Lovely Leggings: A Couple Ground Rules to Keep you Looking Fabulous this Winter

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Leggings are one of the most versatile clothing items a woman can wear. Wear them to work with boots, to yoga class, the gym, and even on a night out with the girls. I have never heard of any other clothing item that you can do this with. You definitely can’t with jeans, sweatpants, or flannel pajamas right? So let’s get down to some tips on how to wear  these amazing bottoms that create many enjoyable and comfortable outfits.

There are two ground rules to wearing leggings: use layers and wear boots. One look  I’ve heard is a no-no, would be the Ugg Boots. Wearing them with leggings is more of a comfort thing which should probably be left at home. But if it makes you happy wearing them out, by all means, go for it! Just make sure that you are wearing tops that are long enough. Short tops don’t really go along with leggings as they are stretchy. Jeans are better with shorter tops. And layer, layer, layer the tops for the most stylish look you can get.

Not sure what is good for layering? Layers can include but aren’t limited to, a scarf, a long tank top,

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a tee-shirt, a button up, a tunic, a sweater, and a jacket. As for the boots, real or faux leather boots are absolutely adorable with a length of just below or anywhere from 2 to 4 inches below the knee. Above the knee boots are great too. Give them a try! It really does depend on what works for you as everyone is a different height.

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A cute look with boots is above the knee socks underneath or leg warmers. They add a little something extra to your look and help keep you warmer in the winter. Do not wear ankle boots with leggings, just like the tops, the more length, the better, as there is not much to leggings but the skin tight material.

Be sure to wear thicker material, with a waistband and don’t be afraid to spend a little extra because the thinner and “cheaper” the material, the less time you’ll have to wear them because they’ll begin to get little holes everywhere very quickly. Leggings with patterns and colors are in and are beautiful to create fun outfits with. Just be sure to wear more solid tops with these.

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The less spandex, the better! You’ll want to be able to move around without having to worry about them being see-through. Especially if you’re wearing leggings to exercise.There aren’t really any limits to wearing leggings at the gym or your fitness or dance class, as this is an easygoing place to get in your workout, not a fashion show.

But the rest of the world is your own fashion show runway! So take these tips with you and you’ll look even more fabulous than you already do.