Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Unfashionably Late

I realise the whole leggings thing has been going on for a few years now. In fact, I think the leggings bubble may be about to burst, as they are so ubiquitous, but I've only just recently warmed to them. I'm not a fan of them poking out from under shorts, nor skirts, and I'm rather apprehensive with wearing them as trousers. But recently, I've been looking at girls wearing them as trousers and thinking, yeah, I'm no bigger than her, I could actually do that. As long as my bum is covered. They did it in the 80's, why not now?! Part of my apprehension was down to body insecurities, and part of it was down to not wanting to feel naked/stupid. So, in my quest to actually leave the house wearing leggings as trousers, I wore a long cardigan to cover my bum, a long vest to cover the unsightly elastic waistband, and 2 pairs of leggings, so as not to feel like I was just wearing a pair of footless tights. I didn't go very far in this outfit, and I did feel slightly weird at first, but then I felt ok and came to realise that no-one was pointing/staring at me. All in all, this is a rather comfy, casual outfit for me, so on those days when I don't feel like dressing up, maybe I will tentatively reach for leggings again. 

Shoes (New Look), jacket (Topshop), cardigan (Topshop), vest (Balencaiga), leggings (Topshop)


holierthannow said...

i saw your comment on my blog about buns and you're crazy! look at your hair! you are adorable.

do the bun!


ps let me know if you want to exchange links-- cool blog

holierthannow said...

cool... I added you back!

Gisela said...

So glad you warmed up to the leggings trend, they look great on you! And the hair is FABULOUS!!
Would love for you to visit my blog..

Sydnie said...

Great necklaces and shoes! I really like your blog!


kirstyb said...

Great everything. Loving your blog xoxox

Nikita said...

DUDE your hair is killer.

Dont fear teh leggings! You look great!

eveline fashion-diary said...

i love your necklaces!
they make this outfit so special!

love it :)

Veronica said...

You are crazy, you look super cute in leggings!!! But I get you, I am only 7 lbs heavier than I was as a freshman in high school after having a baby, and I would never have the guts to wear them.


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