If you take a look in my closet, you'll find some of my most prized possessions . . . and some random items that should have been donated last year. I've got a Louis Vuitton belt bag that took me an eternity to hunt down and the highly coveted Off-White x Nike Air Jordan 1, and then there's my leggings collection.
The last time I checked, I had around 30 pairs, and yes, they all spark joy. I feel like Ariel from The Little Mermaid when she sings about how much she loves her human treasures in "Part of Your World." "I've got Adidas and New Balance aplenty, I've got Lululemon and Nike galore. You want black leggings? I've got 30! But who cares? No big deal. I want more."
I'm always on the hunt for that pair of leggings you never want to take off but you should because you've worn them four days in a row. As a leggings connoisseur, I know there are styles that are meant for colder weather (these are usually thicker) and others that will keep you feeling cool and supported through humidity, dry heat, and blazing-hot days (lighter materials and sweat-wicking).
I'm currently obsessed with the Girlfriend Collective High Waist 7/8 Leggings ($68) to keep me cool and cute throughout the warmer months. I wear them to work out, work, and everything else in between, and I don't see myself tiring of them anytime soon.
One of the best features about the leggings is that the sizes range from XXS to 3XL. Everyone deserves to have cute, comfortable, and affordable activewear regardless of their size. Second, the brand is minimal — it does have a lot of coloured options — which means more wear for me! You can't wear striped leggings four days in a row without people catching on to you.
I also love that the fabric is made from recycled water bottles. I have no idea how they do it, but those water bottles created arguably the softest pair of leggings I own! My final argument as to why these leggings are amazing (and why I wear them nonstop) is because I'm pretty short, and the 7/8 length gives off the illusion of long legs like Naomi Campbell's. A girl can dream, right?
If you're looking for a legging that's high-waisted, so comfortable you'll be upset when you realise they're in the dirty-clothes basket, and affordable, you've got to try the Girlfriend Collective 7/8 Leggings for yourself.