Get your jeggings on this winter

Nikki ParkinsonFashion 4 Comments

A pair of what you may well ask?  A pair of jeggings.  They kind of look like a pair of skinny jeans but they go on and feel like a pair of leggings. Jeans+Leggings.  Get it?

Ingenious or ridiculus?  Take your pick.  I’m siding with the ingenious team.

Alexander McQueen and Balmain have done them but my budget doesn’t extend to that fashion stratosphere.  Instead I rocked on in to my local Country Road store and discovered THE must-buy of the new season for just $99.

Pleat shoulder blazer $299; graphic tee $49.95; skinny stretch jeans $99; leather sling $229; suede ankle boots $199

Not surprisingly, the first stock of these black, wet-look jeggings sold out super quick.  For starters they are soooo easy to put on (not like a regular skinny leg which takes yoga-like contortions to get into). They do up with a zip and a button and because of the super-stretch (the legging bit) they feel incredibly comfortable and the mid-waist helps to lessen any muffin top.

If I were a sweet young thing, I’d team my jeggings with a shorter style top – one with a little bit of volume.  But I’m not, so they will be worn with a longer tunic or tee and a blazer (which incidently is the second must-have buy of the season – and Country Road has a particularly nice one of those too!).

Country Road also lists the statement shoulder (in a jacket or top), the biker jacket (LOVE their nude version!), a metallic touch (add a scarf for something simple and statement inducing), and mix and matched fabrics and textures (think faux fur and fringe detailing) as key style indicators this season.

The whole collection takes its cue from a Parisian street style.  Think relaxed chic with trench coats, rolled up pants, studded detailing on bags and opaque tights.  Boots are either ankle or over-the-knee.  For something in between try a platformed heel.

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