YOGA PANTS!

It’s the holiday season, and I'm sure many of us are gravitating towards the ease and comfort of throwing on yoga pants. Trust me, I’m right there with you. However, it’s important to utilize those expensive jeans and cute shoes--when you look good you feel good! Here are three tips on how to look put together while holiday shopping, errand running, or heading out to cut down the perfect Christmas tree with the fam.

 

Layer, layer, layer. My go-to base layer is always a stretchy, form fitting tank (my favorite brand is Beloved, and you can find them at Evereve for only $28! I have one in every style and color...) Throw on a graphic tee or comfy thermal long sleeve shirt over top, and then add a third layer. That final layer can be your favorite poncho, flannel, denim shirt or sweater. Pair with those comfy jeans (they’re expensive for a reason, because they’re WORTH IT!) Finish the look off with a cute pair of high top sneakers or Sorel booties and a stack of bracelets. Now, you are ready to hit the ground running for a day of errands or shopping! The beauty of layering is that you can always take your third layer off if you get too hot. After all, shopping can be a workout, let’s be honest!

 

Not all leggings are created equal. You do not want to run into a pair you are always pulling up or are see through when you bend over. A few of my go-to brands are Lysse, Sanctuary, Free People, and Spanx. Lysse will definitely hold everything in place, keeping you looking smooth. They are high rise, and have a thicker band for both tummy control and to keep them up where they’re supposed to be! All styles are double layered and fairly thick, so you never have to worry about your booty being on display. They have SO many styles to choose from, I recently added a distressed, faux grey leather pair to my Lysse legging collection. Spanx leggings are also fab, because just like Spanx shape wear, they will hold you in and make you look toned, even after all the holiday goodies. All leggings are perfect with a long tee, sweater or duster. When paired with booties, you can go from errands to happy hour with the girls still feeling super comfortable and looking bomb. If you are local to Grand Rapids, Michigan, Lee and Birch has a large selection of Lysse and Spanx leggings in tons of different styles, colors, and textures. You can also shop with them online!

 

Our feet need to stay comfy throughout all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We need to save them for all of the H.O.T. party shoes we will be strutting! Hands down, Sorel has comfort, style, and practicality covered when it comes to boots. I can be on my feet all day in a Sorel wedge and not feel an ounce of pain. They are real leather, so they take form to your foot and stretch with you. They are already waterproof, so absolutely no extra labor of spraying them down. They have a wide variety of styles and colors, each one as comfortable as the last. Fun fact: what makes the wedge so comfortable? With each step you are actually walking on “netting” rather than a solid wedge. The netting bounces with each step you take, absorbing the shock of foot to earth and keeping you on your toes (literally) all day. During the winter season, I live in my Sorel wedges and can wear them with most anything, being practical while still looking cute!

 

Hang up your yoga pants and have fun styling with these tips to feel put-together all holiday season long!

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