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How to Style Leggings for Fall

How to Style Leggings for Fall

3 ways to style leggings for fall.

Rejoice in the return of legging season!

 

Leggings, the universally beloved clothing item, are ready to be taken out of the back of your closet to be worn relentlessly until spring or summer weather returns! My favorite way to style leggings is with an oversized shirt because I think it looks chic while still being super comfortable. Button downs and oversized men's shirts are what I gravitate towards.

 

The leggings I'm wearing today are from the Girlfriend Collective which launched a viral marketing campaign last year where you could get these leggings for free. You just pay for shipping. As a leggings lover I figured, why not? So I bought a pair and waited impatiently for them to arrive. Another reason to love them is they are made ethically and sustainably. They are stocking many more colors now but the original black leggings are my favorite.

 

These leggings are a little more sporty than my usual ones because of the fabric they are made out of, with water bottles!, and they are compression leggings so you can wear them from work straight to the gym. They are also super breathable, when the winds blows I can feel it, and comfortable with a high waist which I love. This makes them look smooth with no bumps under the tops you pair with them.

 

  Pretend Equestrian: Where's my horse?

 Pretend Equestrian: Where's my horse?

 J. Crew men's green striped button down shirt + Girlfriend Collective black leggings, + Vince Camuto boots + Vintage red belt

J. Crew men's green striped button down shirt + Girlfriend Collective black leggings, + Vince Camuto boots + Vintage red belt

 

The last time I rode a horse I was in Girl Scouts and we were in a line following a trail so not really rough and tumble riding. Every fall and winter this is my go to outfit because it's so easy to pull together in the morning, wearable everywhere and always looks good. Belt is always optional. Since my love for the color black runs deep I have to make sure I pick out a top with some color or else I look more morose high school kid then chic adult.

 

 Comfy Ballerina strolling through the garden.

Comfy Ballerina strolling through the garden.

 Tradlands charcoal button down tunic + Girlfriend Collective black leggings+ Halogen pink tie up flats

Tradlands charcoal button down tunic + Girlfriend Collective black leggings+ Halogen pink tie up flats

 

Tradlands is my go to brand for button downs. I used to think my fit issues were uncommon and because of my body shape. Then I heard the chorus of other women reviewing Trandlands button downs and I realized this was a universal problem. So I ordered one button down and haven't looked back. They have some fun plaid flannel shirts coming out this fall which I might need to try because I am mad for plaid, always.

These flats are super comfortable and were my wedding shoes. If anyone tells you that you can't wear your wedding shoes again they don't know what they are talking about. As long as you buy, or already own, shoes that you like you will wear them again. End of story.

 

 Marc by Marc Jacobs shirt + Girlfriend Collective black leggings + INC X Anna Sui mules

Marc by Marc Jacobs shirt + Girlfriend Collective black leggings + INC X Anna Sui mules

 Introduce some flowers in normally rocky terrain.

Introduce some flowers in normally rocky terrain.

 

My other two looks were about elevating the leggings and taking them to the next level. But what if you want to lounge around the house, grab a coffee and run some errands? It doesn't take a style genius to put this outfit together which is why everyone loves to do it. This outfit is a slight upgrade to the usual casual look with these colorful, embroidered flower mules from the INC and Anna Sui collaboration at Macy's. A high pony and red earrings keep it interesting.

 

If you love leggings as much as me definitely check out Girlfriend Collective. They have 10 colors to choose from in leggings in addition to their signature black. They have also expanded into shirts and bra tops. For October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month they have a new color Dusty Rose which 100% of the proceeds will go towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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