I've Just Discovered the Secret to Making Leggings Look Chic

Maxine Eggenberger

Aside from my gym attire, leggings are one item I usually steer clear of. Most days, you'll find me wearing some sort of printed midi dress. As such, I've long believed that leggings looked too casual in comparison. That was until I started noticing how some of my favourite influencers have been styling their leggings of late.

Not just one, but six of Instagram's best dressers have been giving their black leggings a glossy spin, and they've inspired me to do the same. From sleek layering techniques to choosing suitably sleek accessories, making leggings look luxe is easier than I thought it would be. Keep scrolling to discover how to make leggings look chic, and I guarantee you too will be a convert.

Style Notes: Camille ensures her legging look is as chic as can be by styling it with an array of luxe textures—think leather and merino wool. 

Monki Faux Leather Blazer (£65)

Celine Open-Neck Jumper (£690)

Zara Leggings With Vent (£50)

L.K.Bennett Celina Suede Tassel Loafers (£175)

Style Notes: Leggings and a puffer jacket might sound casual on paper, but when painted in a refined colour palette of tan, camel and black, they look seriously premium. 

Acne Studios Oliveria Cropped Puffer Jacket (£600)

ASOS Heritage Check Blazer (£95)

COS Cotton Jersey T-Shirt (£15)

Loewe Gate Small Textured Bag (£1450)

Marks and Spencer High Waist Leggings (£20)

& Other Stories Croc Leather Knee High Boots (£205)

Style Notes: The Royals aren't the only ones who know coat dresses make for a sophisticated outfit option. Sylvie too wears her coats (especially those of the trench variety) as dresses. We love how she gives us peek of her leggings on show underneath.

Monki Soft Trench Coat (£60)

Thomas Sabo Silver Earrings (£49)

Truss Two-Tone Checkered Tote (£100)

Iris & Ink Turid Leggings (£80)

Gianvito Rossi Gianvito Rossi Grosgrain Mules (£490)

Style Notes: The beauty of legging looks is that keeping them on the simple side makes them look all the more stylish. Case in point: Natasha's denim pairing.

Hush Carol Denim Jacket (£75)

Arket Leggings (£35)

Wandler Yara Box Bag (£430)

H&M Ballet Pumps (£18)

Style Notes: Hannah strikes the perfect high-low balance by pairing her leggings and grey sweatshirt with an oversize blazer and rushed clutch bag. 

Arket Oversized Wool Hopsack Blazer (£135)

Weekday Sweater (£20)

Hanro Merino Wool and Silk Leggings (£87)

ASOS White Ruche Clutch Bag (£22)

Zara Track Sole Boots (£159)

Style Notes: The easiest way to liven up a pair of black leggings is with a bright knit and some chunky trainers. 

& Other Stories Alpaca Blend Knit (£85)

Wolford Black Stretch Leggings (£105)

Nike Air Max 98 Summit Trainers (£100)

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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