A few notes about leggings:
1) Generally, sold dark colors are best. Nothing against pink leopard print leggings at home, but out of the house and/or for work they are usually not ideal. I think that solid dark colored leggings are also the most versatile for dressing up or down. Colors like black, chocolate brown, navy blue (or denim leggings), charcoal gray or plum are some of my favorites.
2) Leggings look best when paired with boots, booties, or flats. I usually tend to stray away from the leggings-with-high-heels look because it usually comes across more 80s dance teacher or lady-of-the-night than chic.
3) Plus sized ladies CAN wear leggings. Lane Bryant, Topshop, Forever 21 and Target have some great plus-size leggings options. Just like anyone who wears leggings, you want to make sure that whatever you wear over them covers your bum and extends a few inches down your legs. A good rule of thumb with wearing leggings is that you want to hang your arms down by your side and place your hands on the sides of your thighs. Whatever you wear should fall somewhere between where your hand touches your leg. If it doesn't, it's too long or too short.
Here are a few outfit ideas that incorporate leggings:
I can't WAIT until the weather cools a bit more so I can bring out my leggings. :) It's a great way to extend the wearability of your summer stuff too because adding these leggings underneath keeps you warm when the temp drops.
Linking up with Jessica here for Strut Your Stuff Saturday!