With the whirlwind of this past runway, we’ve somewhat strayed away from the basics of fabulous. Let us pause a bit and do a little review of these chic staples in just about every fashionista’s closet. They’re chic, come in just about every color and can be dressed up or down. Read on for a leg up on how one pair of leggings can increase your wardrobe.
To be Chic
If you’re headed out with fellow fashionistas (or even just to be seen), use the leggings as fashionably understated components to your ensemble. This means: keep them in darker colors like charcoal or black. You want to keep the leggings demure and allow your top half or shoes to take the show. Treat your leggings as if they are ushers to the “big picture”. For a trendy swank look, pair your leggings with a fitted blazer and a pair of chunky heels.
To be Fun
Leggings are a great “go to” for a fashion run with your girls. If you’re known as the “clothes horse” of the group, then dress the part and give the others something to talk about. If you’re not the “fashion guru” of the group, then take a stand and knock the queen off of her high horse! When in an informal situation, take the opportunity to go beyond what’s called for. If you have the fashion forward audacity to make a statement, don a bright pair of leggings with a complementary-colored chunky sweater. Top the look off with bold accessories and strut your stuff!
To be Sexy
For a sultry look, invest in a pair of leggings made of an edgy material; such as shiny black spandex (think of “Sandy” at the end of Grease). The spandex legging looks tight but is actually stretchy and comfortable allowing the wearer the ability to dance with a potential mate or run away from a potential stalker. Pair these sassy pants with a stylish sexy blouse and a pair of stilettos for a titillating trifecta.
To Social Events
Leggings are great when you need to be comfortable and stylish simultaneously. Whether you are attending a track meet or a concert in the park, Leggings will keep you classy and comfortable. To retain glamour and ease, pair your leggings with a chic tunic and fashionable flats. Add chunky accessories to the mix for a look of effortless glamour and cool.
Take these four examples and revamp them to double your wardrobe by utilizing the simplicity and diversity leggings can offer. Think outside the box and use your leggings as style blocks to build upon.