How to Wear Leggings in 2022: 4 Super Cute Leggings Outfit Ideas

A guide to wearing all the leggings you love!

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This article will show you how to wear leggings in 2022, with cute leggings outfits we’re wearing on repeat.

There are so many new fashion trends that have been popping up recently, which might make you want to change your entire wardrobe. However, there are a few clothing items that have stood the test of time, that we can continue to style into 2022 and beyond.

One such example is leggings!

Leggings have been closet staples for years now. They are always a great go-to for everyday outfits, and if you’re like me, you probably own a million pairs.

Not only are leggings popular for everyday and lounging outfits, but they have recently become a staple for even fancier outfits!

This may come as a surprise, but when you see the four leggings outfit ideas below, you will understand why you should be wearing your leggings for all types of occasions.

Where To Shop For Good Quality Leggings

H&M:

I’ve always loved H&M leggings, they are so affordable. You can get cute colorful prints or patterns for not too much money! Their prices are always amazing and their quality is surprisingly good.

Lululemon:

Of course, no pair of leggings can beat Lululemon’s. Now that I have a little more spending money and take really good care of my clothes (tip: wash gently and air dry), these will last for years before they need to be replaced!

Nordstrom:

Nordstrom Rack is a great place to find designer clothes at affordable prices. I found some of my favorite pairs of leggings there, and they’re still in good shape today!

Calia:

Calia leggings are the best! A very underrated brand. My Calia leggings are super high waisted but still comfortable enough to wear while running errands or doing other activities; they come in different lengths so there’s sure to be a fit for everyone.

Hollister:

The best leggings are the ones you can wear every day. Hollister’s leggings come in tons of different colors and styles, they’re stretchy but not too stretchy, and affordable ($10-$30) – what more could you want?

A Few Quick Tips for Styling Leggings:

When looking for what leggings to wear, there are a few things you should take not of to make sure you look trendy in your outfits.

  • First, your plain black leggings that you buy in multiples can definitely be used to create a fashionable look — it’s all about knowing which items to pair them with.
  • Also, take note of the length because if you are not a fan of long leggings, you can go for cropped leggings as well!
  • If you want to spice up your outfits, colored leggings and ones with prints are also a fun and trendy way to go.
  • And, keep in mind what style of leggings you want to go for because flared leggings (also known as yoga pants) are coming back into style — I’m sure you’ve seen them all over TikTok.

Unsure how to style all of your leggings? Check out these four leggings outfit ideas that will do the trick!

Leggings Outfit #1: Basic Black Leggings

This example of how to wear leggings is for the classic black long leggings that you love so much! These are always my go-to leggings when I am in a rush or want something simple to wear to class or running errands.

This is my go-to outfit when I want to look cute and put together but still be super comfy in my leggings.

This look pairs a light blue oversized sweatshirt (oversized sweatshirts are very in style right now) with all black long leggings. Graphics and lettering are popular on sweatshirts right now, so this one is super on-trend.

Then, don’t forget your shoes and accessories because they are also important when deciding how to style your leggings. I recommend going for the trendy all-white chunky sneakers, like these, with some high ankle socks.

To spice the outfit up a bit, add some accessories, like this layered silver chain necklace!

Leggings Outfit #2: Cropped Leggings

Another favorite leggings style of mine is the cropped legging! This is perfect if you want to go for a more sporty look or if you want to wear your leggings to workout or go to the gym.

To get a fun and sporty look using leggings, pair some cropped black leggings like these with a cute workout style top like this cropped green tank top (green clothing items are very in style right now).

You can also pair this outfit with a cute hoodie, which will add to the sporty look.

To complete the outfit with some shoes and accessories, I would wear a trendy elastic headband, like this white one. Then, for shoes, I would go for something sleek and athletic, like these Adidas white sneakers!

Leggings Outfit #3: Pink Leggings

If you want to change up your leggings for some more fun ones, a trendy way to do it is by wearing some colored leggings like these pretty light pink ones!

A great way to style colored leggings with your outfits is by finding a graphic tee to match. Graphic tees are huge right now, so an oversized graphic tee like this adorable Bratz one is a perfect choice for pairing with leggings.

What’s great about this graphic tee is that it will match perfectly with your leggings! Then, for some accessories, you could go for a cute baseball cap (they are also popular right now) that matches the look.

And, don’t forget about your shoes! One thing I love about leggings outfits is you can pair them with almost any shoes, but you can never ever go wrong with trendy Nike Air Force 1s.

Leggings Outfit #4: Flared Leggings

Wondering how you can wear leggings outfits for nighttime? The new thing for leggings is the bootcut or flared legging (also known as the yoga pant).

