Affordable Fashion Blog | Walking in Memphis in High Heels : Workwear Wednesday - How to Get away with Wearing Leggings to Work & Look Fab + $100 SPANX Giveaway!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Workwear Wednesday - How to Get away with Wearing Leggings to Work & Look Fab + $100 SPANX Giveaway!!

wear leggings for work
Leggings c/o // Top // Vest (similar) c/o // Pumps // Beanie // Watch // Bag c/o

This past week I was in Dallas for work.  When I'm traveling I absolutely love to be comfortable, but that's hard to do when you have meetings that start immediately and you know you won't have time to check into your hotel room or change before heading to your first meeting.  That calls for pieces that are travel friendly but still work appropriate.  Cue the leggings.  SPANX sent me these pretty velvet leggings a couple of months ago, and I've been wearing them almost nonstop.  I've been wearing them to work, to run errands, to the park, and even going out at night. 

These leggings are so versatile, but it can be tricky to pull off some leggings in an office, right?  My trick is to wear a dressier pair of leggings.  I'm sure that sounds like an oxymoron, but this velvet pair is the perfect pair of dressy leggings.  Pair them with a longer tunic sweater or dress shirt, a vest, heels and a nice satchel.  I think adding the pumps, vest and satchel help to keep the look dressy.  The structure and length of the vest really help to take the outfit up a notch and keep it from looking too casual.  And that's how you pull off leggings for work!  Something I do far too often.  ☺  I'm so glad I finally gave SPANX a try for the first time a couple of months ago  because, oh my goodness, they are amazing!  They hold me in so well and are so slimming!  I'm so excited to be teaming up with Spanx today to give away $100 to one lucky reader.  To enter the giveaway, just use the widget below.  What pair of leggings would you choose from SPANX if you won?  P.S. I'm also giving away $100 to Vera Bradley over on instagram so make sure you enter to win that here while you're at it!

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163 comments:

Jessica said...

Amazing look! I love your shoes x

Jessica — NinetyCo 

aDw said...

id get these http://www.spanx.com/leggings/faux-leather-black-leggings-38-ms2437black

jodie filogomo said...

I can always use a good bra--so that'd probably be my choice!!
I love your outfit, Laura!!
jodie
www.jtouchofstyle.com

Jessica Sheppard said...

I'm so impressed with Vera Bradley lately! LOVE the texture and subtle print on that satchel. And I've been seeing the Spanx leggings all season and it's soon tempting! I think I need them.

Nataly Schma said...

I love this look for work! Such a great way to add leggings into your work wardrobe!

Vickie said...

I love spanx! Would love some leggings!

Kayley said...

I would choose some active leggings such as the Active Compression Very Black Pant.

San. M. said...

Active Compression Midnight Sky Knee Pant

CosmeticCrazy said...

I would love the Thinstincts Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit.

(Rosie A)

CosmeticCrazy said...

I would love the Thinstincts Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit.

(Rosie A)

Gladys M said...

I love shapewear and wear it almost daily to get smooth lines. I would get the Shape My Day slip for a wedding that I have to attend in a couple of months

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

I would get a new bra or two!

Bridget Heiple Reich said...

I would choose the Faux Leather Black Leggings. I love them!! :)

Liz Ticona said...

I would love to get a good coverage bra , like the Bra-llelujah!® Full Coverage Bra :) Crossing fingers!!!

Danielle said...

I love SPANX shapewear and hosiery and had no idea that they also made bras. I think I'd probably try one of those!

Ashley Harvey said...

I would love to get the faux leather black leggings!!!

noreen said...

Look AT me seamless leggings in charcoal

Janine Markham said...

Active Compression Very Black Pant would be perfect for the gym!

tweetyscute said...

I would love the Bra-vo Breezy Back-Smoothing Underwire Bra

Ashley B. said...

A nice, pretty bra!!

Lexi Holzberg Kritzer said...

I love how the velvet really glams up the leggings! So cute! And I'm a huge fan of Spanx leggings.
xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

Jennifer Heintz said...

I think I would select the SPANX Lounge-Hooray Bralette. It looks so comfortable!

Bianca Andrea said...

If I had to pick a pair of leggings, Look At Me Now Charcoal Heather Seamless Leggings, but i would really like the shapewear, i need to update my closet.

Kim Myers said...

