How to Wear Leggings with Style: 2 Young Fashion Bloggers Share Style Tips
Whether you practically live in leggings when indoors or think of them to be fit only for workouts, there is no denying that leggings are, by far, one of the most comfortable pieces in your wardrobe. Leggings made from high-quality fabric have the right amount of stretch and support a high range of motion, making them popular in the activewear category.
Moreover, leggings for women are incredibly fun to experiment with! Depending on the occasion, you can effortlessly dress up or play it casual. With a little bit of styling, you can pull off completely different looks—be it an athleisure vibe, a desi diva, or a casual chic look for a date night!
Two young social media fashion influencers share some easy outfit ideas for wearing leggings. Read on to know more.
Where do you typically wear leggings and why?
Chandrayee Chakraborty, a young fashionista and stylist, talks about how very versatile leggings can be. “You can wear them anywhere, anytime, and with anything! They can brighten up or lighten up any look,” according to how you choose to style them.
“I typically like to wear leggings with kurtas or tops with a frock cut; it makes my body shape look even better,” says the 23-year-old blogger who actively shares her style tips at The Bong Fashion. We love how she has carried off these rose-pink colored printed leggings under a silk kurta and a coordinated brocade dupatta.
Ishleen Sethi, a plus-size fashion blogger who is famous as “The Curvy Princess,” does not shy away from experimenting with different looks. “I generally wear leggings either under a trench coat and pair of boots, or in a traditional style—under a long kurti teamed with Kolhapuri flats and a colorful dupatta,” she shares.
Ask her if she has a favorite place to wear leggings, and Ishleen promptly replies, “Leggings and kurtas were a go-to for me during college days—a basic ensemble that was a practical and breathable alternative on hot days when wearing denim is not an option.”
Sweaty and chafed inner-thighs are a common rant among plus-sized women, and bottoms made of breathable fabric such the viscose-blend Liva leggings are a boon. The fabric has inherent fluidity, which makes Liva a bestseller in the plus size leggings segment.
Could you share an easy tip to style a complete look with leggings?
Based in New Delhi, Ishleen loves to make the most of the winter months and has fun layering her outfits. For a relaxed winter look, she recommends “thick leggings that will keep you warm paired with a loose camisole, a belted trench coat, and boots. If well-fitting boots are hard to find, opt for stilettos.”
Chandrayee recommends, “Keep the look contrasting but not overpowering.” For a casual chic look, she suggests teaming leggings under a tunic or a long top. “Pair the top with a brown, mid-waist broad belt with an eye-catch golden buckle. A pair of brown boots, a big dial leather strap watch, a pair of dangling golden hoops, nude makeup with shimmery eyes, and you are ready to go!”
If you are opting for color-coordinated leggings and top wear, say for a traditional Indian look, wear a statement piece of jewelry to enhance the look, or drape a dupatta to add some more ethnic charm!
Well, do you need more reasons to add these must-haves to your wardrobe?