If you think leggings are only for the gym, you’re absolutely wrong. With the right styling, leggings can be worn in everyday outfits for errands, in business casual settings and of course for any type of fitness outing. This versatility makes them incredibly convenient to wear from place to place for different activities.

The most flattering and comfortable type of leggings to go for is a seamless pair. Black will be the easiest color to style, but colored options can look eye catching as well. Here are 8 ideas to get you started!

1) A Casual Coffee Date Combo



This cozy outfit is equally warm as it is stylish. It features a few basic items paired together for an overall casual yet well put-together look. A puffer vest looks sporty and cute layered over a simple white hoodie, and the black leggings and white sneakers keep the color palate streamlined. Try adding your favorite bag and a few pieces of jewelry to nail this athleisure look.

2) Fall-Ready Street Style



This next outfit idea manages to make the undoubtedly casual leggings still look incredibly chic by pairing them up with a matching black structured coat. The amps of the level of formality to a cozy street style level perfect for running errands or meeting up with a friend. The slipper uggs are a fun trendy touch that takes the outfit to a whole new level.

3) Sporty Chic



If you love athleisure style but want an outfit that doesn’t look like you stepped straight out of a spin class, this is the one for you. The sneakers, black leggings and baseball cap and a flair of sportiness, but the cozy quarter zip sweater and blazer provide balance to make the outfit perfect for wearing outside the gym. The best part is layering on the sweater and blazer is incredibly convenient to transition between hitting that early morning workout class and grabbing brunch after.

4) Grayscale Palette



This outfit plays with leggings outside of the more commonly seen black variety. These figure flattering gray leggings still look ultra chic paired up with a white cropped hoodie, some white sneakers and a gray longline coat. Grey is one of the trendiest neutrals of the moment, so you can’t go wrong using this color palate this season.


5) Business Casual



This outfit is one of the most formal ideas on the list, and it fits perfectly into the still popular old-money aesthetic that’s taken the internet by storm. The structured boots combined with the black leggings look almost equestrian, and the addition of a high-quality coat, a thick knitted turtleneck and a preppy sweater draped over the shoulders make this outfit the epitome of perfection. Don’t forget to pair it with your favorite jewelry, sunglasses and bag to make the look your own.

6) Matching Set Magic



This outfit is both adorable and well-coordinated. The black leggings and matching crop top are already fashion forward, but the use of the “color sandwich technique” elevates the look even more. Matching your top (or in this case the outerwear) to your shoes and sandwiching a different color in between is an excellent way to always look coordinated. The white puffer and white sneakers do just the trick!

7) Edgy in All-Black


If you thought leggings were only for preppy looks or athleisure inspired outfits, this example proves otherwise. Combining black leggings with a black leather jacket and matching leather knee high boots will make you look like a rocker-chic fashionista. You can even boost the edginess by adding some dramatic smokey eye makeup or swapping out the black turtleneck for a band tee.

8) Natural Neutrals


This outfit incorporates the most comfortable footwear choice of the moment: uggs slippers. They look adorable paired up with a luxurious looking crew neck sweater in a similar tone. The tan color of choice is a warm neutral which emits a cozy vibe. This outfit is perfect for days you want to be both comfortable and cute.