I love teal and I love stripes, so I knew this pair of leggings would find their way to my closet sooner or later! These newbies are just as beautiful in real life as I hoped they would be.
K-Deer’s Caroline stripes were made in collaboration with Carbon38, and are named for C38 cofounder Caroline Gogolak. All the K-Deer stripes support a different charity: the Carolines support Inner-City Arts, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that creates space for urban youth to develop their creative potential.
I absolutely love the look of the Carolines with a white top. It accentuates the bottom bands of the stripe pattern perfectly. Black and like the shoes and sports bra make the look cohesive, and let the bright colors of the pants themselves be the center of attention.
Disclosure: these leggings were complimentary from K-Deer. I’ve been a fan of K-Deer for a long time (this is stripes pair #7 for me) and all opinions are always my own.
I’ve written quite a lot about K-Deer’s stripes in my previous K-Deer reviews. If you’re new to the brand, here’s a quick recap of the important things to know about them.
The fabric is a lightweight, slippery fabric that feels similar to swimsuit or tights material. It is sensitive to abrasion and can snag, although I have not had this issue with any of my pairs yet. I usually avoid wearing K-Deer when I’m dealing with rough barbell knurling or pointy branches while I’m hiking. The fabric can range in coverage from totally opaque to slight show-through in a bend. I opt for skin-colored underwear with mine.
K-Deers have a wide waistband with a super-high waist that hits just above my belly button. The sneaker length is perfect for my 5’3″ frame, but full length and capris are also available depending on your height and preference.
Sizing runs tight. If you are between sizes or aren’t sure, go with the larger size. Once they arrive, you have to work them up your legs like pantyhose, as opposed to pulling them right on like jeans.
Here’s an extra tip I discovered about K-Deers recently. If you have issues with your leggings sliding, the blame may lay with your underthings. I have one particular pair of full-coverage briefs that make my K-Deers slide down horribly when I wear them together. I never have this issue with any other undergarments and my K-Deers normally stay up perfectly. There’s just something about the combination of the two fabrics that makes a slippery mess! If you have slide-prone leggings, consider changing what’s underneath to see if you can solve the issue that way.
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