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

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.

1. Leggings + Stripe Knit + Leather Blazer
How to Make Leggings Look Expensive: @camillecharriere

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@camillecharriere

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. 

2. Leggings + Puffer Coat + Over-the-Knee Boots
How How to Make Leggings Look Expensive:  @handinfire

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@handinfire

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. 

3. Leggings + Mules + Trench Coat
How to Make Leggings Look Expensive: @sylviemus_

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@sylviemus_

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.

4. Leggings + Denim Jacket + Ballet Flats
How to Make Leggings Look Expensive: @msorrig

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@natashandlov

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.

5. Leggings + Sweatshirt + Track-Sole Boots
How to Make Leggings Look Expensive: @hannahlewisstylist

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@hannahlewisstylist

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

6. Bright Knit + Chunky Trainers
How to Make Leggings Look Expensive: @honeybelleworld

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@honeybelleworld

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

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

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