Leggings are the perfect accessory for winter – keeping your legs toasty warm and protected from the bitter elements. But, that’s the thing – they’re an accessory, not pants. So, don’t treat leggings as more than they are. Just because it’s on trend to wear them as pants, doesn’t mean you should.
Leggings are incredibly cute, especially with all the fun patterns and designs that are hitting retail stores. But, they certainly are not fashion forward when worn on their own. Leggings and yoga pants aren’t fashionable – plain and simple. They aren’t a very attractive clothing article and certainly seem to accentuate all the wrong places. You may have a very tone derriere or defined quadricep muscles, but wearing leggings as pants is no way to show off your physique. Very few people can pull off the look, but just because you may be able to pull it off, doesn’t mean that you should.
Sure, leggings are supper comfortable. But, don’t let them be an outward expression of your laziness. Instead, express your beauty and personality through a great fashion sense. There’s many ways to wear a pair of fabulous leggings. Rather than wearing leggings on their own, grace them with one of these styling cues:
Wear them with a dress.
Whether the dress is girly or has a little edge, you can don a great pair of leggings to keep those legs warm and toasty when you just want to dress up a little.
Fashion them under shorts or a skort.
Who said you could only wear shorts during the summer? Pull them out of the bottom of your dresser drawer and make them a year-long staple.
Don them with a tunic or shirt dress.
When you’re feeling casual, but want something to wear something other than a typical jeans and t-shirt. Grab a relaxed tunic or shirt dress to wear with your cozy leggings.
Accompany them by a short skirt.
Minis are a great way to show off those fabulous legs, so wear them with a festive pair of leggings to prevent revealing too much skin.
Layer them beneath a flannel or men’s dress shirt.
If you have access to a long flannel or men’s dress shirt, then you can wear them over your leggings for a sophisticated look. But, if the length just doesn’t cut it, wrap the shirt around your waist for a cool grunge feel.
Add them under a baggy sweater dress.
On those freezing cold days, nothing beats a baggy sweater. Rock it with a fabulous pair of leggings for extra cuddle capabilities.
Wear them the proper way for a warm and chic winter.
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