Since they were originally intended for workouts, leggings get a bad rap for being too casual or not thick enough to be considered a legitimate style of bottoms for women. But since the emergence of them on the yoga scene, retailers and designers have been creating leggings with stylish embellishments, bold patterns, and from thicker material, making them a more legitimate trouser option than ever before. A good pair of leggings can look like a really great pair of super-skinny jeans – only they’re actually comfortable to wear.
With the winter creeping up, leggings are a great alternative to wearing tights, dress pants or jeans. They look awesome under sweater dresses or paired with a pretty blouse to make them look like a great pair of super skinny jeggings. Leather and sequins leggings also make them a great (and super comfy) option for holiday parties as well. Plus, they tuck in perfectly to boots, making them an ideal winter wardrobe item.
Here are our top picks for leggings that will take you through the cold winter months:
Daisy Street Legging with Side Stripe
This pair keeps the sporty spirit alive with the bold white stripe down the side. Wear it casually with a sweater or dress it up for the evening with a blazer and a great pair of dressy ankle boots.
High Waisted Ultra Wet Look Leggings
These take the leather leggings look to the next level with a high gloss shine. Dress them up for a party with a blouse or wear them with a t-shirt and cardigan for a laid-back weekend look.
Free People Vegan Leather Leggings in Oxblood
Oxblood is very “in” right now and will help break up the black leggings you already have. Plus, these leggings will also be an awesome colour contrast to winter whites and other winter colours in your closet.
Skinny Treggings in Cord
The cranberry red is just the right colour for the holidays and the corduroy material is sure to keep you warm. Style it with a Christmas-ey jumper or stay cool with a leather moto jacket.
Stay stylish and ridiculously comfortable at all your holiday parties with these sequin leggings. They look great as styled here with a tuxedo jacket or you could wear them with a sleeveless blazer or leather jacket. Be sure to keep the top half of your outfit structured and classic to avoid contrasting too much with the bright silver sequins.
Ponte Knit Moto Legging
With the silver zippers and moto style, these leggings look more like trousers, so you can wear them everywhere.
Wilfred Free Daria Pant
Stay warm and cozy thanks to the velour material of these dreamy grey leggings. Dressed up or down, you’re sure to stay stylish and comfortable all winter long with them.
Talula Mullaly Pant
These basic black leggings are updated with faded pattern that makes them look like acid wash jeans. We’d wear them with a chunky black sweater and Chelsea boots.
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