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Friday, October 29, 2010

Best of Both Worlds

One of my newest obsessions is the paneled legging. A staple of my wardrobe for quite some time, I've found that leggings go beyond just jersey. Ponte leggings are thicker, hence, better for fall weather - and I feel they give a look a little more dress-ability. The color of velvet leggings look rich. Jersey leggings tend to be very stretchy while ponte retain their shape for a snugger look.

And while I can't deny a good legging, I recently stumbled upon the paneled legging. Most of which I've seen are some type of shiny, stretch material, leather or mesh paired with a jersey knit. Recently, I purchased a pair of pleather and knit leggings at Zara. They have a shiny front, and knit back with elastic waist, and I think they're fab! A little bit of badass a la the look of leather without having to actually wear leather. I never liked leather pants, honestly. They remind me of biker dudes and assless chaps.

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More than just a trend, I think the legging has come a long way. It used to be that the choices were solids, fishnets and some florals. Now, more designers are experiment with tights and leggings in ways that make them more versatile.

Yesterday, I found a pair of jersey tights with shiny, liquid legging panels. Ridiculously obsessed with these. I consider them the best of both worlds - comfy, yet stylish enough to pair with a long sweater, or wear under a skirt. Heck, I like these better than liquid leggings.

I foresee these leggings been worn a bit much during the fall and  well into the winter. They are dressy enough to wear to for a night out, can be paired with pretty much any sweater and cardigan, and make button-front plaid shirts a bit more dressy. I can't wait to see what outfit combos I come up with.

  • Top - Forever 21
  • Leggings - Mandee
  • Shoes - Mandee
  • Bracelet - Recycled leather belt bracelet purchased at NYC Craftacular

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