Leggings have taken the fashion world by storm and they’re slowly crawling into the workplace too. Women are loving being able to feel comfortable and fearless in their leggings as they tackle their to-do list. Moreso, they’re tackling their to-do lists in style!
Wearing leggings in the workplace can be fashion-forward and self-empowering at the same time. Instead of feeling constricted throughout your day, wearing leggings can help you enjoy your freedom of comfort and style. If this sounds like something you could get on board with, keep on reading for our best tips to get away with wearing leggings in the workplace.
How to Choose the Right Leggings for Work:
- Be Smart About Your Material Choice
The type of leggings you choose to wear in the workplace can make or break your outfit's success. As we already know, leggings are a wonderful aid in making women feel comfortable and confident. However, when we look at the workplace, there is a thin line between comfy and chic.
To keep your outfit as professional as possible, it’s best to consider the type of leggings you’re wanting to wear. Cotton leggings are a classic choice for wearing under dresses or with longer length shirts. If you’re planning on wearing cotton leggings as pants, we’d recommend making sure that they’re giving you the sufficient coverage you need in order to avoid any mishaps.
On the other hand, if you’re looking to show off your stellar legs, a pair of leggings with a thicker woven material is a must. Jeggings or leather leggings are the ideal choice for wearing leggings in the workplace as they are as formal as they are fabulous.
- Stick to One Statement Piece
Allowing yourself to bold within your outfit choice is just one of the reasons why we love leggings so much! The world of leggings is full of fun and bright prints that perfectly suit your own style identity. If you’re open to experimenting with a bit of color, try sticking to one statement item for your outfit.
Keeping to one bold outfit item will help make sure that your look stays professional and that your leggings will be comfortably at home in the workplace. Just take a look at our Fresh Print range - there are tons of style and prints to help you express your inner style goddess! Once you’ve found yourself a pair you like, it’s best to accompany them with a neutral palette while you’re at work.
- Don’t Mix Up Your Workout Outfit with Your Work Pieces
If you’ve worn OxLaLa leggings before then you’d know how easy it can be to transition from a workout to the workplace in seconds. Our leggings were designed with the woman-on-the-go in mind who loves to feel relaxed throughout her day while still looking her best.
If jumping from the gym to an important morning meeting sounds like you, listen up! Most offices may not specify a particular dress code but there’s a certain level of understanding that when you go to work, you should be clean and polished. With this in mind, wearing the same outfit you wore to the gym to work may not exactly achieve such a goal.
To help combat any workplace discomfort, we’d recommend packing your gym bag with a fresh towel, a new tunic top, and a great pair of shoes. After a quick shower and a change of outfit, you will be rocking your leggings all day long!
- Choose Leggings that Can Be Easily Dressed Up
One last golden tip that can help you get away with wearing leggings in the workplace is knowing how to work with a blank canvas.
In our opinion, there aren’t many items of clothing that can’t be worn with a good pair of black leggings. Black leggings are fantastic for dressing up as you head out to work. To make your life easier, it’s best to choose leggings that can be easily transitioned to cute and comfortable to professional and polished in seconds. Luckily, we have a whole range of solid colored leggings for you to choose from.
Best Outfits to Wear with Leggings in the Workplace
- Keep it Casual with Dresses
There’s nothing quite like a pair of leggings paired with a stunning dress! You can wear this outfit all year long and always be in style.
Incorporating a dress with your leggings is a quick and easy way to take your outfit from the gym to the workplace. The best part is that you won’t have to worry too much about your outfit clashing as long as you stick to the rule of having one statement piece. Whether you’re pairing your printed leggings with a neutral dress or vice versa, your colleagues will be in awe of your radiance and impeccable style.
- Get Boardroom Ready with a Blazer
Investing in a blazer comes highly recommended even for when you’re not wearing leggings. A blazer and the workplace go together like a swimsuit and the beach - they just work! This wardrobe staple is fantastic for throwing on over your leggings as you head out to a meeting or if you’re trying to make your outfit more professional.
- Stay Classy with Tunics
Another wardrobe classic to pair with your leggings are tunics. Tunics come in all shapes in sizes for you to wear with your leggings. For the workplace, we’d recommend investing in a structured tunic or a button-down tunic for a more professional appearance.
- Never Go Wrong with Layering
Layering is key to wearing leggings in the workplace. Layering your tops will help you achieve a sense of balance in your outfit and while still showcasing your fabulous leggings.
To do so, wearing an open shirt with a t-shirt underneath and a scarf is a great way to stay cozy in the winter months. Alternatively, you can try wearing your leggings with a dress and a denim jacket for a fun summer look.
While the fashion world may be forever changing, wearing leggings in the workplace is here to stay! After all, who doesn’t want to feel the best all day long?