5 Tips on What to Wear with Leggings

A lot of people are so confused as to what leggings are. Are they pants or are they tights? Well they’re neither, really. Though all three are pieces of clothing that are meant to cover your legs, there are slight differences between them. The difference between leggings and tights are the thickness and the length. Leggings are thicker and extend only up to the end of the ankles while tights are thinner, sheerer, and cover the whole legs including the feet. The difference between leggings and pants, on the other hand, is mainly the material used.

However, because leggings are so versatile you can actually wear them either as pants or tights nowadays. You’ll even find that printed leggings and leggings of various fabrics and materials are becoming a hot trend.  So what to wear with leggings, you ask? Well, here are some fabulous suggestions:

  • A sweater  

If you want to wear leggings during winter or fall, the best way to go about this is to wear it with a sweater. Go for an oversized sweater if it’s really cold out.  Accessorize with a scarf and boots and you’re set to go about town comfy, cozy and chic.

sweater and leggings

printed leggings

sweater and leggings

  • A tunic top

Or any long top, for that matter. Because leggings are usually made of stretchy material, they hug your booty tight when you wear them so to make sure no one sees the outline of your sexy underwear, wear your leggings with a top that will fall on or just a little below your bottoms.

cool leggings

leggings and jacket

  • A dress or a skirt

Have you been wanting, for so long, to wear a dress or skirt that you’ve somehow outgrown lengthwise but don’t feel like showing lots of skin? Cover up with leggings! It’s the perfect fix. You can also wear leggings with a dress if you just don’t feel like showing your legs, especially if you skipped the shave this morning.

skirt and leggings

mini skirt and legiings

summer dress into a fall outfit

summer dress into a fall outfit

  • A boyfriend shirt

You know how boyfriend shirts sold like hotcakes a while ago? Well, boyfriend shirts are the perfect match for your leggings if you want to achieve a very casual look.

bf shirt and leggings

red leggings

  • Dress shirt and a cardigan

This is more of a fall-ish outfit idea. A dress shirt and a cardigan of about the same length with a pair of leggings will look ultra chic and gorgeous.

faux leather leggings outfit

leather leggings and cardigan

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The great thing about leggings is that they’re very comfortable to wear. It doesn’t matter if you have printed or plain leggings, as long as you know what to wear with them, you’ll be looking fab in no time!