Let’s face it: Leggings aren’t just comfortable gym pants anymore. They’ve transformed into one of the most-worn pieces on college campuses across the country, meaning you pretty much can’t go anywhere without seeing them on at least one person you pass on your morning walk to class. But there’s no doubt they can feel intimidating to style outside of your next workout class. If you’re still having trouble figuring out how to wear them, here are five cute outfit formulas to test out.
Dress Up Basic Black With Lace-Up Details
Get a little daring with your leggings and opt for a lace-up pair. Pair this style with a graphic tee and light-wash denim jacket. Chunky black boots will add a tough edge while keeping the focus on the leggings. Add a cool pair of silver earrings for some extra shine.
Throw On an Oversize Fur Coat
Nothing says cozy like an oversize fuzzy jacket that will keep you warm during the cold winter months. The next time you’re reaching for your striped Adidas leggings, layer one over your favorite T-shirt. Continue the sporty trend with a pair of white Vans, and add a bit of flair with a metallic backpack.
Go for Rock ’n’ Roll With Faux Leather
Faux-leather leggings aren’t just for those on stage. To keep the look warm enough for winter, pair them with an oversize sweater. Tie everything together with studded booties, a black crossbody purse, and tortoiseshell sunglasses.
Lean Into Sporty-Chic With Gym-Ready Pieces
Thanks to the athleisure trend that just won’t die, you don’t have to be a gym bunny to wear this outfit 24/7. Throw on your most athletic leggings with a ridiculously comfortable hoodie. Keep the look low-key with neutral sneakers, a black suede baseball cap, and a rose gold step-tracking watch, if keeping tabs on your wellness is your thing.
Layer Up to Transition Your Summer Dress Into Winter
Make your summer sundress ready for the cold by layering it over a pair of stirrup leggings. Amp up the look with nude ballet flats and a gray beret. Throw on a sturdy leather jacket for much-needed protection against windy weather.
How do you style your leggings? Let us know in the comments below!