Patterned leggings brighten winter blues

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Boraan Abdulkarim

Right, senior Ysabella Johnson wears colorful tribal print leggings with a chambray blouse. Left, sophomore Claudia Rosario styles red and black printed leggings with leg warmers and floral print combat boots. "[Patterned leggings]'re cool and comfy. They look better than just plain black and it's easier to change it up," she said.

The “polar vortex,” as some people called it, brought in below zero wind chills, overwhelming amounts of snow, and a new level of the inherent need for comfortable school attire. A solution? Patterned leggings. While already a trend from the start of the school year, this choice has become an ideal one among students looking for something warm and easy to wear. The classic black legging has become a wardrobe staple because of its versatility, but patterned leggings provide an outlet for more creativity with matching or even pattern mixing. For an extra wintry addition to accommodate the cold, fleece-lined leggings are a common favorite. “[Patterned leggings]’re cool and comfy. They look better than just plain black and it’s easier to change it up,” sophomore Claudia Rosario said.