Live in leggings? Here's how to wear them 5 different ways

Because you shouldn't have to sacrifice comfort for style.

Leggings for every occasion

March 9, 202003:56

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A trendy denim jacket, practical pair of white sneakers and a set of gold hoops all have something in common: they're incredibly versatile.

Another piece that has risen in popularity due to its versatility? Leggings. In the past, the stretchy pants were strictly meant for working out. Now, you can wear the comfortable style to lounge in your home, run errands or hit the gym.

Lifestyle and fashion expert Ashley Bellman stopped by TODAY to showcase five versatile outfits you can wear with your favorite pair of leggings. Whether you dress them up or dress them down, these outfits are sure to make a statement.

Check out the styles and how to wear them by reading below!

When you're running errands in style

1. Lux High Waist Camo Leggings

Just because you're running errands doesn't mean you can't look cute. These high-waist camouflage leggings will have you looking and feeling your best thanks to a comfortable spandex-blend material.

2. Lulu's Thunder Washed Graphic Tee

Add some character to your outfit with this old-school graphic tee. The shirt has an oversized fit and features a vintage-inspired motorcycle image.

3. H&M Utility Jacket

It's good to keep a jacket on hand as the season shifts. This one is lightweight and has an adjustable waist for a flattering fit.

4. Skechers D'Lites Fresh Start Sneakers

Made with smooth leather, these Skechers sneakers are great for staying active while looking good. Bellman followed the "chunky sneaker" trend when choosing this pair.

When you have a date night

1. Spanx Look At Me Now Seamless Leggings

These bestselling black pants are made with soft yarn and have a seamless design that will form perfectly hug your body. It also has a double-layer waistband which is excellent for smoothing the midsection.

2. BooHoo Ruffle Hem Wrap Blouse

Give your leggings a date night look with this ruffled blouse. And just because it's comfortable, it doesn't mean it won't instantly upgrade your basic leggings!

3. Express Crocodile Texture Sandals

These crocodile-embossed sandals from Express are ideal if you're looking for a spring shoe. These have the exposure of an open toe but will stay put thanks to the adjustable ankle strap.

4. Express Fold-Over Wallet Crossbody

You can't have a good night out without a trusty bag! This classic-style crossbody features a trendy snake print pattern and gold accents to top off any look.

5. Ann Taylor Knotted Ball Pendant Necklace

Glam up your outfit with some statement jewelry. This long necklace is great for a deep neckline and features brightly polished ball pendants.

6. Ann Taylor Chain Hoop Earrings

The Ann Taylor Chain Hoop Earrings will make your outfit shine all night long. Bellman's pick includes small chains that add a unique flair to a simple outfit.

7. Ann Taylor Mother Of Pearl Drop Bracelet

This beautiful bracelet is available in gold and silver. The mother-of-pearl drops give the accessory some added luster.

When you are feeling active

1. Beyond Yoga Shiny Leopard Leggings

At first glance, these leggings look like a solid pair of pink pants. But take a closer look, and you'll see that there is a fun leopard print from waist to ankle!

Today only, you can get 30% off on these leggings by entering the code TODAY30 at checkout.

2. Beyond Yoga Shiny Leopard Cropped Tank

Add the matching top to pull off a monochromatic look.

You can also get 30% off on this tank with the code TODAY30. Enter it at checkout to save!

3. Sweaty Betty Pacesetter Running Tank

This simple tank is made with breathable material, making it a versatile addition to any wardrobe. It comes in four colors, including black, forest green, light pink and white.

4. SheIn Zip Up Teddy Jacket

For only $14, you can score this chic teddy jacket. The light material makes it perfect for the temperamental weather that comes with the start of spring.

5. New Balance 574 Low-Top Sneakers

Hop, skip and jump into your daily routine while wearing these lively shoes. They have a supportive midsole that is designed to provide lasting comfort.

6. Béis Convertible Mini Weekender Bag

Go from the office to the gym with this convertible weekender bag. It has multiple storage spaces and a zippered bottom that functions as a shoe compartment.

7. Little Words Project Beaded Bracelet

Little Words Project makes multiple dainty bracelets that feature sweet and inspiring words.

When you're feeling trendy

1. Athleta Lightning Stash Pocket Tights

A pair of stylish leggings with pockets? Sign us up. Athleta's Lightning Stack style is made in regular, tall, petite and plus sizes.

2. Torrid Neon Yellow Lattice Active Sweatshirt

Add an eccentric vibe to your look with this neon yellow sweatshirt from Torrid. This top features a cute lattice design in the back and is currently on sale.

3. Torrid Faux Leather & Rose Gold Sneakers

These cushy shoes can be worn from morning to night with no worry of discomfort. They have a lace-up closure and a stylish mix of faux leather and metallic material.

4. Athleta Everyday Vinyasa Tote

Thanks to this everyday tote, you'll never leave home without your essentials. It has a place to hold a yoga mat, a compartment for shoes and internal mesh pockets.

5. Kendra Scott Reece Mini Hoop Earrings

Bright and bold, these colorful gold-plated and include every shade in the rainbow.

When you're traveling

1. Colsie High Waist Cozy Leggings

Travel in style (and comfort!) with these high-waist leggings. They have a cozy knit material that feels soft, no matter how long your jet-setting experience may be. Staying home? These make great pajama pants too!

2. Old Navy Relaxed Chambray Shirt

If you want to feel comfortable while looking polished, this chambray top will do the trick. It comes in a light and dark wash so you can find a top that fits your personal style.

3. H&M V-neck Camisole Top

A basic white tank is a closet staple. This one can pair with nearly anything in your closet, but Bellman loves it with a pair of cozy leggings and a scarf.

4. Madewell Placed Rainbow Plaid Scarf

Speaking of scarves, this stylish accessory is multi-functional and can also be used as a blanket or shawl. Either way, extremely cozy and comfortable.

5. A New Day Reese Quilted Sneakers

No travel outfit is complete without practical shoes, and this style comes in five different colors. They have a faux-leather upper and a slip-on design that's perfect for making it through the security line.

6. Nottingham Embossed Hard Side Luggage

This classic hard side luggage has a classic gingham pattern and comes in a bold red shade. The wheels have 360-degree movement and the hard-side material will keep your belongings safe.

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