Whilst abroad in Sydney in spring of 2012, I witnessed many surfer babes sporting graphic tights and leggings. It was there that I fell head over heels for this daring trend and thus purchased a pair of my own bold, leopard print leggings. Since my time abroad, I’ve rocked my leggings with a baggy cardigan and bright red Vans attempting to emulate the cool, laid back vibe of my beloved Aussies.
Although print leggings have become runway staples for countless seasons, with designers such as Betsey Johnson, these patterned statement items have recently been emerging within the context of street style. For summer 2013, it’s out with the convention of black leggings (yawn) and in with the eye-catching aesthetic of patterned leggings, my style admirers!
This Fashionista creates a bold look by mixing a pair of intricate, tribal print leggings and contrasting this statement garb with black accents to produce her killer ensemble. The black leather studded tote, black wedged heels and her long, bright nails complement the soft purple and blue hues in her leggings, creating the marriage of a tough, yet subtly delicate outfit.
If you would like to cultivate a look akin to this stylish Fashionista, find a pair of statement graphic leggings and couple them with a baggy sweater, simple tee or even layer them under a blouse or dress. Next, dress up your outfit with heels, add distressed boots or keep it cool with a pair of sneakers. Whether you’re pining for a pair of mapped leggings or coveting some bad to the bone anatomical leggings, there are a myriad of designs to choose from. For summer 2013, it’s time to parade those patterns!