I am not a huge proponent of wearing leggings; however, with the new LulaRoe craze, everyone seems to be wearing them. Black leggings can be a stylish essential for your everyday wardrobe….if wore correctly.
Style Tips ~ Do’s & Don’ts
- Make sure your leggings are opaque and made of a thick material.
- Pair with accessories to elevate your leggings outfit.
- Be sure to wear the right kind of underwear…no one wants panty lines.
- Contrast tight leggings with an oversized, loose-fitting top or cardigan to balance out the look.
- Make sure whatever you wear on top covers your rear end or is long enough.
- Remember, leggings are not pants and should not be worn to substitute pants.
- Play up layering when wearing leggings to add more dimension to your outfit, thus making it more interesting.
Outfit Ideas ~ Suggestions
Wear Leggings with a Plaid Tunic Button Up. If it is long enough to cover your rear, I would agree that you are safe wearing your fave plaid shirt with leggings. If you are going for a super cozy, laid-back look for traveling or running errands around town throw on your favorite sneakers for a casual, cute look. But if you are looking to elevate the look, throw on accessories and riding boots to complete the look.
Wear Leggings with an Oversized Chambray Shirt. If you have an oversized (tunic-length) chambray, you can put together a similar look. In this look below, you can see she threw on a neutral cardigan over a denim shirt and leggings, adding an additional layer to give the outfit more dimension and make it a bit more interesting.
Wear Leggings with Oversized Cardigans / Sweaters. Similar to wearing leggings with an oversized plaid or chambray shirt, you can wear a longer cardigan or oversized sweater. Pairing an oversized knit with your leggings is a great opportunity to use juxtaposition to your advantage, contrasting the tightness of the leggings with a loose-fitting, oversized cardigan or cozy sweater.
Inspirations from Pinterest.
How to wear a cardigan…seems like a relatively simple question with an equally simple answer. However, when it comes to the humble cardigan you will be surprised as to the number of ways that it can be styled. Gone are the days of the dowdy twinset. These days the cardigan is a fashionable wardrobe staple. Below are just a few examples of how to wear a cardigan.
~ Belted ~
Cardigans can sometimes be shapeless, so change this by adding a belt. A belt cinched in at the waist is great for creating an hourglass silhouette. Choose a skinny belt and wear with a light to medium knit cardigan.
~ With a Scarf ~
A simple way to update your cardigan is to team it with a fashionable scarf. The right scarf can work wonders. Wear a chunky one for warmth, or add a silky scarf worn open and draped for something more chic.
~ Buttoned Up ~
A buttoned up cardigan is a great way to work a preppy look. This look works best on cardigans with higher, rounded necklines. A collar peeking out of the top would also make an on trend statement.
~ Tucked In ~
Tuck your cardigan into high waisted skirts or trousers for something a bit different. This is also a great way to show off a high-waisted silhouette. A tip for how to wear a cardigan this way would be to choose a cardigan that is fairly fitted.
Inspirations from Pinterest.