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

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 seven 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 + Cream Jacket + Beanie

How How to Make Leggings Look Expensive: @dawn.tan



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

Find the perfect fit with five lengths to choose from. 

2. Leggings + Mules + Trench Coat

How to Make Leggings Look Expensive: @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.

This oatmeal hue is hard to come by. 

You can't go wrong with classic hoops. 

The detachable strap allows for a variety of ways to wear this bag. 

H&M has all the essentials. 

3. Leggings + Stripe Knit + Leather Blazer

How to Make Leggings Look Expensive: @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. 

With so many ways to style a leather blazer, its a clever investment piece. 

This went straight in my basket. 

4. Leggings + Denim Jacket + Boots

How to Make Leggings Look Expensive: @msorrig



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. 

This classic piece comes in sizes 2XS to 4XL. 

A pop of pattern adds intrigue to the look. 

It's official: sock boots are back. 

5. Leggings + Sweatshirt + Track-Sole Boots

How to Make Leggings Look Expensive: @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. 

Add polish to any look with this simple blazer. 

This insulating pair is a must for cool winter days. 


Style Notes: Taking staple pieces such as a leather jacket, leggings and trainers, you can instantly create a sleek, put-together outfit that looks effortlessly chic. 

These chunky trainers balance the smart-casual feel.  

7. Bright Knit + Chunky Trainers

How to Make Leggings Look Expensive: @honeybelleworld



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

Liven up dark winter days with this fun knit. 

I always hear great things about Wolford's pieces. 

Retro silhouettes are trending right now. 

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

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