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Saturday, 19 September 2015

FINDS : MOTTO SKIRTED LEGGINGS

From the time I first saw them, maybe 18 months to 2 years ago, I was besotted with Eileen Fisher's Skirted Leggings.  An item that might most obviously be worn as sports wear, or casual wear spoke to me (loudly) suggesting that they might just work for dressy occasions, the office... everywhere!

So began my search, were quality skirted leggings to be found in Australia?


Motto Bella Jersey Pant

I am pleased to say that yes, thanks to Australian brand, Motto, we Aussie girls can partake of the skirted leggings goodness.  The Bella Jersey Pant is a beautiful stretch jersey.  The waist band is a very comfortable and stretch elastic which sits flat and smooth.  They are a machine washable and low maintenance item - no ironing required.  

I tried a pair in a larger size earlier in the week and am now awaiting my size to arrive and being quite petite (ok... short) I expect the skirt to be a little longer on me.  


They are a transeasonal piece, and I expect to wear them most seasons.  Vary the footwear, ankle boots in Autumn, sandals in Spring.  Dress up with a draped top and jacket, dress down with a couple of layered tops or a casual tunic.  Need I say more :)


Eileen Fisher Skirted Leggings

And if that wasn't enough, take a look a the Motto Nevada Pant.  Add a gorgeous white shirt and cropped tuxedo jacket and I have my go to wedding guest outfit sorted:)


Motto Nevada Pant


xxx Deborah









11 comments:

  1. I wrote a post about skirted leggings myself not long ago. They make wearing leggings much easier as you don't need to worry if the top is long enough.

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    1. lornamai, I just read your post and your Allsaints version is fab. Allsaints and EF have produced the best versions of these overseas but are pricey for me to purchase from Australia so it's exciting to find something that matches the quality that is made here :) And yes they do make wearing leggings so much easier and will give added life to tunics and tops that are a little short :)

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  2. I have the Eileen Fisher skirted leggings and wear them frequently in cooler months. I love that longer asymmetric style!

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    1. une femme, I know you are a fan but cannot recall seeing you wearing them on your blog. I am off to take another look. I can see skirted leggings woring with so much of your wardrobe.

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  3. Deborah -- These are terrific finds. I love those Eileen Fisher leggings, too. The leggings with the shorter skirt read casual to me, but the long asymmetrical one is really dramatic and will be beautiful as you plan to wear it.

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    1. Victoria, if the skirt part is too short, its not a good look for me. The slightly longer length, I think, creates a little more sophistication particuarly given I am not skinny or tall :)

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  4. I need to try them on...I can see why they are popular!

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  5. Cool I never seen this before. I always buy women leggings wholesale it looks also cool!

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  6. The combination of comfort and style have made leggings a popular fashion statement over the past few decades. There are many different ways to wear them, so they are a very versatile item that you can easily mix and match outfits with. Whether you wear them under dresses and skirts or with tunics, you can find a style that matches you. One decision you have to make when buying leggings is what length to get, including ankle-length and Capri length leggings. Long tunics

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  7. Does anyone know where to find these in the US?

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  8. The pink is such a pretty color and fits perfectly! I did some intense cardio and the pants did the slide down like my other workout pants do. I wanna order these workout tights in the brown as well.

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