Leggings have a place in every season of fashion. In summer you can wear them with a light tunic top, in fall you can wear them with a cape and in winter you can layer them on to keep you warm. Well in 2012 leggings aren’t just an understated item that you throw on. This year leggings are making a bold statement of their own in bright, colorful and eye catching prints and patterns. The best part about the printed legging trend is that there are so many options to choose from, everybody can find a pair to suite their own individual fashion sense.

For an awesome summer time rocker chic look, we recommend wearing red leggings printed with black accents and a simple black ribbed tank top. Finish off your look with black ankle boots and studded accessories. This look has light fabrics making it perfect for the summer heat and the leggings allow you to show off your personality. For a fantastic legging ensemble during fall we suggest wearing Aztec print leggings that have earth tones. Pair your printed leggings with a brown or cream cape and you’ll be good to go. This look is sexy, chic and season appropriate.

Try The Trend Tips

Ready to slip on a pair of printed leggings, well here are a few tips to help you avoid any unfortunate fashion mishaps.

Let your printed leggings take center stage, though many celebrities like to combine busy and loud item with their printed leggings, that look is best kept on the red carpet. For everyday printed legging looks we suggest keeping everything else simple and letting your leggings be the center of attention.

Avoid horizontal stripe printed leggings if you have a curve figure or wide thighs. The stripes may make you look larger than you really are, instead opt for leggings that have a pattern that draws the eye up and down, not side to side.