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:

From my store:

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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)
Light Grey High Waist Criss Cross Tie Leggings -SheIn(Sheinside)

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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Denim Style

What’s your denim style?

From the return of the raver jean (wallet chain not included) to the Vetements renaissance and a lighter shade of ’70s flares—there’s no shortage of options in spring denim. See which jeans have you written all over them.  Read More


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The big trend in denim pants is ankle scraping flares with high waists – kind of  a 70’s / 80’s fusion:

Frayed Wide Leg Denim Blue Pant -SheIn(Sheinside)
Frayed Wide Leg Denim Blue Pant -SheIn(Sheinside)

Blue Pockets Fringe Denim Pants -SheIn(Sheinside)
Blue Pockets Fringe Denim Pants -SheIn(Sheinside)

Demin skirts are are enjoying a big comeback:

I love this retro look with the jean skirt and halter top – and those denim Jimmy Choo’s are to-die-for!

Denim Style

 More Denim Skirt Inspiration:

 Glamorous Be-Bop Baby Blue Denim Midi Skirt Buttoned High-Waisted Denim Skirt For Women Stylish Women s Bleach Wash Patched Bodycon Denim Skirt Stylish Women s Bleach Wash Lace Splicing Denim Skirt Blue Zippered Denim Crop Top + Side Slit Skirt Twinset

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These denim purses, hats, and shoes will take you right back to the 70’s

 Denim Design Sandals For Women Denim Design Shoulder Bag For Women Three Love Washed Denim Dress Sandals Vocation to Vacation Blue Denim Flats City Dweller Blue Denim Flats Braid for Each Other Denim Ankle Strap Heels Stylish Pure Color Denim Hat For Women Stylish Pure Color Denim Hat For Women

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My Denim Collection

Designed with the classic blue-black color and look of jeans – some with classic denim stitching graphics.

Customize if you like with your own image and/or text. Artwork and design by Karlajkitty.

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Aqua Turquoise

My Aqua Turquoise Collection for Spring

Serene marble of aqua and turquoise with a bit of sparkle. All items can be customized – just click on any item and then select “Customize It!” to add your own image and/or text, or any customization you’d like. Artwork and design by Karlajkitty

Aqua Turquoise

 Aqua Turquoise by karlajkitty featuring tech accessories

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Stilettos Heels

The allure of the Stiletto Heel

What woman doesn’t feel more feminine when walking in stilettos?  They make you walk with a purpose – you have to step carefully lest you land in a sidewalk crack or grating in the pavement – and they make a killer sound.  Face it, clogs and platforms can’t quite compare with the sound of stilettos clicking across the floor.


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Stiletto heel

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

A shoe with a stiletto heel

A stiletto heel is a long, thin, high heel found on some boots and shoes, usually for women.

It is named after the stiletto dagger, the phrase being first recorded in the early 1930s.[1] Stiletto heels may vary in length from 2.5 centimetres (1 inch) to 25 cm (10 inches) or more if a platform sole is used, and are sometimes defined as having a diameter at the ground of less than 1 cm (slightly less than half an inch). Stiletto-style heels 5 cm (2.0 in) or shorter are called kitten heels.

Not all high slim heels merit the description stiletto. The extremely slender original Italian-style stiletto heels of the late 1950s and very early 1960s were no more than 5 mm (0.20 in) in diameter for much of their length, although the heel sometimes flared out a little at the top-piece (tip). After their demise in the mid-late 1960s, such slender heels were difficult to find until recently due to changes in the way heels were mass-produced. A real stiletto heel has a stem of solid steel or alloy. The more usual method of mass-producing high shoe heels, i.e. moulded plastic with an internal metal tube for reinforcement, does not achieve the true stiletto shape.  Read more…

Here is my stiletto entry in a recent Polyvore Group contest – which I won first place (woot!)

I Wear My Pain Like Stilettos…

Created by eclectic-chic. Created in J’adore Fashion, J’adore Life.

Stilettos - Teal and Black

Fashionable Stilettos on a Budget:

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Black Pointy Studded PU Stiletto Heels
Black Pointy Studded PU Stiletto Heels US$33.99 (Sale)

 

Nude Point Toe Cut-work Lace Up Pumps
Nude Point Toe Cut-work Lace Up Pumps US$37.76 (Sale)
Red Point Toe Suede High Stiletto Heel Pumps
Red Point Toe Suede High Stiletto Heel Pumps US$31.24 (Sale)

New fashions added daily at SheIn.com


 

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Women's Day Sale

Kimono Trend for Spring

Spring is fast approaching – time to break out those flattering loose fitting kimonos

Kimonos were trending last year and look to be just as huge in 2016.  Their lovely flowing lines are a natural fit for the 70’s style invasion with flared legs and chunky heels.


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A peek at some of the designers:

Hiromi Asai F/W 2016 Collection

“New York-based designer, Hiromi Asai, presents sophisticated, authentic Kimono fashion on the runway at the New York Fashion Week on February 16, 2016. (from Morningstar.com)

Yoshikimono RTW Spring 2016

“Tokyo Fashion Week decided to wrap up the spring 2016 action with something a bit unusual: a runway show featuring kimonos designed by a rock star. Fans — many of them screaming his name — packed the audience to see Yoshiki, a member of the heavy metal band X Japan.” (from wwd.com)

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Shein Floral Loose Kimono

Shein Floral Loose Kimono by karlajkitty featuring Romantic Floral Phone Case


from Shein

Black Short Sleeve Floral Loose Chiffon Blouse

  • Price: $9.89

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and from Lulu’s

Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!
O’Neill Hattie Purple-Grey Print Kimono Top

  • Price: $69.50

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Wear Black – Accessorize with Purple

If you LOVE PURPLE as much as I do, you want to wear it all the time. But purple is one of those colors that can be a bit tacky if overdone. Stay classy by wearing mostly black and add purple as an accent. Wear a purple scarf and jewelry or carry a tasteful bag.  Brighten up the drudgery of winter by adding a pair of rich purple gloves to a cozy black coat.

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Cat Walk

Get ready for an early spring with new fashions daily at SheIn.com

Here are some fun and affordable Purple sunglasses from SheIn:

Purple Lenses Black Flower Embellished Sunglasses

  • Price: $16.14

 

 Purples

 

My Purple Kitty Collection:

Spring New Arrivals

Denim Trend: Black Jeans

Black jeans are an absolute staple item – great with a sweater or blouse on “Casual Friday” at work, or with a sweatshirt for a trip to the grocery. Plus they are black – so they go with everything. I’m one of those people whose closet would be near empty if all the black clothing were removed. Did I mention that they are black?

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Denim Trend: Black Jeans

 


 

Fashionable but Affordable Black Denim:

Black Ripped Slim Denim Pant

  • Price: $16.82

 

New fashions added daily at SheIn.com


More Casual Choices:

Zipper Fly Classic Pure Black Slimming Button Embellished Narrow Feet Denim Pants

  • Price: $14.06

 

Massive Clearance Sale


Love Black?  My Black Marble Collection may have something for you:


Black Skinny Leggings

What could be more versatile than black leggings?

Leggings and jeggings are everywhere and for good reason. They are comfortable and they go with just about everything. Grab a t shirt or sweatshirt for a quick casual look or go all out with a nice sweater or button down shirt for a more polished statement. Add a long scarf and a cape and you are ready for your magazine shoot. Just don’t go too tight with these. Unless you have a model-thin figure you should look for leggings that have a little “hang” room.


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Black Skinny Leggings

 Black Skinny Leggings by karlajkitty featuring round sunglasses

The top ten black leggings will have you leaping, lunging and high-kicking for joy, thanks to their comfortable feel, sag-proof stretchy composition and non-see through fabric. Choose a tummy-flattening shape or a trendier look with visible seams – either way, scroll through our list of black leggings, because feeling cozy has never looked so chic!  Read More…

Black Leggings For Less:

Elastic Waist Slim Black Leggings

  • Price: $9.99

Need black accessories or gifts? My Black Marble Charcoal Collection may have something you’d like:


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Cropped Flares

Can you pull off the trending cropped flares?

I have to admit that I don’t quite have the figure for this look – being on the curvy side and of limited stature, this look just doesn’t do me justice. That is not to say that they don’t flatter some figure types.  Make sure to “own” this look – make it a deliberate statement and pair them with just the right heel.


 

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Cropped Flares

Get the look: Cropped Flares by karlajkitty featuring an open front cardigan

 

Marni yellow shoes
$975 – farfetch.com

Wildfox 80s fashion
$125 – coggles.com


From Harpers Bazaar:

Chic Cropped Flares to Try Now

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From the designers at Polyvore:

Would You Wear It: Cropped Flares

Cropped Flare Jeans...


cropped flares


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Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!

Tricky Trend: Dress and Pants

A great way to expand your wardrobe – combine a dress and pants – not so “tricky” when you get the hang of it.


Tricky Trend: Dress and Pants

From the designers on Polyvore:

It’s layering season, aka winter! Take one of the toughest trends of the year and show how you’ll make it look effortless.
#trickytrend