Here we are again with another “Are they still in style?” article, and today it is all about leggings… again.
But, with a twist, you see! We will be looking at whether patterned leggings are still in style in 2018.
As with all fashion trends, leggings had their time to shine, which was a couple of years back when people went nuts about living a healthy lifestyle. Yoga pants where everywhere and leggings got out of the gym and onto the streets.
The material got thicker and they went from see-through gym leggings, to a fashionable choice to wear practically anywhere.
But are they still as hot nowadays?
Once again, we read the articles, blogs, looked at trends and took a look around town to see if we could spot these leggings anywhere. Needless to say, they are still a popular choice, especially among young ladies.
It’s no wonder really, especially when it comes to patterned leggings as they leave plenty of room to experiment with different outfit looks. You can wear them with regular tops, cropped ones, jackets or cardigans.
They go well with sneakers, flats and some designs also look great with high heels.
When compared to monochromatic leggings, or “regular” leggings, the patterned ones are only suitable to wear with tops, if you ask us. You should really steer clear of skirts or dresses with this type of legging.
While you can wear regular ones with dresses and skirts, a trend very popular in the last couple of years, with patterned leggings it will look like you put the outfit together in the dark.
We are all for wearing what makes you feel more comfortable and confident, so if you must wear them, then turn to designs with subtle prints.
That’s all well and good, but what would a discussion like this be, if we don’t look at how to style them?
We will be covering that topic right away!
Related: The Best Women’s Leggings for Winter
What To Wear With Patterned Leggings
If we were to look at this in regards to different seasons, you can wear leggings in any month of the year. With so many designs that range from thick to super thin, they’re a great summer option, too.
Let’s face it, we all love leggings. We just do. It’s hard to dislike something that make you feel as comfortable as they do.
If you have ever wished you could wear them at work too, it can totally be done. There are some designs that have come up last year that you can totally wear to work and no one will be able to tell they’re not actual pants. It’s a definite win, if you ask us.
Tops and Shoes
With the right attitude (and jewelry, sometimes), any top will look good with leggings. Especially T-shirts. You can choose solid colors or themed T-shirts, whichever you prefer best.
If you love wearing shirts, like chambray ones, which are wide and hip-length, it is very easy to put together a great casual outfit. When paired with shoes in the style of Vans, this outfit will truly shine. And if you have a night-out, put on heels and you are all set.
When winter rolls around, sweatshirts, pullovers and slouchy sweaters look great with patterned leggings. We would also suggest you look for themed leggings, such as ones with winter designs.
This will give off that cozy and comfy vibe to your outfit. We would suggest boots, of course, it’s winter after all. If we are to go for actual options, Uggs would be the choice. This way you’ll have an outfit that is comfortable from head to toe.
Long sweaters are also a stylish option, more so if you’d rather not show off too much of the print. Knee-high or thigh-high boots are the best option for this look.
If you are going for a more sensual, night-out kind of look, then crop tops or other more stylish designs than a simple tee, will really transform the look of your outfit. A pair of heels would do wonders in this case.
And for those of you who are not fans of how much leggings show off, especially when it comes to curves, throw a top with a longer back and you are good to go.
Jackets go very well with patterned leggings and you can experiment with different looks. From black leather jackets, to a fringe, cowboy-style one, it is difficult to go wrong.
Of course, depending on the look you are going for, or the occasion the outfit is put together for, there are a few things we would suggest.
For an everyday look, rocker-style jackets look beautiful with most tops. They also work for night-out outfits, so you have a 2-in-1 jacket to wear.
Cardigans are also a lovely option, suitable during spring mostly. They are very feminine and go well with most patterned leggings. We would recommend complementing colors, in this case, which will really make the outfit look well-thought.
Most looks you can create with patterned leggings are either ones for gym or casual. This does not mean you cannot match accessories.
We’re not just talking about earrings, a watch or a simple bracelet. Statement pieces, such as chain necklaces look great with most tops and military-pattern leggings, just to give you an idea.
As for bags, clutches are always in style and you can’t really go wrong with them. Whether you are wearing a casual or formal outfit, a clutch bag looks great.
Other bags you can use are small backpacks. There are numerous cute designs to choose from and they are also a good choice when it comes to practicality, as they’re comfortable, too.
Options We Would Recommend
We now know that patterned leggings are, indeed, still in style in 2018.
They go well with different tops, jackets and shoes and are super comfortable. What’s not to love, really!
Now, let’s look at 5 designs we would suggest.
* Keep in mind that: The availability, colors and sizes of the products in this page may change at any time. Also please check the products features on the various shops before buying. The product images shown are for illustration purposes only.
Leggings Depot Printed Fashion
If you are a daring person in general, and more so when it comes to fashion choices, these leggings by Leggings Depot will really rock your world.
They are made of Polyester and Spandex and you can rock them with both heels and flats. There are numerous patterns to choose from, 36 designs to be exact.
They come in a variety of colors as well, with prints including: Horses, Puppies, Cars, Christmas trees, Watermelon, Flowers and best of all, for all you dreamers out there, Unicorns.
The ankles are tapered and the waist is quite high, too.
90 Degree By Reflex Printed Yoga Leggings
Next we have Performance Activewear by 90 Degree By Reflex.
This is a high-waist design and quite tall, actually, so it fits better and also tucks the tummy in. There is also a hidden pocket where you can keep your hair ties during exercise.
These are specially designed leggings, that you can wear at the gym or yoga class. They adapt to the body and are quite breathable, just like sports leggings should be.
The fabric has a high Spandex percentage, which is what gives them the flexibility that helps you move better. The prints are numerous and most are abstract, in colorful options.
Extreme 80s Neon Splatter Leggings
Another abstract patterned legging design, X80s Neon Splatter come with a black background and colorful splatters all over.
They have a regular waist, which is elasticized to not only fit better, but also to make sure it stays in place. This is an issue with some leggings, actually, as the waist tends to roll down due to the lack of elastic, but it won’t be a problem with this design.
They are made of Polyester and Cotton, as well as Spandex at a considerable percentage.
VIV Collection Printed Leggings
VIV Collection‘s printed leggings are a must have if you are looking for an affordable and comfortable design.
The fabric is a blend of Polyester and Spandex, and it is often referred to as buttery soft, due to the smoothness and comfort.
They have a high waist and tapered ankles, with a figure-flattering cut. The options to choose from are over 40, in a variety of colors and patterns, such as: Sparkles, Arrowish, Lily black, Fleeting fruits, Trail of paisley and Wildflower.
SPANX Camo Leggings
This next design is by SPANX and there are a variety of options to choose from. These options do not only include different colors and prints, but also different lengths.
You can choose either full-length ones or cropped designs, as well as solid colors, such as Brandywine.
The fabric is a mix of Nylon and Spandex, so they are form-fitting and flattering. The waistband is wide in all of the designs, which helps flatten the tummy.
The prints available include: Green camo, Heather charcoal, Wine camo, Indigo watercolor and Navy tread.
This brings us to the end of today’s topic. We settled the matter of this year’s trend when it comes to patterned leggings and gave you some ideas as to how to wear them.
We hope you enjoyed and as always, we will see you in the next one!