Fashion Cents: The Leggings Trend

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

--By Kimberly Turner

Leggings, one of the biggest trends this fall season, are sure to be a staple in your wardrobe. Not only are they reasonably priced and comfortable but you can wear them with almost everything -- from dresses to boyfriend sweaters to motorcycle jackets. Plus, they are appropriate for almost every occasion. You can wear sequined leggings after-5 and plain ones with a cute sweater to the movies.

Now you’ve got great reasons to indulge in this trend but let’s make sure you wear them so that your fashion makes sense. Here are two very important things to consider before wearing leggings:

1) Does the top compliment your shape? If you are wider on the bottom, you DO NOT want form fitting short tops. Choose a top that has wider shoulders and hits mid hip; this will help to balance you out.

2) Do you need to CYA (cover your assets)? When leggings are too sheer and too short, people are likely to see more of you than you’d like. Make sure you chose leggings with the right opacity.

Check out the video for visuals of these considerations and make sure you have a “leg up” on this trend before you wear it. Make sense?

Kimberly Turner
Kimberly Turner, your personal style guru, is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kimberly has an MBA from the University of Michigan and an Image Consulting Certification from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Kimberly lives in the Windy city of Chicago and is the host of