Picture a North Face fleece jacket and then imagine it turned into super-skin-tight pants. That’s the image that comes to mind when the words “fleece leggings” are mentioned. Fleece leggings are the new way to wear leggings without sacrificing fashion for functionality. Since living in Syracuse is like living in a snow globe, you can mock them now and come November you’ll have three pairs in your dresser. The good news is that the fleece is on the inside. They’ll still look like normal leggings, for the most part. The extra padding is good for the girls that have skinny chicken legs, but for everyone else it’ll just add about a quarter inch to your thighs (no big deal). You can sweat that off in an hour at the gym with some cardio, and then put on the leggings to maintain a proportionate leg size. Free People, Anthropologie, and Victoria’s Secret PINK all carry fleece leggings, so feel free to stop in and clear their selection. When December rolls around, fleece leggings will be just the things to run around campus in, but most of you will still be wearing the threadbare ones from places like H&M and Forever 21, because they’re cheap and no one wants to spend $40 on plain leggings that have weird fuzz on the inside.
– Jenna Jacobsen