ACCESSORIES REPORT: Loving Those Layers

Accessories Report

I absolutely favor the fall season to summer for so many reasons. Some may think I’m crazy but I prefer the fall pumpkin flavor and bright leaves to the icey lemonade and precious flowers of summer. This time of year allows the opportunity to layer pieces for the perfect look—so much better than tanks and jean shorts in summer. Whether it’s a tee with a blazer or an oversized sweater and an infinity scarf—layering screams fall and winter.

I noticed a new layering option walking behind this Fashionista on the way to my afternoon design class. She layered her dark wash jeggings with leg warmers popping out of her tall riding boots. The pieces worked perfectly together, all three straight and sleek, and ideal for a long day of classes. She even kept the layering going with the rest of her outfit. Her comfy cardi, bright V-neck and floral scarf tied the layering outfit together. Her weekday outfit was the must-have college styled outfit with a little layering flare.

For other style savy gals out there try the leg warmer trend for yourself. Check out stores like American Apparel for dozens of color options. Their long leg warmers would perfectly peek out of the top of tall boots. If you’re more of a flashy stylist, don’t worry, there are tons of textured or patterned styles. Sequined Leg Warmers from Simply Vera by Vera Wang for Kohl’s would add the perfect amount of pop to a winter wardrobe. Or, take a look at the Herringbone Legwarmer from Urban Outfitters. Whether you pair them with the famous Ugg, ankle booties or tall riding boots like this Fashionista, leg warmers are a must for these cold class days.

Feeling crafty? Try to create your own, unique pair with the help of this DIY blog. The writer suggests taking an old sweater and using the sleeves or torso of the sweater to create leg warmers at the best price—free! She has a tutorial and before and after pictures to depict an essential fall must-have.

Spotted: Marc Jacobs added ankle length leg warmers to his fall 2012 collection. Each model strutted her stuff rocking a pair of the thick, dark socks.

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