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Must Have Monday: Treggings

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I posted awhile ago about how crazy women wear leggings as pants made me.  And then I heard from a friend (she saw them while visiting the UK) that they started to make these things called treggings (trousers + leggings.)  I instantly thought “nope.”  No way, these still don’t count as pants.

BUT, then it happened, I saw them in person and got a pair myself at H&M well 2.  (They seem very hard to find except in the UK and UK online shops, so I was surprised and delighted)  In my book, they count as pants and can be warn with a top that doesn’t cover the bootay.  And, they come in all sorts of colors and styles.

MUST HAVE MONDAY: Treggings! 

$50 & Below Favorites/ones that I could find online:

$14.99 Delia’s 

$34.95 New Look 

I pride myself in offering my readers many options for online shopping, but this trend seems to be a bit hard to find.  Anyone got a good source?  I got an orange and a royal blue pair from H&M so the funky colors are out there.  Share your secrets if you have any, please.

Also, I won’t avoid the elephant in the room.  Many still qualify these treggings as leggings (not me).  So let’s put a vote out there to see where we stand on this: fashion oo la la or faux pas.

And while we are at it, anymore thoughts on leggings?

Look Beautiful not Boo-tiful in Black & Orange

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“i wish i had anything remotely trendy enough to pull off the orange/black combo without looking hallow-lame.”

This comment on yesterday’s post inspired me to find more ways to combo orange and black without looking “hallow-lame.”  Check out the real life wicked ways these Chictopia members rocked black and orange without spooking the style out of you.

Want their style?  Here’s a break down of similar items with out breaking the bank.  Nothing over $50!!!

A. Handcut Long Dangle stained glass Earrings Seafoam Green Teal Silver Glam from Pixie Shards $18

B. ASOS Waisted Flippy Dress $26.96

C. Steve Madden Women’s Riddgge Platform Wedge Sandal $39.99

D. Forever 21Beaded Geo Clutch $27.80

Want to see more of stefschoen’s style? Check her out: www.chictopia.com/stefschoen

E.Classic Buttoned Blazer by Aryn K. $49.99

F. ASOS Boyfriend Knit Beanie $14.38

G. Vintage thermal sweatshirt J. Crew $39.50

H. black faux leather skinny stretch pants from Romeo & Juliet $44.95 

I. Michael Antonio Luelle Sandal $24.95

Want to see more of thesoundoflace’s style?  Check her out: www.chictopia.com/thesoundoflace

J. Boyfriend Blazer $39.99

K. Floppy Hat by the Gap $24.95

L. Crossover Dress $28.80

Want to see more of marcella’s style?  Check her out: www.chictopia.com/marcella

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There you have it.  Your halloween treat Orange & Black, looking chic for under $50 a piece!

11/15/2011 UPDATE TO POST!!!!!!

Look, even Anna Wintour can’t resist the black and orange, oh and she tackled another so called faux pas: Tights and strappy shoes: