From athleisure styles that take you from the gym to your morning coffee run to dressier pieces that look great for a night out, leggings are one of the more versatile pieces of clothing in every woman’s closet. Thanks to their skin-hugging comfort, flattering fit, and universal trendiness, these are among our closet’s most-worn essentials. Whether you’re used to changing into them when you get home from work or spending almost all day in these beloved bottoms, there are certainly new and interesting ways to style them.
Discover how to wear leggings or ways to make the ones in your collection feel new and fresh with some of Jenny Boston Boutique’s best styling tips!
Keep Things Neutral and Cozy
Opt for neutral-colored bottoms and a contrasting, but still understated, shade in your top to create a casual, cozy look that’s super chic. Longer style sweaters and cardigans in colors like light grey and oatmeal are a great choice for a laid back look. Tall boots add some polish and sophistication to your cozy ensemble that’s perfect for brunch or a casual dinner party.
Boutique leggings that offer a thicker material are perfect for fall months to feel that extra bit of warmth. You’ll still get to enjoy the benefits of soft, stretchy bottoms with an added layer of insulation that feels great during the cooler months!
Layer for Comfort
Classic leggings are such a wonderful essential that offers you the opportunity to build your outfit from the bottom up. For example, you can wear longer socks over them when you don tall boots to give dimension to the bottom of your outfit. Additionally, add a couple layers over leggings to add dimension and style to an ensemble, while still looking casual and sophisticated. From a simple scarf to a feminine sweater vest over your tunic or top, your options are limitless!
Office Ready Attire
Opt for a dressier pair for the office — rather than ones that have more of an athletic feel — and add a lovely blouse and boots for the perfect professional ensemble. Just keep in mind you will want to stay away from options that are more sheer (these tend to appear more casual and less professional) and be pair them with tops that are long enough to keep your behind covered at work.
Anything from a sleeveless tunic to a longer button-up blouse pair beautifully with your classic leggings. Keep your styling simple with a dressy cardigan and some delicate jewelry for a complete look that is both stylish and workplace appropriate.
Enjoy Adorable Athleisure
Athleisure has become popular among celebrities, and it’s a trend we are fully on-board with! More retailers are offering casual clothing that works for both looking nice at the gym and running to brunch with the ladies afterward — no changing required. Leggings are the foundation of athletic wear and who’s to stop us from wearing them to run errands, lounge at home, walk the dog and pick up the kids from school?
Athletic bottoms look great with equally cute athletic tanks, sports bras, long sleeve tees, and hoodies that allow you to sweat in style. We also love how acceptable it is to swap out running sneakers for a pair of cute loafers and instantly be able to wear athleisure without thinking twice for the rest of the day. This is our go-to casual weekend outfit, perfect for a walk in the park with the family or hitting the farmers’ market.
Embrace Classic Style
Leggings have been a staple of our wardrobe for so long now, sometimes we forgot to just keep things simple! There’s nothing better than just throwing on our favorite pair and a simple, chic top in the morning for a classic look. From sweaters to tunics, just about every top in your wardrobe will look perfect when paired with the right leggings.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match your various legging colors and patterns to add an extra bit of personality, but it’s always OK to keep things simple. Even without flashy jewelry and accessories, classic leggings can stand their own.
Let Your Tops Do the Talking
If, however, you love accessorizing, these bottoms are such a wonderfully simple wardrobe essential that it gives you more freedom to enjoy fun details in the rest of your outfit. One of our favorite ways to make things interesting and fashionable is to pair basic leggings with tops that offer unique design elements. Some go-tos include tunics with scalloped or handkerchief hemlines, pocketed shirts, and ruffles or patterns that draw the eye.
From tees with fun knotted detail to contemporary designs that look great with stacked bracelets or a pendant necklace, accessorizing your top half can be a great way to make leggings feel fresh and stylish.
No matter how you style your classic leggings, make it fabulous and embrace your personal style wherever you go!