I have pretty much given up jeans for leggings. I have a hard time finding jeans that fit my thighs and frankly, they are uncomfortable to be in sometimes. Leggings on the other hand are perfect for a night out, to work, or lounging around– and you will be comfortable the entire day! I like to wear my leggings with long shirts, dresses (floral) or sweaters and throw on boots that are usually just shy of the knees.
My favorite place for leggings is Old Navy because they are comfortable, long lasting, and relatively inexpensive.
Check out these Mid-Rise Ponte-Knit Leggings for Women that are currently on sale for $21 (with code WARM). And these Patterned Leggings for Women for $12.94. I always go for their plain leggings, which are around $12.50 usually. Definitely sign up for their email list and check them out on Black Friday (usually 50% off everything!).
My second favorite place is Rue 21. They are really hard to find in my opinion but definitely worth it. Their leggings are really comfortable and definitely affordable — usually under $15. They are also always having sales so I would check them out! Only place I would not look is Charlotte Russe since I find their leggings are relative cheap material and see through sometimes. They also tend to slide down as you go about your day which is really awkward.