Activewear has become increasingly popular in recent years, and it’s no wonder why. Leggings, in particular, are easy to wear, comfortable and versatile. But you don’t only have to wear leggings when you’re working out – they are also ideal if you have a lot of running around to do. Did you know you can dress up your leggings for the office, a lunch date or a party? We show you how to pull off everyone’s favourite loungewear, with five easy looks for any occasion.
LOOK 1: OFFICE CASUAL
Contrary to what it seems like in every gym and mall, not all leggings were created in black. A neutral sand colour pair looks fresh with an oversized white shirt and will keep you comfortable during that long meeting.
Splash textured mid waist treggings
Gap split-neck popover tunic shirt
LOOK 2: DANCING QUEEN
Give your favourite minidress the night off and head out with the girls in a pair of fun floral leggings. A sleek black bodysuit offsets the busy print while giving you a flattering long-line silhouette.
Paco Rabanne floral print logo jacquard leggings
H&M draped wrapover body
LOOK 3: BUSINESS LUNCH
Checks are a perennial business pick because it always looks professional while not being overpowering. It also pairs exceptionally well with strong block colours, like this fabulous red shirt.
Max Fashion checked jaquard high rise leggings
Young Queens crimson bow shirt
LOOK 4: EVENING DRINKS
Wet-look leggings ooze subtle sexiness without even showing a hint of skin. Paired with a billowing floral blouse, the pair will take your Thursday night cocktails to stylish heights.
Koral wet look leggings
Asos Design dark floral cowl top
LOOK 5: GYM TIME
OK, OK, fine – you can have a pair of gym leggings, too. But chuck out that old black pair with the saggy knees and hit the treadmill in this slinky printed pair instead.
Nike printed logo leggings
Dorina seamless padded soft bra