Working out: Vimmia Active leggings and Brooks Running shoes; hanging out: Fabletic leggings and Charles David shoes
Robbie Ann Darby

Cooler temperatures mean cooler clothes, so you know what that means: time to break out those black leggings. Leggings are definitely the new denim. In fact, last year jeans sales were down 6 percent from the previous year, according to the NPD Group. So if you’re looking for a pair that can go from your workout to a night out, then I have the perfect option for every budget.

Low Price, High Fashion (Under $50)

If you’re looking for great quality at a low cost, then you should run over to Old Navy. Its athletic department recently upped its fashion game, and I promise you that you won’t be disappointed. While the options are seemingly limitless, I am obsessed with how well the Compression Leggings fit and look. They start at $32.94 but are always on sale, so don’t be shocked if you’re tempted to snag two pairs. Plus, this season’s top-selling version has mesh panels that are to die for. Hello, breathability while you’re running, and extreme style while you’re running errands.


A Fabulous Deal (Under $100)

Oh my, you have to get your legs into a pair of leggings at Fabletics. My favorite pair right now is the Clover Legging, retailing at $79.95. The good news is, if you join the VIP program, these leggings can be as low as $49.95. Either way, they are worth every cent, ladies, because the lace detail is just what your wardrobe needs this fall. The material is soft, sweat-wicking and chafe-resistant; and the best part? These come in plenty of sizes (XXS to XXL) and three different inseams (short, regular and tall). Can you say perfect fit and perfect price?

Worth the Splurge (Under $150)

Some black leggings are totally worth the investment, which is why I can’t stop talking about (or wearing) Vimmia Active’s new Vimmia X Core Capri. These leggings retail for $128 and honestly feel like leggings from the future, since they feature bioactive mineral-enhanced smart yarns. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Well, it gets better: They also help your body maintain its core temperature, improve blood circulation, increase muscle recovery time and promote smoother skin. Incredible, right? I love how they feel, and with all those extra perks packed in, I am more than confident that I’ll be wearing these babies well into the winter.


These are my top picks! Hope this helps you pick the perfect pair that you can rock with all those supersoft sweaters, sassy sneakers, sexy stilettos and sky-high boots.

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