Who else has been living in yoga pants?!?! I totally have been and I am currently wearing a pair as I type this. I’m sure most of you know what yoga pants are, but in case you don’t, they’re basically tight fitting workout pants. The fabric should be moisture-wicking to capture any body sweat and keep you cool, compression, flexible material, and has some type of odor control. They’re predominately used for… you guessed it… yoga! Hence why it has the moisture-wicking and odor control feature.
My go to yoga pants style are the leggings style and that is the style that I find the most versatile. Most yoga pants can be worn beyond the yoga studio and yoga mat. They can be used for light exercises (I recommend avoiding high intensity workouts in them), athleisure style, and you bet it can be incorporated in different types of outfits. You can easily create work appropriate outfits to casual wear outfits to running errands outfits.
13 Ways To Wear Yoga Pants
Before I share several different ways to wear yoga pants, I’d like to talk about my yoga pants. I got these from Amazon. I shared before my overall thoughts on getting workout pants from Amazon. This is a tight fit yoga pants. The material is thicker than your usual yoga pants which I love because it means it is not see-through at all. At first, it will appear that the pants look smaller than they should. However, that’s only due to the compression. The compression creates a slimming effect on your legs and tummy.
Sizing & Fit
These yoga pants are extremely high waisted and the compression extends all the way to the stomach. I love these pants because they really do keep everything in place and are flattering. So it will be snug at first, but once you have it on, it’ll fit comfortably. You also have the ability to fold the waistband if you don’t want it to go up as high on your stomach.
Here are my measurements for sizing reference. I am 5’4″, 140 lbs, straight body type but have a bubble butt, and my chest size is 32C. For pants, I usually wear a size small, size 4, or size 27. Therefore, I got my yoga pants in a size small. For tops, I usually wear a size small or size 4.
Checkered Blazer Outfit
Did you know that wearing yoga pants to work is possible? I only discovered this because one time I was feeling so lazy heading to work and decided to go for it with yoga pants. And it totally worked! These options are also great for all those zoom meetings. No need to sacrifice comfort.
Checkered Blazer, also love this | Yoga Pants | Circle Black Belt |White Collared Shirt | Slingback Flats
White Blazer Outfit
V-Neck Cashmere Sweater (only $100) | White Blazer, also love this | Neck Scarf | Yoga Pants | Cap Toe Heels
Side Note: I’ve also recently found that there are dress pant yoga pants. This means they are dress pants made out of yoga pants material. These pants have all the perks of yoga pants, but have the business professional look. It is by the brand Betabrand. I’m considering trying them out to see if they truly live up to the hype!
Laid Back Denim Jacket Outfit
This laid back outfit is great if you just have to head out real quick or go for a quick walk around the neighborhood.
Oversized Jean Jacket |Buckle Slide Sandals, similar here | Yoga Pants | Striped Shirt | ORD Hat
Slightly Dressed Denim Jacket
Sleeveless Sweater | Oversized Jean Jacket | Yoga Pants | Slingback Flats
Running Errands Denim Jacket Outfit
This outfit is very similar to the other denim jacket outfit, however, I made a few minor changes. This is something I would wear if I have to run errands all day. It’s super comfortable and tolerable to wear all day long.
Twist Knot Tunic (old), similar here | Yoga Pants | Jean Jacket | White Sneakers | ORD Hat
This is probably the most well-known and classic way to wear yoga pants. As you can tell from this outfit, you can see how very high waisted these pants are.
Yoga Pants | Workout Tank Top (and tied a knot), also love this knotted one | Gym Shoes
This is my favorite way to wear my yoga pants! By pairing it with a sweater and tucking it into my yoga pants.
Cashmere Sweater ($100) | Yoga Pants | White Sneakers | Neck Scarf (wore it as a headband)
Trench Coat Parisian Style Outfit
Trench Coat (under $100) | Striped Shirt | Yoga Pants | Slingback Flats | Neck Scarf
Casual Wear Trench Coat
This one is similar to the trench coat outfit above, however, I switched out a few things to give it a more casual vibe.