Spanx leggings are SUCH a game changer! I have the faux leather ones and love them so much. Love these velvet one...perfect for the winter.

xoxo,
Kim
Champagneista

KassieHarris said...

I've been searching for a good slip so I would get the Thinstincts™ Convertible Slip! It looks perfect!

Hope said...

Velvet leggings!!!

Lyddiegal said...

I've been looking for a great pair of velvet leggings, I'd totally go for those!
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Kimberly Harrison said...

I would choose casual and active leggings.

Caitlyn S. said...

I've been wanting a pair of their more dressy leggings for a while now. I would love the Ponte pair (the tuxedo velvet Ponte pair that I loved is saying not found...) But this pair is similar- and still stylish and cool-
http://www.spanx.com/leggings/moto-ponte-very-black-leggings-38-msfl2115
the cropped faux leather leggings are a other option.
Thanks for the chance! I can't wear these to work but they're totally my weekend style!

Trinity Rosario said...

Slim Cognito® Shaping Mid-Thigh Bodysuit Thanks for the chance to win!

Victoria Woodruff said...

I would like to try the black leggings!! Thanks!!

Patti said...

I would like the Active Compression Black Knee Pant!

Kaci said...

I would choose the active leggings!

imbigwillie said...

I would give it to my wife and let her choose.

Christine Labelle said...

I would get the nudest unlined bra. I am always looking for a comfortable bra and this looks great.

Rachel said...

I would get the In & Out Cami if I won.

Mercedes Lyne said...

I love the Active Compression Midnight Sky Pant!

Tianna Sicilia said...

love your bag and those heels!

Danielle said...

I would probably get a bra

Trina Mock said...

I need some new Spanx! I would probably get the Haute Contour High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short!

Paol Trenny said...

I would get the Thinstincts™ Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit.

stephland3 said...

I would purchase a Bra-llelujah! Full Coverage Bra if I won! I love Spanx!

Shannon said...

Faux Leather Gunmetal Leggings!!!

Cynthia Gaarder said...

http://www.spanx.com/shapewear/bodysuits/skinny-britches-open-bust-mid-thigh-bodysuit-38-1909?1689=9609

Shira said...

I've actually been wanting to try out their workout pants but I'm curious about their bras too.

http://asequinloveaffair.com

rainesmom said...

I would get the SPANX Every·Wear Hem Slit Very Black Leggings if I won!

~ Kim Pincombe Cole

JessyPooh87 said...

I would get a new bra.

Jenny Scheldberg said...

The Pillow Cup bra looks comfy!

Maritza said...

I would love to get the Ankle Jean-ish Black Leggings.

Annie Lail said...

So pretty! I love how you dressed up the leggings, you can't even tell! Wearing leggings to work is one of my favorite things to do haha :)

Julie said...

I'm not sure exactly, but I'd probably get something like the Slim Cognito® High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short.

Edye Nicole said...

I would get a bra! :)

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Melinda Eva said...

I have been dying to try the faux leather leggings from Spanx. I would definitely get those!

Kfloveinme said...

I would get The Base Bodysuit Tank in both black and nude! It would be perfect under anything.

Stacie H said...

I would love to try their bras! :)

Chely said...

I would Get a couple of Shape My Day Open-Bust Camisoles

pdugan said...

I would choose a Shape My Day High Waisted Mid Thigh Short

Katherine C said...

Definitely some leggings and shorts! Since you said velvet, yes please!! 😍

Kari Benesh said...

I would get the Faux Leather Leggings in black as I need to branch out a little! Thanks for the chance!

garelwilliams said...

SPANX Thinstincts High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short shapewear

Kelssey Layton said...

SPANX makes some of my favorite leggings!! Loving this style and making them work-wear ready!

latanya t said...

Bra-llelujah!® Full Coverage Bra

Jamie A. said...

Love that bag!

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...
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[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I love the Active Compression Very Black Pant
Thank You for the chance!

Fiona N

Krissie Lambert said...

I could always use a new bra! Lol. But their leggings look amazing! ��

tannawings said...

Shape My Day High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short would be my choice. Nice shapewear!\

ellen beck

Jeanne Rousseau said...

Leggings, a girl can never have too many pairs!

Marilyn said...

I would order a pair of the Floating Lines Footless Tights

Chandra Perry said...

Either faux leather leggings or compression pants for working out.

sarah gillespie said...

