11 Leggings Outfits You'll Want to Recreate ASAP
"Real" pants? We don't know her.
There’s a reason a great pair of leggings is counted among almost just about everyone’s wardrobe staples. Leggings are notoriously comfy AF, but they can also be dressed up to a surprisingly high-fashion degree. In the past year, street style stars and celebs have been incorporating them into looks, from the front row at Fashion Week to the red carpet and beyond.
When it comes to this season’s major trends, crochet maxis and sheer among them, leggings have emerged as a great piece to pull on when you want to rock a barely there trend without baring everything. From gym-ready to dry-clean-only, here are 11 leggings outfits you'll want to recreate ASAP.
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Layer Under Crochet
If a little extra coverage affords you lots of extra comfort, we definitely recommend you try wearing a pair of cotton leggings under a crochet skirt. Pro tip: Finding a perfectly matching pair of leggings will take this look from "on trend" to "iconic."
Mix Stripes and Sheer
Stripes and sheer are great on their own, but when they come together, the result is truly *chef's kiss.* We recommend letting the boldness of your leggings dictate the rest of your 'fit's color palette, but you can also take the guesswork out by sticking to neutrals.
Shop Similar: Maniere de Voir Spiral Contour Mesh Leggings, $110.
With a Sporty Windbreaker
Put a little pep into the step of an athleisure look by pairing colorfully striped crew socks, white sneakers, and classic black leggings with a sports bra and colorful windbreaker for a casual look that's a little bit '90s and a whole lot fresh.
Related:The 14 Best Leggings of 2023 for Working Out and Living In
Under a Sheer Dress
Not sure what to wear under the sheer dresses that keep popping up everywhere? Why, you could layer one over a pair of textured leggings of course. A shiny vinyl or faux leather look adds an air of intentionally so you'll look confident, rather than covered up.
Shop Similar: SPANX Faux Leather Leggings, $98.
With a Plunging Bodysuit
Slipping on something comfortable is a great way to gas yourself up for trying a look that might be a little bit more daring than you're used to. Case in point: a plunging bodysuit or top that requires more than a few pieces of fashion tape. It's definitely one of the edgiest looks on our list, but trust us when we say the leggings pull it all together.
Pick a Print
We love a look that's as bold but as it is comfortable. Create a show-stopping moment simply by putting together basics that share the same print, the way Lizzo did with her head-to-toe Yitty 'fit.
With an Oversized Tee
A satin bomber jacket thrown over an oversized T-shirt atop basic black leggings is an easy go-to, and perfectly embodies street-style casual vibes.
Now for another night-out approved leggings look that's perfect for warmer weather. Start with a strappy, asymmetrical crop top or bodysuit, add a belt at the waist, and pair with a metallic bag and strappy sandals.
Shop Similar: IAMNOTBASIC Infinity Bodysuit, $139.
With a Vest
Vests are enjoying a major moment this summer, and there's no sleeker styling option than rocking one with a pair of shiny black leggings. Amp up the elongating silhouette by adding a pair of heeled boots.
With Comfy Summer Linens
We can thank Olivia Wilde for this casual idea that can be worn to and from the gym: Toss an oversized linen shirt over your go-to leggings and sports bra combo. Knot at the waist and add a canvas tote, and you've also got the perfect outfit for running errands or stopping by a casual brunch.
Shop Similar: Madewell The Signature Poplin Oversized Shirt in Springy Stripe, $88.
With a Blazer
Bring a little business to your fave casual leggings look by adding an oversized blazer over the top. A monochromatic or black-and-white color palette keeps things chic while a quietly luxurious bag completes the look.
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