This style of leggings was popular years ago and is now coming back as the new go-to leggings style for outfits in 2022!

What I love about this kind of legging is that it can be worn for lounging, but if you pair it with the right things, you can totally style it into a fancier look.

To get a look like this, I recommend going for all-black bootcut leggings like these (which even have a fun drawstring bow around the waist).

Then, add a trendy top like this scarf-style top for a very of-the-moment look. For shoes, I would definitely go with some heels to make your outfit look fancier, like these beige thong heels.

Also, don’t forget accessories! Add a cute black baguette purse to match and some trendy chunky gold hoop earrings.

Now, you have the perfect leggings outfit for fancier occasions.

How do you wear your leggings?

Which outfit is your favorite? What kind of leggings are you going to purchase? Do you ever wear leggings for fancier occasions? Tell us in the comments section below.

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29 thoughts on “How to Wear Leggings in 2022: 4 Super Cute Leggings Outfit Ideas”

  1. I wear leggings as much as I can. I dance, and I like wearing dancer-y clothes around to class and stuff too because it’s the most comfortable, movable kind of clothing. I struggle with the butt-covering though, since I have a pear-shaped body and a big butt. Tighter shirts tend to ride up, and I’m forever having to pull them back down, and baggier shirts just make my butt look bigger, usually. I can normally save myself with a long cardigan though.

    Maybe I should start wearing those tight mini-dresses from American Apparel as shirts…I bet that would work.

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  2. Love, Love, Love how you’ve put together Fashion Legging looks!!! I am a big leggings/tights fan and feel that they can be a timeless piece to any wardrobe, slim or heavy set-they are every girls best friend! As a Designer of (I think) some pretty phenomenal fashion leggings, I would make one addition to your looks, I’d like to see you show that, not only can leggings be worn with tunics, but also with dresses, shorts, mini-skirts and regular length skirts! I feel leggings are timeless because they can be the single piece that adds the “print, the pattern, the color, the sexiness, the rock star/biker effect” to an otherwise solid colored looks. You can also couple them with other prints to create a “tribal, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s or 80’s look. Leggings can even make an otherwise boring outfit standout!

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  3. My School has a strict dress code and you have to wear leggings under ripped jeans. So my favorite way to wear leggings is under skinny jeans with my uggs and Tennessee Vols shirt. It’s cute and comfy and it keeps you warm in the winter/

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  4. Thank you so much i am only allowed to wear skirts and get cold in the winter this tells me how to wear leggings with my skirt. Do you know any stores that sell cute denim skirts that would go good with leggings.

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  5. It’s time that we ALL wear leggings. Get over the fashionista and body image constraints and just wear them. You know you want to, you know they’ll be more comfortable than the constrictive clothes you wear now. Go for it. Enjoy leggings and wear them. Choose a well made pair – not with cotton fibers that bag out over time but a high tech fiber that retains its shape. Go for the comfort and support. Leggings that go to the ankle have a greater positive visual aesthetic than capri style that chop the leg. Plus the full length leggings support you from your ankle to your waist and give you an energetic lift.

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  6. this is proberly the best artical i have read upon for how to wear leggings but now i know a really simple but good oulfit that has benn in my wardrobe for monthes but i was just wondering can fat people wear leggings

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  7. i absolutly love leggings. i have a drawer full and they are all i wear. i find jeans unflattering for me for i have hips and do not lik to put them on center stage. but with leggings there is no uncomfy muffintop or low riding show. even in 30 below snow storms leggings are mi go to.. i would love too see more casual outfits that involve boyfriend clothes too!. your article is delicious! i love

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  8. Ladies, THEY ARE TOO PANTS!! And yes, us guys DO wanna see your camel toe! Don’t wear a long top that covers your bum. We wanna see it too! Seriously, why be a tease… ?

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  9. I LOVE that you mentioned that leggings arent pants haha that is one of my major pet peeves! I’m not the biggeset fan of printed leggings, i usually stick to different styles of black leggings. I love the last outfit but i’d probably wear black liquid leggings with a different color shirt.

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  10. Callie, a tunic is a shirt, that is long enough to cover your butt 😉 It may be more fitted, like a minidress, but casual tunics are very much like shirts, just not that baggy (however, a slouchy boyfriend tee can be worn as a tunic too, if pulled of correctly).
    I love the last outfit, I’ve never thought about pulling off flowery leggins, I used to think they a little bit tacky, but this exact pair looks awesome.

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  11. I really wish EVERYONE would realize leggings are not pants! My goodness it’s amazing to see how many people wear them as such. Major fashion faux-pas. Great article, very much needed!

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