These jeggings have upgraded my winter wardrobe — and they're only $13

I own five pairs and I'm not stopping anytime soon.
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By Megan Foster

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I'm not one to brag about personal wins, but I'm pretty certain that I've found a year-round style staple that can be worn with just about anything.

A couple years ago, I took my bi-weekly trip to Walmart to stock up on pantry goods and discounted home essentials. Instead of sticking to my list of necessities, I wandered to store in an attempt to find unique, hidden gems buried in the aisles.

During that particular trip, I walked out of the store with a pair of jeggings that completely altered my wardrobe for the better.

Jeggings became popular in the late 2000s and as an avid trend follower, I purchased my fair share of these hybrid pants. Despite buying pairs from multiple retailers, I never found a pair that was brag-worthy until discovering the Time and Tru jeggings at Walmart.

Time and Tru Full Length Jeggings

They may not have the same amount of Instagram likes as the Amazon Nightgown Dress and might be overlooked by style icons like The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, but these pants have undoubtedly made dressing for any occasion a simple (and comfortable) task.

The Time and True jeggings come in 18 colors from traditional to vibrant and are available in sizes XS-XXL. The sheer variety is enough to elicit some attention, but the $13 price tag is what hooks even the most skeptical of shoppers.

They're a versatile wardrobe staple

Yes, I've ordered these jeggings in five different colors.Megan Foster

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I mentioned that these jeggings are a staple in my current wardrobe and I'm not exaggerating. Since I discovered them, I've purchased a total of five pairs in black soot, dark denim, medium denim and black denim.

I limited my buys to the more traditional colors, but Time and Tru also features some colors that are perfect for winter including a deep burgundy (Purple Pearl), and a classic shade called Charcoal Grey Heather.

These comfy jeggings come in handy, especially during the colder months. The black ones can be paired with a nice pair of heels and a chic blouse for a well-constructed office look, while the medium denim style is ideal for tailgates and football games.

No matter the color, they are exceptionally versatile and I've found them to be appropriate for casual and professional events alike.

They look like real jeans

I even wore these to work and none of my co-workers realized they were actually jeggings.Megan Foster

Unlike other jeggings I've owned, these ones actuallyhave a jean-like texture that mirrors the outward appearance of denim. To my surprise, they still deliver a comfortable stretch similar to one you'd feel with leggings.

Comfort and texture aside, my absolute favorite thing about these pants is that they have belt loops. It's difficult to find a good pair of jeggings that work with a belt — and these have the unique detail that makes accessorizing easy. It's that particular element that sets this pair above the rest (and it's the feature that tricks people into thinking I'm wearing a regular pair of jeans).

Other shoppers love them, too

I'm not the only one who has come to rely on these trusty pants. They currently have over 1,200 reviews on Walmart's website and boast a 4.5-star rating.

"These are terrific jeggings for everyday and casual dress. They come in a wide range of colors, fit great and hold up well. And the price is terrific," said one buyer.

Another talked about the overall silhouette of the style.

"The stretch fabric is perfect for me. I like that they are heavier than tights and look more like regular pants while being streamlined and slim looking."

The budget-friendly price tag, sheer comfort and versatility have culminated into what some buyers are calling the "Holy Grail of Jeggings," and my book, the Time and Tru jeggings are unmatched.

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