Are Leggings Still in Style Right Now? (2023)
Are Leggings Still in Style Right Now? (2023)
By the Pureful Yoga Team 🍃
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If you’re like most people, you probably have a few pairs of leggings in your wardrobe – or maybe you’re looking for the next pair to buy.
So are leggings still in style today, right now?
They’re comfortable, flattering, and versatile – what’s not to love? But with so many other options out there, is it still worth wearing leggings today?
Thankfully, we’ve done the legwork for you (pun intended). Here’s what you need to know.
Are leggings still in style?
Leggings will always be in style – but not all types! However, they’re extremely versatile – you can wear them to work, to the gym, for a night out, running errands, or simply lounging. Plus, they keep you warm in the winter + cool in the summer.
Popular legging styles right now
1. Pencil style
These leggings hug your curves in all the right places and are incredibly slimming.
They’re perfect for pairing with tunics or long sweaters – just make sure your top fits the length you are aiming for! Cover your behind is up to you – pencil leggings can match both looks. They can also be dressed up with a blazer and heels for a night out or professional event.
As you can see here… you can even dress them up with heels for a night out or professional event.
2. Leather (tights)
Want a fashionable, stylish look? Wear leather leggings. They are also very comfortable and trendy, meaning they can be worn in many different settings (including a downtown trip, night out, and most formal settings).
They can also add an edgy and stylish touch to any outfit, making them a great option for those who want to stand out from the crowd. Pair them with a variety of tops – including sweaters, blouses, and even shirts.
Plus, leather leggings are perfect for transitional weather – since they can keep you warm on cold days and cool on hot days.
3. High waist
High waist leggings come up higher on your waist – which is not only more comfortable, but also helps to smooth out and flatten your tummy.
They’re ideal for medium to high-impact activities like running or aerobics – but can also be worn for everyday activities like errands or walking the dog. Plus, they look great with cropped tops or tucked-in shirts.
4. Wide-leg leggings
These leggings have a looser fit around the hips and legs, making them extremely comfortable and flattering on all body types.
If you’ve got wide hips, this is the style for you! They look great with a tunic top or oversized sweater – just make sure the bottom of your top isn’t too long… or it will bunch up around your waist.
5. Mid-calf leggings
These are one of the most popular styles right now – and it’s easy to see why. They offer just the right amount of coverage, while still being super comfortable.
Plus, they look great with everything from sneakers to booties. If you’re looking for a versatile pair of leggings that you can wear anywhere, mid-calf length leggings are the way to go.
6. Stirrup leggings
Remember those stirrup leggings you used to wear in high school? Well, they’re back – and they’re cooler than ever.
Stirrup leggings offer a retro look that is both unique and stylish. Plus, they’re incredibly comfortable and look great with everything from sneakers to heels.
If you’re looking for a pair of leggings that will make heads turn, stirrup leggings are your go-to style option.
7. Jeggings (jean leggings)
Jeggings are basically jeans that have been turned into leggings. They offer the same comfort as traditional leggings, with the added bonus of pockets and a fly closure.
Jeggings can be dressed up or down, making them perfect for any occasion. If you’re looking for a pair of versatile leggings that can take you from the office to happy hour, jeggings are the way to go.
What to wear with leggings
Leggings are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own. They can be dressed up or down, depending on how you style them (and they can be worn year-round).
However, they can also be tricky to style. You don’t want to look like you rolled out of bed – but you also don’t want to seem like you’re trying too hard.
Not sure what to wear with leggings? Here are 6 looks to get you started:
1. Loose fitting blouse w/ pencil leggings
Great for running errands or grabbing coffee with friends. A loose fitting blouse will keep you comfortable while the pencil leggings are both breathable for the summer, and capable of keeping your legs warm during the winter. Add a pair of flats or sneakers and you’re good to go.
2. Tight fitting tank top w/ wide leg leggings
This is a more dressed-up version of the first look. The tank top will show off your curves while the wide leg leggings will balance out your silhouette. Swap out your flats for a pair of heels and you’re ready for a night out on the town.
3. Boots w/ dressy outfit
A must-have for fall, these boots also happen to be the perfect thing to wear with leggings. Plus, they’ll keep your legs warm when the temperature starts to drop.
Pairing boots with a dressy top and leggings is a great way to get all the benefits of wearing a dress without having to worry about the wind blowing it up. Finish off the look with some dangling earrings and you’re all set.
4. Sandals w/ leggings
One easy way to style leggings is to pair them with sandals.
This is a great option for when you’re running errands or if you’re going to be doing a lot of walking. Just make sure that your sandals are comfortable and that your leggings aren’t too loose or baggy.
5. Accessorize w/ scarves, belts, and jackets
Another way to style leggings is to dress them up with accessories. Scarves, belts, and jackets can all help to make your outfit look more put-together.
