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Trends Gone Sophisticated > What to Wear with Leggings

Go Ahead and Embrace the Return of Leggings

Leggings have made a huge fashion comeback, without a doubt. We are seeing them in full length, cropped, patterns, prints, brights, neutrals and even denim. And while the fashion industry has made it clear we need to choose leggings that are not too tight or too loose, the rules about what to wear with leggings remains a little blurry.

While you may not feel inclined to welcome the legging trend from the 80’s back into your wardrobe at first, consider the benefits they offer.

  • Leggings are easy to pull on and off and super comfortable.
  • Wear leggings under a skirt in cooler weather to help keep your legs warm.
  • Shorter leggings that finish just below your knee make a cooler option for warm weather without exposing as much leg likes shorts do.
  • You can create casual to classy ensembles with leggings when done right.

What to Wear with Leggings, Done Right

So you are convinced that they make a nice addition to your wardrobe, but are still a little unclear about what you can wear with leggings based on today’s fashion rules?

First, your shirt needs to be at least mid-thigh in length. You have many options, like a:

Consider layering your long shirts, like a lightweight sweater underneath an oversized button-up. Or add a belt to create a curvier silhouette.

As for what shoes to wear with leggings, flats, boots, low heels or high heels are best. Ankle or moto boots add class to your cooler weather outfit. Higher boots can add sophistication. Flats help keep it casual, and high heels dress it up.

And yes, you can even opt to wear socks with leggings. We suggest coordinating, subtle socks with black booties, for instance.

If you’re hesitant to embrace the leggings trend, think again! Put this comfy garment to use for you and get creative in what you choose to wear with leggings, while still showcasing your confident, classy self!