The Legs Have It
It may be true that every woman needs her little black dress, but the crown for most versatile piece of clothing in any woman’s wardrobe must go to the black legging. Classic and chic, you’ll want to own several of these must-haves. Dress them up or down, but make them a staple. We’ll concentrate on black leggings here, but don’t be afraid to try some of the new patterned and fun-colored ones now available. If you’re in need of a little inspiration on ways to wear them, try some of these ideas.
Before heading out, make sure you understand some basic rules for wear leggings. Don’t wear ones where the fit is too tight or too loose. Length is important, as is remembering that leggings are not pants, so pair them with pieces that fall just above the thigh or longer. After that, feel free to get creative with the way you wear them. Under dresses or with cute tunic tops, leggings are a fashionable look that is here to stay.
Make a fashion statement by teaming your leggings with a long bright top. This spring and summer there is an emphasis on cooler colors such as aquamarine, tangerine and custard. Leave bold colors to a supporting role, such as scarves, jewelry and shoes. Animal prints and stripes will also be popular this season.
An absolutely stunning look is to pair your leggings with a simple yet sophisticated white cotton shirt. Wear it alone with flats and you have a perfect all day casual look. Add a short or long jacket and you’re business ready. Switch to high heels, add some bling and you’re set for a night out.
Pair a long tee and a lightweight long cardigan over leggings and create a comfy yet stylish outfit. Or go for an open weave crop sweater over the tee for a completely different look. Add a floral scarf in this spring’s colors, slip on some flats or high tops and you’re good to go.
Wearing leggings for sport or yoga requires a fit that allows you to comfortably move your body. Think layers such as a tee paired with a hoody or lightweight jacket for keeping your muscles warm and flexible. When your workout is through, throw on some sunglasses and a denim jacket and you’ve got a great look for running those last minute errands on the way home.