No matter what time of year it is, leggings are the wardrobe staple piece that never fails to provide comfort to any outfit! Here at Pulse, we LOVE leggings. Whether you’re looking for a pair of loungewear leggings, athleisure leggings or fleece-lined leggings, The Pulse Boutique has you covered. So, once you’ve found the perfect pair for you, now it’s time to get down to how to best style them for any occasion! Leggings are versatile. They can be dressed up for a night out or you can even wear them as pajamas. Let’s dive into our favorite ways to style leggings.
1. How to Wear Leggings: Pair With a Sweater Dress!
This is a look that we mentioned in our blog post, How to Style a Dress in the Winter. Sweater dresses, shorter dresses and tunic tops are absolutely perfect and super easy to pair with leggings. The great thing about leggings is that they come in all sorts of colors, patterns, fabrics and sizes. We love to style our Pulse Basics Everyday Leggings with knit dresses or sweaters that are more oversized. These leggings have a super cozy fleece lining on the inside that will keep you so warm! For this look, we paired the everyday leggings with our Best Wishes BabyDoll Sweater Dress and knee high boots. Whether you’re headed to a holiday party or a Sunday morning church service, this outfit is great to wear in the cooler months! And it’s super easy to put together.
2. How to Wear Leggings: Lounging in Cuteness!
Have no plans to leave your house? That’s where this leggings outfit idea comes in! There’s nothing wrong with looking a little cute on your lazy days at home. Pulse has the cutest loungewear hoodies, tops and pullovers that are perfect to pair with leggings. So grab your favorite comfy top and style it with leggings and slippers for the coziest loungewear look. We decided to pair our Lost Without You Leopard Print Top with our Pulse Leggings and Soda Corset Faux Fur Slippers.
3. How to Wear Leggings: Comfy and Stylish!
Leggings are pretty easy to dress up or down! Another great way to style them is by incorporating them into an outfit that has layers. Put on your favorite graphic tee or henley and then add your favorite plaid top or denim jacket. Finish off the look with leggings and knee high boots or combat boots for a comfy look that’s also very fashionable. We decided to pair our leggings with a sequin pocket top that has a more oversized fit. You can’t go wrong pairing leggings with a top that has a longer fit just in case the leggings are thinner. We topped off this outfit by tying one of our bleached plaid button down tops around the waist and for a touch of style we paired it with knee high boots. For a more casual version of this look, we’d recommend throwing on some high top sneakers.
4. How to Wear Leggings: The Perfect Athleisure Look
Athleisure outfits are all the rage right now! They are a versatile type of outfit that you can wear to the gym, grocery shopping or dinner. We love how great they are for moms on the go! Leggings are an athleisure staple piece. They are comfortable and have enough flexibility to wear when working out. We recommend finding a pair of leggings like our Pulse Basics Essential Athleisure Leggings for all of your more athletic inspired looks. They feature a stretchy fit with a high-waisted compression waistband. Pair these leggings with a comfy hoodie or lightweight tee depending on the season. Finish off the look with a pair of your favorite sneakers. We decided to go for our light grey leggings and style them with a comfy camo hooded top that’s great for running errands. Then we finished off the look with a pair of high top sneakers.
5. How to Wear Leggings: Pair With a Sherpa!
There’s nothing better than a cozy sherpa or sweater during the cold Fall and Winter days. Our Buffalo Plaid Sherpas are perfect to style with leggings. If you have a sweater, pullover or sherpa that has a more oversized fit to it, then pair it with leggings for the cutest casual outfit. The great thing about patterned sherpas and pullovers is that they are super easy to throw on with leggings and a pair of boots for a complete look that’s also very cozy. For this look, we took one of our Buffalo Plaid Sherpas in Black & White and styled it with our Pulse Leggings and high top sneakers. For more buffalo plaid outfit ideas, check out How to Style Buffalo Plaid Blog Post.
6. How to Wear Leggings (BONUS look): Just Throw it On!
The truth is, there are endless ways to style leggings. Once you find a pair that you love, there’s a chance you’ll want to style them everyday. For this bonus look, we wanted to create an outfit that is the definition of cute, comfy and casual. We took one of our cowl neck knit tops and styled it with our leggings. To make this look even more comfy, we paired it with some Blowfish camo print sneakers. The great thing about this outfit is that you can easily recreate it with items in your wardrobe. Just find your favorite casual top and a pair of shoes that are a fun pattern or color to add a pop to your outfit!
Some Extra Tips!
What should you not wear with leggings? We believe that you should wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and confident. One tip we do have is that if your leggings seem to be a little sheer, you should not pair them with tops that are shorter fitting. We recommend throwing on a tunic top or a long cardigan with your favorite leggings if they thinner or see through.
- Should leggings be tight or loose? You will generally want a pair of leggings that are form fitting without being too tight that they’re uncomfortable. We like to say that leggings should feel like a second skin to make sure that you are comfortable in them throughout the day. But if looser leggings sound more appealing to you, find styles that feature words like “loungewear” or “casual.” Athletic leggings are typically going to be tight fitting.
- What kind of shoes should you wear with leggings? Shoes like sneakers, knee high boots, combat boots and slippers are great to pair with leggings. It all really depends on the type of look you are going for. For a casual daytime look, try sticking with flats like high top sneakers. For a dressed up nighttime look, go for a heeled knee high boot.
Find Your Perfect Leggings at Pulse
Now that you have a better idea of how to style leggings, it’s time to add some to your closet. Browse our variety of leggings that are available to shop in our daily new arrivals here at Pulse!