Leggings with whimsy.
Every now and again I do a “Brand Spotlight” on this blog to highlight a brand that I not only love, but one that is putting out great clothing and accessories. This time I will focus on one of my favorite Etsy shops, one that is creating unique garments that are affordable and damn adorable.
Carousel Ink is by no means a tiny little shop; they have a large Facebook following and have sold thousands of products. But they are still independent and create everything by hand with custom drawings and magical ideas.
Their most popular products are certainly their leggings of which I have 5 pairs. Each pair is printed with a unique and whimsical design you are just never going to find in a department store or trendy chain. Their work is artistic, yet completely wearable. Every time I step outside in a pair of their leggings I get a million comments and inquiries, all positive.
Carousel Ink leggings have a very particular aesthetic. Their designs are a mix of steampunk and fairytale with hot air balloons, mermaids, and magical cityscapes. I own three of the five shown above, my favorite being the cityscape on the far left. With Carousel Ink you know you can expect quality. All of the leggings are soft, stretch, and washable with designs that do not fade or peel off like some other handmade designs you will find on Etsy. I love pairing their fun designs with something solid like a black sweater dress or black jersey mini-dress so that the leggings can really be the statement piece. When you wear them you will feel awesome, especially with all the compliments you will get from others who admire your great taste.
These Victorian City Leggings are a head turner for sure! The detail in the design is astounding and the craftsmanship is unmatched. Why go to Forever 21 to get a pair of crappy mass produced leggings when you can get something truly unique and artistic for just a little bit more money? Each pair of leggings runs around $30 and made out of 95 percent cotton!
The next pair I am buying are these great Burlesque Leggings! The design is inspired by vintage lacy garters bringing the stage to the street! Like all of their designs the art is intricate and whimsical. Wear these with something short so you can show off all of the amazing art!
Aside from leggings they also make great skirts, tops, bags, and fun masks all from scratch with completely original art. For more information about their designs and where you can order your own visit their Facebook page or go straight to their Etsy shop to start browsing!
(All images are from Carousel Ink and direct back to their shop!)