Velour leggings, which are often interchangeably called velvet leggings this season, are one of the newer style accessories to hit the red carpet in recent seasons, and once you learn how to wear velour or velvet leggings, you will realize why they are becoming a fashion fixture for fall and winter fashions.
Velour leggings are both practical, in the warmth they provide, and classy, with a sheen of the shimmery metallic that makes passersby wonder if they are leggings, tights, or perhaps a bit of both. Learn how to wear velour leggings with these tips from fashion experts and then have fun mixing and matching these ideas in with your own creations as you create your fall and winter wardrobe this season.
Velour leggings are the perfect party accent for your fall and winter festivities. They can span the gamut from casual to formal depending on how you pair and accessorize them, and will provide all the warmth and comfort you need to outlast winter's chill. For formal affairs, try pairing your basic black velour leggings with a formal tuxedo jacket and a white silk shirt. Add some stiletto closed-toe stiletto platform pumps or a pair of high heeled black velour or suede ankle boots to complete your look.
For semi-formal affairs, try pairing velour leggings with a velvet tunic-style top and sparkly jewelry. Add some sexy urban platform heels or slip-on velvet ballerina flats. For more casual affairs, you can successfully pair your velour pants with a great casual tunic overshirt or an off-the-shoulder or low back tunic-style top, cute sneakers or backless clogs, or flirty flats. In this way, velour can be your constant companion as you make your way from event to party this season.
The key when wearing and pairing velour pants for different occasions is to remember that, like leggings, velour pants that are too tight are not meant to be worn as pants (regardless of whether you have seen certain celebrities do just that) and should be paired with blazers and jackets, long cardigan sweaters, oversized or tunic-style tops for best effect.
When it comes to velour, velveteen, and velvet pants, looser is better, and more is more, and you should always err on the side of modesty and keep in mind that even the loosest velour pants will likely still be more form-fitting and clingy than the tightest pants in your closet. Looser velour pants can be paired with more fitted tops, and can stand on their own as pants.
When you are choosing velour pants for more professional or formal events, it is best to select darker colors, such as a rich brown, dark navy, deep auburn, or basic black. When you are pairing velour pants with tops for more fun, laid-back or casual outings and events, you can get a bit crazier and go for forest green, taupe and other neutrals, or even fun neon colors for costume and themed party events.