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What to Wear With Bold Leggings
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What to Wear With Bold Leggings

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Hey Alyssa!

Q: So I recently bought some bold new black and white tights (they kind of look like these ones):

I am SO in love with them but I’m hesitant to wear them in public because I’m not sure what to pair them with to pull it off? Any advice?

-Scared Fashionista

A: Thanks so much for writing! There are a few options I can suggest for this dilemma. Firstly, because the leggings have a bold pattern, it’s important to pair it with something that isn’t as bold. A solid colour – whether black, grey, royal blue, red or pretty much any other colour would work with these as long as it was a solid colour. Combining two patterns will look a bit busy otherwise, plus it’s hard to find two patterns that flow well together when you have a bold pattern like the above. I’ve put together a couple options, one that might be more work appropriate, and one that might be more appropriate for going out.

The Work Look

Pair these leggings with boots – whether ankle or knee-high - a solid-coloured shirt that is a bit longer than the average shirt (around the butt area), and a blazer. Wearing a longer shirt and higher boots will break up the pattern a bit, without losing the bold affect. Subduing the pattern is appropriate for work, without losing your personality!

The Casual Look

Pair these leggings with combat boots, oxfords, or heels, an oversized, cozy sweater, and a scarf! Not only is this the perfect look for fall, you’re not losing out on the bold pattern!

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