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Fashion tips with Haili Z: Why leather leggings go with everything

By By Haili Z
Nov. 21, 2013 at 5:21 a.m.

Pair a loose-fit fall tee with your leggings to sum up the look.

This fall, leggings are on the rise - and the best part? They match with everything. Everything in your closet, from your old flannels to shirts that you hardly wear, are bound to match and be dressed up by leather leggings. You are in for a surprise when you see the price points and how manageable they are to incorporate into your wardrobe.

My must for this fall are Cotton On leggings. I have never received so many compliments on my leather leggings before I wore my pair from Cotton On, and guess what? They were only $24.

Of course, one of the cheapest things I own gets the most compliments. They look good, they fit good and feel good, and instead of being full-on leather, they are cotton in the back, so they have sort of a stretch and comfort to them. Cotton On is an Australia-based company that just opened in Houston that can be shopped online.

If you are looking for the perfect pair of affordable leggings, try the Rochelle Zip Legging - only $24, and they look just like a pair of leather leggings from BCBG Max Azria for about $130. I ended up purchasing two of the Rochelle leggings since they were so reasonable (just in case a pair gets messed up in the wash).

Back to the style of the leggings. Look for paneled leggings, which means that only panels of leather are showing up on the legging, giving the look some edge and style.

For instance, look at the Bayle Color-Blocked Legging from BCBG Max Azria. Companies like Cotton On will do the same style at a lower cost - the difference is the material and the structure of the product.

As we approach winter, leather leggings are becoming more of a staple piece to incorporate throughout your wardrobe. They can be worn to work depending on the structure, and if need be, pull the look together with a really nice, professional blazer.

If you have sweaters that have not seen the light of day in a while, pull them out and refresh the look with the leggings and new accessories.

If you have any questions at all on if your look is business appropriate or questions on how to wear this trend, please message me on the All Ze Details Facebook page at Facebook.com/allzedetails.

The leggings are a new approach to winter wear. Give them a try to add a bit of a revamp to your wardrobe this season.

Haili Pue is the president of All Ze Details. Visit her website at allzedetails.com

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