Thursday, November 7, 2013

Favorite Winter Trends: Mandy from Sugar Bee

Hi everyone. My name is Mandy. I blog at Sugar Bee Crafts. And I'm a Project Sewn addict.  :)

Really, I'm super weak for blog contests, and I'm super weak for amazing sewing - so of course this blog is awesome.  And what a fun series - favorite fashion trends.  The thing is - I'm not fashionable at all! I was super excited to participate today, but also at a loss since I'm not very fashion-forward.

But what I want to talk about today is for anyone - fashionable or not!  Patterned Leggings.  Bam.  Now don't immediately get turned off - they can be awesome.  And even I have a pair.  And I think you should try some.  Look - doable:
I checked with my fashion go-tos, and yes, Patterned Leggings are here for another season.  They were in-fashion last year, but I'm normally only in vogue enough to jump on a fashion trend in it's second year, so I'm glad this is back.
And I'm embracing it.  Here's why:
--Have you ever put on a pair of leggings?  that's why.  Very comfy.
--Fun - the pattern brings some fun to the whole look.
--Mom-friendly - an outfit that looks pulled together but wears like sweatpants - that's what all moms need.
So from my perspective, you have to keep a few things in mind:
--Rear coverage - you know what I mean!  Longer tops are a must.
--Plain shirts - since the leggings have pattern, you want a plain top - a denim shirt is awesome (as above) and I think oversized sweaters and cardigans are also great.
--Boots - wearing boots pulls in the fall/winter aspect and polishes off the look.
--Accessories - it doesn't need much, but maybe throw on some big earrings to top off your outfit.

Since this fashion trend is in it's second season, it's easier to embrace - it's not so "out there" and more people are on board, which makes it easier to give it a try and not feel too crazy doing so.  Go grab yourself a pair of patterned leggings and enjoy the awesomeness!

Some other examples (pics link to their source) - - 
Linda composição etnica  You could pull them off meike Patterned leggings fashion - streetstyle - patterned leggings, oversized cardigan
winter wear  tears-will-burn-the-pillow:  Untitled | via Tumblr on We Heart Ithttp://weheartit.com/entry/75715282/via/sanii

Hope to see you over at the super-awesome blog, Sugar Bee Crafts!

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6 comments:

  1. I never gave leggings a thought until now. All those leggings are so cute! I think I need to get some. I already planned to get some boots for the cold weather.

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  2. Mandy, now I just need your legs to wear them!!!! They look so cute on.....

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  3. Okay!! This looks like fun. I saw some at F21 yesterday, and just breezed by them, but all these examples, yours especially, look so cute! I used to sew leggings all the time. Time to buy a meter of fabric and give it a whirl. There's just so easy to sew!

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  4. Sewing Cake.com just released superb leggings pattern and I've made stripy pair already. Glad to know they're still in style.

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  5. she seriously makes me want a pair... now I just have to find them@ Emily

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