If you have thick calves like me, almost all jeans fit like skinny jeans. Most of the time I am instead wearing straight leg jeans. In these photos, I am wearing jeggings by NYDJ via T.J.Maxx because who can resist buying a $134 pair of jeans for $28? (Jeggings are just leggings that are like jeans at the top.)
Today I am sharing my style guidelines for wearing leggings. I always wear them with a long tunic or even a short dress. I love this tunic by Birdie James. It is from the Birdie James boutique in Hilton Head, South Carolina. In some of these photos, it appears to be black, but it is indeed navy blue.
Another thing I always try to do is wear leggings long enough to touch the top of my shoes. I am taking these to the tailor to be hemmed today because they are a little too long for me. I wanted to make sure they were not going to shrink before I had them altered. Don’t you hate when that happens? The reason I want the hem to end at the top of my shoes is that my legs are short in proportion to my body. I do not want any skin to show there because it creates a horizontal visual break that makes my legs appear to be even shorter.
I enjoy wearing heels because I have worn them for most of my adult life, although I am starting to wear more flats during the day. You could get a similar look with a low wedge sandal.
The handbag is from my friends at Finley House in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. The shoes are old by Jessica Simpson. I am wearing large crystal and silver hoop earrings from who knows where, so I am not wearing a necklace today. Too many accessories worn around my face can make me look like a Christmas tree.