I'm really digging the active compression midnight sky tights!

Annessa Smith said...

I am all about the Spanx leggings and you styled them so nicely here! They are so comfy and such great quality. Loving these velvet ones - I would totally love to get these or the leather look ones!

Annessa
www.seekingsunshine.com

Tiffany Schantzenbach said...

I would get the active compression midnight sky knee pant if I won.

Leah Behr said...

I've been wanting some spanx leggings! I would get the look at me now ones!

xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

Alina Conn said...

I'd love to get the Active Compression Midnight Sky Pant. They are so pretty!

Stafford Brix said...

I could certainly use the Boostie-Yay!® Cami.

Kate Greer said...

Love this casual look!

Elise Von E said...

Great look! Love those velvet leggings!

xx, Elise
www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

Amanda Lea said...

Shape My Day Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit. Ah!! I love this!!

Stephanie Phelps said...

I would get the Cropped Look At Me Now Very Black Seamless Leggings.

Oh So Glam said...

That bag is reeeeally gorgeous! Loving the velvet leggings too!

Arielle said...

I'd buy a Thinstincts bodysuit for my wedding in March!

kellyr78 said...

I would choose the Active Compression Black Cropped Le.ggings

Kristin McCall said...

If I won I would buy Active Compression Lapis Night Pant.

Shayna Brookman said...

I WOULD CHOSE THE Boostie-Yay!® Cami :)

Wehaf said...

I would get a pair of active compression workout leggings.

Nicki said...

I love their leggings!

LesleyfromWI said...

I would love the Lounge-Hooray! Romper

Kristen Fisher said...

I'd pick the Every·Wear Mesh Contour Black Leggings; love the versatility!

Jessie said...

I would choose leggings!

Colleen Boudreau said...

I would get the Slim Cognito Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit.

Sarah Hayes said...

Id love the Active Compression Very Black Pant. they look so comfy

lsaddatova m said...

Yes if i win i will buy Spanx bra good luck everyone and me

Queen In Between said...

I am waiting on a pair of the faux leather to arrive! Heading to Vegas next week and was thinking they would make a perfect item to take along.

Sierra said...

I would definitely get the faux leather spanx leggings! They've been on my wish list for a while:)

dlhaley said...

I would pick the Active Compression Black Knee Pant.

Sarah said...

active leggings!!

Onyinye Elochukwu said...

I would choose the leggings. Looks awesome on you.

Liz said...

I would definately choose the Moto Ponte Very Black Leggings. They look really comfortable!

Love3570@aol.com

Darlene Carbajal said...

I would buy the Lounge-Hooray! Bralette.

Vikki K said...

Probably the active compression leggings.

tannawings said...

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Eda G. said...

Active Compression Lapis Night Pant!

sonnetdog said...

You look amazing. I'd choose the leggings you are wearing!

Tiffany Russell said...

I would get the Jean-ish Twilight Rinse Leggings

Kristina @ Medicine and Manicures said...

I've heard such great things about these leggings and the velvet ones look fabulous!

xo, Kristina
Medicine & Manicures

Jennifer said...

I would try one of their in & out tanks.

Makayla McAfee said...

Those leggings, everyday!!! They look so cute and comfortable!!

Xo Makayla
@ www.fashionablykay.com

Unknown said...

Great giveaway. I'd want to get some panties. After baby, I'm in need. :)

Andrea @ mommainflipflops.com

Jennifer Herman said...

I like the Reversible Tights.

John Herman said...

My wife would like the like the Reversible Tights.

Susan P. said...

I would get the Higher Power Short and the Thinstincts™ High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short.

Mollie said...

I LOVE Spanx!! Those velvet leggings are gorgeous!

xx Mollie

Leah said...

I'd love to try the leggings!

betty baez said...

I would choose the Look At Me Now Charcoal Heather Seamless Leggings!

greeniejoey said...

I love the leggings but also the slips. Maybe I'd get some panties.

cakyjo said...

I would choose a Bra-llelujah!® Full Coverage Bra. I am in serious need of new, pretty bras!

Christy DuBois said...

I love how you styled your leggings. And velvet is everywhere now. I've read so many great reviews about spanx and would love to try them. I think I would get the Jean-ish Twilight Rinse Ankle Leggings or I'm the black. Thanks so much.

Mahdi Martin said...

