Leggings Outfits – How to Style These Sporty Pieces in Dressy Ways

Leggings Outfits

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Sophia Smith

Lifestyle Writer

Aug 11, 2021

Leggings have pretty much become a wardrobe staple these days, and for good reason. They are stretchy, they are comfy, they mix well with almost everything, and they look great on everyone. The thing is, most people think of leggings as something you would only wear in two instances: when you are lazing around at home and when you are sweating it out at the gym.

While leggings just so happen to be the most comfortable workout garment, there are so many other occasions where you can rock this athleisure staple without sacrificing style. Below, five totally wearable leggings outfits that show you how to style these sporty pieces in dressy ways.

Wear them with a duster and a pair of stilettos

This is a great way to camouflage your leggings but still get a stylish outfit that feels cozy and comfy. One of the must-have fashion basics every woman should own, dusters have the power to make any outfit feel more elegant, and are great add-ons for some instant style oomph.

First, lay the foundation with leggings – preferably black ones – and a black, long-sleeve shirt. Then, pick a pair of stilettos and a matching handbag, and finish your look off with a duster (sleeveless or not, they both look great). Cinch it at the waist to emphasize your curves, throw on a pair of elegant shades, and voila – you are ready for everything from a brunch to work to a local coffee shop.

Combine them with a chunky sweater and over-the-knee boots

We all have our go-to chunky sweater that we can’t wait to put on once winter rolls around. But did you know that you can easily pair your favorite cozy garment with athleisure staple and still make it look dressy?

For that to happen, all you need to do is get your trusty over-the-knee boots that have been patiently waiting in the closet during the summer. To make it even dressier, go for a pair of faux leather leggings, and make sure that your sweater is a bit oversized so that it covers your back. Keep the entire ensemble on the minimalist side, and add some visual interest with an elegant cross body bag. Easy and incredibly chic.

Keep it classy with a turtleneck and a timeless camel coat

Classic wardrobe staples such as camel coats and turtlenecks don’t exactly spring to mind when it comes to styling this popular athleisure piece. But celebrities and jet-setters all around the globe have proven the following: high-quality leggings can work both as activewear and leisurewear, and there are numerous stylish outfits to back this up.

Even though classic pieces such as camel coat and turtleneck exude elegance and sophistication, leggings are able to blend in perfectly because of how versatile they are. What this means is that you can easily take your gym outfit and make it work for other occasions as well, which is perfect if you travel a lot and need to keep your packing list to a minimum.

Make it elegant with a blazer and heeled booties

Speaking of relying on activewear to create sophisticated ensembles, this next outfit combination is ideal for times when you need to make your athleisure work for more corporate settings. If your workplace has a dress code that requires you to wear a full suit, you may be able to use leggings to pull off a similar look that is much comfier.

Pair your black leggings with a long black blazer, and combine them with a white shirt. Depending on the occasion, you can wear a white tee with a more relaxed fit, or put on a crisp white work shirt to make your outfit dressier. Finish off the look with a pair of stylish heels, a clutch, and minimalist accessories.

Stay cozy with an oversized sweater and booties

There are times when you simply want to be cozy and comfy, but that doesn’t necessarily mean turning to frumpy, unflattering pieces that make you look like you have just rolled out of bed. In fact, you can still wear your favorite oversized sweaters – as long as you style them right.

Take advice from supermodels and style your chicest, largest sweater with a pair of comfy leggings, and add a pair of black booties to spruce things up and make it look more polished and sophisticated. Put on a pair of stylish sunglasses and a minimalist cross body bag to complete the look. Just make sure that your sweater is long enough to cover your thighs. If not, try wearing an unbuttoned button-up shirt underneath the sweater to add some length.

Wrapping up

Whether you are meeting your bestie for a brunch, flying somewhere for a relaxing weekend getaway, going for a sweat session at your local gym, or simply heading to work, leggings are there to keep you comfortable and stylish on almost any occasion. 

With a few key accessories, you can dress this casual, sporty piece up or down depending on your needs. One thing is for certain – with a couple of style tricks up your sleeve, you can rock your favorite pant-replacement pieces with confidence – wherever it is that you are headed.


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By Sophia Smith

Lifestyle Writer

Sophia Smith is an Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about photography, interior design and DIY projects. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is a regular contributor at Women Love Tech and High Style Life.



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