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Invasion of the Jeggings

Jean leggings are the new black



    Invasion of the Jeggings
    Look for plenty of these come spring.

    First it was skinny jeans, then it was the high-waisted denim phenomenon that left Jessica Simpson laying off the Twinkies (poor thing). But now, be prepared for a spring season full of a trend they calling, “jeggings.

    Jeggings are a combination of jeans and leggings -- the new way to wear denim, and the trend is sprouting up all over stores.

    Take a step into Bloomingdales and you’ll be bombarded with an assortment of jeggings in nearly every shape, style and fabric. Brands like J Brand and Daddy Long Legs are leading the jeggings trend this Spring, and it’s hard to walk into any store without seeing a pair or two prominently on display.

    They’re like jeans, but stretchy like a pair of leggings, often with no zipper or pockets. In other words, they’re for high-risk fashionistas that are confident with their look.

    Plenty of indigo-colored plain jeggings are hitting the shelves, but we also noticed a few stand-outs that are definitely a fashion risk. We recently spied a pair of tie-dyed Juicy Couture jeggings and even a pair of acid wash jeggings for those uber-stylish chicas.

    But jegging-wearers, beware. It’s a hard look to pull off. Even for waiflike creatures that consider a tic-tac their lunch, it’s not an easy look to conquer.