How to style liquid leggings

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

After much careful consideration about which type of liquid leggings to purchase (really, there is so much to think about: How much shine is too much? Are they stretchy enough? Will they make me look like Ke$ha?) I settled on these semi-shiny liqui-legs that I found on eBay for $5.
They just recently arrived on my doorstep after much anticipation on my part and a long journey from China on theirs. These pictures don't really do the shine any justice so you'll just have to trust me that they look like a wet Speedo (as all liquid leggings should).

Shiny, tight pants are risky: During my sophomore year of college, I impulse-bought a pair of shiny black waxed jeans two sizes too small (um, they were on super sale) that not only squeezed my buns up to my torso but also illuminated the damage. I don't think it was that bad, but my friends have yet to let me forget it.

Given my previous misjudgements about reflective fabrics, I never thought I'd go for this trend but recently changed my mind after seeing them paired with simple separates instead of the Lady Gaga-esque outfits that I previously associated with second-skin clothing.

You still may think liqui-leggings are a don't, but I think they work well with neutrals - they add some personality to a stretched-out old gray tee, khaki fisherman's vest, and basic black heels. And a plus: They are fleece lined and extra warm! All in all, I'd say it's the best $5 I've spent this fall.

Liquid leggings, $5, eBay; Rosette heels, $40, Ann Marino; Khaki utility vest, old-school Banana Republic (but similar here); Cashmere wrap, Nordstrom (old but similar here); Donald J. Pliner messenger bag (old, but similar here).

Pictures by my cool blogger friend Elle Peters.

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3 comments on "How to style liquid leggings"
  1. You have carried out these liquid leggings so beautifully.I have learn the style from you to carry it in stylish way.You look absolutely stunning in that outfit.