Friday, June 13, 2008

The Buzz.


The leggings / tights as pants phenomena has become quite the latest buzz in the fashion world, but lets be honest... they have been around from quite some time. Although I must admit I love leggings and tights from time to time they just need to be worn appropriately. (Nylon's image is a great example of ways not to wear them!). So Before I completely disregard tights as pants, I had to figure this phenomena for itself. Truth is I have a few rules before accomplishing the “tights as pants” look. First I shall never pull a Siena, Lohan, or Britney and wear a short shirt with just tights… its gotta at least be tunic length… So in which with the appropriate length one can pull off such a look and with the right tights... as such I find it to be very well done.

The attempt:






The Verdict:

I enjoy this. When the appropriate length is used of course!

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Shoes- Paolo, Velvet Leggings- Forever21, Silk Tunic- DKNY, Vest- Wetseal, Necklace- Vintage, Hat- Forever21, Sunglasses- Steve Madden.

21 comments:

Adiel said...

I enjoy the bright yellow. I also agree that the top or dress worn with tights/leggings needs to be at least a certain length to look good.

Taghrid said...

i like the contrast of the shirt with the rest of your outfit! and i toootally agree, unless it covers your butt, dont wear it with tights!!

MR style said...

the yellow top is so nice ::) and goes pretty well with the black outfit ! nice job

terren said...

Cute! and appropriate :)

miss hautttefashion said...

your way
is so much better
the yellow color is very happy :] i like it.

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

I can't see the first picture:(
yellow is my favorite color
yellow in black is very daring but you manage to pull it off without looking like bumblebee.

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

i love the whole look!!it is edgy!!yet sassy!ueqny

Laurel said...

Ah, you look absolutely stunning. That color is beautiful on you! (PS - thank you for voting, lover!) xoxoxo

thetinylittlegirl said...

you look awesome! i don't think i could pull off the whole leggings as pants thing myself. i think confidence is key with that style and you've definitely got it :-)

angeline said...

i would never wear leggings or tights as pants.
i usually wear tights under stuff, of course.
and i am sort of becoming sick of leggings : (

kitty kate said...

i love tights as pants. i've pulled a lindsay before... :(

Bedroom Talk said...

Thank gosh someone said it before the madness got any worse. I totally agree leggings and tights aren't pants in any shape or form. I love how you take inspirational looks and make them work! ♥

Belowen said...

The yellow & black is great. And I agree that the top needs to at LEAST cover the crotch area, otherwise disaster strikes...

michelle said...

Love this! You're so right, the leggings as pants look works as long as the shirt is long enough (:

Fashion Is Poison said...

the yellow is so bold. looks great~!

said...

I say yes, if your bum is properly covered. ;) I love tights and leggings.

Sam said...

i love the yellow and black together!
would you like to link?

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

love this combination! i think as long as you stick to just one pop of yellow, you won't end up looking like a bumblebee (guys in my office have affectionately called me that in the past when i wore the two colors together)

yiqin; said...

Mmhmm yellow is such a nice color to wear! :D & yes, I agree using leggings as pants AS LONG AS it COVERS the butt! In singapore, some girls actually wear SHEER tights as pants! Like wth :/

anna said...

Really, really nice outfit! I love it! :D

christine said...

it definitely works for you. As long as you have the personal style/confidence to pull it off, anything can look good. and I happen to love this look anyway :)