Apparently, leggings are huge in Moscow this season, everybody is crazy about them. What is the right way to wear them? I myself for some reason bought two pairs...
First, let's start with the truth about cotton leggings: They are not actually pants. Leggings are a hybrid between tights and pants. This means that they are basically thick tights and are very revealing. That said, I know that a lot of women love leggings. If you are comfortable with the exposure of wearing leggings in public, I think they look best paired with a long, tunic-like top which covers your rear end (as pictured above and below.) This is slightly more modest, and also more flattering. A ballet flat completes the look nicely.
I know leggings are comfortable and it can be hard to find pants that a) fit or b) are skinny enough to fit into winter boots (a look that I love.) If you like the look of leggings but want a bit more coverage, jean leggings are the answer. I personally love jean leggings- they have the comfort and fit of a legging, with the style of a jean. They are great for tucking into tall boots and also look good paired with pumps or flats. One final thing to keep in mind: leggings and jean leggings are most flattering if you have a thin, shapely leg. If you have a curvier leg, a flare, boot-cut, or straight leg jean will be much more flattering on your body.
I just purchased these from Express and they are really cute. They'll look great for summer paired with a colorful tunic top like the one above, raffia wedge sandals (see this post), and a bright clutch like this: