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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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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Teal Lavender Rose Waves ClutchTeal Lavender Rose Waves ClutchAqua Teal Periwinkle Waves ClutchAqua Teal Periwinkle Waves ClutchSerene Abstract Waves ClutchSerene Abstract Waves ClutchPurple Butterfly ClutchPurple Butterfly ClutchRomantic Rose ClutchRomantic Rose ClutchBlack Paisley Silver Chain ClutchBlack Paisley Silver Chain ClutchLavender Dark Plum Striped ClutchLavender Dark Plum Striped ClutchPeach Aqua Stripes Monogram ClutchPeach Aqua Stripes Monogram ClutchTurquoise Aqua Marble Monogram ClutchTurquoise Aqua Marble Monogram ClutchBlack Stripe Geometric Monogram ClutchBlack Stripe Geometric Monogram ClutchPink Floral Striped Monogram ClutchPink Floral Striped Monogram ClutchOrange Blossom Striped Monogram ClutchOrange Blossom Striped Monogram ClutchPlum Purple Lavender Monogram ClutchPlum Purple Lavender Monogram ClutchBlack And Lavender Stripes ClutchBlack And Lavender Stripes ClutchAqua Teal Rose Dots Monogram ClutchAqua Teal Rose Dots Monogram Clutch

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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:

Blake

 

Blake Lively Models

 From Shein:

Blue Seafoam Spaghetti Strap Backless Color Block Babydoll Pastel Dress

  • Price: $14.29

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My Pastel Stripes Collection:

 Pastel Stripes Apparel on Redbubble:

Pastel stripes
Redbubble scarves are available now in a variety of colors, prints, and patterns from international designers. Printed on light chiffon fabric – perfect for summer or winter.

 

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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

Don’t see the product you want with this design? Please contact me at info@karlajkitty.com and I’ll gladly get it published for you – never any obligation to purchase

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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

Blue and Silver Holidays

The holidays are upon us! I love the blue color trends this time of year

Need some inspiration for your tree? Blue Christmas Tree


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Blue and silver or grey is also a hot trend this year in fashion

Affordable style from Shein: (Scroll down for a coupon)

Cold Weather Style

 


Designer Casual from House of Fraser, Oliver Peoples, Chicos, Givency, and Dolce Vita:

Icy Blue Casual

Mint Velvet cowl neck tunic
$120 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Slim fit pants
groupon.com

Givenchy blue handbag
lanecrawford.com


Blue and Silver Zazzle Collections:


Don’t forget your Party Supplies



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Holiday Fashion and Sales

What’s on your holiday wish list this year?

I love layering shades of gray and would be thrilled to have this adorable cape and these knee-hi boots.  Fabulous for vertically challenged ladies like myself:

My Holiday Wishlist - Cozy Greys

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Zazzle Cyber Monday – Up to 65% Off + 20% Off All Orders – Use code: ZMONDAYSALES 11/30/2015 – 11/30/2015


Holiday Travel Fashion and Accessories:

Add a splash of holiday red to a monochrome outfit and travel in style this season:

Holiday Travel

Oversize Dress Trend

These loose-fitting dresses are popping up everywhere.  Accessorize with minimal jewelry, a scarf, and your favorite pumps:

Oversize Dress - Dark Blue and Purple

There is still time to order customized holiday supplies and decorations

My new Wrapped In Christmas Collection:

Wrapped in Christmas Collection

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Shop For Cute Dresses At LuLu*s

Rosewholesale Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale: 13% OFF Sitewide with Code "ROSE1127". (Ends: Dec.2, 2015)


Grey and Purple Wool

New Arrivals from Shein.com

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Grey and Purple Wool

 Grey and Purple Wool by karlajkitty

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Rosegal What’s Hot

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I grabbed these from the “Hot” list – vintage style dresses and bikinis, bohemian accessories, and handbags.

Zipper Sleeveless Simple Style Polyester Round Neck Women's Dress (Without Belt)

Vintage Scoop Collar Short Sleeve Color Block Women's Fishtail Mermaid Dress

Fashion Style Tote and Chain Design Women's Street Level Handbag

Most Popular Essentials

Fashion Style Tote and Chain Design Women's Street Level Handbag

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3/4 Sleeves Scoop Neck Waistband Beam Waist Polka Dot Pattern Ruffles Ladylike Women's Dress

Bohemian Style Embellshed Measle Woven Openning Bracelet For Women

Exaggerated Chic Style Colorful Crossed Beads Decorated Women's Bracelet

Stylish Geometric Print and Zipper Design Women's Tote Bag

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Handbags!

What kind of handbag works best for you?


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Personally I prefer a structured bag but no matter your preference, Rosegal has a lot of options:

60% off Site Wide

8.15-8.17 Accessories Sale
8.13-8.17 Shoes Sale
8.11-8.15 Outerwear Sale

How cute are these?!

Casual Cat and Patent Leather Design Women's Shoulder Bag
Casual Cat and Patent Leather Design Women’s Shoulder Bag

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Buckle and Polka Dot Design Tote Bag For WomenPrice: $17.29