Leggings are very popular among women of every age and body type during the last years. We prefer them for being very comfortable BUT are we wearing them the right way??? Many women don’t and instead of being admired, they are being laughed at! So today I am going to give you some advice on how to wear and style them correctly and elegantly!
1) Leggings are not pants or trousers
Basically this is not an advice but a RULE. Every fashion stylist and fashion editor keeps saying the same thing again and again! Opaque as they may be, we have to think of leggings as a warmer alternative to tights instead of a more stretchy alternative to trousers.
2) Go for leggings made of luxury fabric
Leave the lycra ones for the gym! If you want a pair of leggings for an everyday use or for a night out go for a leather or leather-like or suede one. Make sure that they are not too thin and they look more like thin leather trousers than athletic wear.
3) Go for one-color leggings only
Colorful leggings are strictly for the gym. Don’t wear them to go out for a walk. Stopping by for a quick cup of coffee before or after the gym is the only exception to the rule! Crazy color lycra leggings are strictly for teenagers and not for women over 25! Until now I have never mentioned age as a factor of style. I think that women of all ages can be in fashion and can be dressed by the latest trends if they are able to do it correctly. Many of the styling tips I have given you so far in my blog are age-limited according to stylists I read and consult. I don’t go for age limitations, as I said. The only exception is that rule about that kind of leggings.
4) Always style them with long line tops
Unless you are going to the gym, you should never wear your leggings with a tight t-shirt or a crop top or a cropped sweater or anything that does not cover your butt, no matter how skinny you are!
You can wear long sheer blouses or shirts, in one color or patterned. During the day prefer light colors and go for darker colors or animal prints for a night out. You can also wear a long over-sized sweater for a cozy casual layering. We never wear a t-shirt with our leggings since it makes us look like we are heading for the gym or that we didn’t have enough time to dress elegantly!
5) Never wear leggings with pumps
There are so many alternatives to look elegant and attractive! We must stay away from high heel pumps!
Things are quite simple when it comes to shoes.
Colorful gym leggings go with trainers. Crazy color lycra leggings go with sneakers like all star and stan smith (this advice is only for my very young friends).
For an everyday outfit you can style your leggings with oxford shoes, loafers, flats, biker boots, ugg boots and ankle booties in every heel height. For a night out, style your leggings either with high heeled ankle booties or with a sexy thigh high pair of boots.
I hope that you will find my pieces of advice useful. In the photos I show you some of the styles I talk about. You are free to try them or create your own following my tips!!!!