The Right Way To Wear Leggings! DON’T Make These Mistakes!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Payless. All opinions are 100% mine.
The huge trend right now in case you are living under a rock (as many of us moms are!) is leggings. I am LOVING this trend. Now let me preface that statement with a few things. I used to HATE leggings when I saw people wearing them, but that was because they were ignoring a few basic rules when it comes to wearing leggings. Follow the rules and you can totally rock a pair of leggings no matter your shape or size!
Rule #1 when it comes to leggings is that your top that you pair with your leggings MUST be long enough to cover your booty and your front down to your thighs. You need a longer shirt paired with leggings because leggings are not pants and the tops you wear with your jeans won’t cut it with your leggings.
Rule #2 when you wear leggings and you are going outside your house you need to put together a look. That means that a long tee and leggings doesn’t always work. Often times it will come off looking as though you are wearing your pajamas. Pair it with a long cardigan or wrap over the shirt and add in some cute jewelry and boots and now you have a look.
Rule #3 is all about the footwear. You must wear the right footwear with your leggings. My absolute favorite thing to pair my leggings with is boots! Whether you are going for a dressed up look or a cabin in the woods look, there are boots to accomplish that look and keep your feet happy too. These Tysen Quilted Boots are my absolute favorite pair of boots I own. They pair perfectly with my leggings and they are comfortable too. I LOVE the quilted patter on the back of them. The best part is that they look high end without costing me my paycheck.
Here are the big DONT’S when it comes to wearing leggings, avoid these things at all costs!
- Don’t wear them with a short shirt! Cover your bum!
- Don’t wear leggings that are way too small and too tight. They reveal everything and unless you are comfortable with the whole world seeing everything that is under there then please wear the right size.
- Don’t wear them without completing a look or you’ll run the risk of looking like the lady who didn’t bother to get out of her pajamas that day!
Avoid these dont’s and observe the rules when it comes to the right way to wear leggings and you’ll have successfully joined the latest (comfy!) trend!
Once your addiction to leggings takes hold though watch out! You’ll never want to relinquish those amazingly cozy leggings ever again. Of course this will also lead to a boot addiction as you’ll need cute boots to pair with those comfy leggings. In the past week I’ve bought 8 pair of leggings and 4 pairs of boots! I found ALL of my favorite boots at Payless which was a welcome surprise as the final bill was not a shocker.
If you love these Tysen Quilted boots as much as I do then I recommend you run on over to the nearest Payless store or Payless.com and grab them up quick because they are on sale!! Plus you can even pair it with a coupon and save even more. I got mine for a ridiculously good price. Be sure to sign up for their Payless Rewards as you’ll also get coupons emailed to you! Be sure to also follow Payless on Pinterest for even more styling ideas!
I love leggings with boots. It’s such a great go-to look that is comfortable too. Those quilted boots are super cute! I would definitely buy these if I were out boot shopping. 🙂
It is true. Leggings are so comfy! They look cute with those boots- nice find!
I have yet to buy a pair, but I am seriously considering buying some. I have some boots that would look great with it.
I absolutely love the leggings look, but it has to be done right! YES, you HAVE to cover the bum!! I have seen far too many not following this rule and it is just wrong! It doesn’t look flattering at all! You need the nice longer top to pair. And a great pair of boots is a must too!
I really need a good pair of boots that go about to my knees for my leggings, I also need more leggings and tunics that work well with leggings! Oh, here I am making my Christmas wish list on your comments 😉 Thanks for sharing this, I see far too many (I am guilty of it too) wearing leggings all funky!
The boots are key when wearing leggings and trying to look put together.
Oh my goodness, I get so frustrated when walking around and seeing someone in leggings and seeing the outline of their undies. UGH… BTW- Love, love, love those boots. They are perfect for leggings and even a great pair of jeans.
Leggings are so comfortable to wear. I like to pair mine with boots and a long shirt. These are great tips.
I hate when i see girls wearing tights as if they were pants with a short shirt. It is terrible when you can see the underwear underneath.
Yes! Leggings are great but we should not be able to see underwear.
These are beautiful boots!! These are great tips for wearing leggings they can be so easily misworn.
I love leggings and you are absolutely right about all this. They are not pants and your top should definitely longer to hide your butt.
I don’t wear leggings much. These are great tips and I certainly would wear them with a cute pair of boots if I did put some on.
Thanks for all these great tips on how to properly wear leggings, I’ve always wondered how to wear this accessory I love and actually look good. Those boots you’re wearing are so cute too, I think those are going on my holiday wish list.
Now you can wear the comfy leggings like the rest of us.
Leggings are not pants! 😉 Always wear a shirt to cover up!
The first rule of Leggings!
Umm, these rules are actually only for overweight people.
The REAL rules for leggings –
1. Have a great figure, via genetics
2. Get in shape, accentuate your curves. Squats are great for this.
3. Wear leggings that are tight yet stretchy. Too tight and they obscure the curves you worked so hard for.
4. Wear heels – they extend the leg and also shape the calves.
5. DON’T wear a shirt that covers your rear. See the last statement of #3..
6. Enjoy all the appreciative attention from good looking guys and sneer at the catty women who criticize your look but secretly wish they could look like you and get that kind of appreciation.
Truth is sometimes hard.
Haha! I love this, such a great article. Ladies, cover your bum!!