This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of No nonsense. All opinions are 100% mine.
I have been working from home for over 8 years now, and in that time, I'm a little ashamed to admit that my personal style has gone from relaxed to just plain lazy.
When I first started my work-at-home career, I got up bright and early, took a shower, got dressed in what I would wear if I were going to a job outside of the house, put on a little makeup, and I even picked out the right shoes for my outfit. This was a great way for me to get into the mindset that it was time to get to work, even though my television and bed weren't very far away from my workspace. When it comes to working from home–and most people who have a business they run from home can attest to this–it is so easy to get off-track. Sleep a little later, take a shower and opt for some comfy sweatpants and a t-shirt instead of the great business casual looks you have hanging in your closet, pull your hair up, forego the makeup, and pull on a pair of slipper boots before heading into the kitchen for a mug of coffee that rivals the size of your head. Sound familiar?
I have fallen into this opposite of a routine and have become almost comfortable flying by the seat of my pants through my workday. It is a truly terrible rut to fall into, but I have been making an effort to get back into the structured workday that I used to excel in. I have found that I work smarter and accomplish more when on a "normal" schedule, and getting into the mindset where you are ready to sit down and tackle your workload has a lot to do with the clothes you're wearing while doing it.
Of course I want to be comfortable, but I also want to look put-together, and to accomplish both, a great pair of tights or a colorful pair of leggings can really do wonders! It's no wonder why they are widely considered a must-have fashion item for any woman's wardrobe.
No nonsense was recently generous enough to send me a pair of tights and a pair of leggings to work into my winter wardrobe, and I have to say, I have been loving them!
The tights I received are dark grey (or, as they are officially called, "cobblestone") and the leggings are red corduroy–seriously, how cool and different is that? I have a few pairs of corduroy pants that I love, but I don't think corduroy when I think leggings. Naturally, I was pretty excited about them, and their potential paired with a long, cozy sweater.
I took to Polyvore to put together a couple of winter styles using the No nonsense tights and leggings, and below is what I came up with.
The red corduroy leggings:
And the cobblestone tights:
You can also see how I styled the tights within my own wardrobe:
Yes, that is indeed a green skirt with a yellow and blue shirt.
I'm a risk-taker like that.
No nonsense is a brand dedicated to being modern, stylish, relevant, and best of all, affordable. Their tights and leggings are available in food, drug, and mass retail stores for a suggested retail price of just $6.49. I love that they are available to everyone, easy to find, and because of the limitless possibilities of how to style them, you can see so many new ways to wear clothes you have had for years.
Jill Martin, a fashion expert, Emmy Award-winning TV personality, New York Correspondent for Access Hollywood, and co-author of the New York Times bestselling style guide I Have Nothing to Wear, Martin will be featured in a series of online media for No Nonsense that will show women the possibilities for styling the new lines of colored tights and essential leggings by the No nonsense brand.
Martin will also be sharing her fashion expertise and valuable fashion tips on Twitter, and will be featured in an upcoming Facebook contest where one lucky winner and a friend will meet Jill in New York City for a shopping spree and lots of great style advice.
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How do you like styling your favorite leggings and tights?