Keeping warm this winter while turning heads -- winter leggings

Leggings with some personality. Who said athletic wear had to be boring?

March 1, 2021
8 min read

Snow, ice, and windchill all have one thing in common: misery. From grey and black color palettes to slush and black ice, the winter season is a hard one to get through. Winter fashion is the light that will keep you glowing year-round. There is no reason to throw away finding the perfect balance between warmth and style. 

Dona Jo leggings are the perfect fashion meets high-performance moment you’ve been longing for. By taking a look at the whole collection you are sure to find vibrant colors and designs that will put an end to you feeling grey, even as temperatures drop outside. 

With so many brands and materials on the market. It’s always hard to find your personal identity in fashion. Right when you think you’ve found your aesthetic -- the next step is to figure out how to maintain it season to season. In order to avoid getting too overwhelmed -- and focusing only on leggings for now -- this article will take you through everything you need to know when it comes to print and material.

These leggings will become more powerful than pairing your Prada with Patagonia. Winter high-performance outdoor labels are becoming plentiful -- like North Face’s line with Supreme, and L.L. Bean x Too Snyder. These collaborations are trendy, and definitely worth the look, but look to the rest of this article for everything you need to know to look fashion forward this winter with sporty or non-sporty printed leggings!

Color palette that just makes sense

Just because you are looking to bring some color and flare to your bleak winter days doesn’t mean you have a free pass on the fundamentals of fashion. You’re used to bundling up in the winter, but if you are looking for a vibrant bottom, think about keeping your top simple.  If that isn’t cutting it for you then by all means mix and match prints to your heart's content. Look to the following products perfect for a balanced winter fit:

Lite Legging (Digiflow) by Dona Jo 

High-rise leggings -- with saturated color palette -- great for looking matching with a solid tee, while looking like a 10/10. Get them today at Dona Jo.

The pattern on this pair of leggings is not only eye catching but is made from a cutting process that makes this item one-of-a-ling, using sustainable Eco Soul Light Fabric. What you need to be aware of is how to style the top since the light-weight fabric makes wind chills hit even harder. Consider looking at any sleek and solid colored top like the model is. With orange, turquoise, and oink color palette on the bottom, the trick is to pair it with other natural colors. Think neutral colors, wood tones, and darker shades of blue that can lock in the heat.

Material breakdown:

  • Sustainable Eco Soul Light® 5-way stretch material for easy sizing and form-fitting design
  • High-rise waistband for the right amount of coverage
  • Flat seams for comfort
  • Quick-dry fabric & UV Protection 50+

Coordination is key 

Similar to a color palette that just makes sense, let’s take it a step further to focus in on leggings that not only follow a color scheme, but also coordinate well with your personal style. The big takeaway here is to find your personality in pants, while also investing in products that are highly functional in your daily life and across seasons. One must always have access to a solid black pair of leggings as they are the easiest find and require the least effort in matching. Though we’ve put together a few pieces that may be out of your comfort zone, but still serve as high-quality must haves this winter. 

Lite Legging (Cheetah) by Dona Jo 

Made with lightweight Eco Soul material, these leggings hug your skin, and give you that added edge with print. With flat seams for fit and comfort, you’ll never go back from cheetah print. Get them today at Dona Jo.

If you’re going to make a statement, why not do it with cheetah print? 

“We’re calling it now: 2021 is the year of bold workout gear. Gone are the days of basic black leggings, since although they’re a wardrobe staple, they might be feeling a tad boring after nearly a year of life in lockdown.” --Yahoo

There isn’t much rationale here besides wanting to have fun this winter with a perhaps permanent alternative to the same old classic solid-colored legging style. If abstract color palette prints aren’t your thing, and you want to go for faux animal print instead, then go for it. Though not for everyone, keeping it comfy yet bold with leopard and zebra prints may be what you closet has been missing all this time.

Material breakdown:

  • Sustainable Eco Soul Light® 5-way stretch material for easy sizing and form-fitting design
  • High-rise waistband for the right amount of coverage
  • Flat seams for comfort
  • Quick-dry fabric & UV Protection 50+

The Do-It-All High Rise Full Length Legging by Summersalt

Designed to keep moisture away from the body, this pair of leggings are made from recycled plastic bottle material to keep you cool and comfortable. Get them today at Summer Salt.

 Sustainability will never go out of fashion, Once and if it does -- we are sure to go with it. Do your body and the earth a favor by getting your hands on this pair of leggings that are crafted using material from recycled plastic bottles. These leggings have an icy look to them but are designed to wick moisture away to ensure a sweat free workout. While keeping your warmth is a priority in the winter, don’t forget -- coordination is key! This cool zebra print will match perfect with a thermal lined top that is either peach or lavender colored. 

Material breakdown:

  • 80% Recycled Polyester, 20% Elastane 
  • Fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles and certified using the Global Recycled Standard. Each legging is made up of 12 plastic (16.9 oz.) water bottles. 
  • Fabric features CoolCore fibers made to distribute moisture quickly, keeping you dry. 
  • Brushed finish fabric makes this sports bra buttery soft.
  • UPF50+ fabric
  • Light compression will keep you feeling supported and comfortable whether you’re lounging around or tackling high-intensity workouts. 
  •  4-way stretch, breathable fabric, and a wide elastic band creates a super comfortable fit.

Fabric, fit, and form

While print is perennial, no one can deny the tradition of needing to rely on fit and form to keep you feeling and looking your best, Regardless if you are supporting leggings for athletics, athleisure, or even experimenting in styling them up -- functionality remains important. Look to the following product to ace you understanding when it comes to playing around with print, while staying on task in the functionality department. 

JoJo Legging (Pied)

A one-of-a-kind product, with an earthy feeling to it. Featuring a hidden interior pocket, this vibrant pair of leggings is functionally beautiful. Get them today at Dona Jo.

These leggings look like a canvas and will keep you looking sleek as the almost tye dye -- yet more mature looking -- print hugs your skin. To handle the single digit temperatures this winter pair this with whatever. The options are limitless when you’re not only wearing a work of art but look like on too. Try to steer away from pairing this look with a rainbow tye dye hoodie. Something about it seems off pouting, but perhaps a track jacket in blue tone tye dye is what will complete this look.

Material breakdown:

  • Sustainable Eco Soul Light® 5-way stretch material for easy sizing and form-fitting design
  • Mid-rise waistband for the right amount of coverage
  • Flat seams for comfort
  • Hidden waistband key pocket for storing essentials
  • Quick-dry fabric & UV Protection

Regardless of the season, when it comes to leggings, you’re in control. By adding a little bit of print that speaks to your personality, while making conscious decisions about what you’re wearing on top -- you’ll be on your way to make it through another frigid winter month.

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