How I Style Wet-Look Leggings in my Dreams (Film Inspired)

A few days before my quest of how to style the perfect pair of velvet shorts, I was debating whether they were worth it. Looking back from this moment all I see is lusciousness red velvet that feels like it was meant-to-be. But at the time I was deciding between a pair of black velvet leggings and my beloved red velvety friend. Both had been on my wishlist for a millennia.

What’s my next plan of action? I ask Facebook. But Facebook told me something that my dream wardrobe could not understand. People consider leggings to be anti-versatile. In an attempt to prove the worthiness of leggings it’s about time I consulted said dream-wardrobe and style my soon-to-be-here Black Milk wet-look leggings into three very different outfits.

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JacketGlassesAmy from Doom Generation

Inspired by The Doom Generation

Another of my favourite films The Doom Generation has main Goth character Amy who undoubtably holds an explosive style. When rocking a dark look with leggings you don’t have to forget the vintage inspired accents.
Amy combines fifties dresses with interesting coats (some borrowed from
her boy) and signature sunglasses. To translate this to a wet-look
leggings outfit I’d add a vintage inspired shirt, gigantic moto-jacket
and dramtic cat-eye sunglasses plus her kickass bob. 

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The CraftPulloverRosary (purple/silver)

 Inspired by The Craft

Who said you had to be wearing a skirt to resemble characters from the Craft? While I adore the black maxi that has become the epitome of Craft re-creation, replacing it with an interesting textured legging can be just as magical. Top it off with tones of necklaces (ninety’s inspired chokers are so easy to find at the moment and rosaries are definitely not excluded), some witchy boots and a lacy pull-over.

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BlouseCoatSweeney Todd

Inspired by Sweeney Todd

It’s interesting how many looks a lacy frock-inspired-coat can create in the style of Gothy film characters. The base is a loose peasant inspired blouse and wet-look leggings. No gentlemen would be caught without a cravat and waistcoat. Finally, your ready for an stroll down Bakers Street.

 Leggings are definitely not to everyone’s taste but they have a lot of strengths I prefer over pants (more comfortable, the stretch means that I don’t have to worry about being between sizes and they’re warm while not be a particularly heavy item). What are your thoughts on leggings? If you could work them into a film inspired outfit, what would you wear?

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5 Comments

  1. July 21, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    As a gal who wears leggings A LOT, I say go for it. They are versatile and comfortable!

  2. July 21, 2014 / 5:32 pm

    I can't believe anyone would call leggings anti-versatile… I love them!! And I love what you paired them with here. That Craft dress is dreaaaaammmy. ♥

  3. July 21, 2014 / 6:46 pm

    Who would say such a thing about leggings?! I wear them ALL the time with EVERYTHING. In fact I think I do have a slight addiction to them…. but oh well! That lacy craft dress would be perfect for summer and the frock coat perfect for winter, whats not versatile about that? 😉

  4. July 21, 2014 / 6:53 pm

    does anyone know any good places to get a decently priced frock coat? x

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