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What to Wear With Black Leggings

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Regardless of your personal style, I’d consider black leggings an essential in every gal’s closet. I love a good pair of black leggings because they’re not only comfortable but they can also effortlessly transition from casual to chic.

As one of the most adaptable pieces in your closet, you likely know that black leggings can be a canvas for endless outfit possibilities. While this is certainly a good thing (the more versatility, the better), it can also feel overwhelming to have so many options.

If you’re stumped on some quality black leggings outfit ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re planning for a relaxed weekend of errands or you need a polished office look, one of these looks is sure to work perfectly for you.

From cozy knits to tailored blazers, the trick is to understand how to style and accessorize these versatile bottoms for any occasion.

What to Wear With Black Leggings

Oversized Hoodie + Black Leggings

When it comes to styling hoodies with leggings, the bigger and baggier, the better! However, be sure to play with proportions. Since you’re going big and baggy on top, consider a more fitted and snug legging. This will help you look a bit more polished.

The best thing about a hoodie is that you can go with a dark and neutral look or you can have fun and bring out a pop of color or unique prints you might not wear every day. Who cares if you are wearing a bright pink hoodie that’s two sizes too big for you—you’ll be cozy and look chic.

Same goes with footwear—depending on your personal style or occasion you can really pair this look with anything: sneakers, ankle boots or even loafers!

White Sneakers + Black Leggings

Black and white will simply never go out of style. And what better way to keep the trend thriving than with the #SilbSqaud’s fave pair of white sneakers and some black leggings.

For the colder winter months, grab some chunky white socks to keep your ankles warm and layer with cozy sweaters or even an oversized blazer. For summer months a white sneaker and a graphic tee is perfect!

You can even try changing up your leggings—maybe opt for a flare leg or one with a front slit. Either will still look great with your white sneakers.

Jean Jacket + Black Leggings

Embrace a more laid-back look by incorporating a jean jacket into your black legging outfit. While I love styling a denim jacket with a mini skirt or a sundress, when paired with the right leggings, you’ll have a perfect outfit that will highlight your silhouette but still make you feel comfortable. I personally would go with leather leggings for this look.

The jean jacket and leather legging combo effortlessly transitions from day to night. Layer it over a cropped hoodie in the colder months, or elevate your outfit with a crisp white blouse or button down for a look that’s timeless and trendy.

Accessorizing with a jean jacket is also super fun. You can add hats or scarves when the weather is cooler and in the spring and summer months, you can bring out fun handbags and shoes with a pop of color.

Sweater + Black Leggings

Wrap yourself in warmth by styling your black leggings with a cozy sweater. This classic combination strikes the ideal balance between comfort and fashion-forward. Plus, there are so many types of sweaters you can pair with your leggings.

If you’re looking for a more conservative look (and want to keep your booty covered) grab an oversized sweater or duster cardigan so you feel comfortable all day long. If you want a more sophisticated meets sporty look, you can wear a turtleneck sweater or cropped button sweater.

Depending on what you’ve got on the agenda, you can dress this look up or down easily. For example, you could throw on some tall boots and you’d be set for a date night or slip into some sneakers for a more chill look.

Blazer + Black Leggings

Similar to throwing on a jean jacket (but with a bit more sophistication), a blazer is a great piece to style with black leggings. You can go simple with a neutral color or have fun with fabrics, like this faux leather blazer. Underneath the blazer, you could wear a simple t-shirt or sweater as your base.

Similar to the hoodie, in this case the oversized look is probably the way to go. This will help make your look office-friendly.

Button Down Shirt + Black Leggings

I don’t know about you but I’m loving the professional and preppy look of this classic button-down shirt. The best part is that you can totally steal one from your husband, brother, dad or male bestie because their closets are full of these.

I like styling leggings with a button-down because both pieces are so versatile. Together, they create a work-friendly look (like the blazer) but I also still feel cute and feminine in it. I’d accessorize with some chunky loafers, a fun handbag, and maybe even a headband to really bring that feminine touch.

Oversized Blazer + Stirrup Leggings

From the boardroom to the bars, this look offers a fool-proof way to go from day to night. During the colder months, use a solid turtleneck or long sleeve as your base. I love this oversized blazer because it not only keeps me warm but has a subtle pop of color against the black leggings.

And as far as leggings go, consider these stirrup pants which look so high-end and would create such a fun look with a kitten heel.

black legging outfit with blazer and heels
Puffer Jacket + Leggings

In the winter, it’s a no-brainer to style your leggings with a puffer coat. It’s great to throw on after a workout or over any base layer (especially on those mornings when you just want to roll out of bed.) If it’s not quite cold enough for a coat, you could also go with a puffer vest.

black legging outfit with puffer coat
Slouchy Sweater + Flare Leggings

For a more polished look, pair a zip-up sweater with some flared leggings. This outfit is easy to slip into while still offering a flirty and and feminine feel. The finishing touches can be a trendy hat or some dainty gold hoops.

black legging outfit with cardigan
Tube Top + Black leggings

Consider this your new go-to look for date night. These leggings have a little front slit that looks so chic with kitten heels or pointed toe booties. Pair them with a fitted tube top with button details for the ultimate “sexy sophistication” feel.

flared black leggings outfit for date night
Sporty Sweatshirt + Leather Leggings

Of course we can’t leave out the tried-and-true sporty look. I like to pair an oversized hoodie with faux leather leggings since the contrasting fabrics provide some visual interest. Accessorize with a crossbody bag for function and some chunky boots.

If you like this style of black leggings the best, check out this guide on what to wear with leather leggings.

black legging outfit with an oversized hoodie
Leather Jacket + Black Leggings

If you prefer the leather on top rather than on the bottom, style your black leggings with an oversized leather jacket. I don’t think you can go wrong with this look, but I’d suggest just keeping it simple with a white t-shirt and sneakers (let the jacket will be the star of the show.)

black leggings outfit with a leather jacket
Denim Jacket + Black Velvet Leggings

This look combines so many fun fabrics. From the casual denim to the cable knit sweater and the cozy velvet leggings, it kind of has it all. Velvet leggings will certainly stand out on their own but mixing and matching other fabrics in this look will help add some dimension. This is a great option to reach for during transitional seasons/weather since it offers so many layers!

black legging outfit with denim jacket and booties
Sweater + Black Shiny Leggings

Shiny black leggings are a total vibe if you really want to stand out. Similar to the velvet leggings, I love the contrast between a shiny pant and a cozy sweater. If you want to tone things down a bit, a duster length cardigan can make the patent leather material look a little more subtle.

black leggings with white sneakers
Shearling Jacket + Black Leggings

Brown and black might be one of my favorite color combinations right now. Pair a statement-making shearling jacket with some black leggings. For extra warmth, throw on a tight turtleneck as your base and have fun with your accessories, like your handbag or shoes.

Black legging outfit with shearling jacket
Which black leggings outfit is your favorite? Let me know in the comment section below!

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