Fashion Essential: Black Leggings, 3 Ways

Black leggings

We’ve been through a lot together, you know. 

Throughout our childhood, our black stirrup pants dutifully stayed strapped underneath our feet, inside of our buckle shoes. In college, they got us through countless late night study sessions, and a few too many impromptu 80’s theme parties.

And now? We still can’t seem to keep them on the shelf very long. They’ve come a long way from the worn out, paper thin cotton variations we used to go through like stockings. These days, our leggings are active wear, loungewear, and even date-night wear (we especially love this style from Athleta). So this season, we’re pairing up with Stephanie Horstkoetter of Glitterary to show us some fresh new ways to style this Everygirl Essential that we all love so dearly. 


For a look as glam as it is comfortable, Stephanie goes for an ultra-chic black and white ensemble. Start with your leggings and a white blouse. Then layer on a leather jacket (we’re swooning over this one from Modern Citizen), statement jewelry, and black heels. 

Rocking this ensemble later this winter? Just layer on a black overcoat and swap these open toes for black booties! 

Get her look: Leggings, Jacket, TopHeels, Clutch, Aviators, Bracelet, Earrings 


The perfect recipe for an autumn afternoon, go for an oversized geometric poncho (only $39 from Urban Outfitters!), a pair of knee-high leather boots, and top it off with a felt hat. (Can you tell we’re a little obsessed?). 

Get her look: Leggings, Poncho, Hat, Aviators, Necklace, Boots 



For a casual Sunday stroll through the park, or post-yoga brunch with the girls, leggings are the perfect piece for a sporty, yet feminine, look. 

Opt for a dainty set of necklaces and stackable rings to add a delicate, sophisticated touch. Heading to coffee afterwards? Add a pop of bright pink lipstick. 

Get her look: Leggings, Sweatshirt, Jewelry, Bag, Shoes, Aviators, Lipstick



Don’t forget to follow Stephanie on social: 
Instagram: @glitterary_
Twitter: @glitterary_
Facebook: /glitterary

How will you wear your favorite black leggings this fall? 


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