Leggings are a wardrobe staple for many. Maybe they're even a go-to for you. You're going to be quite interested in the intel coming your way. While scrolling through the feeds of some of my favorite fashion people, I saved a few outfit ideas that I think are particularly chic that feature leggings teamed with other of-the-moment basics.
Sure, you may have a few pieces you tend to wear with your favorite leggings, but it might be worth it to consider pairing them with the elevated basics ahead to create those A+ looks now and into fall. Below you'll uncover the outfits I saved, along with shopping inspiration focused on the basics that look chic with leggings, and yes, a few standout pairs of leggings if you could use a new pair.
An oversize knit is inherently chic and works flawlessly with leggings. This look is cool with the tube socks and sneakers.
Relaxed Button-Down Shirt
This ensemble is easy yet fashion-forward, thanks to the relaxed button-down shirt, leggings, and trendy mesh ballet flats.
Knit Dress + Bomber Jacket
You can't go wrong with a layered look for fall. A dress over leggings and a bomber jacket on top is where it's at.
That perfect blazer will bring instant polish to any look, including a look with leggings and boots.
Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.
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