How to Style Leggings Outfits For Any Occasion

How to Style Leggings Outfits For Any Occasion

Leggings have become a permanent staple piece in fashion throughout the years and rightfully so! They are comfortable and versatile enough to wear with anything, anywhere, anytime. But are there different types of leggings that are more appropriate for certain scenarios than others? We’re breaking down leggings in full detail to give you the style inspo you need to slay all day!

Done are the days where going out meant living by the motto, “Beauty is pain.” Women’s fashion has since evolved into a balanced fusion of comfort and couture – with leggings being at the forefront of this transition. However, despite the fact that leggings are such a versatile staple piece in women’s fashion, there are still several tips to consider that make choosing when and where to style leggings most appropriate. So let’s dive into some stylish, casual and dressy legging outfit ideas!

5 Kinds of Leggings Outfits

It is important to note that there are different types of leggings to keep in mind. Each type of legging works better for different scenarios, though theoretically because of the breathable, stretch fabric they are made from, they can really be worn anywhere for anything. Let’s take a look at the various types of leggings in no particular order:

  1. Cotton
  2. Faux Leather 
  3. Fleece Lined 
  4. Athletic (Polyester, Nylon, Spandex)
  5. Wool

These are the most common types of legging fabrics to choose from and each serve a distinct, but not restricted purpose. Your leggings can be a blend of multiple fabrics, but typically they will be made with one of those five mentioned above in various colors and patterns. So what are the distinct purposes of each? Don’t forget, leggings are functional so they can be worn anywhere! But for a little fashion inspo, and to preserve the longevity of your leggings, these are the most appropriate occasions for your different types of leggings:

  1. Cotton Leggings For Everyday Wear 

Cotton leggings are most popular because they are basic enough for everyday wear and flexible enough to be worn casually for daytime events or going-out looks. For cute casual outfits with leggings, try oversized, graphic tees and sneakers or cute crop tops with high-knee booties.

  1. Faux Leather Leggings For Going Out

Faux leather leggings are ideal for going-out looks because the shine from the faux leather will give you an alluring silhouette. They are the easiest way to elevate your style from casual comfort to confident comfort. Similar to cotton leggings, you can style up dressy leggings outfits with high-knee heeled boots, stilettos or even gladiator pumps. If you’re looking for a more casual but still classy look, you can style them with wedges, chunky booties, slip-ons or other sneakers. 

  1. Fleece Lined Leggings For Lounging or Chilly Days

Fleece lined leggings can be worn at home during any time of the year but are especially great for chilly Fall days or rainy weather. They are best paired with waterproof boots such as Dr. Martens or any other rain and duck boots. Uggs are also a great match with fleece lined leggings for all around comfort, warmth and mobility.

  1. Athletic Leggings For Working Out

Athletic leggings are made of stretch fabric and moisture-wicking technology so these leggings are definitely made for active days. Whether you’re getting an intense workout in, going on a strenuous hike, or simply running lots of errands and need a style that will move with you throughout the day, workout leggings are your best friend. For sporty outfits with leggings, pair them with whatever you’re comfortable moving in, but we definitely suggest any type of athletic shoe. 

  1. Wool Leggings For Winter Days

Wool leggings are a step-up from fleece lined leggings. Though they are similar in purpose, wool leggings are for intense cold weather and winter days. These are the leggings you would typically wear under snow clothing or simply in cold, snowy weather. Though wool leggings can be worn all year round, they’re typically for outdoor, winter days and are best paired with warm, fluffy Uggs or other snow-proof footwear like Chelsea boots and waterproof socks.


Whatever the event, occasion or time of year, leggings are versatile enough to be worn almost anywhere. They can be dressed up enough to wear to work when paired with high-knee boots and a nice blazer, or dressed down enough for running errands when paired with an oversized tee and sneakers. Depending on the type of material you purchase, your leggings will last you all day and give you a gorgeous form-fitting silhouette and all day comfort. So dress up your leggings with an RSO graphic tee or top, and don’t forget to tag us on IG to show off your style!

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