Question: I wear men’s running tights to the gym – can I also wear them casually?
Answer: I was excited to see this question, because I’m one of those girls who thinks (well, nearly) any piece of men’s clothing can actually be gender neutral when styled correctly and strategically. So, why not have some fun with this fashion challenge? Besides, if leggings and tights had a baby, it’d be men’s running tights. And since you find them ultra-comfortable, you may be pleased to find that nobody will even notice the particular type of tights you are sporting. When it comes to tights, there are endless ways to style them fashionably! So don’t hesitate to take your boyfriend’s running tights when you’re running low on leggings, because I’m going to show you some fabulous ways to style them. As a general rule of thumb, make sure you’re wearing a skirt (it can even be a mini-skirt) and a slouchy shirt. Here are some of my favorite ways to wear tights, and yes—these will definitely work with men’s running tights:
If there’s a day when I’m feeling lazy but also want to be fashionable, my go-to is always the slouchy shirt. In the winter, it’s a slouchy sweater; in the summertime, it’s a slouchy t-shirt. Either way, you can bet that your tights will look amazing when graced by the presence of a slouchy shirt.
Depending on the brand of men’s running tights you snagged (confesison: I’ve definitely taken a pair from my husband before), sometimes a skirt is necessary. If your shirt is long and slouchy enough, however, you don’t need to worry about the skirt. As for length, I always keep it fairly short and simple when working with tights.