Leggings continue to be trendy this Fall-Winter 2012-2013 season, and many major fashion houses and mainstream commercial brands continue to offer leggings in their collections. I could see why leggings have been favored by fashion trend setters and, especially, by fashionistas. Leggings look great, when the whole outfit is properly pulled off. They are comfortable to wear, they are versatile, they keep your legs warm after all!
Leggings are neither pants, nor tights. They are more on the tights side though. That is why I would suggest that you think of leggings more as tights: you can wear them with any mini dress, sweater dress, shirt dress and mini skirt. Leggings which look more like tights are quite versatile, as you can throw them in many outfits – just for additional coziness and warmth during this colder season.
Some of the leggings designed to look more like skinny pants or jeans – they are made from thicker fabrics and have some additional attributes – such as pockets, zippers, leather applications and buttons. You may pair this type of leggings with long shirts, cardigans and blazers. Always make sure though, that your tops are long enough to cover your buttocks. Here are several ideas on how to wear leggings this fall-winter 2012-2013.
With a mini skirt, a blouse and short jacket. This look combines several trends of the season such as black-and-white printed skirt, orange and dark blue colors. A thick fabric skirt like this would look great with leggings. Make sure that your leggings go beyond your ankle boots line, so there is no skin showing. By wearing your mini skirt, a matching color leggings and ankle boots this way, you make your legs look even longer.
With a sweater dress and oversized coat. Sweater dresses are perfect for wearing with leggings. Because of the short length of sweater dresses, your legs may look too revealed. That is when leggings come in very handy. This season’s trend – oversized coats – will work well with leggings, since it will give some volume to the silhouette. As for footwear, either knee-high boots or ankle boots are suitable for wearing with leggings.
With a short dress and fitted jacket. You may want to combine your short dress with leggings and fitted blazer for a classier look. Again, there are several Fall-Winter 2012-2013 trends which have worked really well together in this set: over-the-knee boots, red color, knit dress and layering.
With a sweater dress and vest. Fur vests are big this season, and they can come really handy for styling up your outfit with leggings. In this set trendy burgundy color adds sophistication and chic to the look.
With a sweater dress and tweed coat. In this set, trendy tweed coat adds some coziness to the look, while bikers boots bring some conflict. Clash of styles is something you can experiment with for creating unforgettable and telling looks. As you can see, in this look the conflict between the romantic dress, the cozy tweed coat and bikers boots turned out to be both edgy and stylish.
With a short dress and trench coat. This set gives you an example of how leggings can be actually worn as tights. You can easily go for tights instead of leggings in this outfit, and it will not look as something is missing. No doubts, leggings add an interesting twist to the look.
With a long top and a cardigan. As I mentioned earlier, some leggings do look as skinny pants, and in this case you can wear them with long shirts and cardigans. I would not suggest though replicating this look without a cardigan – because you may be at risk of looking too sporty – as if you just have gotten out of a dance class. When it comes to wearing leggings, think layering – to keep it stylish and chic.
Fall-Winter season offers lots of opportunities to experiment with your outfits; there are many fashion trends to explore and adapt to your own taste and style. Incorporating leggings into your outfits is just one of the ways to adapt current fashion trends to your own taste and styles. There are so many other fashion trends to explore.
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