Remember two summers ago when those black capri-length leggings first reared its ugly head? Remember when every single picture of Lindsay Lohan or Nicole Richie also served as a "how to wear leggings with everything" manual? They were frowned upon by all initially, but then they slowly crept their way up to popularity....until everyone started wearing them, everywhere.
Now, they're ready to retire.
Don't get me wrong, though, capri-length leggings are still comfortable to wear when you just throw on a t-shirt and flipflops and you don't know what else to put on, but they are no longer considered something of fashionistic value. In fact, the way I see it, these type of leggings are the new sweatpants. They look good with large t-shirts or sweatshirts and flipflops (or rather, when your outfit screams "this is my comfy gear"), but don't look good when you're trying to amp it up for a stylish day out.
For those of you looking for something to wear underneath long shirts or mini dresses for modesty's sake, try opaque (and please, make sure they are opaque) tights.
If you've really developed an attachment to leggings...don't fret, ankle-length leggings (everybody look to your right) are still all the rage, and really, look good inside boots and underneath knitted sweaters (or any kind of sweater, actually).
But let's say farewell to those capri-lengths. Euch.
"bye bye, capri-lengths!! "