How to Wear Black Leggings (Plus Style Tips!)
One of the fashion trend predictions that we made for 2022 is reigning as queen of 2022 trends for many women in our circle. Comfortability is a top priority when it comes to dressing up (or down) for your day. We know that athleisure isn’t going anywhere anytime soon and leggings are here to stay.
We have stacks of leggings in our closet that are dying to be styled outside of the typical gym, grocery store, home routine, but it can be challenging to decipher how to wear leggings and what to wear with leggings, so we have created a list of ways that you can style a pair of black leggings.
We love leggings because they’re versatile and adaptable. Just take a look at the adorable addition they can make to a simple dress and a pair of booties (see Inspiration #4). We also love the classic black color because it’s a slimming color, it’s ruled fashion for years, and it will never go out of style.
If you’re a legging junkie, but are in search of a unique design, you might like our Fall Tailgate Collection leggings, a simple repurpose of a standard design, perfect for everything from game day festivities on Saturday to brunch with girlfriends on Sunday. Pre-orders open in April of 2022!
Keep in mind that we’re focusing on ankle-length leggings in this article. We’re opting for full-leg coverage with these looks, but there are many different lengths to look in to when shopping for the right pair.
A matte legging is great for everyday occasions, while a satin or shiny texture is great for parties and social events. When you’re shopping for leggings, look for upscale leggings that are made of a thick material. You don’t want a see-through and unsupportive pair of leggings.
Leggings should be like a good friend. Supportive. Versatile. And a good investment.
The right legging should raise up your belly button to hug your curves in and avoid sliding down throughout the day.
What type of underwear to wear with your leggings
Standard pants often have hemlines and back pockets to mask panty lines, but many leggings that you shop for are made of thin fabrics, through which lines pop. This is why we recommend you invest in a few pairs of line less underwear to avoid those pesky panty lines.
Make note of your proportions
We tend to prefer the look of a rear-covering top with form fitting pants. We live by the rule of “if you’re showing skin up top, cover the bottom” and vice versa. So because leggings are so form fitting, we won’t recommend wearing a tight top without covering with something more flowy (see Inspiration #2).
On to the inspiration!
#1. Denim jacket and sneakers
This look is perfect for game day, a stroll through a farmer’s market, and a visit to your child’s sporting event. Denim jackets are timeless and we love a classic Levi cut. White Converse sneakers are another example of chic and sporty that can be kept in your closet to pair with a cute sundress in summertime.
#2. Duster jacket and hat
This look has celebrity written all over it. Duster jackets are light and breezy and this summery look is uber feminine and chic. We love this hat!
#3. Utility jacket and scarf
Bundle up with a touch of grunge with a sturdy utility jacket and accessorize with a unique scarf.
#4. As tights under dress
When you think of tights you may think of pantyhose, the type that snags on your office chair when you get up for a coffee break. Leggings, can do the same job of warming and covering your legs with less chance of snagging, because of their general thickness. If you’re located in a cooler area of the world, this is a good option for you. It also allows for more movement if you’re wearing a dress that you fear may reveal too much if a draft of wind were to breeze past you.
#5. With a sweater
#6. With a suit coat
If you’re heading into the office for power mode, you can dress up a pair of quality leggings with a slim cut suit coat. We recommend a longer jacket in this situation, especially, that drops below your behind.
We hope that you can use this guide when it comes to shopping for leggings and day-of outfit styling.
Shopping for leggings
Shopping? Don’t know where to start? Check out our Fall Tailgate Collection leggings (releasing in April of 2022), a simple repurpose of a standard design, perfect for everything from game day festivities on Saturday to brunch with girlfriends on Sunday.