Sometimes getting dressed for work is easy and fun, but then there are days when we feel like we can’t possibly face the day unless we’re wearing a pair of comfortable stretchy pants and a cozy sweater. Here’s what I call the definition of leggings — the strange, beautiful piece of clothing that’s appropriate at both yoga class and on a first date.
But (there always is a but) here’s the one simple rule about leggings that everyone needs to understand: Leggings are not pants. Got that?
They are opaque, yes, but they should not really be thought of as an alternative to trousers.
There’s a time and a place for leggings. You just need to know how to wear them.
Here are the Do’s and Don’ts from the fashion pros:
Do: Try a pair in leather (real or fake) or suede.
Don’t: Go for crazy prints or neon colors.
Do: Layer them under a dress or skirt. The SOP (skirt-over-pants)trend is so hot right now. And if you want to now more about it click here.
Don’t: Throw on a crop top with your spandex skinnies. Unless you’re dressing as a woman in a 90’s workout video for that Halloween party.
Do: Style yours with a tunic top or sweater. Remember, you’re supposed to think about the leggings as tights!
Don’t: Throw on a T-shirt and call it a day. Unless you’re on your way to the gym.
Do: Layer on a long-line blazer. Tips: pair a longer blazer with leggings so your backside is covered.
Don’t: Take the blazer off when you’re inside. The jacket needs to be part of your outfit.