As the weather has turned away from summer to autumn and soon winter, I reached for my leggings as a staple part of my wardrobe. I don’t do well in the cold, I’m one of those people who really feel it, so the crisp autumn mornings in Autumn call for a long legging, that I may shorten to knee length as the day warms up (or even take off if it gets hot and I’m wearing a skirt).
When it’s cool I will often wear a legging with a dress or skirt to keep my legs warm. Over the years I’ve been collecting them in a variety of neutral colours, such as navy, white and grey so that they blend better with what I’m wearing with them.
Leggings are Not Pants
Leggings are hosiery and should be treated as such. Even the thicker leggings tend to pull across your bottom and become see-through when you walk or bend (let me tell you, I’ve walked behind many women wearing leggings as pants, and it’s universal, no matter your size, they are not opaque enough to wear as a trouser).
I often wear a full length hose legging just under my knee by pulling the hem up and folding over the remaining legging. This gives me some versatility depending on the weather and what I’m wearing with them. Leggings are ideal for tunic length tops as they allow you to wear a shorter hem, one that you wouldn’t wear without something underneath (unless you’re under 25 and then you might!).
Thicker leggings like these ones work with shorter tunic tops as they do cover more of your legs. Anything shorter than this top and I’d opt for jeans instead of leggings.
You can get some more inspiration on wearing leggings here.