Striped Shirt | Trench Coat (under $100) | White Sneakers | Yoga Pants
Classic Trench Coat Outfit
Collared Shirt | Yoga Pants | Slingback Flats | Trench Coat (under $100)
Leather Jacket Outfit With Longer Tops
White Collared Shirt | Faux Leather Jacket | White Sneakers | Yoga Pants
Classic Leather Jacket Outfit
Faux Leather Jacket | Cashmere Sweater | White Sneakers | Yoga Pants
Leather Jacket Edgy Outfit
When the weather is colder, I love to wear this look with knee high boots. It still keeps that edginess vibe to it while keeping my legs warm!
Yoga Pants | Faux Leather Jacket | Black Ankle Boots | White Collared Shirt
My Favorite Yoga Pants Brands
Here are my favorite yoga pants brands!
I think we can all agree that shopping on Amazon is a gem! As I mentioned earlier, my yoga pants are from Amazon. I’m impressed with the quality and price.
Everlane always surprises me with their style and innovation. And I’ve heard nothing but great things from their The Perform leggings collection. Not only are they sustainable, but they are functional. Plus, I love the color options!
Lululemon is always known for their amazing workout leggings.
Zella is an athletisure Nordstrom brand. The quality is great and more affordable compared to Lululemon or Outdoor voices. Their most popular pair is the Live-In Leggings.
Athleta is another athletic brand that is always high on my list and I am a big fan of their yoga pants.
I love using Spanx leggings because of the compression material. It’s another great brand if you want something that sucks everything in. I have the Look At Me Now leggings and love them so much!
One last thing. My biggest pet peeve when wearing yoga pants is when the panty lines show. I love to wear these True & Co underwear! They’re seamless and have that barely-there microfiber material. It’s the best! They come in hipster style, boyshort style, thong, high rise thong, high rise hipster, and bikini style.
It’s so cool to wear a sportswear item in a chicer way.
I really love when you match it with a blazer or a trench-coat and but it’s as good when you wear in a cooler way with a sweater.
I really love all your ideas to wear yoga pants !
Thank you Margot!
so many cute outfit ideas! I love the outfit with the denim jacket
Thank you Em!
Regine Karpel says
Thanks for these suggestions.
Hillary Conheady says
Loving all of these cute looks! Especially the one paired with a trench coat and scarf!
The Exclusive Beauty Diary says
This is so cool how you wear and style all of these yoga pants. Thank you for inspiration.
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SO many great looks here!! i love them with the blazer – so unexpected! i loveee my spanx!
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Makeup Muddle says
You can’t beat the comfort of yoga pants! I would wear them everyday if I could haha xo
Gemma | Makeup Muddle
Totally agree! Thanks Gemma!
yoga pants are the look for 2020. Don’t know what I would do without them
They are the best!
Ok the blazer ideas are really cute! I wouldn’t have thought to do that. I love the little scarf with the whole look too on one of them.
Thank you so much Gabie!
Wow, I love every single one of these looks!
Thank you Jennifer!
Sarah Lindner says
Seriously probably the most comfortable bottoms ever and you styled them so good with all the looks you made! xoxo, Sarah
They’re so comfortable! Thank you Sarah!
Love all of these cute outfit ideas! My favorite is the leggings styled with the blazer!
Jill – Doused in Pink
Thank you so much Jill!
All of these outfits are so cute!! You’ve managed to make leggings looks so chic and stylish 🙂
Thank you Lizzie!
Tanvi Rastogi says
They are all such fun and comfortable looks. I have to admit though, I don’t ever yoga pants unless I am head to toe athletic wear.
I normally don’t either but these yoga pants are amazing!
The concept of a blazer with leggings blows my mind, but now that you’ve suggested it, I really want to test it out on myself and see what I think. All of these looks are so cute, and while I typically gravitate towards the more casual looks with denim jackets and such, I’m thrilled by your creativity!
Oo yes definitely try it out! Thank you Stephanie!
Caitlin | Beauty & Colour says
Such a good post idea for quarantine! xx
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You look so cute in all of these outfits! Yoga pants are so versatile and I love how you can easily dress them up and down, plus they’re super comfy!!
Thank you Tina!
Girl I love this! I’ve been living in my yoga pants lately!
It’s the best!
This is exactly the inspiration I needed today! I’ve been living in my yoga pant and have so been needing to come up with new ways to style them.
Yay so glad to hear!
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