As a preface to this post, please Google “leggings as pants walmart”
Now we can proceed.
Unless you’re like Kendall Jenner or Angelina Jolie, who can basically wear *anything* and look amazing, for me, the wearing of leggings come with some guidelines (and yes, there are always exceptions, and yes, you can really wear anything you want, but these are MY guidelines).
- No skin tone leggings. I’m sorry, but from a distance it just looks like you’re naked on your bottom half.
- No see-through leggings. Cheaper leggings are prone to this…and leggings that have gone through many washings. So check periodically. Have a friend take a picture of you from the back in full sunlight. Surprise!
- No heels. Picture a gamine Audrey Hepburn in black ankle-length leggings and black flats. That, to me, is leggings perfection. Or with knee-high boots in cold weather.
- Wear with the appropriate top. Which to me, covers all my girly bits, front and back. A mid-thigh length tunic, a long tee, a short swing dress, all excellent candidates for a legging pairing. A crop top? Not so much. (I’m referring here to wearing leggings as an OUTFIT in the world, not as exercise gear that gets changed out of when the workout is over).
There! Not so many rules…sorry, GUIDELINES…(remind me someday to tell you the story about my high school boyfriend 20 years later and the term “guidelines”). Pretty easy to keep it all looking neat and tidy. I never want to be on a “People of Walmart” post.
Do you have any wardrobe guidelines for yourself or do you just wing it?