I at first protested the whole jegging trend because, at first glance, it seemed to be being done all wrong. Cheap, thin fabrics, ill-fitting designs, I could go on…but when the style became more popular and more options became available, Andrea and I both found ourselves with a couple pair and now I secretly love slipping them on.
Anyhow, I’ve been asked before how you go about styling the jean legging look, especially when you’re not a petite little zero like in the magazines. Therefore, I present to you…3 ways to style jeggings, for nearly every woman.
Look 1: An oversized shirt is a great way to mask any tummy issues you want to keep at bay (I love oversized tees and sweaters for this exact reason). Add edgier accessories and a pair of biker boots to balance your look so you don’t appear too top-heavy from the tee and carry a bright colored bag.
Acne Dynamic oversized t-shirt, 155 GBP
Jeffrey Campbell ALL STUD, $270
Black Aztec Bangle, $72
Low Luv by Erin Wasson Ring Negative Space Gold, 39 EUR
Gold Ankh Multi Layer Necklace by Low Luv by Erin Wasson, 93 GBP
Rebecca Minkoff Lace-Up MAB Mini Satchel, $530
Look 2: Boyfriend styled tops aren’t your only option when it comes to balancing your proportions to tackle jeggings. A long cardigan with a thin, textured belt cinched at your waist will draw attention to the skinniest part of your body and a pair of heeled booties will further elongate your legs. Navy and gold accessories top this Fall-inspired look from head to toe.
Look 3: Jeggings are great for a night out, too and I love pairing rocker + glam pieces for a perfect balance of edgy-chic. Wearing an eye-catching top and bright ballet flats dress up lightly distressed denim leggings making the whole outfit very California-evening. Accessories, a clutch and a nail color in muted tones of the same color family help to offset the louder pieces of that of the top and shoes.
Lauren Merkin Allie Lambskin Double Flap Clutch, $250
Amrita Singh Amila Bangle Set, $100
CHANEL LE VERNIS NAIL COLOUR | Nordstrom.com, $23
Tina – Sambag ballet, 175 AUD
Obviously, the styling options are endless. As far as the jeggings themselves go, favorites of mine include those by Paige Denim that Andrea owns and my 7 for All Mankind ‘The Skinny’ ones which are, in particular, so crazy soft and feel like you’re in tights practically.