June 5, 2013

3 Jeggings Looks: Dressed Up & Down

This pairing is my second take on a creative challenge. My first creative challenge styled a printed dress 3 different ways, in this pairing I used a pair of TrendyBlendy jeggings and created 3 different looks. Jeggings are amazing in the sense that they have the aesthetic look of jeans, but the stretch and comfort of leggings. It can be hard finding a great pair of jeggings, but if your goal is to wear them in place of your jeans, look for one with jean characteristics such as stitching down the sides, front and back pockets (even if they are fake pockets!), etc. Most jeggings are made with a cotton blend meaning they thinner than jeans, so when styling with them pair them with a top that covers at least half of your bottom. (In my three looks, my top landed at the mid-way point) With that rule and those characteristics in mind, it will help fake the illusion of real jeans and jeggings will just be our little secret. ;)

TrendyBlendy is a fresh, flirty, and feminine online store that focuses on having wardrobe essentials. They carry versatile pieces (one thing I love about them!) that can be styled in many ways. It was their mission statement that inspired these three different looks using their jeggings. They are also offering my readers 20% off their first order with the promo code: "CONNNIEFIRST". This promo code is valid until the end of June 2013. 

Look 1: Jeggings Dressed Down- Graphic Tee and Booties

This look is great for going to work or any activity where you have to be on your feet for a long period of time. The booties add comfort and when pairing them with slim jeans (or jeggings in our case), it elongates your body and creates a streamline shape.

Top: Graphic tee from J.Crew. {old}

Steal:  A Wear T-Shirt in Lantern Print from ASOS, here.
Splurge: Vintage Cotton Tee in Sea Horse from J.Crew, here.

Jacket: Peplum Jacket from PacSun. {old}

Steal: Scuba Peplum Jacket from Forever 21, here.
Splurge: Labworks Peplum Jacket from Target, here.

Clutch: Red Clutch from the streets of Hong Kong. {no brand}

Steal: Fold Over Quilted Clutch from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Alex Quilted Crossbody Clutch by Linea Pelle, here.

Booties: Black Booties by Steven by Steve Madden. {old}

Steal: Buckled Up Ankle Boots from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Plazma from Steve Madden, here.

Look 2: Jeggings Dressed Up-Down with Sequins, Leopard, & Leather

Look 2 is in between dressing up and down. This outfit can be very feminine with the gold sequin top and leopard detail popping out of the leather jacket (yes, thats the actual inner lining), but by adding the leather jacket on top, the tough aspect helps balance out the outfit.

Top: Sequin Top from Banana Republic. {old}

Steal: Sequin Boxy Top from bebe, here.
Splurge: Cluster Sequin Tee from J.Crew, here.

Leather Jacket: Cool Nights Moto Jacket in Black thanks to DailyLook, here.

Steal: Cool Nights Moto Jacket in Black from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Studded Shoulder Leather Jacket from PacSun, here.

Clutch: Leopard Clutch from H&M, here. (Its only $12.95!!)

Steal: Leopard Clutch from H&M, here
Splurge: Oversized Mesh Envelope Clutch from bebe, here.

Booties: Beige-Grey Ankle Booties from Steve Madden. {old}

Steal: Side Zipper Peep Tow Bootie from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Angela Ankle Bootie from Sole Society, here.

Look 3: Jeggings Dressed Up- Mauve Peplum

This look is a creative challenge in a creative challenge. :) This top is actually a dress! I tucked in the ends of the mauve dress into the jeggings to create a peplum top look. In future looks, I will probably wear this as a dress, but I thought it looks pretty great as a top. I love the detail on the sleeves and the wrap-like front. This look is more dressy and would be perfect for going out on a date, seeing a show, or any evening activities.

Dress (styled as a top):  Mauve Wrap Dress from BCBG. {old}

Steal: New Girl Courage Top in Rose from ModCloth, here.
Splurge: Hayden from Bluefly, here.

Heels: Lin by BCBGeneration, here.

Steal: June by ShoeDazzle, here.
Lin by BCBGeneration, here.

Bracelets: Broken Pieces Bracelet thanks to DailyLook, here

Steal: Broken Pieces Bracelet from DailyLook, here.
Splurge: Linked Leaf Bracelet from ASOS, here.

Bag: Celine

Steal: Mini On The Go Structured Handbag from DailyLook, here.
SplurgeCeline Black Leather Luggage Tote.

I hope you guys like this post and I hope it inspires you to dress up and down even the simplest item in your closet.

Also congratulations to Kerry Kuang for winning my StyleSofia peplum skirt giveaway. You will be contacted soon.

Thanks for reading. <3




  1. I particularly like your second and third looks. I usually stear clear of jeggings, but you make them look really good. Perhaps I should give them a try....

    Style by Joules

  2. i love your third look, thats soo creative!

  3. love those kind of posts, i've seen so many fashion bloggers that never repeats one piece of clothes, but this way sounds more real.

    Blog da Sandra Costa

    1. Aw thanks Sandra! I'll be sure to keep doing these! Any request on a clothing item? ;)

  4. i'm loving all these outfits you came up with! great post!

  5. where is your watch from in look 2? I have been looking for a watch that I would actually wear and I love yours!

    1. My watch is by Agnes B, here it their link to their watch section. (http://usa.agnesb.com/en/shopping_online/tous-produits/accessories/women-1/watches) My other half got me this as a gift a few years ago for our anniversary. :)

  6. Love all the ways you wear your jeggings!

    Aesthetic Lounge

    1. Aw thank you so much Mimi, I really appreciate the support. :)

  7. I love all your jeggings looks! they're actually really comfy and you show that you can make them look really classy!

    happy to have discovered your blog today, now following :)

    Metallic Paws


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