On Trend – Leggings

Did you know that leggings go back hundreds of years?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 Leggings are a type of skin-tight garment that covers the legs and may be worn by both men and women. Originally, leggings were two separate garments, one for each leg.

Modern leggings are typically made from a blend of lycra (aka spandex), nylon, cotton, or polyester blend, but can also be made from wool, silk, and other materials. Leggings are available in a multitude of colors and decorative designs. Leggings are sometimes worn fully exposed, but are more traditionally worn partially covered by a garment such as a skirt, a large t-shirt, shorts, or fully covered by an outer garment, such as a full length skirt.

Leggings are typically ankle-length, and some are stirrupped. Some are shorter. Leggings are worn to keep a person’s legs warm, as protection from chafing during an activity such as exercise, or as a decorative or fashion garment. Leggings are worn by both men and women during exercise but usually only by women at other times. In contemporary usage, leggings refers to tight, form-fitting trousers that extend from the waist to the ankles.

History

Leggings of the Native Americans (Karl May Museum, Radebeul).

Leggings in various forms and under various names have been worn for warmth and protection by both men and women throughout the centuries. The separate hose worn by men in Europe from the 13th to 16th centuries (the Renaissance period) were a form of leggings, as are the trews of the Scottish Highlands. Separate leggings of buckskin leather were worn by some Native Americans. These were adopted by some Long Hunters, French fur trappers, and later by mountain men. They are the leatherstockings of James Fenimore Cooper‘s Leatherstocking Tales. The Buckskins were mostly a dull grey brain-tan, not the bright, glossy vegetable tanned leather commonly used today.

Cowboys wore leggings of buckskin to protect from chapping caused by riding, wear and tear to their pants, and bites from animals, such as snakes or insects in the scruff, such as ticks.

In many places, especially in colder countries such as Russia or Korea, men and women continued to wear wool leggings into modern times, often as an additional outer layer for warmth.

The linen pantalettes worn by girls and women under crinolines in the mid-19th century were also a form of leggings, and were originally two separate garments. Leggings became a part of fashion in the 1960s, as trousers similar to the capris pants but much tighter.  Read more


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Zazzle recently launched all-over-print leggings and the designers have jumped in with some incredible offerings:

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 Pastel Waves Leggings Metallic Lavender and Purple Leggings Paw Prints Leggings Rainbow Stripes Leggings Rich Red Black and Gray Stripes Leggings Purple Black Stripes Leggings Black and White Stripe Leggings Red and Green Snowflake Leggings Green Snowflake Leggings Very Berry Leggings Red Hearts on Red Leggings Gold and White Floral on Lavender Leggings Denim Shorts Leggings White Shorts on Red with Initials Leggings Gold Purple Green Spiral Blooms Leggings Orange Pink Green Floral Leggings Amber Brown Floral Leggings Jewel Color Doodles Leggings Soft Green Leggings Rose Wine Leggings Plum Purple Leggings

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Check out these fun leggings from Shein

Light Grey High Waist Criss Cross Tie Leggings -SheIn(Sheinside)
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Black Cutout Lattice Detail High Waist Leggings -SheIn(Sheinside)
Black Cutout Lattice Detail High Waist Leggings -SheIn(Sheinside)

Purple Hollow Tie Skinny Leggings -SheIn(Sheinside)
Purple Hollow Tie Skinny Leggings -SheIn(Sheinside)

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Trending on Redbubble

Redbubble leggings are available in a variety of colors, prints, and patterns from international designers.

 Healing Buddha Storm Trooper Alchemy of Mind Markiplier Logo Elvis Presley Collage Psychedelic Glowing Colors

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On Trend – Clutches

Just what is a “Clutch”?

From Wikipedia :
Clutch: a handbag without handles with detachable chain strap, rectangular in shape, often an evening bag but used during the day as well

Clutches are a great day-to-night fashion accessory.  Detach the wrist strap for evening and make sure your manicure is tasteful for a sleek classy look.


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Rainbow Stripes

Rainbow hair may be all the rage but for those of us who prefer our locks a more natural color – we can wear our rainbows on our clothing or use them to brighten up our homes.

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Brighten up for spring with colorful stripes


Butterfly Paradise

Rainbow colored designs and patterns based on my “Butterfly Paradise” digital painting. All items are customizable.

