Leggings have become a part of our culture it seems. From wearing your workout leggings to brunch, to wearing leggings with a big comfy sweatshirt and Uggs to run errands. I know we all want to get away with wearing leggings as much as possible.
Considering they’re so comfortable, it’s no surprise we want to come up with every excuse imaginable to wear them outside of our usual everyday lounging at home looks. So today I want to share how to wear leggings in multiple ways so you can wear them out in the world and not feel like a slob.
How To Wear Leggings Multiple Ways
I have a few general rules before diving into how to wear leggings. These are the rules I do not mess around with. Trends may come and go, but these leggings rules are here to stay.
Style Leggings With Intention Through Accessories & Fashionable Pieces
Leggings are a great fallback for jeans when you’re not really wanting to put in a lot of effort. I get it. But I want us to put in a little bit of effort when we do reach for our leggings to wear them out in public.
Think pulling your look together with third pieces, good accessories and fashion-forward items to elevate your leggings. This instantly turns your lazy outfit into one that feels more complete and intentional.
It’s really amazing what adding a third piece like an oversized blazer or denim jacket can do to leggings and a tee. And even more what a pair of earrings, and throwing on a little makeup can do too. These tiny additions make you look and feel put-together, and not like you’re in pajamas in public.
We Should Not See Your Underwear
I think we should invest in high-quality black leggings that are not sheer at all. If we can see your underwear, your leggings are far too thin. You don’t even have to spend a ton of money.
I’ve bought great pairs from Amazon to Old Navy and lululemon. There are options at every price point! For winter, I also really love a pair of black fleece lined leggings to stay extra warm. Below are some of my favorite leggings including faux leather ones.
Yes, the length of your leggings matter. Your leggings should always be on the longer side. We are not doing capri-length leggings. Let’s aim to have our leggings hit right above the ankle. We’re donating the capri and cropped-length leggings as they were a favorite back in the early 2010s.
Stick To Solid Colors
And lastly, let’s avoid patterned leggings. We are leaving these horrendous LulaRoe leggings in the past where they belong. Donate them, we don’t need them. No animal prints, no patterns or prints, no thank you!
Instead, we’re sticking to leggings that are more in the color range of what types of pants we’d typically wear. Think navy, black, brown and so on. Sure, you can wear your hot pink workout leggings, but if you’re coming up with outfits to wear out of the house that feels put-together, these workout looks are not it. That’s for another post of workout outfit ideas.
Today is about how to wear leggings in multiple ways so you can feel comfortable, but put together, when out and about. So let’s get into the outfits.
10 Outfits With Leggings
Bomber Jackets And Cool Sneakers
For a fashionable sporty look, try an oversized bomber jacket over a cropped white tee with some chunky sneakers. Add a scrunched white sock for an extra Gen Z touch.
Hoodie And Long Plaid Coat
Elevate your hoodie and leggings with a chunky lug sole Chelsea boot and a really chic coat. It’s this extra layer that pulls the whole outfit together and can trick anyone that you put a lot of effort into your look. When doing this, always choose a really long, duster length, kind of jacket. No short coats here! Wearing a long coat just feels 100x chicer.
Shacket And Graphic Tee
A favorite combination in my book. A graphic tee paired with an oversized shacket is perfect with leggings. Also great with a faux leather legging. Add a matching sneaker to complete the look. These New Balance are a great neutral yet interesting!
Preppy Cardigan And Knee High Boots
For a more preppy take on your leggings, try this black and white cardigan paired with a knee high riding boot. We’re not doing the riding boots of 2010, we’re swapping them for something a little chunkier and wider in the leg.
Graphic Sweatshirt With A Trench & Boots
This is my kind of look and a great one for a rainy gloomy day. Add a cool graphic pullover sweatshirt to your leggings with a classic trench coat. Add a riding boot, or a short Chelsea boot to complete the look.
Quilted Jacket And Dad Sneakers
Two major trends right now are the quilted jacket and the dad sneaker. Pair them both with your leggings for a cool casual look. Layer the quilted jacket over a sweater or sweatshirt for colder days. This would also work with an oversized puffy vest too. And if you want to keep those ankles warm, yes you can add a white crew or tall sock to this look!
Blazer and Oversized Button Down
Don’t be fooled, this still can not be worn in the office. Leggings are not really pants. But this outfit can trick anyone into it. Wear this with faux leather leggings to head to dinner with friends. Or with your cotton leggings to run some errands and actually feel like you have your life together. Go for oversized button downs and blazers to make it work.
Try A Bold Coat
Update your lazy day leggings with a bold coat. Choose a long winter coat in a fun and bold color or print and add it to your leggings and oversized sweater. You can add quite a few shoe options to this from a sneaker to lug sole ankle boots or a knee high one.
Cool, Colorful And Casual
Thi sis the perfect example of pulling your lazy day outfit together with the help of third pieces. An oversized sweatshirt, favorite Converse and pair of leggings feel complete with the addition of a shacket.
Statement Vest And Heeled Boots
I love the idea of a fabulous long vest. Leather, shearling, you name it. Layer it over a thin cable knit sweater and add some boots. You can make this more casual by adding a flat boot. But easily dress this up with a pointed toe heeled boot.
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