Denims are the go to comfort clothing for all of us. The only problem with jeans is that, the fabric is thick and tight. This causes a lot of discomfort during summers. Now since summer is here, it is time to pack the denims and embrace something else that is more comfortable, light and versatile. Not everyone of us is comfortable wearing skirts and shorts during summer. Most of us have body issues and some just do not carry it off. Linen pajamas, dhoti pants, palazzos are the new trends, but the most comfortable trend during summers has always been leggings. They are thin, light and so versatile. They can be worn is so many ways and in so many styles. They help you protect your legs from the nasty sun burn and provide warmth once the sun has gone down.
Styling a pair of leggings is the most easiest thing to do. I shall show you a few styles here.
Plain black leggings: Black can be boring during summers, but when styled right the look can stand out. Pair the leggings with a pastel colored plain or printed dress, a big tote and comfortable flats. Throw in a hat and your favorite sunglasses to look ultra chic.
Printed leggings: A pair of printed leggings is quite tricky to style. If you decide to have a pair of printed leggings, the best way to wear them is with a long button-down shirt or a hip length flowy top. Make sure the top is of a solid color and has minimal prints on it. Else, the look can be jarring.
Animal print leggings: Animal prints are huge this summer and they always look good in subtle amounts. The rule to wear animal prints is to keep it really simple. Pair a leopard print leggings with a strappy black top, T-strap flats and carry a plain bag. Clash of prints is to be avoided while wearing animal print.
Floral/Polka print leggings: These are super cute and can make a woman look years younger instantly. You can pair these with a short dress that matches just one color on the leggings. In this way you get to wear your favorite dress and not feel uncomfortable about showing skin as well.
Leather leggings: Not everyone of us is a Priyanka Chopra, but if you are willing to take the risk then this is the style for you. Wear a well fit leather leggings with a checkered shirt and grunge flat boots to look stylish effortlessly. Try not to carry a girly bag and go for a sporty sling instead.
Leggings suit most body types, but if you are a bit on the heavier side, it is better to opt for long flowly tops instead. You can even wear these under your favorite summer kurta/kurti and throw a scarf around your neck. Also make sure that you check the fabric before buying the leggings. Cotton and lycra blends are great and comfortable. Also while buying printed leggings make sure you try them out. Often patterns look really good on the hanger but not as cute once they're stretched out. Also ensure you wear seamless underwear while wearing them. Else the whole look shall turn into a faux pas. Leggings are a great investment and can be worn during all seasons.
So come on ladies, say yes to leggings this summer!