I can say with confidence that being cozy is one of my priorities in life. It's rare for me to be wearing any articles of clothing — especially when I'm at home — that aren't soft enough to take a quick snooze in. But I truly believe that the benefits of wearing yoga pants every day actually extend well beyond the wonderful aspect of their comfortability.
Now, it may or may not surprise you to learn that, according to research, the clothing you choose to wear can have real psychological effects on you and your well-being. Researchers refer to this as "enclothed cognition," and basically, the bottom line is that dressing yourself in things that make you feel both comfortable and presentable, in a way that feels good to you, is really important for your mental health. And yes, wearing your yoga pants every day totally counts here, as long as it genuinely makes you feel your best from head to toe.
In fact, there are a lot of pretty cool benefits to wearing yoga pants on the reg that you probably haven't ever considered. I'm sure you don't need another reason to spend your next paycheck on a fresh new pair of Lululemons, but in case you do, here's why you're totally justified to live that yoga pants life all day, every day.
I'm the type of person who will lunge in a grocery store if I feel like I want or need to, and wearing pants that stretch comfortably makes this a real possibility.
The health benefits of stretching are simply boundless, so wearing your yoga pants at all times means you can do a downward dog next to your desk, or effortlessly pop your leg up onto a fence the moment the impulse strikes. You do you, girl.
You can wear them to brunch under a sundress. You can pop a long dress shirt over them for work. You can take a yoga class in them (duh), or go for a jog around the park. You can add heels and a sexy sweater, and go get a drink with a friend. All of these things are possible in your trusty yoga pants!
OK, yes, you can buy yoga pants that cost an arm and two legs (see what I did there?), but you can also get a hella nice pair at Marshall's or Target on the cheap. Besides, regardless of how much you're actually spending, the versatility makes the dollar amount pretty worth it in the end, no?
Three cheers for the softest, stretchiest pants you can find!