How to Wear Outfits with Leggings
Most of us always have at least one pair of leggings in our wardrobe. But if you are looking for the right way to wear leggings, or if you aren't sure about what to wear for your body shape, then the following information can help you.
Basics for Choosing Leggings: If you are just starting out, it's best if you start with opaque leggings, like black or brown. These solid colors can let you experiment with different colored tunics, without the fear of getting it wrong. When choosing a color for leggings, it's best if you select a color either present in the top, or a color that complements the top. Choosing a totally contrast color can turn out to be a disaster. Once you start to feel more comfortable in leggings, then you can mix and match with new colors. Along with different colors, leggings come in different lengths too! While selecting the length of the leggings, you should take into consideration the shape of your body. For example, mid calf leggings look great on a tall girl, but if you are petite, they might make your legs look wide. Thus, capri style leggings are best for a petite girl. Read more on petite clothing.
Pairing your Leggings: The choices for pairing your outfits with leggings are infinite. From shirts and dresses to tunics, you can pair leggings with almost anything! Also, leggings give the perfect opportunity to wear the layered look. A short skirt and a fitting t-shirt makes for the perfect outfit to wear with leggings. The following three looks can give you an idea of outfits to wear with leggings:
- Look 1: For the beginner who is hesitant to try leggings, the best option is to wear a monochromatic outfit. For example: A black blouse or a t-shirt with a checked short skirt and black leggings. This kind of a monochromatic look is great for adding height to make you look taller. To make the look more visually appealing, you could wear red colored shoes.You can complete the look by carrying a red colored handbag as well.
- Look 2: The most fun and easy way to wear leggings is by wearing it with tunics. For example, choose a tunic in a dark color to add a visual punch. You can also choose a multi-colored tunic, and pair it up with leggings of a color accented within the tunic to give it a more unified look. This kind of a look can be worn as a casual outfit with leggings, or you can dress it up by accessorizing. If you are into the layered look, then you can add a short jacket. Also, wearing outfits with leggings and boots is a great idea. Wear the outfit with leggings and ankle length boots, and you are ready to make a statement on a night out!
- Look 3: For a more elegant and chic look, pair your leggings with a dress. After all, who says leggings aren't part of women's clothing? Either choose a fitting knitted dress with a wide belt, or a bohemian style casual dress. Whichever style you choose, always make sure that it is up to your knees, or slightly above it. If you want a more creative look, then pair a little black dress with either multicolored or florescent leggings. This will make the leggings the focal point. Accessorize the look with a clutch bag and a pair of hoops.