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What to Wear With Leggings | 10 Ways to Style Leggings

What to Wear With Leggings | 10 Ways to Style Leggings

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How to style leggings | Everyday Casual to Date Night

What to wear with leggings? Black leggings are one of those wardrobe essentials we all tend to throw on for everyday comfort and casual outfits. I know I’ve been guilty of falling into the habit of styling them the same way: sweater dress and boots. I think most of us do; whether thats sneakers and a tee or sweater dress. I’ve had to get more creative with how I style leggings as I wear them a lot for work and traveling and like to pack as light as possible. These are the my go to looks including what to wear with leather leggings that easily take leggings from day to night, casual to dressy. If you’re wondering if leggings are still in style for 2022 read on.

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Influencer inspired | What to wear with leggings

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite legging outfits from Instagram. With ways to wear leggings dressed up and down. As well as from the fashion shows, like the neon logo leggings as seen at Gucci. Leggings are one of those wardrobe essentials that always come back into rotation but they were seen in more fashion shows this season than in a while. So yes, leggings are still in style for 2022 but it all comes down to how you style them.

1. Create a monochromatic look with black leggings and black accessories

Leggings, high heel pumps, a structured coat and up do give total power player vibes. A high neck and high heels are great if you’re petite and want to create a more elongated look.

This is such a laid back, cool girl, street style with the oversized blazer and baseball cap. Style leggings with a cropped sweater or half tuck your sweater at the front for the same effect.

 
 
 
 
 
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2. What to wear with leggings in Winter | Luxe textures & geometric prints

Black velvet leggings and trending geometric prints like tartan are perfect for layering up for Winter 2021-2022.

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Black velvet leggings add a luxe touch. Styling them with a turtle neck top and faux fur gilet is perfect for colder months and tartan gives it a festive look. Tartan was another Winter trend for 2021. It’s a classic print that Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Holland and Cooper always do so well.

3. Long length sweaters and leggings

I’m kind of a believer that most leggings aren’t really completely pants and need a longer length top if certain things show. Unless they are thicker leather leggings, have a detailed waistline, are thicker material or aren’t tight on the crotch for obvious reasons. It’s an easy casual look that looks just as good with sneakers as it does with boots of any length. It’s also an easy way to style bright, neon or logoed leggings to let them be the statement piece.

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4. Wear leggings under dresses and sweater dresses

Probably one of the most most worn looks and an easy way to be able to wear dresses later into the season. I tend to go from bare leg to tights to leggings as it gets cold to get the most wear out of my dresses and sweater dresses. 

5. Smart Casual leggings outfit

Leggings, high heel pumps, a structured coat and up do give total power player vibes. A high neck and high heels are great if you’re petite and want to create a more elongated look.

 
 
 
 
 
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6. With a faux fur jacket

This is such a cozy and comfy look for Fall & Winter for running errands, eating all of your Christmas favorites and holiday shopping. Faux fur coats are another Winter trend for 2021-2022 and normally super affordable. I’m such a boots addict, so they tend to be my go to with leggings in Fall and Winter.

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7. Style leggings with a puffer coat

Wear your leggings with this Winters coziest and most practical trend, a puffer jacket. The bigger and puffier the better and don’t be afraid of bright colors either. Bright colors were all over the FW2122 runways. It’s a look that’s easy to layer and works with all leggings from leather to bold prints and colors.

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8. With a longer length top

This is such a versatile look that’s easy to layer without creating bulk from season to season. I love belted versions of this style to break up a mass of color and add my own personality to the leggings outfit. Plus a belt can instantly dress up a simple leggings and top outfit. High heel boots or pumps would take this look from day to night. If you’re wondering what to wear with leather leggings this is a great way to play with mixing different textures.

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9. With a blazer dress

Wear leggings with a blazer dress to make leggings office appropriate or at least Zoom call appropriate.

10. Layer a denim jacket over a cropped t-shirt

A cropped top on its own with leggings can look a bit too much like you’re headed to workout. Layered with a cropped jacket it looks more streetwear than gym wear. If crop tops aren’t in your comfort zone, this look works just as well with a simple white tee half tucked at the front.

Are leggings in style for 2021-2022?

Yes. Leggings are one of those wardrobe essentials that can always be styled to be in style. Are they the most chic, fashion forward, on trend item, No. Are they functional fashion, yes. 

The material of leggings in fashion tends to change. For 2021-202 leave the plain cotton lycra material for the gym or grocery store. For the street, go for leather, faux leather, suede, split hem or printed leggings for a more fashionable and less athleisure wear look.

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What should you not wear with leggings?

6 things to avoid wearing with leggings

  1. Bodysuits that aren’t thongs to avoid VPL.
  2. With underwear that creates VPL.
  3. A sparkly top. It’s too much of a juxtaposition as they’re more casual than glam.
  4. Gym bags unless you’re going to the gym.
  5. Instead of just wearing sports bras with leggings try crop tops and layer with a denim jacket or shacket to make the look more streetwear and less gym wear.
  6. Shiny thigh high boots with shiny or PU leggings and short tops unless that’s the look you’re going for. It just doesn’t work for most of us for everyday.

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