So, you want to know how to wear leggings? We can answer that. Below are 8 ways to wear leggings, complete with style tips and current trends to help you stay on point. From casual to trendy and western to athletic, we tell you how to wear leggings with all kinds of outfits.
Pair classic western accessories with on-trend faux leather leggings. This edgy look isn’t for the faint of heart. It contrasts classic western fashion accessories with trending Aztec prints and funky leggings. We especially love wearing a bolo tie as a necklace. It gives a special nod to the old while embracing the brand new.
Pair bold legging prints with neutral tops and footwear. You heard it first from Murdoch’s: while tribal prints are cool, Spanish prints are the next big thing. This design inspiration comes from Spain’s famous architectural style and beautifully detailed tile finishes. That means there’s a lot going on with your leggings, so balance your outfit with neutrals on top. Also, we like pairing snug-fitting leggings with loose, long tops; this adds balance to your outfit as well.
We didn’t coin the term, but we know the look well. Pair cute leggings with athletic gear, and wear it when you need cute to look easy – that’s athleisure. Outdoor and athletic brands are making some fantastic leggings, like these from Kuhl, that fit stunningly well and flatter your figure, but don’t look like you’re supposed to be in the gym. They’re structured for movement, stay in place, and have perfectly placed detailing. Love them like your favorite pair of jeans.
A white T-shirt and jeans have never gone out of style. Take this classic young American look, and update it with a pair of leggings. Add dark indigo denim leggings, a punchy plaid flannel, matching (adorable) stocking cap, and you’re almost there. The real trend update here is pairing your leggings with work boots, like these from Caterpillar (they’re actually men’s boots). This is one of the few times you can also show off your socks with leggings.
To refresh your black leggings, wear them with a dress, tunic, or long shirt with a hi-lo hem. We specifically like hi-lo silhouettes because they give you purposeful coverage, meaning they hide waistlines (which can be tricky with leggings), but they don’t look like you’re trying to cover anything. They’re just pretty, and that’s all there is to it. Vivid colors and updated accessories will also give your black leggings new life.
Leggings featuring graphic prints are all over the place. They are young, lively, spirited, and make crazy cool western statement pieces. Wear statement leggings with neutral colors; we love this black fringe tank top from Wrangler’s Rock 47 line because of its solid tone, detailed back straps, and perfectly placed long fringe. You don’t need embellished boots or lively bags with such a strong print on your leggings. Hint at color with earrings or a necklace. Simplicity goes a long way.
One of the best things about spring? Puddles. Puddles mean you get to wear darling rain boots with your leggings. Get out your floral prints, your denim jackets, and anything you have with white lace. It’s time to flaunt a sincerely pretty outfit. Remember to buy a great denim jacket that fits you well; when buttons pucker, it’s too small. We love the moto-zipper on this Miss Me jacket.
When you are getting dressed and don’t feel very creative in the morning, don’t overlook dresses! They require very little time because you don’t have to match up tops and bottoms. Here’s the key to making them look everyday effortless: to make a dress more casual, wear leggings with it.
Your shoe choice will also impact how casual or formal you come across. Boots give you a more relaxed appearance. We loved how casual and comfortable these ankle boots are, but the heel still recognizes and honors the fact that you’re wearing a dress. As a side note, navy is such a great alternative to black especially when you can get it on a dress that’s light and flowy. The skirt and back on this dress are so cheerful and sweet.