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9 Cute Ways to Wear Leggings on a Date

So you landed a date with the cutie you’ve been eyeing for weeks, and there’s only one thing left to do: find the perfect outfit. Like many collegiettes, you may have a hate-hate relationship with, well, any pants besides leggings. Have no fear—we’ve come up with five perfect ways to wear leggings on a date. Read on for a cute and comfy outfit.

1. Dinner & Movie

Red top



Maidenform legging



Heel boots



Pairing leggings with a tunic is a great way to make them a little more formal. Add a cross-body purse and your favorite pair of booties for a bohemian look! This outfit is perfect for the classic dinner and movie date.

2. Shopping



Splendid stretchy pants



Pointy toe flat



If you’re looking for something a bit edgier, a leather jacket can do the trick. A red purse makes this look stand out even more! This outfit is perfect for a shopping date—you’ll look super stylish while staying super comfortable.

Related: 19 Reasons You Should Never Stop Wearing Leggings

3. Dressy dinner

Oversized jacket



ASOS clothing



River Island orange camisole



Ripped leggings give this outfit some spice. Pair them with a light wash jean jacket and some killer heels, and your date won’t be able to stop staring! This outfit is perfect for a fancier dinner, when things may be getting more serious.

4. Meeting the parents

Topshop sweater



Faux leather legging



Forever Link black flat



Topshop hand bag


Leather leggings make this outfit a bit dressier. With sky-high booties and a cross-body bag, you’ll look totally put-together! Your SO’s parents are going to love you.

5. Concert

The zippers and leather panels on these leggings make them perfect for that concert you’ve been waiting for. A red top and sparkly booties perfect the look!

6. Picnic in the park

Long sleeve top



Purple legging



Converse high top



Aéropostale crossbody purse


This casual outfit is perfect for a more laidback date. The patterned leggings spice it up while the white shirt and Converse tone it down!

7. Lunch date

WithChic ombre top



Legging pants




Rebecca minkoff handbag


For a more laidback look, pair colored leggings (like these wine-colored ones) with an oversized sweater and tall boots. So easy, so trendy! This look is casual enough for a lunch date, but still super cute!

8. Coffee date


Zizzi straight jacket



River Island white pants



Charlotte Russe wedges shoes



Topshop man bag


This sleek outfit is perfect for a date at your local coffee shop. The white leggings and wedges make this look perfect for warmer weather. Ice cream, anyone?

9. Flea market





Jack rogers flat




Steve madden jewelry



We love these military leggings! With a cute crop top and sandals, you’ll be sure to come across some awesome finds. If you want to make it dressier, add a necklace, too!

Whoever told you not to wear leggings on a date clearly didn’t know what they were talking about. With one of these fashionable outfits, you’ll definitely score a second date. Have fun, collegiettes!

Rachel graduated from the Honors College at James Madison University in May 2017 and is pursuing a career in the media/PR industry. She majored in Media Arts & Design with a concentration in journalism and minored in Spanish and Creative Writing. She loves spending time with friends and family, traveling, and going to the beach.
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