I don’t wear leggings very often as I often prefer dressier clothes, but I find them a very good option for more casual outings and especially holidays.

I actually often get asked if 40+ women can still wear leggings and I always refer them to my article on this topic: how to wear leggings after 40.

The short answer is that, yes, you can absolutely wear leggings after 40, so long as  you stick to a few rules.  The main one is that you should never wear leggings as pants and always wear them with a longer top as I do in both of these examples. That way the leggings act more like skinnies and provide a perfect canvas for a special tunic or top.

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I like leggings especially with asymmetrical tops as these add extra interest to the outfit and create more flattering vertical lines. You may recognise the design of this asymmetrical vest which you can wear both open and closed. I showed it to you before in a gray winter version worn several different ways. I also wore the vest belted which you can see here.

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The summer version is just as fabulous and perfect for hot weather. You can wear the vest on its own or used as a vest over your top or wear the hoodie!

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I also find knee high leggings perfect for the holidays. So easy to wear and they look perfect with long tunics like this layered black and white one from Sancerre. Note the 3 buttons at the knees which make these leggings extra special. I always find that knee high leggings look best with a bit of ruching at the knees, espcially for white leggings, so it does not clearly show every bone and curve of your knee. These are made of medium thick and superbly comfortable cotton, so I can highly recommend them.

very casual leggings outfit for travel | 40plusstyle.com

Both leggings paired well with my comfortable old sandals. They are just special enough to add a bit of trendiness to the outfits so the outfit is not too plain. Both of these outfits were perfect for days exploring Sri Lanka.

wearing leggins with black and white | 40plusstyle.com


Want to know to see more black and white inspiration? Check my article on how to wear black and white


Do you like to wear leggings? How do you wear them?


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