STAYING STYLISH IN WINTER: 5 WAYS TO WEAR LEGGINGS with Peacocks

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Now that it’s winter, everything is a struggle. Waking up in the dark, shivering in a towel, battling the outdoor elements- is it any wonder we all turn into square-eyed hermits? And then of course there’s the pressure to still look good despite hurricane-esque winds and monsoon rain. Brave heels and a mini-dress? As if. Pass us the blanket and family-sized chocolate bar please.

The cold season is for snuggly coats, layers and leggings. But that’s no reason to send your style credentials into oblivion. Look good when the weather is not with the following inspiration on what to wear with leggings:

LOOK #1: CITY EXPLORER

Glamorous isn’t the first term that springs to mind when we think of leggings, but the addition of a faux fur coat gives this otherwise casual outfit a sassy, film star appeal. Shiny leggings divide opinion but they definitely give the cotton variety a run for their money in terms of luxury. The choice of olive green instead of standard black creates a unique ensemble which manages to look both casual and sophisticated. This is a fantastic outfit choice for a winter city break. The trainers ensure comfort, the layers ensure warmth and the sunglasses and faux fur jacket ensure heads will roll.

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LOOK #2: COOL IN CAMEL

The camel coat continues to be a superstar staple this season and for good reason too- there really is no better A/W investment piece in terms of versatility. The colour suits every skin tone and gives even the most casual outfit a smart finish. To emulate this style pair an oversized aran-knit jumper with leggings, boots and an iconic camel number.

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LOOK #3: 70′S VIBES

There’s a lot of love for the 1970′s gypsy top. Flattering and easy to wear, this floaty piece looks terrific worn with a pair of faithful black leggings as demonstrated by this fashion stylist. Fancy working this look for a night out? Keep it monochrome with a black faux fur jacket over the top and swap the trainers for boots. You’ll be feeling like Kate Hudson in Almost Famous in no time.

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LOOK #4: CAPE-TASTIC

The cape is in line for the outerwear throne this season. It’s the closest you’re going to get to wearing a blanket out in public without funny looks, plus every celeb from Emma Stone to Kate Hudson has been papped swishing about in one. Avoid looking frumpy by wearing a cinch waist belt around the middle and heeled boots or brogues to elongate your figure. Leggings are the perfect pairing because they give your pins definition and show that you do have a figure hiding under there.

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LOOK #5: ENTER THE GILET

The word ‘gilet’ used to conjure up images of warrior walkers and strawberry picking yummy mummies, but following a bit of magic from the high street stylist gods, this item has been transformed for the better. Cue rails and rails of fluffy gilets in enough colours to please Elmer the elephant. Suddenly gilets are hip, good news for chilly fashionistas. We’re not sure how this Netherlands based blogger has managed to make trainers look chic, but she’s done it.

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If you fancy mirroring any of these looks take a peek at Peacock’s selection of women’s leggings and jeggings. They’ve got every style under the sun.