“When all else fails, wear black!”
That was my motto a few weekends ago. I tend to get into my moods where I can’t be bothered on fussing about what to wear. With my daughter involved in soccer and volleyball, my weekends are all about comfort and with the colder temps making way, nothing screams comfy than leggings paired with cozy sweaters. On this particular day, I actually had to run errands and meet up with a friend so I made the extra effort of layering some pieces onto my go-to leggings for a laid-back, all black look.
Sam Edelmam Moto (s/o) in wine here|| Banana Republic Leggings|| Wide brim Fedora hat|| Thrifted sheer top, more options below|| Zara lace-up block heel flats quality version here|| Chanel boy bag, pocket friendly here and here, and have this option on my Xmas list
The act of wearing leggings can be downright controversial at times, with die-hard devotees facing off against those who are adamant about the look staying at home, layered underneath real pants during winter weather or inside the confines of a gym. I must add that Ponte knit leggings can dupe as actual pants at times and are always a heavier material perfect for colder weather. To me, the key to wearing leggings and not looking overly risque especially if you’re hippy and have a larger backside, is to wear a longer blouse with it. Tunics and short dresses are great options too. Along with that, going with an opaque fabric is crucial. Additionally, know which colors you should steer away from that are sure to be your fashion demise on that day. So with that said, here’s a breakdown on legging Don’ts, in my opinion.
- Stay away from white. This was a hard rule for me as I love a great pair of white bottoms, more-so denim. However, I did pair my white hoodie with white leggings that showed every nook, cranny and butt dimple not to mention, became a magnet for dirt. Lesson learned!
- Say NO to skintone. Nothings says, “hey look at me” than getting double takes from strangers who think you’re pants-less. It’s never a good look ladies so stay away from hues that mimic your natural skin tone.
- Hide from Heathered. I love a dark gray shade but the heathered effect on grays and tans tend to reveal everything once the fabric is stretched out. Don’t run the risk of being sheer the minute you bend to sit, squat, you name it.
What are your leggings no-no’s?