How to dress up leggings: Leggings aren’t just for days you don’t want to leave the house or sofa. You can dress up leggings in a matter of minutes with a few simple tricks.
The Best Way to Wash Seamless Leggings
Last week, I ordered some leggings from Amazon on a whim. I’ve been living in jeans this fall and I wanted to mix things up a bit. Plus, with all of the traveling we do, I needed some outfits that were more comfortable for the car and sightseeing.
Little did I know just how much I would fall in love with these seamless leggings! I’ve been creating outfits like crazy and basically living in them.
It’s ideal for lingerie, as well as items labeled ‘dry clean’ only. I’ve always wanted to ignore the ‘dry clean’ only labels but was a little terrified of what I’d do to the fabric. But, a couple of capfuls of The Laundress Delicate Wash for handwashing and I have clean clothes that are well-taken care of.
Here’s a handy washing chart. (Larger version here.)
How to Dress Up Leggings
Last week I shared this casual leggings outfit, as well as rounded up some of the best tunic tops to wear with leggings. I also answered the common question ‘Can you wear leggings if you’re over 40?‘ You can see what I had to say about that here.
I love this list of leggings etiquette from She Knows:
- Hide your booty — no ifs, ands or butts about it!
- Burn all see-through leggings!
- Never ever buy, wear or borrow tan- or skin-colored leggings!
Good etiquette to follow, don’t you think?
Dressing up leggings is pretty easy. In fact, the casual leggings outfit I shared could easily be dressed up by changing my footwear for ankle boots and swapping out the utility jacket for a cardigan or dressy vest.
Layering is essential for fall since the temperature tends to be a little erratic. By noon I had already pulled off the sweater and was wearing only the gingham top.
I also wore my tan ankle boots, suede purse from the fix and layered tassel necklace. To make your legs look longer, switch out the tan boots for black ones with a heel. I have a pair, but the heel was a little much for tromping through the Northern California vineyards. 🙂
Here are a few more tips for how to dress up leggings:
- Wear them with tall or knee-high boots
- Wear them with heels
- Wear them with a long dressy cardigan
- Wear them under a dress
- Wear them with a dressy scarf
- Don’t forget your favorite jewelry pieces!
For more fall outfit ideas, be sure to follow my Fall Fashion Pinterest board. You’ll find inspiration from how to dress up your leggings and fall basics to how to style a poncho and more!
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