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Tips on what to wear with leggings
August 19, 2018, 12:21 pm

Wearing whatever makes you feel good is a proven mood-booster. That being said, there are certain rules women should follow to create the most stylish outfits possible, and leggings tend to be one of those trickier-to-style pieces that require some tips.  After all, leggings have earned a long-lasting spot in our wardrobes for traveling, working out, and lounging.

Here are some tips on what to wear with leggings, and which top styles to avoid if you want to dress well.

Swap oversize t-shirts for a t-shirt knotted at the waist: Big t-shirts are shapeless and often appear too sloppy-looking, even for the gym. Instead, tie yours in a knot at the waist, hitting right above a pair of high-waisted leggings. When you are going out to brunch, you can knot the back of a long, loose tank to create a sleek top.

 If you find the knots annoying, then try tucking in your tee in for a different vibe.

Swap occasion and going-out tops for bright outerwear: Whether or not you're headed to the gym, leggings are still considered an athleisure item, so don’t wear them with fancier going-out tops. Make a statement instead with bright outerwear such as a windbreaker or bomber jacket. You can even try an outerwear with a dash of color blocking to add boldness to your attire.  

Alternatively, upgrade your leggings with an oversize jacket in the pattern that is on-trend. A wrap jacket is also a good option to divert eyes away from the fact that you're actually wearing leggings.

Swap bodysuits for cropped tank tops and activewear tanks: Bodysuits are not the wisest choice in tops when wearing leggings. If you're headed out to an intense workout class, try pairing a cropped athletic tank with your leggings for head-to-toe mobility. You can then throw on a duster for extra coverage.

When dealing with cropped clothing items, high-waisted leggings are a great choice for an impending spring wardrobe when all you want to do is throw on something light.

Swap hoodies for cropped sweatshirts: Hoodies usually make their own fashion statement, but with leggings, they usually tend to obscure your waistline, essentially creating an unflattering silhouette. Cropped sweatshirts are a simple update that's way more stylish. A super-sporty piece is a great way to play up leggings. The trendiest pairing nowadays is high-waisted leggings with a cropped sweatshirt.

Swap the athleisure look for a fun style: When it comes to wearing leggings, balance out the form-fitting pants with a looser jacket. You can work with a mix of athletic pieces to create a very trendy outfit.  Or, avoid the athleisure look entirely by choosing a sophisticated neutral color palette. For the sleekest look, pick all the pieces in black.  Or, adding a touch of animal print like a leopard coat really goes a long way to glam up black leggings.



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