What to Wear With Yoga Pants All Year-Round
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What to Wear With Yoga Pants All Year-Round

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

I don’t know when exactly it happened but somewhere between 2015 and now, yoga pants became women’s most comfortable pants. We started seeing them appear outside of the yoga studio more often. They could be seen in classrooms, at the mall and of course, in home offices.


As the years go by, women have been focusing more on comfort and sustainability when it comes to fashion rather than just pieces that can only be worn a couple of times. The pandemic really amplified this when loungewear became one of the most searched words in 2020. Yoga clothing saw a soar in sales and became synonymous with everyday wear.




 

Now that yoga pants have made it clear that they are here to stay, both in and out of the yoga studio, it’s time we bring more attention to styling them for daily wear. Regardless of your body type, there is a pair of yoga pants that would look flattering on you and which you can incorporate into your casual wear. Yes, yoga pants are considered a more casual clothing item so bare this in mind.


Before we dive into the different ways to wear yoga pants, it’s important that I share wear you can get some of the best yoga pants currently on the market. They come highly reviewed thanks to their stretchiness, breathable fabric and soft feel. I would be including various styles of yoga pants to reflect the different types you can find on the market.




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Where to find the best yoga pants



i) Lululemon


Lululemon has to make it to the top of this list because they’re probably the most well-known brand of yoga pants. Lululemon yoga pants come in the widest range of styles and solid colors with some of them even passing for dress pants. Instead of going for the regular style of yoga pants, try THESE high rise wide leg pants with pockets.





ii) Nordstrom


Beyond Yoga is a great brand carried by Nordstrom. They sale yoga clothing in the most beautiful colors. Their items have thousands of positive reviews, proving they’re not just about looks. Their prices are also more affordable than Lululemon, with a comparable quality. THESE Caught in the Midi high waist pair of leggings are a classic cut.





iii) Gymshark


Flared leggings have become another popular style of yoga pants. Gymshark’s leggings are made to feel like second skin meaning you should be able to hit those yoga poses like a pro while remaining comfortable. Their Elevate Flared leggings are a great option to pair with crop tops during the warmer months.





iv) Athleta


As the brand name suggests, Athleta carries athleisure clothing. Think loungewear and light workout clothing. If you are looking for yoga pants with a more relaxed fit, do check out their various options. During the summer months, cropped yoga pants are a good choice to stay cool in the heat. They can also be worn for a hot yoga class.




v) Amazon


Amazon offers a lot of yoga pants in classic cuts and colors. With most of them under $50, they’re a great site to check out if you’re on a budget. If you’re looking for a pair of yoga pants that look more like sweatpants, you may want to check out THIS PAIR out. I love the simple straight leg cut as well as the relaxed fit and of course, pockets. You could pair them with a t-shirt or a sweater for a casual look.




Now that you have a good idea of where to shop for the best leggings and yoga pants, let’s talk about the different shirts and tops you can style them with. As mentioned earlier, yoga pants are a casual piece of clothing that can be styled in various ways to create more casual looks.


I would not expect you to show up at the office in a pair of yoga pants. You can however wear them to work from home, head to the mall or even step out for lunch with friends.


What shirt to wear with yoga pants



1) A crop top


Crop tops can be paired with your yoga leggings and pants to create a casual sexy outfit. Choose crop tops in bright colors during the warmer months and pair them with yoga pants in solid colors. If you’re not comfortable roaming the streets in a cropped top, feel free to add a light jacket on top during the summer months.




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You can complete your look with a pair of white sneakers if your outfit features a lot of colors already. A pair of open toe sandals can also be worn with your yoga pants to complete your casual look. This is a look you can wear to walk from yoga class to your home.



2) A sweater


During the colder months, you can pair your leggings or pants with long sweaters to create chic warm looks for the cold weather. A classic look would be an oversized sweater paired with black leggings. This look can be completed with a pair of boots of your choosing.




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Pair your chunky sweater and leggings outfit with over the knee boots to create a look you could wear for a night out with the girls. Opt for yoga pants or leggings in a thicker fabric to stay warm during the winter months. You could also add a black leather jacket on top for some extra warmth.




I also love THIS simple sweater + yoga pants outfit for the Fall and winter months.



3) Halter neck top


A great way to show off your arms during the warm months is by opting for a halter top. This is a popular option at yoga classes around the world. Halter tops are also dressy enough to be worn for a coffee run or to grab a bite during the day.




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You can wear a halter sports bra underneath as well as a leather jacket on top. If leather jackets are not your thing, an athletic jacket works as well. Complete your look with the sneakers or sandals of your choice.

For more ideas on how to wear a halter top, check out my post: 5 Simple Ways to Wear a Halter Top.



4) Tank top


You are most guaranteed to see someone rocking this outfit to yoga practice. It’s easy to wear sports bras underneath tank tops and head to the gym or yoga studio. For a cute and sexy look, pair your tight yoga pants with a fitted tank top and a pair of sneakers. Yoga tops are actually tank tops so you could just wear one of those if you own them already.




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If you do not wish to show any belly choose a pair of high waist leggings or yoga pants. If you’re actually headed for a workout, leggings in breathable materials are your best option.



5) T-shirt


If you’re headed for your first yoga class, you may not be too comfortable in a tank top, yoga top or crop top. T-shirts are easy to pair with yoga pants to create a simple stylish look. You could even throw on an old t-shirt and pair it with your favorite yoga pants.




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Your t-shirt and yoga pants could also be worn for a trip to the mall or to grab coffee with friends. Add a long cardigan on top during the cooler months for some more warmth. A long shirt could also be paired with cropped yoga pants during the summer months for an easy casual look. Complete it with a pair of sneakers or sandals.



6) Button-down shirt


Create a more sophisticated look with your yoga pants by pairing them with a button-down shirt. This is a great look if you’re working from home and want to look like you mean business during the Zoom calls. You can also style yoga pants with a short-sleeved button shirt to head to an art museum or for a casual business meeting out of the office.




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Pair your classic leggings with a long-sleeved button down shirt during the Fall months for a simple smart casual outfit. Complete your outfit with a pair of flats or ankle boots.


You could even opt for a pair of Ugg boots to pair with an oversized button-up shirt for a chic look you could take from class to drinks afterwards.



7) Tunic top


Here is another stylish way to style your leggings and yoga pants. Tunics can be paired with different lengths of yoga pants to create less casual looks. A longer tunic top with embroidery can be paired with cropped leggings during the summer months for a casual dinner. You can also pair your tunic tops with full length leggings for a more formal look.




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Complete your tunic outfit with a pair of flats or heels, depending on where you’re headed. You could also opt for a pair of sandals for a meal on the beach. Play around with different colors of tunics to show off your personal style.


I hope you have gotten lots of outfit ideas you can try with your yoga pants. If these are your go-to pants choice, switch things up here and there with different tops is an easy way to create different casual looks.


Feel free to add different jackets and cardigans to your looks during the cold months. Let me know if you want more style tips for your yoga pants.




Do check out my post: 6 Outfit to Wear With Ugg Boots for some outfit inspiration you can use with your Ugg boots.


If you're headed to your first pilates class, check out my post: What to Wear to a Pilates class for some great outfit ideas.


My sauna lovers, make sure you check out my post: 13 Outfits to Wear in a Sauna for a guide on what to wear to a sauna.


Get a chic roller skating outfit together by checking out my post: 15+ Cute Outfits to Wear Roller Skating.


If you're wondering which shoes to pair with your yoga pants, check out my post: What to Wear With Yoga Pants All Year-Round.


Until the next post,


XOXO

Theankaraqueen




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