Leggings outfits to take you from desk to bar - so you never have to be without an elasticated waist

These failsafe leggings outfits have you covered for all occasions.

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Thought leggings outfits were just reserved for sweaty gym sessions and boxset binges? Think again. The best leggings work for a myriad of occasions, from weekend brunches to night’s out. Some are even office-appropriate - because who doesn’t want to wear an elasticated waist at their desk?

Stretchy, stylish and flattering, leggings tick all our boxes when it comes to that much-longed for mix of fashion and functionality. The key to dressing them up (or down!) is to pick the right style - think luxe leather leggings for the weekend, printed workout leggings for the gym and a tailored pair for work. What you team them with matters too, whether that’s a slogan t-shirt, structured blazer or a slouchy knit. 

To make nailing your next leggings outfit that bit easier, we’ve put together a moodboard for each occasion, courtesy of a stylish bunch of street style stars and a few fashion-forward celebs. Happy shopping!

Leggings outfits for every occasion

Weekend

Street style models wearing leggings outfits suitable for the weekend

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If you have a corporate job or one that requires a uniform, chances are you can’t wait to slip into something more comfortable by the time the weekend rolls around. Styling leggings for off-duty is easy, all you need to do is wear them in place of jeans. The see-through factor is a deal-breaker though, so make sure you check your VPL before leaving the house. If your leggings don’t pass the test, no problem. Just wear with a long-line top or jumper to steer clear of a wardrobe malfunction. A step up from your average black leggings, try a luxe faux leather leggings or a pair with a subtle print to add interest.

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& Other Stories Oversized Cropped Patch Pocket Jacket

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Specifications
RRP: £95
Sizes: XS-L

H&M Fine-Knit Polo-Neck Jumper

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H&M Fine-Knit Polo-Neck Jumper

Specifications
RRP: £12.99
Sizes: XS-XL

Mint Velvet Faux Leather Leggings

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Mint Velvet Faux Leather Leggings

Specifications
RRP: £29
Sizes: XS-XL

Office Approve Feature Strap Lace Up Boots

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Office Approve Feature Strap Lace Up Boots

Specifications
RRP: £92
Sizes: 3-9

Evening

Street style models wearing leggings outfits suitable for evening

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Leggings for a night out? Yes, but not as we normally know them. Leave your trusty, sofa-worn pair at home and get ready to hit the town in some seriously fancy pants. We’re talking glitter, sequins, high shine patent - the bolder the better. Mix with similarly luxe textures like silk, satin and velvet to add interest to a head-to-toe black outfit. High-waisted leggings are not only great for wearing with shorter tops, but offer a similar level of support as the best shapewear. Look out for split-leg detailing to really show off your shoes. 

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Reiss Remey Silk Front Vest Mocha

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Reiss Remey Silk Front Vest Mocha

Specifications
RRP: £85
Sizes: XS-L

& Other Stories Front Slit Leggings

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Specifications
RRP: £55
Sizes: XS-L

Mango Leather Pointed Toe Court Shoes

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Mango Leather Pointed Toe Court Shoes

Specifications
RRP: £49.99
Sizes: 2-9

Gym

celebrities wearing leggings outfits ready for the gym

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Thanks to the boom in athleisure, finding stylish workout leggings is easier than ever. In fact, you could say we’re spoilt for choice. Trade in plain black for a pretty patterned or bold bright pair, and wear with t-shirts, vests and hoodies in coordinating shades. You could even match your trainers too. Fabric really matters here, so to ensure you stay comfortable and confident when working out it pays to invest in squat-proof, sweat-wicking fabrics. And remember, the busier the print, the harder it is to spot those well-earned sweat patches. 

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Arket Fleece Hoodie

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Arket Fleece Hoodie

Specifications
RRP: £59
Sizes: XS-L

Sweaty Betty Power Gym Leggings

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Sweaty Betty Power Gym Leggings

Specifications
RRP: £75
Sizes: XXS-XXXL

New Balance Fresh Foam 880v10 Women's Trainers

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New Balance Fresh Foam 880v10 Women's Trainers

Specifications
RRP: £120
Sizes: 3-11

Work

Street style models wearing leggings outfits suitable for the office

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If your office has a super strict dress code, chances are leggings won’t make it past reception. But for those that are a little more relaxed, they’re a legitimate alternative to smart trousers and jeans. Leggings that look like pants are the best choice here, combining the appearance of a smart pair of trousers with all the benefits of stretchy fabric and an elasticated waistband. To keep yours office-appropriate, pair with tailored pieces like a crisp shirt or nipped-in blazer. Opaque leggings also work well with tunics and mini dresses that are too short to be worn with tights.  

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Mango Knitted Suit Jacket With Geometric Print

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Mango Knitted Suit Jacket With Geometric Print

Specifications
RRP: £69.99
Sizes: XS-L

Cos Wrap Shirt

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Cos Wrap Shirt

Specifications
RRP: £59
Sizes: 32-44

Spanx Skinny Ponte Pants

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Spanx Skinny Ponte Pants

Specifications
RRP: £96
Sizes: XS-XL

Dune Giles Chain Fringe Loafer

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Dune Giles Chain Fringe Loafer

Specifications
RRP: £30
Sizes: 3-8