What to Wear With Leggings — Once and For All

Let's face it: leggings are comfortable. That's likely why so many women favor them over jeans, trousers, and skirts, but figuring out how to wear them without looking a little too casual is a definite art form. While we're all for being cozy — particularly during the chilly months of the year — a lot of people don't realize that it's actually possible to look cute and wear leggings at the same time.

How to achieve stretchy-but-chic outfit nirvana? First up, find a pair of leggings you love, make extra sure they're not see-through (the worst!), then take some how-to-wear styling cues from the outfits ahead.

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With a statement faux fur jacket and heeled ankle booties to dress things up.
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With a statement faux fur jacket and heeled ankle booties to dress things up.

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With a chic striped shirt and on-trend puffer.
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With a chic striped shirt and on-trend puffer.

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With a romantic blouse and sleek overcoat.
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With a romantic blouse and sleek overcoat.

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In a subtle print with a tee and a moto jacket.
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In a subtle print with a tee and a moto jacket.

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In a neutral hue with a sophisticated blazer.
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In a neutral hue with a sophisticated blazer.

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Mixed with eye-catching embellished accessories to keep things interesting.
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Mixed with eye-catching embellished accessories to keep things interesting.

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Tucked into boots under a fuzzy coat.
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Tucked into boots under a fuzzy coat.

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With a denim jacket and metallic clutch to keep things casual cool.
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With a denim jacket and metallic clutch to keep things casual cool.

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In a shiny finish with a lace-up body suit and loafers for the perfect mix of sexy and subtle.
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In a shiny finish with a lace-up body suit and loafers for the perfect mix of sexy and subtle.

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With a warm sweater, elegant coat, and furry boots — comfy doesn't have to be frumpy.
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With a warm sweater, elegant coat, and furry boots — comfy doesn't have to be frumpy.

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With a varsity jacket and newsboy cap, because the old-school look is in.
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With a varsity jacket and newsboy cap, because the old-school look is in.

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With an animal print blazer and bright mules for a walk on the wild side.
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With an animal print blazer and bright mules for a walk on the wild side.

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With a cropped hoodie and baseball cap for a dose of sporty chic.
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With a cropped hoodie and baseball cap for a dose of sporty chic.

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With an outfit-making jacket.
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With an outfit-making jacket.

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With a voluminous jacket and boots that show a hint of ankle.
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With a voluminous jacket and boots that show a hint of ankle.

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In a stirrup style with pumps and an of-the-moment sweatshirt.
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In a stirrup style with pumps and an of-the-moment sweatshirt.

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With a long cable-knit turtleneck for coverage and comfort.
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With a long cable-knit turtleneck for coverage and comfort.

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With a simple knit and a shiny, ankle-length coat.
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With a simple knit and a shiny, ankle-length coat.

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Paired with a hoodie, bomber, and statement bag, all in a complementary color scheme.
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Paired with a hoodie, bomber, and statement bag, all in a complementary color scheme.

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In a split-ankle cut with a polished tweed jacket for something a little ladylike.
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In a split-ankle cut with a polished tweed jacket for something a little ladylike.

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In a monochrome outfit to elevate athleisure basics.
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In a monochrome outfit to elevate athleisure basics.

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With an intricate sweater and metallic sneakers.
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With an intricate sweater and metallic sneakers.

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With a menswear jacket, a luxe velvet bag, and cool kid sneakers.
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With a menswear jacket, a luxe velvet bag, and cool kid sneakers.

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Layered with pretty patterned socks for a dressier feel.
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Layered with pretty patterned socks for a dressier feel.