How to Look Chic With Stirrup Leggings

How to Look Chic with Stirrup Leggings

When I think about stirrup leggings, it brings back this nostalgic memory as a kid desperately wanting to own a pair because I thought it would transform me into a ballerina. Thinking about it now, sounds hilarious! Fast forward to today, I am talking about and wearing stirrup leggings.  We all know that fashion trends come and go, but they always return when the moment is perfect. Stirrup leggings are making a return, yes, you heard that right – bringing back the 80s nostalgia but this time the approach to the 2022 stirrup trend is a little different. They aren’t going away, so now is the time to get on board if you haven’t already. In case you are wondering how to wear stirrup leggings/pants and look chic this year, I’ve got you covered. This year, we wear this rather casual piece stylishly, and here are a few ideas on how to look chic in stirrup leggings.

As much fun as it is to dress up with stirrup leggings, you can also wear them casually. For a casual look that still looks good, wear an oversized sweater and flats for a weekend style. Another option to style your pair is to combine them with a graphic shirt and ballet flats for a laid-back appearance that also includes splashes of color. A ballet flat gives a simple stirrup legging and T-shirt combo the polished look it needs for the office. You can use this simple trick to get from the gym to lunch in a hurry. If you want to keep the look from your morning workout into the evening, you can add a strappy heel. Wrap the band around your heel, or use it to match strappy heels or bright shoes. Everything from the office to a post-COVID get-together with friends and family can be done in an easygoing outfit with stirrup leggings.

Blazer button-down shirt

As an alternative to wearing your stirrup leggings with an oversized casual sweater, consider matching your stirrup leggings with fitted coats or oversized blazers. As you can see, I paired my stirrup legging with this H&M oversized blazer. When you pair this traditional attire with stirrup leggings, it becomes even more stylish! They can make any combination seem fashionable, elegant, and stylish all at the same time. Leggings with tailored clothing not only help to balance out the informal nature of the outfit, but they also look amazing with heels. Try pairing your stirrup leggings with a structured blazer and heels…preferably pumps as seen here. This gives the look less of a casual appeal and is a great option for the office.

In addition to looking terrific with heels, they also look great with loafers or sneakers. For this post, I paired my stirrups with this Prada loafer.  When worn with a pair of loafers, stirrup leggings take on a preppy vibe, while sneakers elevate them to the level of athleisure fashion. So combine it with a pair of sneakers and a button-down shirt for a more laid-back vibe. You’ll be amazed at how flexible stirrup leggings can be.

As stirrup leggings continue to trend into 2022, it is time to give it a try and embrace this casual yet stylish item. They are great to wear for so many different occasions because they’re comfortable and can be dressed up or down. And these stirrup leggings are fun essentials that you can add to your collection because of their versatility. For more chic ways to style, follow my Pinterest board for more inspiration. 

Stella in casual trendy look 2022
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