Learn how to wear leggings and look fashionable with these tips.
Step 1: Choose shade Choose ankle-length, opaque, black, or dark-hued leggings to avoid looking like a fashion victim. There are lots of great fabrics and pattern choices, like lace, "wet look," or torn to personalize your look.
Step 2: Create balance Create balance by wearing loose fitting boyfriend-style t-shirts, flowing blouses, long sweaters, or roomy oxfords. Tight on top and tight on bottom looks trashy.
TIP: Remember – leggings aren't pants. Make sure your top is long enough to cover your hips.
Step 3: Wear with tunics Wear leggings with tunics for a casual, bohemian look. A colorful, printed top becomes the focus with a pair of simple black leggings.
Step 4: Pair with a dress Pair leggings with a dress, which can be fitted for a sleeker look, or with a voluminous skirt for a more casual vibe.
TIP: Cinch your dress with a skinny belt to create an elegant silhouette while elongating your legs.
Step 5: Top with a jacket Top your leggings with a jacket. Hip-length jackets are flattering, as are embellished jackets, like a fashionable military jacket.
Step 6: Slip on under a miniskirt Slip them on under a miniskirt. This not only looks fashionable and current but comes in handy if your miniskirt is a bit too short for you to feel comfortable in.
Step 7: Wear the right shoes Complement your leggings with the right shoes. Flats, boots, sling backs, and pumps always look great. The more fashion forward can opt for funky, high-heeled platform shoes.
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