Leggings get a bad rap—for every girl who’s grateful for her ability to look cute and stay oh-so-comfy, there will always be somebody out there trying to convince her that leggings are not pants. Sigh. Luckily, as it turns out, not only can leggings look super chic, but they can also be worn every day of the week—seriously! All it takes is a few styling tips and tricks to get a week’s wear out of this wardrobe essential.
For the long Monday ahead, snuggly suede leggings are just the thing—they’re super cozy, but look perfectly put-together. For a bit of polish on top, layer an oversized stripe button down and a faux leather jacket. Shiny, pointed patent booties will give you the confidence to take on the day in style.
Is there anything better than leggings and a giant, cozy top? Swap out basic black leggings for a faux leather pair, and top them with an oversized navy sweater and gray coat that’s part-bathrobe, part-jacket that you can actually wear in public. A plain nude tote for your books and simple strappy black flats look amazing with this minimalist ensemble.
Avoid those mid-week blahs by shaking up your style with fur, plaid and metallic hues! Top your go-to black leggings with a flannel shirt and fuzzy fur vest. Add even another layer to the look by wearing a chunky statement necklace tucked under your shirt collar. Shimmering silver booties make for a standout look when paired with your plain black leggings.
By Thursday, you’ll be in need of a comfy, practical athleisure look—perfect for the girl on the go! Sporty Adidas stripe leggings look less like workout gear when paired with a large, lived-in gray tee and burgundy moto jacket. For a day full of club meetings, classes and other appointments, on-trend Adidas sneakers are the comfiest things you’ll ever wear.
When it’s finally Friday, upgrade your typical leggings-and-a-sweatshirt outfit for a much trendier take on the look—try oxblood leather leggings and a LOL-worthy graphic sweatshirt. Leopard booties add a pop of print to your ensemble, and an edgy bucket bag transitions seamlessly from day to night, no matter what your Friday evening plans are!
For Saturday, keep things simple in gray marled leggings. Pair them with a fun graphic tee and a casual utility jacket—a must-have topper in every collegiette’s closet. White Converse are a Saturday afternoon classic—ditto with a cute fringe crossbody. Oh, and don’t forget a cozy pom-pom beanie to hide that Saturday morning hair—we won’t judge!
Sundays were made for never leaving your bed—but when you do, pairing your leggings with a plaid wrap coat basically feels like you’re bringing your blanket with you. For extra warmth, tuck a gray turtleneck sweater underneath, and belt it all with an on-trend western-inspired belt. Ladylike lace-up flats in gray suede are a fun way to feel fancy, but keep the look low-key.
With a few fashion hacks and creative styling, it’s totally possible to make leggings your Monday to Sunday pants of choice! Dare we say it: We might have just fallen in love with our leggings even more.