A Transitional Wardrobe Piece that Won’t Break the Bank
As the summer comes to a close the weather is getting cooler and fall fashions are making their way into clothing stores. But you don’t have to spend a lot of money to be fashionable this fall. Leggings are a great way to update your wardrobe this fall without breaking the bank. They are a great transition piece of clothing that lets you stretch your summer dresses into the fall.
There are a few things to keep in mind while shopping for leggings this fall:
They are meant as an accessory NOT as a replacement for pants! The easiest way to pull of leggings is to have your outfit FIRST and the leggings to the outfit. So, go through your closet and take a look at what you already have, and which outfits would benefit by adding leggings to them. This will help stretch your summer wardrobe into the fall without spending a lot of money. When looking at your outfits take note of what colors are in your outfits. When shopping you will want to match the neutral colors in your outfits to a neutral pair of leggings.
Keep it neutral. Keep up with the current trend by keeping your leggings black, dark brown or dark grey. Pairing black leggings with a mostly black dress helps you look chic, longer, and leaner. If you go with bright leggings you might look like you’ve had them for a few decades, or be mistaken for wearing your high school daughter’s pair.
Do not under any circumstances wear leggings with stirrups (the small band that slides under your foot to keep them in place). This style is outdated. Your leggings should hit about mid-calf. If you are taller then they can be a little higher, but they shouldn’t hit your knee.
Please note that there is a difference between leggings and footless tights/pantyhose! Footless pantyhose are very light and sometimes see-thru. Confusing the two could make for an embarrassing moment. Leggings are not sold in the lingerie section. They are located with the other clothing, and usually near dresses or long tunics. Clothing stores try to make it easy for the costumer to make an outfit, so they will place items that make a great outfit next or near each other.
Now that you have the leggings how do you wear them? Simple! An easy way is to wear them under a summer dress or sweater dress. This helps you extend your summer wardrobe. Another option is to wear it with a long tunic or shit. Keep in mind that leggings are meant to show a little bit of leg. Do not add high socks or leggings to try to keep your legs warm. Depending on the outfit leggings are best paired with ballet flats (for a more casual look) or heels for a dressier look.