I’m 54. I would like to wear leggings. Am I too old?……Confused in Cleveland
Your question does not have a “one size fits all” answer. The short answer is, you’re never too old for leggings….but, you must style them in a way that makes you look sophisticated, not silly.
Here are some great examples.
1. Leggings + A Pretty Blouse
You can’t go wrong with this basic style recipe for leggings that is classy and casual. Take a black pair of leggings and add a simple long blouse. Then throw on a long wrap or poncho in a fab pattern. Cute booties and a fun bag make you look modern and cool.
2. Leather Leggings + Jacket
You’re not too old for leggings if you go this sophisticated route. Pair black leather leggings with a black turtleneck and pair with a white or cream jacket. Black with white is always chic. You’ll look grown up but slightly edgy in this combo of leather and ladylike.
3. Leggings + Cozy Knit Sweater
Leggings are a great way to transition from summer to fall. Throw on a big cozy sweater. Some wedge booties, a scarf and some funky accessories and you have a very wearable weekend look.
One more note… Remember when I started off by saying you want to look sophisticated and not silly in leggings?
Do you notice how we have stuck to basic black leggings?
I suggest you stick to solid dark colors. If you are out looking for leggings and you come across something like these wild patterned ones and think they look pretty fun, please stay away. These are more of a costume than a fashion look. Glam Gals need to look classy, not flashy in leggings.
And for those of you wondering can you wear leggings when you are plus size, the answer is yes!