Thursday, September 24, 2009

Try This Trend!

The Legging Pant

It's one of this season's top trends and one that can be worn in a wide variety of ways. An extreme version of the stovepipe pant, the legging pant is figure conscious and can go from casual day to evening – if done carefully & with style.

Keep these restricted to your off-work hours particularly for day wear, when choosing a pair made of hefty fabric, a dark neutral colour and 'pant' detailing such as seaming or pocketing. The addition of zipper pockets, for example, create a sophisticated look. The look is figure conscious pants, not workout wear, these have much more of an edge! Pair them with a tunic blouse, flowing cardigan or vest, a wide belt to cinch it all together, and structured flats or ankle boots.

For evening, try a more extreme look and play with new textures and trends like leather or sequins. Play down a shiny or detailed legging-pant with a fitted tuxedo ruffled halter top, snug-fitting cotton vest and T-shirt fringe scarf, or play it up with a marabou or faux-fur vest! Top the look with super high heels or cut-out booties and head out on the town!

My favourite picks this season:

Tie-Die Denim Legging, Juicy Couture

Leather front legging, Danier

Sequined Pant, Pacha