While I'm of the opinion that leggings are NOT pants (despite what I still see some Chicago women wearing), l love a good legging with a dress or long sweater.
And these -- the Military Button Detail Leggings, $29 at AKIRA -- are pretty darn cute.
The Chicago boutique chain includes the leggings in their list of Top 10 favorite items for the new year. For the other 9 (which include a faux fur vest and a gorgeous vintage-inspired floral and black vest), go to shopakirachicago.com.
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