Leggings – the number one staple for 1980s dressing – have come and gone from the world of fashion over the last few decades. Having recently experienced a popular renaissance, the legging appears to be disappearing gradually from high fashion (the penchant for wearing them as trousers might have been the nail in the coffin?) but that doesn’t mean that they need to be banished from our wardrobes. The legging may not be the pinnacle of style at this moment in time but, without a doubt, it remains an absolute essential building block of any successful wardrobe. We’ll show you why…
The legging really is the key to layering. Forget all notions you might already have of the legging – we’re not talking ‘substitute-for trousers‘ style. A thin, lightweight legging (ours are made from viscose which really is like a second skin) provides an absolutely essential base layer to achieve that ultra cool, multilayered look. Forget the skinny jean – it adds too much bulk to your outfit and it’s too heavy for the summer. This is about teaming lovely, lightweight pieces together – thin cottons, floaty chiffon, lacey knitwear – for a timelessly wearable look.
Ok, so the brightly coloured skinny jean has come back into fashion, but are you really going to invest in a pair of jeans that are likely to see the light of day maybe once or twice? Because, let’s face it, the vast majority of us just aren’t prepared to try and pull off coloured jeans – which is where the legging comes in. Spending ¬£25 on a pair of coloured leggings is much more realistic not to mention more wearable. A pair of poppy coloured leggings under a dress or tunic (or worn with layers, see above) just adds a really on trend and fuss free splash of colour to your summer look.
3. Comfort (aka Sports Luxe)
Whatever the high fashion magazines tell you, never let stylish dressing be at the expense of your own comfort – it makes for quite an unpleasant experience with beautiful clothes and you’ll find it’s much harder to pull off a look if you don’t feel comfortable and confident in it. The¬†legging, as we know, is number one in the comfort stakes – just the easiest, most wearable garment to have ever graced the world of fashion. Usually comfort clothes and catwalk chic are opposing forces but, luckily for us, this season sees the continuance of sports luxe (our favourite style to come off the catwalks…ever?). Of course, sports luxe is about incorporating ultra luxe pieces (as the name suggests) into your look, but the basic viscose legging is a great place to start with the look just layer over some gorgeous pieces (you see, it all comes down to layering in the end) for a perfect, take on this seasons best look.
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