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.
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.
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.