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5 Leggings Styles and How to Wear Them

By Edited Jan 18, 2016 0 0

Leggings are a big fashion trend. Almost any body type can get away with this comfortable and affordable style. You just need to know what to wear with leggings to flatter your figure. It adds structure to an outfit with an oversized cardigan or longer t-shirt. Stores like Spiegel and New York & Company carry these fashion products.

1. Denim Version

Denim style leggings feature a blend of cotton and spandex. It could also just be a spandex style with a denim print on top of it. This combines a trendy silhouette and a classic material. It can even have pockets on it. You can wear it like you'd normally wear any pair of jeans. Dress it up with a corduroy blazer or go casual with a plaid shirt. You can even try out fashion forward metallic heels to complete the look or go with a simpler ballet flat.

2. Rocker Style

Leggings can have a rock and roll edge to them. In this case, try out a form fitting black version. Then, look for extra details. There can even be leather accents on the cuffs. This will be a lot less expensive than regular leather pants. It will also be easier to care for. There should be some sort of addition to the side of the pant. This could be a shredded detail if you want to show skin. It could also just have a zipper near the ankle. You could even venture out into a snake print; just make sure it's in a black and white pattern so it matches all of your other black wardrobe pieces.

3. Bootcut

Bootcut leggings are looser at the ankle and resemble a jean or trouser. This can even be appropriate for work. Since it is a tight fit, make this the focal point of the outfit and be more conservative in other areas. Try out a longer boyfriend fit jacket. A blouse with a bow detail at the neck gives vintage appeal.

4. Cropped

Cropped leggings can be a summer staple. They're going to be more form fitting than a lot of other capri shorts. Keep the feeling light and summery with a gauzy baby doll top or just a t-shirt with ruffle details. Then, try out a pair of sandals with crystal details for a feminine touch. A gladiator style would also be appropriate because you're pairing two fashion trends together. Your jewelry should continue this theme with feminine ribbon details.

5. Hosiery Leggings

You can use leggings in the place of traditional pantyhose. Pay special attention to your shoes because this will be the focal point of your outfit. Go for a lace version. This is a way to wear a miniskirt but still get a lot of coverage. You can also add in pattern with a marbled effect in bohemian style earth tones. These types of leggings are going to be the most form fitting, and you probably wouldn't want to wear them without something over them because the fit is going to be like tights.



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