Leggings ARE pants: What to Wear With Leggings

May 10, 2019

We love leggings and it seems the rest of you do, too. Women are now buying more stretchy bottoms such as leggings and yoga pants than jeans. It's easy to see why. Leggings are comfy, versatile, and seasonless. You can wear them with a variety of outfits and footwear.

Don't believe me? Well, here are five ideas on what to wear with leggings. You'll be surprised how flexible they are—and I'm not just talking about the material they're made from.

1. Pair With a Long Sweater
This is your basic leggings look that is a throwback to the 1980s when the most fashionable ladies wore oversized, boxy sweaters with leggings. Today, any kind of sweater goes as long as it's long enough to cover your butt or part of it. So try tossing on a cardigan or regular sweater over your leggings to instantly feel comfortable and pulled together.

2. Dress Them Up With a Long Blouse
Wear your leggings underneath a flowing, soft blouse for an office-appropriate ensemble or date night outfit. Dress the pairing up further by wearing pumps or other sexy footwear with heels and a long necklace.

3. Wear Them Under a Dress or Skirt
This one isn't just for your basic black leggings. You can mix it up by adding a pop of color when your leggings do double-duty as pantyhose (does anyone still wear that, by the way?) A bonus is that your legs will stay nice and cozy during the winter months. Leggings allow you to be more comfortable wearing skirts and dresses on chilly days.

4. Borrow From the Boys
Leggings are the ultimate girls pants, but that doesn't mean you can't add a little menswear style to them. Wear them underneath a long oversized blazer for a preppy look.

5. Rock Your Leggings Look With Leather
Get edgy by wearing your favorite leather jacket with leggings. The key to pulling this off is to wear a long top underneath the jacket, particularly if it's on the cropped side. But the end result will give you the rock and roll glam look you're going for.

Mix Them Up With Footwear
Don't forget that you can wear many different kinds of footwear with leggings. Boots, sneakers, heels, and even sandals are all appropriate as long as the rest of what you're wearing compliments the look. Is it any wonder why we included leggings in my list of what to pack for an Alaskan summer road trip? They have their place in any wardrobe at any time of the year!

Now You Know What to Wear With Leggings
Now that you know what to wear with leggings, what creative ways can you come up with to add some oomph to your wardrobe? We recommend with stocking up first on a few pairs of your favorite black leggings. Then add some in fun patterns and colors for the days you need the bright hues.

Here at Caravan Sonnet, we enjoy helping you discover the simple joys of each day through travel, food, healthy living, and more. For more ideas on what to wear with your favorite clothing staples, check out my latest fashion posts.

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