Although I don’t usually feature leggings on the blog, it’s seriously one of my favorite things to wear. They’re not only cozy and comfy but super versatile when you want an easy, effortless look. You can catch me wearing leggings while I’m running errands, heading to the gym (or coming out of it), and traveling. That being said, leggings can be tricky to wear outside the home because they look and feel so much like loungewear. I’ll often mix them with wardrobe staples like a denim jacket or oversized sweater to make everything feel more pulled together. Today, I’ll be sharing some different ways you can style leggings on your off-duty days.
Similar Feather Jacket | Verishop Vegan Leather Leggings (wearing an XS) | Similar White Sweater | Kyi Kyi Beanie | Moon Boots | Saint Laurent Sunset Bag (medium size) | Celine Edge Sunglasses (similar here)
1. Faux Fur Coat & Snow Boots
This time of year is always a struggle to find a chic but casual outfit. I always feel like I’ve exhausted all the winter pieces in my wardrobe and don’t feel very inspired to get dressed. That’s where layering comes in. I love stocking up on jackets that can easily transition to spring like faux fur and leather styles. They always manage to dress up a pair of basic leggings.
Revolve House of Harlow Sweater (wearing an XS) | Commando Pantent Leather Leggings (wearing an S) | Revolve Raye Booties (run TTS) | Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Mini Backpack | Gucci Belt (read my ‘Gucci Belt Sizing Guide’ HERE)
2. Sweater & Heeled Booties
Although black leggings will never go out of style, opting for a high-shine pair makes a leggings outfit feel cool and updated. You can dress them up or down while staying warm. To dress up my patent leather leggings, I like to throw on a pair of heeled booties and neutral sweater. I’ll then complete the look by cinching it in at the waist with a luxe belt.
Balmain Blazer (wearing an FR34, better for budget here) | ASTR The Label Black Cutout Turtleneck (wearing an XS) | Blank Denim Faux Leather Pants (wearing a 24 – runs TTS) | Nike Cortez Sneakers (run TTS) | New Era NY Hat | Quay Sunglasses | Prada Cahier Bag
3. A Tailored Jacket & Sneakers
I love that leggings don’t always have to look “off-duty”. You can style them in more elevated ways with a tailored jacket. I often mix casual pieces with sharp silhouettes because the end result is polished without feeling like office wear. For me, that usually consists of a blazer, a pair of casual kicks, and a baseball cap.
Commando Leggings (wearing an S) | Topshop Biker Jacket (similar here) | Nike Sneakers (run TTS) | NY Yankees Cap (similar here) | Anine Bing Sweatshirt (wearing an S) | Givenchy Antigona Bag | Topshop Biker Jacket (similar here) | Nike Sneakers (run TTS) | NY Yankees Cap (similar here) | Anine Bing Sweatshirt (wearing an S)
4. Shearling Moto Jacket & High-Top Sneakers
My everyday style always has a bit of edge to it whether it’s with a structured handbag or moto style jacket. I tend to keep my outfit combinations simple and understated when it’s cold, so I really leave it to luxe, edgy pieces to be the highlight of my outfit. My all-time favorite piece is a shearling moto jacket.
5. Oversized Sweater
As much as I love wearing leggings with a sports bra, it’s way too cold for full-on spring attire. That’s where the oversized sweater comes in. Just add a pair of sunglasses and a pom pom beanie for an effortless, comfy vibe.
6. Puffer Coat, Combat Boots, & Scarf
Rain and snow days are my favorite times to pull out my cozy black leggings. I love how they balance out bulkier winter pieces, like a puffer jacket and combat boots. This combo looks even cuter with a plaid scarf and beanie.
7. Crop Top & Parka
The whole “casual meets comfy” vibe is super trendy right now, so you can easily get away with wearing a crop top and leggings combination. Just throw on a duster coat or parka for extra coverage.