Leggings are one of those things either you know of to pull off or you’ll end up looking like someone out of Little Britain (or just some gloomy village around Milton Keyes). But this whole thing of bringing back trends from past eras has made athleisure the edgiest style you can try and master this year.
You are going: what do leggings have to do with athleisure? Well, back in the glory days of Jane Fonda and the first ever fitness tutorials, there was no athleisure without leggings. OK, they were only made of shiny lycra and left very little to the imagination.
Streetstyle 2018 for women and men is made of revisited and restyled track suits as well as football shirts. And leggings.
Check out how to wear leggings to keep up with this fashion predicament.
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The ultimate guide to men's leggings
Men’s leggings are a thing and they are not going to fade. We are actually glad of that. And you will be too after looking at David Beckham doing casual in the streets of NYC. What’s his tactic? He wears a pair of black leggings underneath bermuda shorts and a simple blue tee, snapback and neon yellow trainers. A look from a while ago, we have seen on the DSquared2 men’s catwalks, only with a wider use of neon colours.
We have found out more about men’s leggings. The word is meggings. The caption of this post goes with ‘Digging streestyle’ and that’s probably better said than any other words on men wearing tights.
Men and how to wear leggings. If your style is more Rick Owens meets streestyle, then this men’s leggings plus mesh combo is perfect for you: this look has a bit of punk rock to it as well as the sporty spirit of tech fabrics.
We will always be looking at music icons when in need of some inspo on the latest fashion trends. Rap is the genre ruling what will be put in our charts in the next weeks and that’s why we couldn’t help but celebrating Snoop Dogg still rocking the style game. Streestyle basketball is more of a culture than an afternoon form of entertainment for the kids in the hood: copy his loose basketball shorts worn over white leggings. There’s more: this is the detail everyone will be copying. We are talking about the bandana knotted exactly at end of his mid-calf chunky socks. Footballers should do it to, shouldn’t they?
Women's leggings: sporty and cheeky
So, did you really think we were only going to feature male looks in this editorial? How could we. And we are actually more excited to tell you the same very streetstyle combo made of leggings and shorts goes for the girls too, at one condition. Ankles need to be on show, so choose cropped leggings to create a super cute outfit.
How to wear leggings with ankle boots
And for those who like to mix streetstyle with their passion for funny graphic tees, there’s always the high waist black leggings and knotted white tee outfit to go for. This is one of the classics being fished out of the 90s, that ‘Mind the Gap’ t-shirt to die for, especially matched with accessories like chains and carabiners; if you wanted to know how to wear leggings with ankle boots, the combo white tee and black is perfect, but there is one golden rule to remember. Always make sure the leggings are the right lenght so to leave out some of that ankle skin, or just the above it; it’s a small touch, but it will eleongate your figure.
Read here about funny graphic t-shirts.
OK. We are done with edgy, sporty, rock. We have to be politically correct and turn to Kylie and see what’s her idea on leggings. As longs as you think of them as something to help you show off your curves, than your are OK with following her ‘How to wear leggings’ .
On a style point of view, there’s no Kylie without Kim, but in total honesty, they go for the same kind of ‘leggings can flaunt my curves better than anything else’ look. She even dares matching them with thigh high boots and a cropped top of the same colour. Keeping up with Cat Woman is her new show, didn’t you know it?
How to wear leggings with dresses
The real question is, what is the point of wearing leggings with dresses? Trust us, there is. Leggings can be your best friend when your are going for that mini-mini dress, the one that will have you thinking twice before bending just over a 30° over the ‘my bum is on show’; so yes, wear leggings with a mini dress, choose the same tone of the dress.
Another case scenario in which leggings are recommended with dresses is with sheer dresses: how to wear leggings with see-through and flowy dresses? Simply opt for high waist leggings, to keep your tummy covered, a trick that will also give you a new and elongated figure.
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