13 Fresh Ways to Wear Leggings in the Summer

You can’t ignore the power of athleisure and its OG staple, leggings. After all, between the undeniable comfort and the variety of new styles coming out every day, the stretchy bottoms have quickly evolved from a staple reserved for workouts to an easy alternative to your favorite jeans. Now that warmer temperatures are well on their way, you probably want to get some fresh ideas for summer outfits to style around your leggings.

From easy ensembles that’ll take you everywhere from the gym to brunch to more intentional outfits you could potentially wear to the office or for a night out, there’s nowhere your leggings can’t go—except, perhaps, for those more formal occasions. These effortless summer outfits will keep you cool and relaxed throughout the next few months. To show you what we mean (as well as provide ample sartorial inspiration), we’ve rounded up stylish looks from our favorite It girls who have become pros at pulling off leggings in any season. Scroll down to see them all below.

Style Tip: Style a wrap top with your leggings for a chic (and cool) ballet-inspired ensemble.

We never get tired of a ballet-inspired wrap top.

The color of these sporty leggings is so good.

Style Tip: You can never go wrong with an oversize sweater, which you can wear before, during, and after your workouts.

Style Tip: Opt for a pair of colorful leggings to take on a refreshing approach to the athleisure staple. To make them more wearable, style them with a black painter's jacket.

Swap out your everyday denim trucker jacket for this chic black painter's coat.

Style Tip: If you want to wear your leggings to the office, style a spring blazer over them.

Celebrate the warmer weather with this check blazer.

These leggings have a slight sheen to them for a chic touch.

Style Tip: For an easy streetwear outfit, wear a lightweight windbreaker with your leggings.

This will look as good styled with a pair of leggings as it does with your favorite jeans.

If you look at the reviews, these are definitely worth having in your collection.

Style Tip: Try a black crop top and a pair of coordinated leggings for a classic look.

The floral lace detail on the sides is so pretty.

Style Tip: Go for the monochromatic look with varying shades of your favorite color.

These leggings are so comfortable you'll never want to take them off.

Style Tip: A classic white cropped T-shirt with a pair of leggings and heels will have you ready for a casual night out.

A cropped white tee will always have a place in your closet.

Depending on how you style them, you can wear these for every casual occasion.

Style Tip: Your leggings will feel instantly dressed up with a sleek moto jacket styled over it.

These will get you through any workout.

Style Tip: Wear a coordinated outfit featuring a crop top and matching leggings for an instantly put-together look.

Let this be an everyday top for the summer.

Anything with Adidas's iconic three stripes will be a classic.

Style Tip: Give your leggings a sartorial boost with a chic fleece pullover.

Style Tip: If you need a quick and easy ensemble, a lightweight long-sleeve T-shirt with leggings will never go wrong.

This sweatshirt will easily become a part of your everyday wardrobe.

These will hold everything in in the best possible way.

Style Tip: For an outfit that'll have some edge (and is ready for any activity), a muscle tee and classic leggings will be a go-to option.

A muscle tee is great for those hot, sunny days.

These will take your athleisure look up a notch.