It is the last day of 2015, which means that the gym will be packed tomorrow! Many people see January 1st as the chance for a fresh start, a blank slate, and the perfect time to focus on wellness. While I already lead a fairly healthy lifestyle, I’ve really cranked up my workout regime these past two months. With an entire month off of school, I figured that I might as well get a jump-start. Santa must have noticed my newfound pep for the gym, because I was surprised with the perfect gift… a pair of long length leggings!

For my fellow tall friends, you are all too familiar with the legging struggle. They are oh so comfortable, but oh so awkward. From the first day that I slipped on the skintight game changers, my ankles have been fully exposed.

To be honest, I didn’t think much of it until I received my dance team uniform last year. As we all changed into our slick black leggings and low top converse, several of my friends pointed down in the direction of my feet, exclaiming “Oh my gosh!” Upon looking down, I immediately discovered that while 6 inches of my uber pale ankles separated my pants from my shoes, my friends wore one long line of dark fabric that extended from their hips to their toes.

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I’m not very particular when it comes to workout clothes, but my short pants were blatantly obvious in this situation.

Most of the time, you can cheat with short pants to make them look cute! Regular length skinny jeans can often pass for ankle crops, or you can roll a looser jean to mimic the boyfriend trend. Unfortunately, leggings are the only exception. You can’t roll them up or pull off any fancy jazz to make them look cool.

So let’s get back to the solution! Long leggings! Athleta has an entire line of tall clothing and it is fantastic! Not only are the leggings soft and comfortable, but they also hug my ankles. As someone who incorporates workout wear into fashion, I find Athleta to be a dream come true. Properly fitting bottoms are essential to extending your naturally long, proportionate lines.

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Whether you are wearing leggings to the gym or layering them under a flowy top, check out some of these long-length running tights! They are a total game changer!

Happy New Year!!! And shoutout to my friends Lexy and Maddy for helping out with these pics!

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Remember to stay tuned and stand tall!

Until next year,

xoxopelka

 

Shop my look: Leggings // Tank Top

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