Who can resist the allure of stretchy cotton comfort? The ease of leggings is one reason why this trend is sticking around. It is best to pair them with a looser top. Wear your leggings under tunics, with a button down shirt, comfy tee or cozy sweater. They are perfect for running errands, a casual coffee date or just curling up on the couch. Leggings can be worn a myriad of ways – but never as pants (please!). To keep your look on the stylish side, make sure your top hits at least the top of your thighs. In other words – cover your bum! No longer confined to black or grey, patterned leggings are also gaining in popularity. Pair this fun trend with neutrals to avoid pattern overload.
Anything goes nails
A manicure is a low investment way to express yourself. Jazz up your fingers with fluorescent brights or jet black polish and everything in between. Popular patterns this season include ombre, sparkle, stripes and French manicures with coloured tips instead of the traditional white.
Stylish gym gear
The plethora of cute workout wear available is enough to get any fashionista at least thinking about a workout routine. No longer strictly the domain of traditional fitness companies, many mainstream clothing stores have expanded to include a fitness line. You may be familiar with powerhouses Lululemon, Roots Canada and the Gap but there are several new (to fitness) shops making a name for themselves including Titika and Joe Fresh. Also be sure to check out your local Winners or Marshalls for great selection and awesome prices.
Flat riding boots
Sure stilettos look stylish but if you’re on the go at this time of year, nothing beats a great pair of flat boots. Wear them with dresses, jeans or leggings everywhere you need to go.
Nothing is easier to slip into for work Monday to Friday. One piece equals an entire outfit minus shoes and accessories.
By Kim England
Clockwise from top:
MICHAEL Michael Kors wrap effect silk jersey top www.net-a-porter.com
Gorjana Chloe Stud earrings www.piperlime.gap.com
Stella & Dot Pegasus necklace www.stelladot.com
Amrita Singh Positano ring www.amritasingh.com
Emilio Pucci black studded clutch with tassel www.stylebop.com
Nicholas Kirkwood suede black pump www.boutique1.com
Balenciaga Le slim suede and leather leggings www.matchesfashion.com