Well, that’s a blog title I never thought I’d write…
Zara leggings, Uniqlo jumper, H&M blouse, Jonak brogues c/o Sarenza, F21 necklace, Topshop ring
Leggings as trousers – a topic of hot debate (ahem) among fashion fans. Some believe anything higher than 120 denier provides suitable coverage to be worn alone (although their visible underwear begs to differ) while the thought of such flimsy fashion leaves others cold (literally).
A few weeks before Christmas, I spotted these subtly sparkly leggings in Zara and was immediately smitten. They’re a heavy, stretchy cotton mix with a seam down the front and zips at the ankles, making them a beautiful fit and flattering to boot. The glittery sheen may be a little New Year’s Eve for the 3rd of January, but a cosy jumper and simple shirt takes the edge off the sparkle while 90s brogues give the outfit that ‘My So Called Life’ look.
So while I’m generally against major fashion crimes, I’ll make an exception for leggings as trousers… as long as the following guidelines are adhered to!
1. Wear a longline top – no one needs to know you wear your ‘Wednesday’ pants on Fridays
2. Choose leggings in a thicker material – not only will you feel more ‘covered’ but they’ll suck you in, too
3. Stick to simple colours – neon leopard print won’t flatter anyone’s thighs
4. Pay a little extra – invest your pennies for a quality cotton mix, stronger stitching and added details. Zara and Topshop have some great styles around the £20 mark
What do you think – would you wear leggings as trousers?