How to Wear Black Leggings

Black leggings are a hot trend right now that are at once fashion forward as well as a classic look. The style can dress an outfit up or down and looks good on virtually everyone, regardless of age or body shape. The key here is using the leggings as a backdrop for the rest of the outfit, so you let your style choices shine. But not everyone knows naturally how to pair black leggings appropriately with other items, and this can cause a fashion fail. Follow a few strategies to get your leggings looking right, and you’ll be dressed to impress.

With Skirts

Black leggings are the perfect accent for skirts, particularly as the weather gets cooler but you still want to make use of your favorite summer skirts. Pair leggings with any length skirt you like, but this look goes best with a skirt that is not too tight or form fitting. You can try skirts in a plethora of colors as well, as the black goes well with most any color palette. Try this look for a casual night out or an afternoon of shopping. Whatever you do, however, stick with tights that you cannot see through; you don’t want to go too opaque here, or it might look overly adolescent.

With Dresses

As well as black leggings work with skirts, they might work even better with dresses. Leggings can take the place of the tights you might typically wear with a dress, to give you added coverage and warm you up once those temperatures start dropping. Leggings look chic with many different types of dresses. Pair them with a little black dress for a monochromatic look, or go for a colorful frock that allows the leggings to blend into the background as a neutral. Leggings that come to the ankle look chic and pulled together for a classy affair, or opt for a dress with leggings that hit at mid calf for an event that is a bit more casual in style.

Choosing Shoes

Shoes can make or break an outfit, and this is especially true when pairing your shoes appropriately with leggings. Black leggings look great when tucked into boots, and boots of course work well in the cooler weather. This style is a good choice whether you opt for a flat boot or a heeled boot. Alternatively, flat shoes like a ballet slipper or loafer look sweet and casual with a legging that comes to the ankle. And heeled shoes like a wedge or peep toe pump look stunning with a black legging that comes to the ankle. Add a cute clutch and some sparkly jewelry and you are ready for a night out on the town.

Styling outfits to transition from summer to the colder months can sometimes be tricky, and black leggings are the ideal solution for any fashion maven or novice. Pair this style accessory with skirts or dresses, and dress the outfit up or down based on your choices of shoes and accessories. With only a bit of planning you can get longer use out of your cooler weather wardrobe items, and look like you’ve been put together by a professional stylist. You will look chic and stylish, without having to invest in costly new accessories…instead, you are getting the most use out of the wardrobe essentials you already have on hand.

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