I love my leggings
Most of us know that fashion is cyclical. What once was cutting-edge becomes yesterday’s news as new cuts, colors and combinations become en vogue. When fashion world celebrated the revival of hoop earrings I thought I am over with revival shocks. Don’t get me wrong, when I got myself into hoop earrings I was a huge fan and still am. But well, I just had not expected it and my first association was J-Lo, playing the ultimate Latina and singing about it with a loud, loud voice. Fashion industry holds some surprises from time to time.
Fasten your seatbelts, ladies, because here is another revival or, let me say upheaval, in the fashion world you did not expect. What’s old is new again and this is certainly true in the case of leggings! They’re not just sneaking themselves back on to the runways, they've hit us like a wrecking ball and are totally in fashion.
If you’re thinking about those “I wear my active wear all day” girls, banish those pictures from your mind. Sure, originally leggings were meant for sportswear, like for jogging or gym activities, but let me introduce you to a new task for our skinny friends and learn why leggings are fit for the street.
Before showing you how to style leggings for nice everyday outfits, it’s important to get the difference between pants and leggings. Don’t mix them up with jogger pants, jeggings or cloth pants, since they are something totally different.
In comparison to some jeggings, leggings have no relation to jeans and do not come in the 5-pocket style. Furthermore, the fabric is more synthetic and always super stretchy. But apart from the super classy leggings we all know, the new ready-to-wear leggings come in different fabrics like leather, patterned or cut-outs as well as in lace styles. Whichever you choose, it’s important that your leggings fit like they should: not too loose, but not so skinny that you run the risk of looking like a sausage casing. Get the best tips of how to wear leggings in 2020.
If you decide to keep your legging ensemble current, pair it with a crop top or basic t-shirt and a bomber jacket. This is the more casual way to style them and likewise the simplest way to ensure your ensemble is on point. Don’t be afraid to dress up your favorite pair for a more formal event with heels and a blouse. When choosing the right combination of shoes and leggings, keep the rest of the outfit clean and classy. Don't be worried about looking too ordinary. Take a longer blouse - not too figure-accentuating - to give the outfit the right balance between skinny and loose fit. Believe me, this is the most comfy outfit you've ever worn to the office!
To convince you that leggings can be worn with all types of shoes from heels to ankle boots and back, choose sneakers for a more laid-back vibe. The best thing about leggings is that they are super easily dressed up with a sweater, a vest or a long knitted jacket or blazer. A classic, opaque black pair of leggings is always a safe best and ready for every occasion.
To create a signature style, style your leggings as the statement piece of your outfit and get a pair with ribbed details, which creates a more athletic style. This is not only cool, but definitely modern, as well. The type of leggings I like most is the 80s stirrup style. The strap on your feet prevents the leggings from riding up your legs and looking too short and they won’t ever look wrinkled again.
My most favorite way of wearing leggings is the loose blouse combination with some boots, so I am actually wearing my leggings like really tight trousers. The difference is that leggings are the most comfy of all “trousers” since they have no big seams like jeans and enough stretch to keep them on when I come home after a long day. At the end of the day, they are your best Netflix and chill friend after just switching the blouse for an comfy hoodie.