I desperately need a new bra.

Alison King said...

I would get the SPANX Pillow Cup Signature Push-Up Plunge Bra.

Sarah Cool said...

If I won I would get the Bra-vo Breezy Back-Smoothing Underwire Bra because ive been wanting to try it out and maybe the In&Out Tank
crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

Ruth Honey said...

I would love to get the Pillow Cup Signature Full Coverage Bra. I need something that offers good support and no lines in the back. I have had plenty of bras that start to poke me over time but this new technology sounds awesome.

KV H said...

I like the essential steel leggings.

fran4123 said...

I could use some new hosiery

nickieisis3 said...

I would pick the Waist Cincher

Deb S said...

I'd get a pair of leggings. I love them

Elizabeth Elder said...

I like the Active Compression Black Cropped Leggings, for the gym! And some cute socks to go with.

Susan Christy said...

Love the Bra-vo Breezy Back-Smoothing Underwire Bra

Diana C said...

I want to get the undie-tectable underwear. Looks great!

diana c

Jocelyn Brown said...

I think I'd get some faux leather leggings

adriana saucedo said...

i would choose the pillow Cup Signature Wireless Bra.

Patricia Caradonna said...

I would pick the Thinstincts Convertible slip for my son's upcoming wedding.

Anita Duvall said...

I would choose the Spanx Power Short in Plus Size for my daughter. She loves these!!

Mary Cloud said...

I'd get some of the Leg Sheers hosiery

Frances Kinross said...

I think I just fell in love with the way those velvet Spanx leggings look! Thanks for the chance :)

Lisa S. said...

I would probably try one of the open bust body suits. Not sure which cut yet though.

Emily Weeks said...

I would go Active Compression Very Black Pant!

Emily Weeks said...

I would go Active Compression Very Black Pant!

Kelley said...

On core mid high shorts is what I would order and have wanted for a long time!

Jen M said...

I would try an active compression pant

Shannon O'Neill said...

I'd choose the Perforated Girl Shorts.

It's Me De said...

I would buy the Bra-vo Breezy Back-Smoothing Underwire Bra.
deannankeller@yahoo.com

claudiae said...

Looking amazing as usual girl!😍😍

Neysa Daquilante said...

I would love a pair of these exact leggings for work ��

mary gardner said...

If I won I would choose the In&Out Tank.

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

I'd purchase the Mama Tights. Thanks for the giveaway!

Wendi Watson said...

http://www.spanx.com/leggings/look-at-me-now-navy-tread-seamless-leggings-38-msfl3515navytreadprint I LOVE THESE!

skater425 said...

I would go with the Luxe Leg Aloe Tights and the Look At Me Now Desert Camo Cropped Seamless Leggings. skater425irish1913 at gmail (dot) com

MichelleS said...

I would purchase Active Compression Midnight sky leggings.

Sara said...

I would get a good bra!

Kimbie said...

I desperately need another pair of leggings. I'd get the Active Compression Very Black Pant.

wimbley73@aol.com

Dana Matthews said...

I would choose the Bra-llelujah!® Full Coverage Bra with Uplifting Wink Patch...I think!!!

Wendy ArtsyChaos said...

I think I would get one of those almost-whole-body-open-bust things to hold everything from being jiggly! :D

Nicole Ackerman said...

I would choose the buy the Active Compression Very Black Pant!

Cindy said...

I would choose leggings.

http://www.spanx.com/leggings/look-at-me-now-very-black-seamless-leggings-38-msfl3515veryblack
http://www.spanx.com/leggings/jean-ish-twilight-rinse-leggings-38-ms20048
http://www.spanx.com/leggings/essential-very-black-leggings-38-msfl1415veryblack

Elle said...

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Elle said...

I like the higher power short.

Lauren said...

I would get the Lounge-Hooray Bodysuit.

Linda said...

I'd choose a Pillow Cup Signature Plunge Bra.

Misty said...

I like the The SB Sweep Cami Slip. I need one so badly. (jozywails@gmail.com)

Laurie Murley said...

I would love to have the Pillow Cup Signature Full Coverage Bra

Jordan said...

I love the Every·Wear Mesh Side Stripe Very Black Leggings and the Active Compression Midnight Sky Pant! Thanks for the chance to win this giftcard!

Ashley Truong said...

Thinstincts Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit!!!!