“Leggings aren’t pants!” we’ve all heard people cry, but the truth is, that ship has very much sailed. Thanks to the continued popularity of athleisure, this trend is going nowhere, but thankfully, brands like Lululemon and Zella have put a big focus on making quality leggings in fabrics that don’t go the see-through moment you bend over.
These classic leggings are comfortable, they’re practical, and they’re a staple in so many wardrobes. But how do you make them “fashion”? When it comes to the street style crowd, they pick unusual fabrics, opt for textures and details, or show skin where you wouldn’t expect it.
Keep it Simple With Sneakers, a White Tee, and a Leather Jacket
Add a Cropped Top and a Camel Coat
Add Two-Tone Brogues and an Oversize Shirt
Layer Up Your Outerwear and Finish With Sneakers
Pick Panelled Leggings to Toughen Up a Feminine Blouse
Make Sporty Separates Sexy With White Ankle Boots
Dress Up Athleisure With Metallic Sandals
Add Heels, Gloves, and a Duster Coat
Belt Up Over a Pair of Glittery Leggings
Pick Leather-Look Leggings to Offset a Shearling Aviator Jacket
Layer Leggings Under a Short Skirt and Moto Jacket
Add a Rock Chick Tee and Snakeskin Boots
Pick Stirrup Pants and a Statement Belt
Show Off Statement Shoes and an Ornate Topper
Turn Sportswear Into a Statement With a Floor-Skimming Coat
Whether they’re piling on the layers and using them for warmth or taking advantage of the ankle cutoff to show off the most amazing pairs of shoes, these looks prove that leggings belong in even the most high-fashion wardrobes. If you’re ready to take the plunge, pick your perfect pair, then read on for some styling tips from the pros.