How to Pair Sweaters with Leggings

It is no secret that almost every girl owns at least one pair of go-to leggings.  Some may love it and some may scoff at it. But one cannot deny its’ irresistible comfort! Bloated days? Leggings. Rainy night-ins? Leggings. A night out on the town? Yes, leggings. Leggings spark debate amongst the fashion community mostly due to its styling. Chances are you have heard the argument that “Leggings are not pants”. While yes, that may be true; they are still an essential part of a complete wardrobe. The secret is to keep proportions in check. Opt for a top or mini dress that hits around mid-thigh. Forever 21’s women’s sweaters section is a good place to browse if you’re not sure where to begin.

Keep it Classic

Leggings are the comfier and sleeker cousin of the traditional pant and to complement that silhouette, oversized sweaters are just the thing to create the perfect balance. For a casual day of running errands, chuck on a cozy hoodie dress over some knit leggings. Top the look with block heel boots and a trench coat for additional warmth. If classic is more your vibe, you can’t go wrong with a turtleneck sweater. In a chunky knit and oversized fit, this winter staple serves as the perfect canvas for a casual look you can easily dress up. Keep the look clean with a top knot, duster coat, and midi rings or go trendy with a cabby hat and sling bag.

Dressed in Finesse

On the other hand, if you are looking for something with more finesse, pick up a sweater dress. A sweater dress and leggings combo makes for the perfect office or dinner ensemble. Finished with faux suede boots, this look is the epitome of chic. If a pullover sweater is too much commitment, there’s always the trusty knit cardigan. A longline cardigan is the perfect layering piece to throw on top of a tunic. It will keep you warm while outdoors but is also easily removable once you’ve reached your much toastier destination. #Winning.

Sweater Soiree

For our girls who love a good night out, we’ve got you too. Bodycon minis are staples when it comes to GNO attire but leggings can be just as sexy – especially on a chilly night! Opt for faux leather or vinyl for a little bit of edge or metallic if you’re feeling bold. As for the top, pick up a sweater with sexy accents like open shoulders or lace-up detailing. There is definitely still room for a little skin even on a brisk night out! Keep footwear simple with some barely-there single sole heels or a Lucite pair. Finished with high-shine jewelry and voluminous curls, you will be left saying “mini-dress-who?”!

Whether you are on team turtleneck or on the cardigan sweater squad, Forever 21 has troves of sweaters ready to be paired with all of your leggings! Classic ribbed knits? Check. Cozy brushed knits? Yup. Plus size sweater dress? You got it!