Wednesday, October 16, 2013

3 WAYS TO WEAR LEGGINGS


Leggings.  They're all I want to wear in the fall and in the winter, but can be tricky to style. Wearing leggings with a top that doesn't cover your booty is absolutely not allowed.  A sweatshirt and a pair of leggings do not make an outfit. 

When you're buying leggings, I highly suggest Loft.  You don't want a pair that looks and feels like tights, and Loft has the nice thick ones that almost feel like actual pants (but cozy enough to be pjs). 

Here are 3 easy ways to wear leggings.

Leggings: Loft (exact). Outfit 1, Top: Cousin Couture (similar here), Heels: Cousin Couture (similar here). Outfit 2: Sweater (exact...see story of sweater here), Boots: ASOS (exact). Outfit 3: Top: Old Navy (exact), Boots: Kohls (similar here)

1.  Dress them up with a long tunic and heels. (Target has amazing, fancyish long tunics like this one). You can find one here.

2.  Make it cozy with ankle boots and a long sweater

3.  Create an every day outfit with riding boots and a long shirt.  This is actually a dress...Old Navy has a ton of dresses that are a few inches above the knee, and that are perfect for the fall/winter to wear with leggings.  Go here to see all their dresses.

I'm pretty sure I've worn the 3rd outfit at least 3 times in the past couple of weeks.  

Are you a fan of leggings?!

PS.  Don't forget to win this awesome giveaway for personalized stationary and a Starbucks gift card!
Linking up with KristenShannaand The Pleated Poppy

48 comments :

Setarra said...

Ok somebody looks super smoking in that bright orange tunic & heels!!! That's definitely my favorite look. I love leggings :)

Hallie Oceanside said...

that bright orange shirt? SOO gorgeous! I love leggings and longer shirts/dresses it's like my go to outfit all day every day! I love ll of your looks!

Rachel said...

I am a big fan of leggings with shorter dresses, but I've never tried LOFT leggings--I'll have to check them out!

Rebecca Barnes said...

Ashley, I am so glad you posted this! I am in the market for some new leggings. My Target ones are about to kick the bucket and I've only had them for a year. Thanks for reminding me about those LOFT leggings! I had forgotten I pinned them the last time you mentioned them.

TheTinyHeart said...

Leggings are SO comfy! I have a pair of fleece lined ones that are great when it gets colder :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Kayla Peveler said...

I need more long sweaters JUST for this reason. I love thick leggings! Gorgeous, dear! As always!

Everday Fashion said...

Love this post! The tunic is chic and makes the leggings look nice!
xo, Lee
edfbylee.com

Sarah @ The Not Quite Military Wife said...

Thank you for posting this! Everyone here in England wears leggings and I was struggling to put together an outfit with them!

Colleen said...

love outfit #3 and yes I love leggings too. usually with boots or ballet flats.

Helene said...

my all time favorite fall clothing item is a good thick pair of leggings!! love how you styled them!

Monica Siembieda said...

I pretty much live in leggings in the fall and winter months. I love leggings and I love how you paired each of these. I tend to go for the thicker ones because I don't want them to be see through.

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

It took me a really long time to get on board with leggings, but now I love them! These are great ways to style them. I especially love the sweatshirt with booties look!

Carolyn McAfee said...

Love the tunic look... and I'm totally a dancer too! How have we not met until now!!! Big wide world!

Hope you can check out my new linkup! I want to feature looks from it each week. It will happen each Tuesday, but we're linking today so I can feature next week!

Thanks, Carolyn

http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com/2013/10/what-im-wearing-inspire-edition.html

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I always love your 3 ways. You have the best style! I am completely obsessed with that last look with the striped dress and boots!!

Caroline said...

Super cute! When the weather gets cold, I refuse to be separated from my leggings... I love my Lululemons - cliche, but they're so sturdy & last for yearsssss. And just last week I bought my first couple of pairs of fleece-lined leggings in preparation for London and they are heaven on earth!!!! Seriously feels like sticking my legs in a toasty, snuggly blanket!

shellchicd.com said...

I love this! I hate the generalization "leggings are not pants," because clearly there are tons of stylish ways to wear them appropriately! And that orange shirt is DARLING on you!
xx, Emily
shell chic'd

Chelsea Mac said...

You styled these beautifully! And of course I love the sweater ;)

Ashlyn said...

