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3 Ways to Dress Up Your Favorite Leggings…

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Shoes: Converse • Leggings: LuLulemon • T-shirt: Target (seriously the softest shirt ever!) • Jacket: Nordstrom • Necklace: Stella and Dot • Bracelet: Stella and Dot • Watch: Michele • Ring: David Yurman • Handbag: Tory Burch • Sunglasses: Celine (dupe style here) • Lipstick: YSL #1 • Nail Polish: Chic to Chic from Amazon

Ok, so the last week and a half our Seattle weather has been…dreary. Not just dreary, but wet with temps in the mid-high 50’s. I haven’t necessarily been living in my Lulu’s but I definitely wore them to work one day this week.  I always love being comf at work but it’s definitely pushing the office etiquette. But honestly, I’ve pulled them off and so can you.

Here are my top 3 tips for dressing up your favorite leggings:

  1. Throw on a Jacket or a Vest. I could wear this outfit to work if I threw on a jean jacket and kept it on all day. It adds a distressed look and covers the simple white t-shirt look. This may have to be a casual Friday outfit but at least it’s dressier than leggings and a workout top. Another option would be to wear a long vest over this outfit, add some heels, keep the red lip, add a statement necklace and you’re set. This was the outfit I wore this past week and I got 2 compliments on it. No one had a clue I was wearing lululemon yoga pants. And boy did I feel cozy all day.
  2. Don’t Skimp on the Makeup. I’m a firm believer that a full face of makeup – I’m talking eyes done, face bronzed, and lips covered – can dress up any outfit. It’s the first part of your body a person notices so having it complete can help the perception of your outfit. Eyes and lips are key. You can enhance them both. I’m always tempted to only wear mascara when I’m wearing an outfit like this but when I’m trying to dress it up, I wear my full face makeup and it instantly makes me feel dressed up.
  3. Necklaces, Bracelets, and Earrings…Oh My. I love accessories! I wear them every single day. When I’m wearing a basic outfit like this, it is so easy to throw on a statement necklace or cuff bracelet to dress it up. If you’re not a huge accessories person, no biggie. There are some gorgeous delicate pieces that can definitely dress up an outfit like this too.

How do you dress up a basic outfit like this?



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