The father had what appeared to be a fancy two-toned watch, a nice collared golf shirt and glasses with large black square frames to complete his yuppie look. The mother looked classy with her nice gold jewelry and cute open weave mint colored sweater paired with white capris. The son, who was probably about 12, was wearing a Volcom tee-shirt and patterned shorts with the newest Nike sneakers. The daughter who my guess was 15 or 16, had on skin tight black leggings paired with a tight fitting cropped tank baring mid-drift. I have to admit, I am no prude, but the daughters look actually made me a little uncomfortable. She looked like such a little slut and I found that I couldn't stop staring! I kept thinking, how the hell could her parents let her leave the house in this look that, in my opinion, is completely trampy?
At McDonald's that morning, it was obviously not the first time I have seen somones ass on display in skin tight leggings. I don't know if any of you have noticed the the new trend among teens, wearing leggings incorrectly. Or should I say inappropriately? Although it is not only teens I see looking a hot mess at the mall and around town, they are definitely the biggest followers of this so called 'trend' of wearing leggings as pants. Interestingly enough the day after the McDonald's booty show I read an article in the Huffington Post confirming my suspicions. For the first time in many years, jeans are not among the top 10 selling items for teenagers. Wanna take a stab at what held the number one spot? Yep, you guessed it, those damn skin tight, sometimes see-through, camel toe showing, LEGGINGS. Gag me.
|Oh, don't I look so hot?|
So at this point ya'll probably get that fact that I say it is not OK to wear leggings as pants. A good rule of thumb is wear a top long enough to cover your crotch and at least 3/4 of your butt. I know a lot of you are stumped because it is spring and you may only own heavy longer sweaters to cover your booty in leggings. So I am going to make it easy for you. Check out my five favorite ways to keep your camel toe covered this spring:
1. Longer crisp white button down.
White hot is a big trend this spring. White button downs are in every store right now in all different shapes, sizes and prices. Find your perfect crisp white button down and wear it over leggings or fold it under in the back and tie it in the front for a more casual and fun spring look with light washed jeans or shorts. (See below)
2. Over-sized tee-shirt.
Boxy slouchy longer tees are big right now. Worn with leggings and lace up booties you can turn your vibe hipster with the right accessories (and attitude). Or keep your slouchy tee Florida casual over leggings with flip flops and your favorite sunglasses.
3. Sassy tunic.
For all the preppy chic girls out there! Throw on those leggings and grab your favorite Lilly or Tory tunic and cute flats with a bow.
4. Longer lightweight sweater.
Find a great sweater for spring in a bright color that is a linen or cotton blend so it is nice and breathable. This look can be belted with a thin patterned or contrasting colored belt at the waist. Or left loose for a more casual feel. (See below)
5. Supper short dress.
For taller girls, dresses that are too short to wear in public look so cute over leggings. An awesome place to look for a super short dress is in the B.P. department at Nordstrom or at Forever 21.
So people listen up: I don't care if you have a rockin bod. Forget about the time of day. Age doesn't matter.... This A.M. can we please keep it classy instead of trashy?