NYC Street Style: It’s a Leggings World & We Just Live In It!


I spent part of this weekend in the big apple, celebrity the birthday of a fabulously stylish good friend, Stacey, whose only requirement for attending the karaoke festivities was to wear some time of funky, cool legwear- specifically leggings.  I showed up in leopard patterned tights under my skirt, but that was still very acceptable (I hope!).  However, because of my trip, I was inspired to post a blog, dedicated to some of the edgy & cool leggings out there on the market.  As I saw at the party, it doesn’t matter your shape or size, it only matters if you own it & walk confidently in your leggings.  This excellent message has brought me to consider some of these as options for leggings, especially with the coming holiday season where there will be plenty of outings with friends & parties to attend.

For starters, I’d like to point out the leopard print leggings & zebra ankle length leggings (both $10.80) from Forever 21, available in sizes 1x-3x!  They’re perfect for under a long tunic top or with a leather mini skirt!  Keeping with the animal-inspiration, the Material Girl leggings ($26.00) are from Macy’s & would jazz up any mini LBD or work with an oversize tee & bright heels. For something a little more preppy, perhaps under a sweater tunic top, the textured knit leggings ($14.99) in ivory from Charlotte Russe are sweet & soft in cable knit.

If you’re into the less traditional style of leggings, then check out Bluefly‘s Romeo & Juliet Couture black stretch cotton ripped side leggings ($36.79), which are marked down from $78.00!  To get ready for the holidays, a little sparkle never hurt, like with the sequin leggings ($98.00) from Express which are perfect for a chunky black sweater, a red one-shoulder top, or studded tank & leather jacket. Also, for something a little bit more out there, try the tie dye cotton spandex jersey legging ($27.00) in mauve & bright blue from American Apparel, which are marked down from $34.00 & also available in evergreen & green, as well as almost black & white.

My friends know that I’m a sucker for Hello Kitty & when I saw the intergalactic Hello Kitty leggings ($15.80), I went bonkers! Though I’m not sure when I would wear these, except for the comfort of my own bed or around the house when I’m having me / sleep time, but they’re super adorable for that playful Style Darling!

I recently posted about Pippa Middleton wearing leggings as pants & the blogosphere wet bananas b/c her bum was showing.  What’s you best leggings look?  Where do you buy your favorite leggings?  Are you a classic black leggings with boots kind of gal, or do you go for wild textures & patterns?

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