Unexpected Ways To Wear Leggings This Fall

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No one can deny how comfortable and simple black leggings are and once temperatures start to drop these cozy cotton pairs find their way to the front of our wardrobes. As effortless and comfy as they may be, they can also skew sloppy when styled with too-casual counterparts. To elevate the beloved staple, we’ve created four distinct looks that are anything but boring, but also surprisingly easy to pull off. Paired with of-the-moment accessories, transitional pieces and cool layering combos, see how to style leggings like a fashion girl ahead.

Adam Katz Sinding

How To Upgrade Basic Leggings

Edgy Polish

Try this cool layering trick by donning a button-down under a slip dress to don with leggings. This covers the bum, while making the frock more appropriate for daytime. Finish off with sleek stacked heel ankle boots and cat-eye sunnies.

Cat-Eye Silver-Tone Sunglasses

$350

Fendi

Stretch Perfect Shirt

$70

J.Crew

Short Strappy Slip

$20

Zara

Patent Sock Boots

$100

Mango

Stretch-Jersey Leggings

$60

Splendid

Office Chic

Adapt leggings for work with a high-neck long-line knit that lends coverage. Spruce it up with ball hoop earrings, backless embroidered loafers and a roomy tote.

The Tote

$695

von Holzhausen

Printed Satin Backless Loafers

$110

River Island

Round Earrings

$10

H&M

Rubel Sweater

$135

Wilfred

Velvet Vibes

Ditch the LBD and opt for an alternative evening outfit with a rich velvety jewel-toned blazer to instantly upgrade the simple staple. Add a contrasting vibe of tomboy cool via a slouchy tee and slip-on sneakers.

Super Flat Clutch

$215

Clare V.

Faux Leather Sneakers

$365

Cedric Charlier

Classic Slub Jersey T-Shirt

$90

T by Alexander Wang

Crinkle Velvet Blazer

$125

Topshop

Off-Duty Denim

Leggings work as a great base for statement pieces to create a fashion-forward ensemble. An oversize chambray turtleneck gives the look unexpected texture and silhouette, while a fringed embroidered shoulder bag, suede glove shoes and wide-brim fedora are of-the-moment extras that give momentum.

Lock Clutch

$495

Loeffler Randall

Roberta Suede Pumps

$435

Maryam Nassir Zadeh

The Morrison Fedora

$69

Lack Of Color

Denim Turtleneck

$175

Ashley Rowe