Us Midwestern girls know the bite that a wintry chill can carry. So we shed a tear and prepare to shelve all our tunics and dresses that we wore bare legged for yet another season. But luckily for us, this year second skin is in! Textured and patterned leggings are the hottest new way to lengthen the lifespan of your wardrobe and revamp some older pieces that you may have forgot. An intricate pattern of lace or stripes adds a funky flare when paired under any simple sheath. For those willing to go for bold, choose an animal print, a watercolor scene, or a Davinici-esque geometric grid to make the ultimate statement in cool under a baggy tee or tunic. And for the traditional lovers of black, shake your bottoms up with sheer panels or a ripped, distressed style. And as New Years Eve approaches, look no further than a sparkling pair of jazzed-up leggings to stand out in any crowded room.
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