• Tuesday M.

Without a doubt, jeans are my go-to casual wear. But even this fashion plate can't live on jeans alone. Sometimes all you want is a good pair of stretchy leggings. Blame WFH life. But what are we going to do when quarantine comes to an end and we have to go back to work? Will we have to give up our stretch waist staple? Noooooooo!

Let me give you four easy tips to take the "leggings life" right into your "new reality" (whatever that is). Long live leggings!

A blazer is something that every woman should have in her closet. It's the quickest way to take a pair of leggings to professional status. This also goes for jeans and other casual wear. I'm not sure what it is about a blazer that says, "I'm in charge!" but it works. Go with it. Something that fits closer to the body will keep the whole silhouette streamlined.

A full-length legging looks and feels more like pants (because the point is to take this staple beyond your living room). A matte, black legging has the most versatility, but if you can, splurge on a good pair of faux leather ones as well. They're sexy and tell people you mean business.

To keep your look from going down the athleisure rabbit hole, add a top that looks flirty and feminine. No cropped tees or fitted tanks. Nothing that would make you look gym ready with a change of shoes or the loss of your jacket. Selecting something that floats over the hips will give you coverage and balance.

Shoes determine the direction your look goes. A flat sandal or athletic shoe (even a fashion sneaker) takes your leggings into casual territory. A shoe with height will elongate the leg and keep you looking chic.

See there! No need to give up the leggings you've been living in for the last six weeks. With a few tips, you can carry on living the stretchy pants life - just, please, throw them in the washer before wearing them in public.

  • Tuesday M.

I LOVE a good pair of jeans and a comfy tee. While everyone else is living the #coronalife in stretchy pants and leggings, I've been reaching for my jeans on the daily. BUT, even jeans and tees can get boring after non-stop wear. So, here's how I elevate my go-to look with easy add ons that I already have in my closet - and you probably do, too!

Look 1 - Make it professional.

This is such an easy way to cheat at dressing up. If you have to sit through another Zoom call, this is so going to come in handy. Throw on a blazer in your favorite color, roll up the sleeves if you want to make it sassy, pop on a statement necklace, and boom! You look effortlessly cool. If you go with a classic, black blazer, add colorful shoes. If your blazer is a fun hue, pick a shoe in a neutral tone.

Look 2 - Add some ladylike details.

A tweeted jacket, particularly one with ladylike details, softens up a rugged pair of dark denim jeans. Add a pair of statement earrings or a necklace to keep things fun.

Look 3 - Add visual interest.

Putting on a lightweight, springy scarf can have a lot of impact - particularly with a pair of rolled, boyfriend jeans and nude sandals (which will elongate your legs!). An outfit like this is SO easy - you throw on an accessory and call it good!

Look 4 - Add sparkle and edge.

I live for all things edgy, so this is one of my favorite jeans and tee looks. Distressed jeans and a sparkly blazer? Yes, please! Okay, so, maybe everyone doesn't have a sequined blazer in their closet. But I wanted to show you that jeans and tees don't have to be boring or without personality. Whatever your thing is (high heeled shoes, cocktail rings, envelope clutches), add it on to your look and see where it takes you! There's no wrong way to style this classic look. Play around with some things and see what works for you!

I'm not gonna lie. This whole stay at home situation feels pretty bleak. It's compounded by the fact that life is not cooperating either. Life is definitely not taking a break due to COVID-19. While I'm committed to staying home for the sake of my loved ones and my community, and I'm grateful for all I am blessed with, this is a tough season. There are a few bright spots. Most of them involve fashion. Like when my Amazon Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe box shows up. Although funds are restricted, a new shirt or skirt feels like a necessary indulgence. I filmed this unboxing video before things got crazy, but rewatching it brings me joy. Scroll down to see what I kept and why!

I decided to keep the Ella Moss jeans. Despite my hesitations on the length, I loved the fit, the flare, and that snakeskin tuxedo stripe!

The fit was so spot on that I tracked down another pair of Ella Moss jeans on Poshmark. I have to say that I love them, too.

Have you worn Ella Moss jeans or given Amazon Personal Shopper a try? Shoot me a DM on Instagram to tell me about your experience!

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