I love the bright tunic and heel combo! You're smokin' ma'am!

Laura B said...

Leggings are so cozy and comfortable! I like wearing them with dresses too, because when I am at work working with students and sitting on the floor, I know I'm completely covered! The bright top paired with leggings is so fun!

Kirsten Wiemer said...

i love, love, love leggings!
i wear them all the time with like a giant flannel or a tunic sort of dress. perfect for fall and winter or summer haha.

K

Alisha @ The Alisha Nicole said...

I love the leggings with the bright orange shirt! I would probably wear leggings everyday if i could.

Ash said...

I LOVE that orange top (but all three outfits are adorable)! And you're absolutely right... the leggings HAVE to cover your butt. Major rule that needs to somehow be enforced for the good of the public =)

Autumn said...

Love, love love! Leggings are the best! My fave is with a dress and boots! You may have me convinced to try a long sweater and booties, though!

jess.walker said...

You're so gorgeous! Love all of these outfits!

Megan said...

I love leggings because I love comfort. I just need appropriate shirts to wear with them. I already wear them with dresses all the time. All the looks are great, but my personal favorite is the 2nd one. Comfy, comfy, comfy!

Susannah said...

"Wearing leggings with a top that doesn't cover your booty is absolutely not allowed. A sweatshirt and a pair of leggings do not make an outfit." AMEN!!!

Emily [Louisiana Bride] said...

I just bought that tunic from Target last week and wore it with leggings and boots to church, this week I'm wearing it to a blog conference:)

Carla said...

I've generally been against leggings because I see way too many girls wearing them like they're pants, eew. I love your third outfit though! Totally my favorite way to style leggings.

Side note: Do you have a preference for where to buy skinny jeans? I'm having an impossible time finding a pair that look good on me and could use some suggestions.

Inge Jane said...

Love these! I don't think I would have thought to wear them with ankle boots, but it looks great!
Inge
This Ever Evolving Life

leelee said...

I never thought to pair leggings with heels before today. Clever.

Julie S. said...

Love these looks! :)

Head to Toe Chic said...

I love the look with the sweater!! It looks so cozy and perfect for fall. I always love your 3 ways posts :)

xo,
Angela

rooth said...

TY TY TY for not wearing leggings as pants!!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

I especially love the leggings with tunic but you rock all your looks! Love!!

Kristen said...

i have been waiting with bated breath for this post!!! Thank you so much! Now I know i can pull out my leggins this year :)

Ragan said...

Finally some suggestions on what we all really want to wear - LEGGINGS! this is an awesome post, totally practical for everyone. And I had no idea that Loft leggings are the best, I usually buy mine from H&M but they are a little too thin for my liking. I will definitely be checking out loft next time!

Sarah said...

You in that orange shirt is dynamite!! I looove leggings! I just got some aztex ones that I am a little too obsessed with.

KelBel said...

New follower, visiting from the Wednesday Outfit Blog Hop!

Kelly @ http://ourconezone.com

Krista said...

I don't have your dancer's legs to pull off #1 and #2 but I would totally love #3! I even pinned lots of Old Navy dresses today with the intent of wearing leggings with them!

Looking gorgeous in all of them Ashley!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

The second is my favorite but they are all pretty!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Char said...

I haven't really cared much for the high-low shirts, but you might have changed my mind in that amazing color! I love my leggings although I have to admit I've worn them (in public) with my booty uncovered haha.

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

Totally agree! I love leggings. Going to check out the Loft ones now! I hate it when teachers at my school wear leggings with shirts that don't cover them properly. In my opinion, leggings are not pants! I love the 3 looks you came up with. I really like your booties in your first picture, too.

lori said...

i love leggings! i've been looking for a good pair, i'll have to try loft- thanks!

s said...

love this! xO!
www.thehautecookie.com

-Facebook-
www.facebook.com/TheHauteCookie
-Twitter-
www.twitter.com/thehautecookie
-Instagram-
www.statigr.am/thehautecookie

B said...

leggings are the best!!

Ashley said...

I love all of these looks so much! And now I think I need to go shopping... :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I always feel like I can't pull off that leggings and high heels look. It looks so good on you, but I don't feel like it looks right on me. Also, thanks for the tip on Loft leggings! I will look into those!

Elsha said...

I'm so glad I found this post of yours! I just bought 4 pairs of leggings and then was stumped with how to style them. FOR. REAL.

You are the best!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...