The Next Thing You Need | Leggings Looks

A year ago, my second most popular and most pinned post to date went live –  A Week of Leggings Outfits.  It’s second only behind my Elf on the Shelf Ideas.

So what does that tell me?

You love leggings and elves!

I’ll spare you the elf ideas today (although our scout elf is making lots of mischief around here again this year).  But I am going to bring you some more leggings looks.

First, let’s start with the base – a GREAT pair of leggings.  As we all know, not all leggings are created equally.  It’s hard to find the right combo of coverage, stretch and comfort.

I’ve been touting my favorite pair for well over a year, the SPANX ‘Look at Me’ shaping leggings.

[SPANX ‘Look at Me’ Shaping Leggings]

These are the queen mother of all leggings – just the right amount of coverage and suck-in-ability, without being too constrictive.   My only complaint?  They’re a little bit pricey.

But I’m SO excited because I just discovered a pair for $20 less with a double layer waist band AND they come in FIVE different colors.  Best part – they’re at Kohl’s so you can use your coupons!

I present to you the Assets ‘Red Hot Label’ by Spanx shaping leggings.

[Assets ‘Red Hot Label’ by Spanx Shaping Leggings]

They come in black, brown, deep maroon, gray and indigo.  The toughest part is going to be deciding which colors to add to your collection.

Which are your favorites?

Assets leggingsI already have black so I’m thinking I’ll go with gray and brown next, then add indigo and deep maroon later.

Yesterday I made an accidental (unpleasant) discovery.  When the temps are freezing, leggings are NOT warm!  So I ran out to Target and bought these – Warm Essentials Fleece Lined Leggings.

They feel like a warm hug for legs and are very inexpensive!  They added a much-needed layer of warmth between the biting wind and my legs.

[Warm Essentials by Cuddl Duds]

Now for some outfit ideas for pairing them up.

Outfit #1 – Dressy

Dressed up leggings?  Yes!  Just add a leather trimmed sweater and some cute ankle boots.

And what a deal I’ve found for you!

  This hi-lo sweater with faux leather trim is on clearance with an additional 20% off at Lord & TaylorThat makes it just $16.70!  It comes in black or teal.  All sizes are in stock now so hurry if you want one!

Pair it up with gray leggings for some contrast with the black boots.

Blue Tunic Outfit[Hi-Lo Sweater/Leggings/Jessica Simpson ‘Aggie’ Ankle Boot]

 Outfit #2 – Cozy

Leggings are the base for any cozy outfit creation.  Add a cable knit sweater and some comfy boots and you’re set for a day of lounging in style.  This pretty cable knit tunic with speckled threading comes in oatmeal or gray and it’s under $25.

All this look needs is a cup of hot cocoa.

Sweater Leggings outfit

[Cable Knit Sweater/Leggings/Ugg Bailey Bow Boot]

Outfit #3 – Go-To

This go-to outfit for any occasion features a lace hem sweater that comes in gray or black.  The black would go great with deep maroon leggings.

These Coach riding boots are making me drool.  They’re really close to getting added to the Christmas list!

Lace Tunic Outfit

[Lace Hem Sweater/Leggings/Coach ‘Mulan’ Riding Boots]

It’s Your Turn:  What’s your favorite way to pair up your leggings?  Share it with us in the comments.

Stay tuned next week for even more leggings outfits!

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