Let’s Talk Leggings

 One of the biggest trends this fall has to be leggings — it seems every designer is doing them, and they are everywhere! In the past you may have passed on this trend as unflattering, too revealing, or only for certain body types. I suggest taking another look because the options are endless, new and creative.  Leggings are a stylish and comfortable alternative to skinny jeans and they are ideal if you need to transition quickly from a day to evening look.


A few things to keep in mind when wearing leggings:


Proportion is key – it’s almost always best to pair them with something slightly billowy up top (all tight is all wrong).


Layering is vital – add a blazer, lightweight sweater or a striking jacket and make sure that at least one of those pieces skims the hip, or falls slightly below.


Choose flattering fabrics – long gone are the days of the lightweight, show every curve cotton/Lycra legging. Thankfully, the leggings of today have been created using much more flattering fabrics.


 In particular, I like the effortlessly chic look of uptown hi-gloss liquid leather leggings with to die-for-heels. Rag & Bone, LnA and David Lerner all make lust-worthy liquid and leather leggings. For a more casual day, try a ribbed riding legging, Vince makes a pair that look great with over-the-knee flat boots, a classic boot, or a Chanel-style ballerina flat.


Give leggings a second look — they are a bang-on trend and unbelievably comfortable. What else are you looking for?