Shredded & Cut Out Leggings : Yay or Nay?

shredded-leggings

Yay or Nay?

After neon, latex, printed, metallic, zipper, studded, lace, sequined and other thousand types of leggings, what would be the NEXT BIG THING in the world of Leggings?

With the recent trend of ripped jeans and tights, cut out and caged details, here come the shredded and cut out leggings.

American Apparel has this cool styling tip in wearing the shredded leggings by mixing them with a pair of brighter color leggings underneath. The shredded leggings from Silence & Noice seem to be inspired from Balmain‘s ripped jeans, meanwhile Alexander Wang and Rodarte have these chic leather cut out leggings. In order to avoid looking like some punk or homeless, you could try pairing these leggings with heels, boots, or any statement shoes. Any elements which would give an “edge” to your look.

These leggings also seem to be pretty “wearable” in a hot humid weather especially in tropical countries like Indonesia, so your legs would be able to get some fresh air through the holes =)

A lot of people have tried to do their own D.I.Y version of ripped jeans which I found pretty cool and original. But, I wonder if that could also be applied to leggings, knowing how the materials used on most leggings are quite tricky and would easily frayed if we cut them.  Park & Cube has these amazing D.I.Y tips in making the Rodarte’s cut out leggings and Chic in the Tropics also shares great D.I.Y tips of Alexander Wang’s leggings.  Are there any FDers out there who have tried and succeeded in cutting their own leggings? Please do share your tips with us!

In the meantime, what do you think of these leggings: Yay or Nay?

Sources & images courtesy of: fashionista.com, americanapparel.com, urbanoutfitters.com, shopbob.com, ma-petite-chou.com, chicinthetropics.blogspot.com, publicpersonae.com/blog