Regardless of how great or foolproof a trend may seem, there’s always ways of going about it in the wrong way. And though jeggings may seem the perfect counterpart to any blouse, sweater or an oversize boyfriend blazer, jeggings are no exception to the you’re wearing it wrong rule. That’s why we’ve given you the ultimate go-to source: the top dos and don’ts of wearing jeggings.
DON’T: Wear them like actual pants
There are grey areas to every yes and no, and we can promise that the they’re not pants rule is one that’s set to be hotly debated. But fear not “ we’ve got your bases covered. Let’s make it easy: if you’re rocking jeggings sans pockets and more on the cotton (read: leggings) side of things, avoid pairing them with anything above the butt. If they fit like tights and are lacking structure, they’ll do nothing for your figure and leave nothing to the imagination (and you’re better than that).
DO: Wear them like actual pants
This may seem confusing, but let’s keep it simple: if jeggings have pockets and are high-waisted, you’re in the clear. Pockets add structure to the behind, so if you pair your bottoms with a top that hits your waist, it won’t look as though you’re simply wearing tights. That way, you can tuck in your t-shirt, blouse or tank for a more defined silhouette “ provided it doesn’t look like you’re wearing a spandex onesie.
DON’T: Go overboard
You may feel confident in your favourite trend, but as much as it may tempting to do so, avoid the Catwoman look and opt for a top to balance the sleekness of your bottoms. For fall, pair your jeggings with a statement sweater or an oversize dress shirt and for nights on the town, rock a fitted tank with a leather bomber to keep you balanced and flattering.
DO: Go shoe crazy
Just like how leggings are the ultimate go-to for all things footwear-related, jeggings pick up where their cotton counterparts left off “ becoming the perfect companion for boots, flats and even heels. While skinny jeans are perfect for tucking into slouchy ankle boots, jeggings match their flexibility and beat it “ making them the perfect bottoms for thigh-high boots currently taking the autumn by storm, or even 60s inspired ankle boots that normally work only with bona fight tights.
DON’T: Become a victim
The thing about fashion trends “ regardless of their staying power “ is that it can be easy to become a victim of their agenda. Meaning? If you go overboard with seasonal trends, your jeggings will simply look as though they’re an extension of the style section of your favourite magazine. Like any look, keep accessories and what’s hot now to a minimum, and let your pieces speak for themselves. You can pair jeggings with a statement coat, but avoid going overboard with accessories as well. You want to rock thigh-high boots? Go for it “ just leave the military jacket at home.