Everyone’s Wearing Underwear as Pants, so I Tried It for a Night Out in NYC


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The internet went wild when Kendall Jenner decided to go pick up a bouquet of sunflowers while leaving her pants at home. Yes, you read that correctly—she wore just a sweater, sunglasses, a Bottega Veneta woven bag, tights, and pumps. When I first saw the look, I loved it, but my mind immediately went to a place of “That won’t look good on me,” as I’m much shorter than Kendall, and her stunning long legs were such a focal point of the look. But then content creator Emma Leger decided to try the look while she was visiting New York recently, and the last time we spoke, she told me how confident she felt while wearing it. Emma is in the same boat as I am when it comes to being short, and when I saw it on her, again, I loved it. After seeing a fellow petite person give the look a try, I figured, why not? I’m all for taking fashion risks and wearing something that takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone.

When styling my no-pants look I decided to snag a pair of Calzedonia tights (just like Kendall did), a black Good American bodysuit, Reformation pumps, a giant Apparis faux-fur coat, Le Specs cat-eye sunglasses, and a denim Gucci bag. The results were surprisingly chic. There’s an inherent sexiness to walking out the door without your pants, but adding the oversize faux-fur jacket that completely covered my backside helped me feel way more comfortable and cool. It’s hard not to feel like a boss in a giant faux fur.

The sunglasses, pumps, and bag were the perfect touch to tie the whole look together and give it that luxe New York City look. If you’re on the fence about wearing this trend, you should, according to someone who was also a little nervous to try it. Emma was onto something when she said this look gives you a confidence boost. Now that I think about it, maybe I shouldn’t wear pants so often. Of course, as soon as I tried this trend for myself, I had to round up the best options out there to share with you so you can get the look yourself. I found so many combinations of bodysuits, tights, pumps, and jackets that your wardrobe is missing.

Keep scrolling to see which items made the cut.

The perfect oversized faux fur. 

When it comes to high quality bodysuits you can’t go wrong with Good American. 

I wore these tights and I am absolutely obsessed. 

These shoes are my favorites, I can’t stop wearing them. 

A great under $100 option for a faux fur. 

I have been eyeing this bodysuit for awhile. 

Sheer tights that don’t break the bank. 

I’d love to see this look with platforms. 

Love that this jacket is on sale. 

Not your average black bodysuit. 

These are perfect for this look. 

How chic are these?

I love this chocolate brown color. 

I love the scuba bodysuits from Good American. 

These tights remind me of the pair Kendall wore. 

Major heart eyes for these slingbacks. 

I love the exaggerated collar on this coat.

A Spanx bodysuit is always a great idea. 

I’ve been wanting to get my hands on these. 

Party pumps. 

Major heart eyes for this faux fur coat.

A great option from Madewell. 

Bring on the sheer. 

I need these like yesterday.

The coziest faux fur. 

This is a great option if you’re not into the high neck. 

Adding to cart. 

I’ve been wanting this bodysuit for forever.

If you’re not into the faux fur look you can always try an oversized blazer instead. 

A ribbed bodysuit is one of my favorite basics. 

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