Let’s be clear about one thing when it comes to leggings: they’re either a smart item or something that’s incredible casual—there doesn’t seem to be an in between. Save that scary moment in 2004 when we all wore leggings under dresses with peep-toe shoes, leggings are really in one camp or the other. But that’s not a bad thing. This summer, I’ve discovered various outfits that look perfect with leggings and they’re ideal whether you’re looking for a comfy look that’s ideal for a walk with friends or a sassy evening ensemble that’s date-night ready.
But first a note on leggings their various styles. Over the past few years, there have been various trends for leggings silhouettes—stirrup, leather or leather-look, split hem, to name a few. And right now, you can get your hands on pretty much any of them. I’d say go for the version that makes you feel the best and goes with most in your wardrobe. Of course, classic sports leggings are everywhere still thanks to our continued love of athleisure and the pandemic’s influence on our fitness regimes. Again, find the brand and fit that makes you feel the best. With that in mind, keep scrolling for the six summer leggings outfits that are actually perfect.