5 Ways To Style Leggings This Winter (and Actually Look Like You Tried)

written by BELLA GIL

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Source: Laura Byrnes
Source: Laura Byrnes

We already know you know that leggings don’t have to be solely for working out. From lounge leggings to ultra-comfy thick leggings, to lightweight pairs and even flares, there’s quite literally a different legging for every occasion and season. And the easiest (and best) season to style them is without a doubt winter.

When you style them up, leggings provide an easy way to keep comfy without the rigidness of jeans while still looking put-together. In the colder months when layering is key, oversized sweaters and jackets will do all the talking with your favorite leggings as the ultimate base. Trust us: No one will even register you’re wearing them at all.

For busy days out and cozy days in alike, these five chic leggings outfits are on our inspo boards to style ASAP. 


1. With a cozy fleece

Slightly more elevated than your favorite go-to sweatshirt, a chunky, comfy fleece is the perfect top to pair with leggings. If it’s extra chilly, layer a thin white turtleneck underneath for an après ski effect that’ll keep you cozy until the first days of spring.


Lightweight Fleece

7 colors available

The North Face

Zip-Up Fleece

5 colors available

2. With a plaid shacket

What can’t a shacket be paired with? Use yours as an excuse to branch out from just styling black leggings and make it a monochrome look instead. It’ll bring a much-needed spark of joy to the gray days of winter while keeping you extra cozy.

3. With a wool coat

If you’re looking for a chic finishing touch to a winter outfit, the answer is always an oversized wool coat. With your favorite sneakers, a striped sweater, and a baseball cap, it’ll have that model-off-duty effect that just could make it your new winter uniform. 

4. With your winter essentials

For those freezing cold days where you don’t know where to start when getting dressed, pair your leggings with your parka, snow boots, and an oversized scarf. Your leggings will tuck into your boots for a seamless look on bottom that won’t be too bulky with your coat. For extra winter chicness, don’t forget a chunky pair of socks.


Mohair Plaid Scarf

6 colors available


Mohair Blend Scarf

4 colors available

5. With an oversized blazer

An oversized blazer works for just about any scenario, and when thrown atop a pair of leggings and boots, the look screams uber-cool and uber-chic. The cool-girl black sunglasses are optional, but highly recommended.