Leggings as pants!? I love it– they’re so comfy aaaand they can be worn in public without looking as frumpy as sweatpants.  They come in a variety of colors and patterns and can be a fun addition to your wardrobe. 

However, they do come with a few caveats.

  • Wear a shirt or dress that covers your derrière when using your leggings as pants. In general, it looks so much better and you won’t have to worry about either a panty line showing or your pants being just a little more see-through than you meant them to be. 😳 
  • Wear printed leggings with a neutral top to prevent pattern overload. 
  • If you are going to work or somewhere that requires more professional wear, leggings are a don’t unless you wear them under a dress (in that case, go right ahead!). They are definitely made for casual wear! 
  • Accessories can include scarves, long necklaces, fun handbags, and earrings. 

Today, we’re going to the in-laws house for a my father-in-law’s birthday dinner and to hang out, so it was a great opportunity to pull out my printed leggings that I found at Nordstrom Rack last fall. I paired it with a grey tunic and flowy cardigan from TJMaxx, my riding boots, and glasses. Cute enough to wear to dinner and comfortable enough for lounge wear. 

How do you style leggings? 

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