Rainbow colored fashion

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Somedays Lovin' Sunny May Ivory Floral Print Maxi Dress
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The sun has never shown brighter since the arrival of the Somedays Lovin’ Sunny May Ivory Floral Print Maxi Dress! Adjustable spaghetti straps top a woven triangle bodice with darting, and a red, orange, green, yellow, blue, and peach floral print. Pierce
Never Say Tie-Dye Blue Maxi Dress
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They say “”quit while you’re ahead”” but why stop now when you can take an even greater lead in the Never Say Tie-Dye Blue Maxi Dress! Blue, peach, pink, and ivory shape a tie-dye masterpiece down soft knit, from adjustable spaghetti straps to a maxi-leng
Mountain Lookout Pink Print Slip Dress
Mountain Lookout Pink Print Slip Dress – $49

There’s nothing better than a good view and the Mountain Lookout Pink Print Slip Dress! Adjustable T-strap back supports a triangle bodice with darting and a center box pleat. Satin fabric boasts a geometric print with shades of pink, blue, green, and pur

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Stargazer Lily Collection

Introducing my Stargazer Lily Collections

Fashion, home, and accessory designs with my painted Stargazer Lilys in pretty pinks and reds.  Florals in very trendy in 2016 – everything pretty, girly, feminine – the more flowers the better!


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Stargazer Lily Collection
Stargazer Lily T-shirtPink Lily Printed ShoesStargazer Accessories BagStargazer Sunglasses

From my Zazzle Store

All of these designs are customizable!  You can arrange the graphics, add text and even upload your own image.
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Artwork and design by Karlajkitty.

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 Women’s Chiffon Top Leggings Scarf Mini Skirt iPhone Case/Skin Samsung Galaxy Case/Skin iPad Case/Skin Laptop Skin Laptop Sleeve Throw Pillow Mug Travel Mug Tote Bag Studio Pouch Drawstring Bag Sticker Spiral Notebook Hardcover Journal

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Retro Green and Gold Paisley

Get Groovy with my new Green and Gold Paisley Collections


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Retro 70s style gold and green paisley pattern. All items are customizable, Just click on the “Customize It!” button to add your own image and/or text. Artwork and design by Karlajkitty

 

 


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Floral Dresses

Winter is gone and it’s time to bring out the flowers

Floral Dress from Shein

Floral Dress from Shein by karlajkitty featuring a floral print dress

Girly florals and princess dresses are huge this season, and run the gamut from wild multi-color blooms to more low-key monochromes.


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From Elle:

 

Inspiration

White Spaghetti Strap Backless ibiscus Floral Dress

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Billabong Lovely Roads Coral Pink Floral Print Dress

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Dimensions of Purple

Gorgeous purple fractal blooms bring your wardrobe into Spring

Fashion and accessories based on my “Dimensions of Purple” Fractal work. Featuring beautiful glossy glowing purple gems with tiny lavender petals surrounding.


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Dimensions of Purple

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Pretty Pastel Spring Dress

Nothing says “Spring” more than Pastels.

Slightly de-saturated colors are a natural progression from the winter drudgery before the wild bold colors of Summer take over.

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Pastel (color)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pastel sticks in pastel colors

Pastels or pastel colors are the family of colors which, when described in the HSV color space, have high value and low to intermediate saturation.[1][2] The name comes from pastels, art media characteristic of this color family. The colors of this family are usually described as “soothing”,[3] “soft”, “near neutral”, “milky”, “washed out”, “desaturated”, lacking strong chromatic content.  Read more…

 

 

Blake Lively is a natural in Pastel colors:

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Blue Seafoam Spaghetti Strap Backless Color Block Babydoll Pastel Dress

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My Pastel Stripes Collection:

 Pastel Stripes Apparel on Redbubble:

Pastel stripes
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Handbags For Spring

I just ordered a lovely pink bag for Spring from Shein (see my set below).  They have some really cute trendy bags at discount prices.

This is my first handbag purchase from Shein so I’m anxious to see it and “road test” it.  It has to be able to hold a big wallet, cell phone and cover, large headphones, a drink bottle, among other items.  Just the normal items you need to get you through the work day 😉


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What a great chic outfit for Spring:

A Splash of Pink

Looking for for a more high-end Spring bag?

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How about a cute tote from Redbubble:

Red Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Panda on Yellow Kids Clothes

Butterfly Fantasy by karlajkitty
Daisy Blues by karlajkitty

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Pretty Pink Blooms

Introducing my new Pink Bloom Collection on RedBubble:

Pretty Pink Blooms

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I love being able to design all-over-print skirts, leggings, and duvet covers!