6 Unexpected Ways of Using Leggings to Extend Your Wardrobe

by , 10/22/11   filed under: Eco-Friendly Pants, Women's Eco-Fashion


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She’s got leggings and she knows how to use them! That’s the tune folks will be humming once you show them just how versatile they can be. We picked a classic black pair by Vince Camuto, available for $39 from Nordstrom, to offer you six alternatives to the tired baggy-sweater-and-leggings combo. Layer those long johns with fishnets for some instant va-va-voom or overturn the concept of hosiery by wearing them as a scarf or bolero. Stick with us and before you know it, you’ll be breaking out those gams and those jams like you were born to.

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A MODEST PROPOSAL

No need to start a scandal over the length—or lack thereof—of your skirt. Stash some leggings in your purse on standby and when in doubt, pull them out. Whether your prospective in-laws just “happen” by for a visit or a client has a meltdown on your day off, you’ll be primed and ready to telegraph haute, not hussy.

+ Mountains of the Moon Edie Dress $76

+ Samantha Pleet Chart Dress $310 at Bonadrag

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WORK IT OUT

Unless you’re a hardcore athlete or training for the New York Marathon, purchasing a pair of exercise pants just for working out in is plain unnecessary. Leggings are just as comfy and flexible as any specialty bottoms marked “yoga” or “running.” Put the money you’ll save towards your gym membership or, if you end up skipping your cardio, use your leggings as ersatz Spanx.

+ Hessnatur Organic Cotton Halter Top $28

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NET GAIN

If solid leggings are too quotidian for your taste, jazz them up by layering them with fun and colorful fishnets for a cool, textural look. Vintage stockings from the ’60s in lemon yellow or electric blue will put a swing in your step.

+ Deadstock ’60s Fishnet Stockings in Yellow $10 at Etsy

+ Vintage ’60s Fishnet Stockings in Electric Blue $19 at Etsy

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2 Responses to “6 Unexpected Ways of Using Leggings to Extend Your Wardrobe”

  1. Jasmin Malik Chua says:

    I’m going to try the shrug idea when I hop a plane!

  2. audreythompson@gmail.com says:

    I am not a real legging’s person but I am inspired and will l definitely try under a dress!! nice!! Great idea

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