This is the 21st century and we’re in the middle of the pandemic, so yes, you can wear your workout leggings as regular pants.
As a matter of fact, you can style them so well that no one will even know these are your gym pants. How you might ask? Here are a few ways to rock leggings outside of the gym and dazzle everyone with your style.
Do some layers
The easiest way to pump up your outfit, any outfit, is to add a layer to your base. In order to smoothly go from looking good at the gym to looking good doing everyday activities, top your legging with a cute sweater and add a matching handbag. Start with the leggings and gradually add layers to build your outfit. For cold weather, you can even combine your silky black leggings with ripped jeans—you’ll get warmth, you’ll get style and you’ll get an edgy outfit. A light coat over the entire look will complete it nicely and give your outfit a whole new dimension.
Choose matte over shiny
Shiny leggings are great for standing out at the gym or making yourself more visible while running outdoors, but matte fabrics are much more suitable for out-of-the-gym wear. Matte is easier to match with your other wardrobe and has a more sophisticated look. Luckily, every color and every style of leggings today comes in matte as well, so you won’t need to struggle too much with finding your perfect pair.
Opt for neutral colors
While you can certainly go bold with your disco leggings, a much better and easier way to style your workout clothes is to go neutral. It’s much easier to turn black legging into something presentable for grabbing coffee or enjoying a Casual Friday at the office. Black leggings go perfectly with a black top for a very sleek and chic look, but if that combo is too gloomy for you, opt for a nude-colored top. If you want to stand out, try color blocking and match single-color leggings with single-color t-shirt or hoodie—this look is timeless yet interesting and lively.
Combine them with a good shoe
It’s possible to combine your leggings with stilettos, but this look often leans on the trashier side. Plus, why would you combine something so comfy as leggings with something so uncomfy as stilettos! Anyway, a pair of simple booties are shoes essentials and they will fit perfectly with your leggings and give you a chill, effortless yet elegant vibe. Boots will give you all the mobility and comfort, without sacrificing any style. If you need some inspiration, grey leggings, a neutral t-shirt, a flannel shirt and short booties will look amazing and suitable for almost any occasion.
Accessorize your look
Another great way to elevate any outfit is to accessories here and there. To bring out the style in your leggings, you can combine your simple look with a belt, some bracelets, a designer purse or a stylish scarf. Throwing on a vintage denim jacket is also a great idea, and so is a leather jacket, especially if you’re aiming to add a little bit of edge to your outfit. If you’re into design, adding a unique patch to your leggings will make them stand out in all the right ways as well. You can find patches online and saw them on with only a few necessities and a good YouTube tutorial.
Hopefully, you’re not still wondering whether you can wear leggings outside of the gym. If you follow any of these easy tips, you’ll be able to create looks with your leggings perfect for the office, long walks, shopping sprees, Sunday brunch and everything in between.