It's 2023 and wearing yoga pants is not just for yoga. Yes, they're ideal for working out but they're also perfect for a casual ath-leisure style, for running errands – and even meeting your best friends for a coffee.
In 2021, the revenue of the yoga apparel market was estimated to be worth around 22.7 billion U.S. dollars worldwide. You can't deny, that's a lot of yoga pants!
Whatever the reason you wear yoga pants, styling them right to keep up with the latest trends is an absolute must, especially if you love a bit of colour and wear funky patterned leggings.
If you're looking for some new yoga pants outfits you've come to the right place! We're here to help empower you so you can rock yoga pants all day every day, here's our expert guide for what to wear with yoga pants:
How to wear yoga pants
Unfortunately, it's not as simple as just finding a pair of yoga pants, and ultimately if you don't invest in a good quality pair, it's likely they'll be see through. Eek!
When wearing yoga pants outside of the gym and yoga mat, there are a few things to keep in mind. For maximum achievement, follow by these 3 rules:
First things first, find a pair of good yoga pants that you feel comfortable in and are made from quality materials.
Feeling self-conscious about how thin see-through your yoga pants are while out-and-about is far from ideal, so choose a quality pair of leggings – and a pair that makes you love how you look!
Top tip: Look for leggings made from moisture-wicking fabrics to keep sweat at bay!
If you opt for a pair of patterned yoga pants, layers can be a great way to add additional pops of colour and style – and feel super cosy in your go-to yoga pants.
Think scarves, cardigans, oversized hoodies and jackets for a super cute casual outfit you can feel comfortable in all day.
Take note of the length as well because cropped leggings are another option if you don't like long leggings. Especially for those long summer days when you're trying to stay as cool as possible, cropped leggings can be the way to go.
4 ways to wear yoga pants this year
Ready to rock your leggings but not sure how to pull if off? Here are some really simple but cute outfit ideas to take your leggings from the yoga studio to smart casual chic.
This initial "fit" is intended for the girl seeking a fairly casual pair that is yet unquestionably stylish. Although it's cute enough to go run errands with your girlfriends, this trio is perfect for your morning workout or pilates class.
The outfit begins with an eye-catching matching sports bra and leggings that accentuate the abs you've been working so hard to get. On chilly spring and fall afternoons, complete the ensemble with a comfy zip-up hoodie. This athleisure combo will give you the 'it' girl appearance and vibe everybody wants.
To emphasise the "sporty" appeal of the garments, this outfit will work best with a pair of trainers. If you want to add a little glam, keep your hair and makeup simple. Because of how adaptable this outfit is, it pairs easily with practically any accessory.
Styling a pair of tight yoga pants with biker chic is probably to coolest trend of 2023, and it's super fun to experiment with too!
Pair your leggings with a simple black or white crop top as to not over complicate the look. You can then layer with denim jackets or leather jacket, whatever suits your style the most.
Finish with a pair of black biker boots and you're ready to hit the road, or a bar, or anywhere looking super cool. No one will even realise you're wearing workout pants!
Regardless of which leggings you choose, plain or patterned, all you're going to need to finish this look on those warm summer days is a funky crop top and maybe a baggy flannel shirt for evenings.
Try and find a crop top made from a cool ribbed fabric, it not only looks good but the thicker material will keep you warm even on those cooler Summer days. An oversized flannel shirt is an also incredibly comfy piece of clothing that pairs perfectly with yoga clothes year-round.
Play around with a variety of colours, it's so easy to find colours that match your personality and aesthetic!
Here us out, you can definitely wear yoga pants to the office if they're cool with the casual vibe.
Pairing yoga pants with a long tunic blouse and super sleek blazer makes your outfit instantly work appropriate – and covers panty lines! You could also wear a long, fluffy cardigan if your office is freezing cold in the winter. Over the knee boots would also elevate this look to the next level.
So – what to wear with yoga pants this year?
Alongside our style suggestions above, there are some core staples that simply work with yoga pants, including:
- Sports Bras: Sports bras are the easiest way to spruce up your look when you're wearing yoga pants. They come in a ton of colours, styles and designs so you can choose whichever one makes you feel most comfortable!
- High-Impact Bras: Opt for a high-impact sports bra if you're going for something extra supportive that won't slip during your workout.
- Stretchy Tees: Stretchy tees make a great combination with yoga pants. They come in a variety of styles, from casual to dressy, so you can find the perfect one for your leggings look.
- Flex Vests: Flex vests allow you to layer up while still showing off those leggings. They come in a variety of colours and styles, so you can find the perfect one for your wardrobe.
- Crop Tops: A forever favourite of ours, crop tops work perfectly with yoga pants. Whether you go for a long-sleeve or short-sleeve style, they look great and give your outfit an extra bit of personality.
- Sweatshirts: If you're more of a comfort-over-style type of gal, then pairing your yoga pants with an oversized sweatshirt is the way to go. It'll keep you warm while still looking put together.
Looking for high-quality yoga leggings and outfits to match?
We hope you've found this guide to wearing yoga pants in 2023 helpful, and that there's a style here to suit your aesthetic.
In the end, yoga attire is all about how you feel, not how you look. Therefore, we advise choosing a yoga clothing brand that uses a buttery soft yarn, like our Microfibre Yarn, that is ethically produced and moisture-wicking for maximum comfort.
At Loony Legs, we take pride in offering yoga attire that strikes a balance between fashion, sustainability, comfort, and utility.
Our selection of eco-friendly yoga leggings, sports bras, stretchy tees, and other apparel is manufactured from high-quality materials that are especially created for your comfort and flexibility, allowing you to always feel your best.
Check out our full range of ethically made yoga wear today, and find the perfect style for you!
What to wear with yoga pants FAQs
How do you wear yoga pants fashionably?
If you're feeling bold, wear a tight top with an oversized jacket. Yoga pants can be dressed up for the day with a bomber or denim jacket. If, however, you're not quite ready to wear only tight clothing, wear your pants with a tank top.
Can you wear yoga pants to dress up?
Consider dressing up your yoga pants with a blouse or a blazer if you want to head out for the evening. Wear your yoga pants with a flowing top or a silky blouse. For a more formal appearance, add a blazer. The secret to sprucing up your yoga pants attire is accessories.
Are yoga pants just leggings?
Yoga pants, as the name implies, are bottoms made of opaque, heavier material that are stretchy and sweat-wicking and may be used for activities like running, pilates, working out in the gym and, of course, yoga. On the other hand, leggings are often made to be worn as a layer beneath clothing for warmth or comfort, but the phrases are used interchangeably.