My existing formula involves wearing something on top that works just as well with leggings as it does with jeans or nicer pants. That way I can switch pants back + forth as needed throughout the day. That works, but this new formula results in outfits that bypass the switches.
This season I'm all about monochromatic dressing. I feel like this approach elevates these more casual pieces a bit. Obviously the pieces could be worn with other pieces in one's simple wardrobe as well. I've purposely chosen bottoms here that are not leggings (which I do love) in order to possibly deviate a bit from athleisure (which I also appreciate). Throwing on a jacket + a pair of shoes or boots would take me from cross legged on the couch to presentable out in the world...and back again. :)
This look could be achieved by wearing existing wardrobe pieces of the same color together...or by adding a bottom to match an existing top. The comfy basics can adapt with the choice of jacket (sweater coat, denim jacket, oversized suit jacket, moto jacket) + footwear (fur-lined boots, trainers, heeled boots, birks, loafers)...resulting in an outfit that is comfy + as casual or cool as desired. :)