I Wear Simple Leggings for Going Out—5 Outfits I'm Trying Next

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@jen_wonders

It’s official. Designers have ordained leggings past the gym, past the couch, and even past your daytime athleisure. The runway looks featuring leggings this season were proof enough, and they were also brimming with ideas on how to style up. 

Simple black leggings are a closet staple, yet you may be used to wearing them with a cozy hoodie, an oversize knit, or a matching workout top. I’m here to tell you that those same leggings can go to dinner, drinks, and more. Just ask Hailey Bieber

Celebrities aren’t the only ones capitalizing on this opportunity for comfort. I’ve been spotting it on social media recently and have pulled my favorite looks for inspiration. Below are five potential outfits I’m trying to take my leggings to the next level.

Metallic Top + Bright Mules

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@lisafolawiyo

A shiny party top can immediately spice up a pair of black leggings. Pile on the accessories, from diamanté earrings to flashy heels.

Bomber Jacket + Ballet Flats

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@hannamw

Keep it neutral with a puffy bomber jacket and classy flats. And of course, a sporty pair of shades never hurt a look.

Boxy Blazer + Over-the-Knee Boots

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@jen_wonders

Over-the-knee boots are a genius way to incorporate leggings without making the look feel casual. Pop on a crisp blazer and luxurious handbag for immediate sophistication.

Scarf Top + Neon Pumps

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@carodaur

For warmer weather, style a bold scarf top with split-front leggings. Match your bright, pointy-toe pumps because why not?

Fuzzy Coat + Heeled Boots

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@slipintostyle

Opt for a sleek, black bottom layer and toss on an opulent faux-fur coat. Keep the accessories simple but elevated.