Leggings are a staple in many women’s closets for good reason. They’re more comfortable than rigid pants but still allow you to create endless looks.
At Athlefit, we’re all about fashion trends that work for women on the move. We believe in garments that are versatile and can be dressed up, dressed down, and combined with other pieces to express your personal fashion sense in endless ways. That’s the beauty of leggings.
How you want to style your leggings is up to you, but here are just a few tips and ideas to help you get started if you’re not sure how to incorporate leggings into your wardrobe.
Wear fitness leggings with a sports bra
This one never fails! Gym leggings combined with a sports bra create a workout outfit that’s as stylish as it is functional and is a great choice for activities like yoga and Pilates. Pair black leggings with our Naif top for a classic look that includes a pop of colour.
So, what’s the difference between sports leggings and regular ones? Fitness leggings are designed to wick off moisture quickly, making sweaty workouts much more comfortable. Plus, they tend to be thicker to withstand the wear and tear that comes with the gym and so they don’t become transparent when stretched (so your underwear isn’t visible when you do a squat).
Make your top pop
Just as black or white leggings can look amazing paired with a brightly coloured sports bra, the same rule applies to other kinds of tops. Leggings set a nice, plain base and allow you to explore shirts and jackets with bright colours, eye-catching patterns or novel textures without the risk of your outfit looking too “busy.” Here are some specific ideas:
Black leggings with a bright blazer
Who said that leggings aren’t fit for the office? This pairing strikes the perfect balance between comfortable and fashionable and can even be used in professional settings.
White leggings with a chunky knit sweater
Basic white leggings look chic and don’t distract from the intricate textures of your knit sweater. This outfit gets a ten out of ten for cosiness, too.
White leggings with a dark plaid shirt
Black leggings with plaid shirts are a classic combination. Why not remix and refresh this look by using white leggings instead?
Play with shoe contrast
Create a colour block look that you can take from the gym to the street by matching black leggings with white tennis shoes. Or, for another great street style combo, try black leggings with white high-top sneakers. If you’re aiming for a more professional look, combine your leggings with ballet flats, oxfords, or even heels.
Didn’t we just say that it’s all about contrast? Well, different days call for different styles! Pair your white leggings with a beige blazer and beige boots to create a monochrome look that’s modern and chic. And don't forget to accessorise—a pair of golden hoop earrings take this outfit to the next level.
Try luminous or push-up leggings
If you’re looking to try something different, black or white luminous leggings have a gorgeous texture and reflectivity; they combine well with more plain tops and sometimes mimic the look of leather. Or, if you’re still waiting to see results from your workout and want to give your butt a boost in the meantime, push-up leggings are there to lend a hand.
What’s your favourite way to match black or white leggings? Let us know in the comments!