Just make sure that your scarf doesn’t make your outfit look too bulky and that your belt doesn’t make your outfit look too busy.
If you want to wear leggings as part of a more casual outfit, then athleisure is the way to go. Athleisure is all about being comfortable while still looking put-together. Pair them with Pureful Yoga essentials.
So, pairing leggings with a cute sweatshirt or jacket is a great way to achieve this look. Just make sure that your clothing items fit well and that you don’t look like you just rolled out of bed.
How do you wear leggings today?
Here are a few more tips for how to wear leggings today:
- Choose the right type of leggings for the occasion – there’s a difference between dressy leggings and casual leggings.
- Don’t be afraid to layer – leggings can be worn under dresses, skirts, and shorts.
- Accessorize with scarves, belts, and jackets to change up your look.
- Make sure your shoes are appropriate for the outfit – sandals work well with casual leggings while boots are better suited for dressier styles.
- Leggings and yoga pants are often interchangeable – similar clothing for yoga and exercise.
What should you NOT wear with leggings?
1. Excessive jewelry
While a pair of earrings or a necklace is perfectly acceptable with leggings… excessive jewelry might not be.
Most leggings (besides leather tights, or maybe jeggings) are a fairly casual piece of clothing – so adding a bunch of bling will make you look overdressed. Keep it simple when wearing leggings.
Wearing heels with leggings is generally not a good idea (but once again, leather tights and jeggings might be the exception here – since they’re more fashionable).
Heels tend to make an outfit look more formal, while most leggings are usually considered to be casual wear.
Wearing heels with leggings can also be uncomfortable, as they can dig into your legs. If you absolutely must wear heels with your leggings… you might also try a pair of wedges instead.
Crocs have trouble going with any outfit – and they’re typically worn at home. However, always wear what you’re comfortable with! You might want to pair crocs with blue denim jeans, or even sweatpants.
Will leggings ever go out of style in the future?
No, leggings will never go out of style. They’re a versatile and comfortable article of clothing that can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion – and they’re great to wear as regular pants too, as reviewed on this page. They’re perfect for lounging around the house, running errands, and even a night out or at work.
Plus, they come in a variety of colors and styles to fit anyone’s taste. So don’t worry, leggings lovers, they’re here to stay!
The pros and cons of wearing leggings
Leggings are one of the most versatile and comfortable articles of clothing that you can wear. (Also… who invented leggings?)
They can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. However, there are some pros and cons to wearing leggings that you should consider before making them a staple in your wardrobe.
PRO: You can wear them with almost anything
Leggings look good with a variety of tops and shoes. You can wear them with a flowy tunic, a fitted t-shirt, or even a dressy blouse. And they can be paired with sneakers, boots, or heels. The options are endless!
CON: They can be trickier to style than jeans
Leggings often require a bit more thought when it comes to putting together an outfit. Jeans go with pretty much anything, but leggings need to be paired with the right top and shoes. Otherwise, you run the risk of looking like you’re wearing pajamas in public.
PRO: They’re incredibly comfortable
There’s no denying that leggings are comfortable. They’re made of stretchy fabric that moves with you, making them ideal for working out, running errands, or just lounging around the house.
CON: They show everything
Leggings are notoriously tight-fitting and don’t leave much to the imagination. If you’re not comfortable showing off your curves, then leggings probably aren’t the best choice.
But leggings are a versatile and comfortable article of clothing that can be paired with almost anything.
However, these pros and cons to wearing leggings should consider before making them a staple in your wardrobe. Ultimately, the decision is up to you!
How to care for your leggings
We love our leggings. They are comfortable, versatile, and make us feel good. But how do we keep them in tip-top shape?
Just like any article of clothing, leggings need a little TLC to stay looking their best. Keep reading for our top tips on how to care for your leggings!
Leggings can be machine washed cold with similar colors. We recommend using a gentle cycle and avoiding fabric softener, which can break down the Lycra fibers over time. Always hang dry—leggings will last much longer if you avoid putting them in the dryer.
Fold your leggings and store them in a drawer or on a shelf. If you want to hang them, make sure to use padded hangers so they keep their shape. Avoid storing leggings in humid places, as this can lead to bacteria growth.
If you get a stain on your leggings, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to remove stains without damaging the fabric.
- First, try spot cleaning with soap and water.
- If that doesn’t work, you can try using a gentle bleach solution or soaking the leggings in vinegar overnight.
- Whatever you do, avoid using harsh chemicals or scrubbing the fabric too aggressively – this will only break down the fibers and cause the leggings to pill.
With a little care, your leggings can last for years to come! Just remember to machine wash cold, hang dry, and avoid using harsh chemicals or scrubbing too aggressively when cleaning stains.