Build an outfit around your fave pair of leggings for under $100
Come fall and winter, leggings make regular appearances in our outfits, starring as the best supporting actress role. They balance out a long, oversized chunky sweater better than a pair of jeans can. And, for an ensemble as easy as 1-2-3, pair your leggings with a dress and boots to stay cozy and comfy on a cool day.
Here’s the formula for a go-to outfit, built, of course, around a pair of chic leggings.
If you’re like us, leggings will be in heavy rotation in your cool-weather wardrobe. Skip the cheap pairs and go for a pair of high-quality leggings. They not only look more stylish, but the extra thickness will keep your legs warm. For cooler weather, opt for long leggings so that you can layer over boots. These black long leggings from Old Navy are on sale for $11 and are the perfect building block for outfits. Long Leggings, on sale $11 (plus Cash Back), OldNavy.com
A patterned dress:
Leggings let you get away with hemlines that are a little bit shorter. We’re loving the watercolor, abstract pattern on this shirt dress that swirls together a soft pink, with shades of army green and black. A button-up jewel neck adds sweet details. Unlike your typical shirt dress, this one has a subtle A-line that gives it an “A” for flattering any body type. Women’s Belted Printed Crepe Shirt, $27.99 (plus Cash Back), Target.com
Add a scarf:
For another cozy layer that adds dimension, loop around a chunky knit infinity scarf. You can wear it on your commute or all day long on a cold day. We’re guessing this neutral toned claymate scarf will get lots of playing time in your wardrobe because it goes with just about anything. Women’s Chunky Knit Infinity Scarf, $17 (plus Cash Back), OldNavy.com
Finish off with boots:
Give your outfit a chic finishing touch with a pair of stiletto heeled booties. These Penelope ankle booties will look just as gorgeous with a dress as they will when they add a little height to a jeans-and-leather jacket combo. Women’s Penelope Boots, $34.99 (plus Cash Back), Target.com