All the Coolest Ways to Wear Your Leggings This Summer

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You can’t ignore the power of athleisure and its core piece, leggings. The comfortable staple serves our wardrobes year-round and not simply for workouts. Leggings have proved themselves to be fashion-forward, too. Our favorite Instagramers have been spotted wearing them with everything from ribbed tank tops to poplin blouses. So now that the warmer temperatures are well on their way, you might be looking for some fresh outfit ideas on how to style your leggings this summer. With easy ensembles that’ll take you everywhere from the gym to brunch and more intentional outfits you could potentially wear to meetings or for a night out, there’s nowhere your leggings can’t go—except, perhaps, for those more formal occasions. If you need some inspiration, scroll below as we share our favorite effortlessly cool summer legging outfits to try this season.

While you can never go wrong with staple black leggings, summer is the perfect time to experiment with lighter hues and fun patterns. Try a pastel pair with a slightly oversize graphic tee for a casual weekend look that'll take you from cardio barre to brunch.

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Outdoor Voices Springs 7/8 Legging ($78)

H&M Oversized Printed T-Shirt ($17.99)

Who said leggings need to be boring? Opt for a head-turning color in a capri length (bonus if they have chic detailing like a belt). Pair them with a fun oversize printed button-down and colorful accessories for one seriously chic summer outfit.

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Ododos Buttery Soft Slim Capris ($12)

H&M Oversized Cotton Shirt ($18)

Manu Atelier Mini Roxy Bag ($510)

Give your capri leggings an elevated look this summer by pairing them with a ribbed-knit tank and minimalist heels.

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H&M Ribbed Tank Top ($25)

Zella Studio Lite Crop Leggings ($55)

Open Edit Quincy Sandal ($49.95)

For an easy and casual summer legging outfit, opt for a matching crop top–and-legging set, and give it a cool-girl touch by adding sporty sandals and an oversize button-down.

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Zella Live in High Waist Ankle Leggings ($0)

Zella Live-In Racerback Bra ($30)

Free People Original Universal Printed Teva Sandals ($50)

Treasure & Bond Stripe Woven Tunic ($69)

You can never go wrong with an oversize sweatshirt, which you can wear before, during, and after your workouts. Finish your look with a trending baseball cap and chunky sneakers.

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H&M Relaxed Fit Sweatshirt ($25)

Zella High Waist Studio Pocket 7/8 Leggings ($65)

ASOS Baseball Cap With J'Adore Logo ($12)

Veja Venturi Trainer Sneakers ($180)

Nothing says free-spirited summer quite like tie-dye leggings. Pair them with a bright and bold crop top and sleek flats.

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Fp Movement High-Rise 7/8 Good Karma Tie-Dye Leggings ($88)

H&M Slides ($13)

Free People Strappy Back Tighten Up Tank ($30)

Fashion girls are all about split-hem leggings this season, which exude a more dressed-up look. Pair them with a pretty, breezy cotton puff-sleeve blouse and sporty sandals for an effortless warm-weather look.

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Nobody's Child Smock Top With Vintage Style Collar ($51)

ASOS Leggings With Side Slit in Black ($18)

Teva Original Universal Teva Sandals ($50)

Add instant polish to a pair of leggings with a classic oversize button-down and chic heeled sandals. Give your look extra polish with a statement belt.

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Zella Live In High Waist Pocket Crop Leggings ($55)

H&M Oversized Cotton Shirt ($25)

Bottega Veneta Horsebit Belt ($950)

ASOS Hattie Mid-Heel Mule Sandals in Black Weave ($40)

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Up next, the eight coolest under-$100 tops to wear with your favorite leggings.

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