Let's Talk About Leggings—Here's What to Wear With Them for Fall 2021

Leggings are staples in many wardrobes given their versatile and comfortable nature. While some specific pairs are great for various workouts, the stretchy pants also work for those day-to-day looks when you’re out and about. Today, I thought I’d talk about the latter and showcase some of the chicest pieces to wear with leggings for fall.

In reality, you could pair a smattering of items with leggings, but there are a few key pieces that I think will elevate your legging looks even more. I scrolled through Instagram to uncover the forward items some of my favorite fashion follows are styling with their leggings right now. There’s everything from a bold outerwear choice to a specific knitwear silhouette that’s quite polished.

All of that shopping and styling inspiration is coming at you below.

1. Oversize White Button-Down Shirt

The best shirts to wear with leggings



A white button-down shirt is timeless, and one in an oversize cut is particularly modern with leggings.

2. Quilted Coat

The best puffers to wear with leggings



This specific puffer is incredibly chic with black leggings. The proportions are just great. That said, any forward quilted jacket works well this season.

3. Relaxed Blazer

The best blazers to wear with leggings



You just can’t deny the elegance of a modern blazer in a more relaxed silhouette. That ideal pick brings instant polish to an ensemble.

4. Loose Knit

Keep it extra cozy (and chic) by teaming your favorite leggings with a loose sweater for an of-the-moment vibe.

5. Trench Coat

Another strong outwear pick is the trench coat, particularly those reworked iterations with a trend-forward feel. Go for your leggings, a simple top, and a trench on top for a lovely fall ’fit.

6. Graphic Sweatshirt

The best sweatshirts to wear with leggings



Have a little fun with a graphic sweatshirt like this style from Anine Bing. So cute and playful.