put2gether pick: jeggings

Yes, there is something called a jegging. You start with a legging, throw in some denim fabric and spandex, and voila, you have a jegging. The ultimate skinny jean, jeggings are as comfortable as wearing your favorite leggings, but can go from casual to cocktail party in a snap. Here are a few favorite styles:

  • Black Orchid 5 Pocket ($105)  jeggings are a celeb favorite (Reese Witherspoon, Whitney Port), plus they are a nicer price point than many high-end jeggings that range from $200-$300. Great for afternoon of shopping with wedge heels and a bold graphic tee.

Black Orchid

  • Another celeb favorite (Lucy Liu, Kirsten Dunst), Denver-made So Low jeans ($92) come in this delicious dark wash – great for a night out with the girls. Think flowy tank, statement necklace and nude heels.

So Low

  • British shop Topshop makes a great utilitarian pair ($70) for wandering through the Farmer’s market or off to brunch. Just add a tailored plaid shirt and ballet shoes to complete.

Topshop

  • Another great dark-wash option is American Eagle’s version ($40) – a great price point and glam look. On cooler days, you can tuck them into boots and layer with a long cardie.

American Eagle

  • And for all of our mommas-to-be, ASOS makes a rocking maternity pair ($34) – love it!

ASOS

So once you have those jeggings in hand, here are a few more thoughts:

  • Go with the Flow. Pair with something flowing on top. The tight all-over look can make you look bigger than you are, especially when the top goes longer than your hips. Go for shirts and sweaters that aren’t elasticized or banded at the bottom.
  • Go to Great Lengths: Get the right length for your leg. Mimic the length of your regular jeans.

How you tried jeggings yet? If so, what do you think?

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June 12, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . put2gether pick.

One Comment

  1. Linda Keefe replied:

    I learn something new that is helpful when I read your column.

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