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The Comprehensive Guide To Leggings— How And When To Wear Them Every Day

Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend never owned a pair of black leggings.

Joking aside, leggings are a staple in every woman’s wardrobe— or at least they should be. While many of the go-to items in women’s closets can be uncomfortable (looking at you, wired bras and high heels), leggings are the complete opposite.

Thanks to the rise of yoga and Pilates, leggings and yoga pants have worked themselves into everyday fashion, which is great news for us!

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Living In Leggings

Most women bask in the comfort of wearing leggings while running errands or hanging at home. Many would say they even have a draw dedicated solely to black lululemons. Still, it can be a bit tricky and intimidating to try and pull them off as anything other than lounge or workout wear. Rest assured though, it can be done.

If you have ever thought or “joked” about wanting to live in your leggings, well, you actually kind of can. By following these tips and tricks, you can get away with wearing leggings for any occasion.

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Think Beyond The Leggings

Pulling off leggings for any occasion isn’t so much about the leggings as it is the clothing you pair them with. Think of the black leggings as a backdrop or a canvas for your outfit. It’s what you coordinate with them that matters— especially with black being such a neutral color.

Materials Matter

One of the best ways to spice up a pair of black leggings is to wear them with either denim or leather – or, in some cases, both! Whether it be a leather jacket or chambray button down, having a material or texture that stands out against the black is essential.

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Shoe Selection

As with most outfits, shoes play a huge part in whether your outfit appears dressed up or down. This is especially true when wearing simple pieces like a pair of black leggings. For example, say you wear an oversized sweater with a pair of black leggings. With a pair of Converse, you can emit a casual daytime look for running errands. By pairing it with a pair of pumps and a statement necklace, you instantly jazz the outfit up and can wear it out at night.

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The next important element of what your pair your leggings with is the accessories. To balance the simplicity of black leggings, particularly if you’re looking to go a bit fancier, wear an oversized or “statement” piece of jewelry. This draws the attention away from your stretch leggings and toward the more elegant aspects of your ensemble.

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One of the greatest things about black leggings is their versatility. They come in a wide range of fabrics, styles, and patterns, making them easy to dress up or down depending on the time of day and occasion. Of course, you want to be mindful of the material and quality of the leggings. Investing in a well-fitting, high-quality pair of leggings can go a long way.

By strategically choosing other statement pieces from your closet, you’ll be able to get away with wearing them for any occasion, without ever feeling out of place!