At this point in the season, it’s pretty hard to get dressed. Whether it’s outfit fatigue from wearing the only things that won’t make you into a walking sauna in the heat or just actual fatigue, we’ve just about had it with putting effort into our clothing. That’s where leggings come into play. Leggings (good ones at least) are comfortable and breathable and are easily paired with your billowy-est top to increase airflow. We’ve rounded up some of the best-selling and best-reviewed options on Amazon so you don’t have to exert yourself too much in this heat.
Ultra-Soft Performance Leggings
When it comes to basics, you really can’t go wrong with Quince. These leggings are soft, completely opaque (Squat Test approved!) and only feature a handful of seams, to keep from any unnecessary chafing. They don’t have big pockets like some others out there, but you can easily wear them to run errands or to be comfy indoors.
Aerie OFFLINE Legging
These “buttery-soft” leggings from Aerie are another reason to break up with traditional activewear brands. Scouted Contributor Julia Gomez Kramer says that these OFFLINE leggings are “my go-to for hiking, running errands, binge-watching shows, or even long train, car, or plane rides.” Scouted Contributor Jessica Booth also loves the OFFLINE leggings, saying they “never feel like they’re digging in or cutting off your ability to breathe.”
90 Degree By Reflex Womens Power Flex Yoga Pants
Scouted Contributor Maria Cassano says that there’s nothing like these leggings, not even Lululemon’s best-selling option. “Even though it feels delicate, these have gone through dozens of washes without any pilling whatsoever, and the lightweight, breathable material is still somehow compressing and sculpting. (In other words, my legs look good.)”
Leggings Depot High Waisted Leggings
If you’re looking for comfortable leggings that aren’t geared towards working out, these are it. They’re made from a brushed polyester and spandex blend for all-day comfort and come in 45 different colors.
HUE Women's Cotton Ultra Legging with Wide Waistband
These classic leggings come in all the basic neutral colors you could need in your wardrobe. They also come in sizes ranging from X-Small to 3X and feature a wide, high waistband for comfort and support.
The Perform Leggings
This is Everlane’s first foray into athleisure and it’s damn good. They’re seamless on the outside and incredibly soft. They’re made to work for both working out and for everyday wear. Pair them with a sports bra or a blazer for maximum comfort.
If you want your leggings to pull double duty, Scouted Contributor Sarah Firshein swears by the Lululemon Align pant for hanging out and for flying. As she says, “They allow you to do what Seinfeld once deemed impossible: compete in normal society while wearing (what feel like) sweatpants.”
Core 10 Women’s ‘Build Your Own’ Yoga Pant
Amazon’s in-house brand Core 10 makes some pretty great workout gear and these leggings are at the top. You can choose your waist style, length, and color so that you’re getting a leg that works for you and your body.
ODODOS High Waist Out Pocket Yoga Leggings
These leggings have almost 9,000 reviews, so you’re getting a pair that a lot of people like. These come with 4-way stretch and a slim pocket for your phone. The high-waist means there’s no rolling of the fabric no matter what activity you’re doing.
adidas 3-Stripes Leggings
If you want a pair of leggings you could easily wear as pants, the three-stripe classics from adidas are where it’s at. They come in a multitude of colors and are made from an easy-to-wear cotton/elastane combo.
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