Friday, November 15, 2013

How to Rock Leggings Like a Boss

I get asked about leggings all the time.  Are they a do or a don't?  Can you really wear them without looking like a slob? hooker? 80s throwback?  I say, leggings are a great [super-comfortable] addition to your wardrobe as long as you follow the Fashionista Golden Rule of Leggings:  treat them how any skinny pant would want to be treated.  In other words, style them like a skinny jean and viola - you'll be rocking them like a boss in no time!

Some more legging tips and styling ideas from yours truly:
  • Make sure your top gives you proper coverage.  VPL and Camel Toe were so last season.  Mid-thigh is usually a safe bet.
  • Wear them with an over-sized sweater.
  • Pair basic black leggings with a flannel, cardi, boot socks, and riding boots for a preppy gone comfy look. Then do an impromptu photo shoot at the Drop-in-Gym... (That last part is optional...)
  • Don't be afraid to play with patterns, but keep your top solid.  Pattern mixing is an advanced move and not for the faint of heart.  Start slow.
  • Kick back in leggings and chuck taylors.
  • Try faux leather leggings for evening, but pair them with a flowy top.  You don't want to be mistaken for Cat Woman, or a dominatrix...
  • Wear with dresses in lieu of tights for extra warm during the winter months.  
  • No matter how you choose to wear them, just make sure they fit.  Too tight = muffin top and too loose = baggy crotch... neither are particularly attractive.
  • Leave your wigwam socks at home. 
That's all folks.  Have a great weekend and wear those leggings with pride! 




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