Go Easy-Chic With Fall’s Best Leggings

Thursday, September 19, 2013

--By Kim Moshtaghi

What faster way is there to head out the door than by slipping into a pair of leggings? Comfortable and forgiving, leggings make fashion a snap.

For those days when you just want easy fashion, reach for your baggy top, leggings, and killer pumps. This look is perfect for when you feel disheveled and crunched for time because it doesn't take long to get you feeling fabulous again. It's a look that seems to always succeed. Even better, leggings are lovely under leather skirts, too. Watch out, fall and winter!

My first feature is what I like to call floral spunk. These leggings have deep floral colors, as opposed to the bright fall colors. This would be a great way to inch into fall. Wear with grungy boots, some sexy deep burgundy booties, or rock the pumps (like I do) since San Diego is still too hot for many of our fall trends.

This is a great example of a legging that would look nice under a leather skirt as a way to change it up. The color combinations really make this a good buy, too. It has versatility and boldness. The colors will go beautifully when topped off with a chocolate brown or tan coat because all you need is a little peekaboo effect from the leggings to stand out.

HUE Abstract Floral Jean Leggings

→ Buy the HUE Abstract Floral Jean Leggings, $44.00, at bloomingdales.com.

I am so obsessed with this next feature: wet look leggings in black. The shiny finish gives the legging a super sassy flair. Since it is easily paired with all kinds of boots, it is a go-to fall and winter accessory. You'll love its ability to give sexy boots the perfect backdrop. I'm seeing so much of this legging being paired with everything from big sweaters to sleek blazers. I can't wait to start wearing mine!

Topshop Wet Look Leggings

→ Buy the Topshop Wet Look Leggings, $36.00, at us.topshop.com.

As an alternative to the wet look, check out BCBG’s military green zip pocket leather leggings. This pair is a bit more glam and can also be paired with a shorter, tighter top or jacket in order to show off its flair. This one is also a bit more deceiving to the eye, looking more like a pant than a legging.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Gayl Zip-Pocket Leather Leggings

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Gayl Zip-Pocket Leather Leggings, $998.00, at bcbg.com.

How about going for something extremely bold? Then you have to slip into this fishnet lace legging. Wowza! This shiny and flirty legging will require a confident gal with a confident strut to pull off this look. Still, imagine how exquisite it would look paired with pointy patent leather pumps and a flowing black or grey silk shirt. The gentle silk over this revealing legging would finish off this naughty-girl look with a soft kiss.

Bebe Fishnet Lace Leggings

→ Buy the Bebe Fishnet Lace Leggings, $89.00, at bebe.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.