You can’t ignore the power of athleisure and its O.G. staple, leggings. After all, between the undeniable comfort and the variety of new styles coming out every day, the stretchy bottoms have quickly evolved from a staple reserved for workouts to an easy alternative to your favorite jeans. And now that warmer temperatures are well on their way, you probably want to get some fresh ideas for summer outfits to style around your leggings.
From easy ensembles that’ll take you everywhere from the gym to brunch to more intentional outfits you could potentially wear to the office or for a night out, there’s nowhere your leggings can’t go—except, perhaps, for those more formal occasions. These effortless summer outfits will keep you cool and relaxed throughout the next few months. To show you what we mean (as well as provide ample sartorial inspiration), we’ve rounded up stylish looks from our favorite It girls who have become pros at pulling off leggings in any season. Scroll down to see them all below.
Style Tip: Style a wrap top with your leggings for a chic (and cool) ballet-inspired ensemble.
Live the Process Wrap Top ($98)
We never get tired of a ballet-inspired wrap top.
Year of Ours Hockey Legging ($107)
The color of these sports-inspired leggings is so good.
Style Tip: You can never go wrong with an oversized sweater, which you can wear as a warmup before, during and after your workouts.
Unravel Project Distressed Oversized Ribbed Wool and Cashmere Sweater ($960)
Wear this as you're warming up at the gym.
TLA by Morgan Stewart Classic Black Legging ($92)
You can never go wrong with simple black leggings.
Style Tip: Opt for a pair of colorful leggings to take on a refreshing approach to the athleisure staple. To make them more wearable, style them with a black painter's jacket.
Whimsy + Row Jordan Jacket ($198)
Swap out your everyday denim trucker jacket for this chic black painter's coat.
Girlfriend Compressive Classic-Rise Legging ($68)
Without a doubt, you'll stand out wearing these.
Style Tip: If you want to wear your leggings to the office, style a spring blazer over it.
Veronica Beard Moroso Dickey Jacket ($650)
Celebrate the warmer weather with this check blazer.
Beyond Yoga Matte Pearlized High Waisted Midi Legging ($88)
These leggings have a slight sheen to them for a chic touch.
Style Tip: For an easy streetwear outfit, wear a lightweight windbreaker with your leggings.
ASTR the Label Sawyer Windbreaker ($128)
This will look as good styled with a pair of leggings as it does with your favorite jeans.
Spanx Look At Me Now Seamless Leggings ($68)
If you look at the reviews, these are definitely worth having in your collection.
Style Tip: You can never go wrong with a classic black crop top and a pair of coordinated leggings.
Free People Econyl Long Sleeve Layer ($88)
You'll want to wear this for every workout.
Alala Mirage Tight ($125)
The floral lace detail on the sides is so pretty.
Style Tip: Go for the monochromatic look with varying shades of your favorite color.
The Great. College Sweatshirt ($185)
This looks undeniably comfortable.
Zella Live in Pocket 7/8 Leggings ($59)
These leggings are so comfortable, you'll never want to take them off.
Style Tip: A classic white cropped T-shirt with a pair of leggings and heels will have you ready for a casual night out.
Hanes x Karla The Crop Tee ($30)
A cropped white tee will always have a place in your closet.
Forever 21 High-Waist Leggings ($10)
Depending on how you style them, you can wear these for every casual occasion.
Style Tip: Your leggings will feel instantly dressed up with a sleek moto jacket styled over it.
Violeta Asymmetric Zip Jacket ($120)
A moto jacket is essentially seasonless.
Nicky Kay Seamless Tights ($69)
These will get you through any workout.
Style Tip: Wear a coordinated outfit featuring a crop top and matching leggings for an instantly put-together look.
Adidas Cropped Tank ($30)
Let this be an everyday top for the summer.
Adidas 3 Stripes Tights ($27)
Anything with Adida's iconic 3 Stripes will be a classic.
Style Tip: Give your leggings a sartorial boost with a chic fleece pullover.
Sandy Liang Bean Pullover ($395)
Cozy up in this chic fleece pullover during any season.
Outdoor Voices 7/8 Springs Leggings ($85)
This color combination is simply perfect.
Style Tip: If you need a quick and easy ensemble, a lightweight long-sleeve T-shirt with leggings will never go wrong.
La Causa Coffee Tee ($25)
Layer this under your favorite tank tops, or wear it on its own.
Commando Perfect Control Leggings ($72)
These will hold everything in in the best possible way.
Style Tip: For an outfit that'll have some edge (and is ready for any activity), a muscle tee and classic leggings will be a go-to option.
Agolde Cropped Muscle Tee ($58)
A muscle tee wil alway
Koral Lustrous Legging ($80)
These will take your athleisure look up a notch.
Need more? Here are two easy and affordable outfits to wear to the gym.
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