How to Dress Up Leggings

December 20, 2019

Y’all I am obsessed with these Spanx faux leather leggings!! I LOVE my regular faux leather ones (see my post on how to style them here). When I saw they came out with a leopard pair, I knew I had to have them. I snagged them when they were on sale recently. Today I thought I would share some tips on how to dress up leggings. You can also view my post on how to style leggings casually.

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Pick the Right Leggings

Honestly, my first tip is to start with a faux leather pair of leggings. By default, these feel dressier than a regular pair of cotton leggings, slim your legs, and add some shine.

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Add a Dressy Top and Boots or Heels

I prefer to add a longer tunic style sweater and boots when dressing up leggings. Today I am wearing this Free People black sweater. Personally, I feel ankle boots or over the knee boots are the more natural choice for leggings as opposed to heels. They still have a casual vibe but are not as casual as sneakers. You can do a heel though if you prefer. You can also do a blouse a longer blazer or a blouse and a long cardigan. Anything that covers your bum will look dressier.

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  • Reply Jessica December 23, 2019 at 9:29 am

    These are really chic looks dear, especially the 2nd look. So pretty on you!

    Jessica |

  • Reply Katrina December 22, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Great ensembles!

  • Reply Laura Bambrick December 20, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Those leopard leggings are so good! I want the croc print ones! They came out with lots of fun wants!

  • Reply jodie filogomo December 20, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Definitely a great look every way Amy Ann.

  • Reply Julia December 20, 2019 at 11:19 am

    I love those leopard print leggings! I am a huge fan of leopard print and these leggings are fabulous!
    Thanks for the styling tips too!
    Julia x

  • Reply Amy December 20, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Such beautiful legging looks! Great tips too!

  • Reply Meagan Brandon December 20, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Ooh, I had these leopard leggings on my wish list, too (also the brown snakeskin!) They look fabulous and the shine makes them extra festive.


  • Reply Jill December 20, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Those leopard print leggings are adorable! Love all of this leggings inspo! Thanks for sharing your tips!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Reply Andrea Nine December 20, 2019 at 4:51 am

    I just always love your tips so much and those leopard cuties are so much fun!! Happy Friday!

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