How have leggings evolved over time? They were a stretchy go-to for aerobics classes in the ’70s and ’80s and are worn in practically any setting you can think of today. From classic black leggings that go with everything to head-turning hot pink biker shorts, you can never have too many kinds of women’s leggings in your closet. Let’s look at all the ways you can work leggings into your daily rotation…as if you needed an excuse to wear them more.
If you’re hitting up the gym several days a week, you’ll need a robust collection of women’s activewear to avoid constantly having to do laundry. Keep in mind that different types of training require different kinds of workout leggings. For instance, if you’re into HIIT or heavy lifting, you’ll need extra-supportive leggings with a lot of stretch and compression. If you’re heading to yoga class, you won’t need as much compression, but a seamless, comfy fit is imperative. Layer on women's hoodies and sweatshirts pre-and-post workout to keep your muscles warm.
The athleisure trend is still going strong, which means that leggings are a perfectly acceptable choice outside of the gym, too. Leggings always look good with oversized women’s T-shirts and trainers. We’re also partial to high-waisted leggings paired with a crop top and jean jacket for casual style that’s equally chic.
Believe it or not, when done right leggings can also be worn to the office. Swap traditional women’s pants for bootcut leggings, pair them with sleek pumps, a crisp white button-up, a tailored blazer and voila! You’ve got a look that’s polished, contemporary and put-together.
For Nights Out
Dinner dates or all-night dancing calls for something stretchy and chic. Faux-leather or tonal croc-embossed leggings lend an edgy vibe to your evening outfits. Elevate this look by pairing it with a black blazer, a blouse and strappy sandals or go all-out Rockstar with a leather jacket, a V-neck and booties.
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