5 Foolproof Ways to Dress Up Leggings

In the past, leggings were almost seen as a cop out. Previously, they were only to be worn from the comfort of your own home. Now, they are an inseparable part of our everyday wardrobe. Everyone from celebrities to your favorite fashion influencers are finding unique ways to wear these cozy bottoms. The quintessential black legging is a must have for chic, branch, outfits, airport, style, and even for a more formal occasions. With the right styling, I believe you can wear your classic black leggings almost anywhere. To prove my point, I am challenging myself to put together five stylish outfits, revolving around the infamous black leggings

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5 Foolproof Ways to Dress Up Leggings


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Oversized Blazer

When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a tailored blazer. But when it comes to styling leggings, an oversized fit is the way to go as this ensures that the outerwear device can cover your bum for a more polished look. From there, you can play around with the styling. Anything from a blouse to a T-shirt can easily be worn with this foolproof outfit combination.

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Classic Button Up

Speaking of going back to basics, a classic button up is another no-brainer when it comes to styling the eponymous black leggings. Although 2023 is proving to put emphasis on dopamine dressing, tried-and-true wardrobe basics are also a must. Hence, a button up, either solid or print, is the perfect top to dress up your leggings with.

cozy cardigan - dress up leggings

Cozy Cardigan 

Although we are approaching spring, there is still a place for your cozy sweaters. In particular, cardigans are perfect for transitional dressing as you can easily toss them on and off throughout the day. A knitted cardigan makes for the ideal pairing with a plain pair of leggings. You can either wear the sweater as a top or toss it over a base layer. The possibilities are endless.

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Trench coat

One of the most timeless outerwear styles during the springtime is the trench coat. It just so happens that this longer hemline layering device can easily be styled with your favorite leggings. The sweeping silhouette dresses up these bottoms in a pinch. If you are running errands, complete the look with some minimal sneakers. But if you’re heading out to brunch or to a work meeting, swap the casual shoes with ballet flats or heels.

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Statement top

Last, but not least, you can incorporate your go to leggings with a statement top for a look that is sure to impress. Whether it be a textured tulle blouse, a faux-fur coat, or a sleek cut out top, the emphasis will be on the top half of the outfits. Meanwhile, the leggings work as a minimal bottom that helps you prioritize comfort while still pulling together a fashion forward outfit. 


I hope this inspires you to dress up leggings more often!
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