“Leggings aren’t pants.”
“Leggings are the best pants ever!”
People can never agree on this debate. Wherever you stand, we can all agree they are incredibly comfortable and we love them. Leggings are an essential part of my autumn wardrobe, and they are often the center of some great looks. But how do you wear these cozy alternatives to pants without looking like you’ve just rolled out of bed?
Comfy and Chic
Oversized sweaters a key part of cold weather fashion, but these comfortable pieces can potentially make you look as if you’re swimming in your boyfriend’s clothes. However, when paired with leggings and sneakers or heeled boots, a frumpy outfit becomes chic and adorable. Bright patterns and bold colors can complement classic black leggings well.
Sweaters aren’t the only autumn clothing necessity that keeps you warm. Denim jackets can be worn beyond the summertime when layered over a button-up shirt or a baggy pullover. The same can be said for bomber jackets, which made a comeback into fashion with a bang. While primarily a beloved springtime look, tunics go well with leggings and when paired with a cute pair of books, you’ll want to live in this relaxed look.
A Professional Touch
Leggings are not just comfortable street wear. It is easy to touch up a pair of leggings in a way that works well for any destination. A great way to complement a no-pants look is to add heels. Chunky, ankle-strap heels create a classy look that works for both a day at the office and a night out with friends. Solid-color cardigans (or bold animal print, mix it up a little), a glam velvet top, and a luxurious bag can also make leggings a little less frumpy and a lot more stylish.
Sweet and Simple Layering
While we often get warm days in autumn, there is no denying an approaching winter breeze is coming. Now is the time to practice chic and well-planned layering in our favorite autumn outfits. Pair leggings with a dress or skirt, with a sweater or jacket worn over a button-up or other long-sleeved shirt.
Despite the fact that we love leggings all the time and everyday, wearing a cropped pair does make a leggings-centered look less homely. Pair them with a bright t-shirt and a cute scarf and these accessories make all the difference. Leg warmers with leather boots are always a favorite way to add a bit of color to classic black or heather grey leggings. You can also show off your personal style with a pair of customized leggings.
If you love leggings as much as we do, you’ll know they come in every color, every fun pattern, and complement any nerdy fandom. Companies also offer custom leggings – customized leggings | MOVE U for example, and they even provide great team-designed and sports leggings to suit a more athletic style – a lifestyle that leggings were practically made for. Wear your favorite funky colored leggings and hit the streets.
Are you ready for leggings everyday? Well, we aren’t letting the haters stop us: be sure to mix it up with custom leggings, bright and bold patterns, holiday-themed leggings, and any materials that catch your fancy and fit your style.
Buy Your Own Leggings
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