How to Wear Leggings Like a Celebrity
Several questionable fashion trends have hit the big time over the years: socks with sandals, exposed thongs, mesh anything. But leggings, my friend, are no longer in that can-I-really-get-away-with-wearing-this category. If celebrity outfit ideas are any indication, not only have leggings surpassed the only-for-the-gym stage, they have become wear-everywhere staples.
Still, figuring out how to style leggings for different occasions can be tricky. But stars like Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, and Tracee Ellis Ross are proving that wearing leggings as pants doesn't have to be so difficult. Sometimes all you need is a statement jacket to style with them or a fun pair of shoes. And don't forget that you don't always have to go with a plain black pair. Mixing things up with a trendy color or a fancy fabric (hello, leather) can instantly upgrade any pair of leggings.
Keep reading for further proof that putting together a winning outfit with leggings is doable, and your favorite celebrities have already demonstrated how.
If you're afraid your leggings might be too revealing, follow Witherspoon's lead and wear a pullover with some extra length.
Try: Zella Leggings, $35; nordstrom.com.
An oversized sweater is always a smart move to wear with leggings, but when you throw on a pretty floral-embellished coat like this Valentino one, the compliments will start rolling in.
Try: David Lerner Leggings, $66; shopbop.com.
Classic tan tones will match everything, but aren't as boring as your usual black leggings.
Try: Girlfriend Collective High-Rise 7/8 Leggings, $68; nordstrom.com.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Hit refresh on your all-black gym look with a shiny pair of leggings and don't forget that a pair of neon sneakers will put you in the on-trend club.
Try: Koral High-Rise Lustrous Leggings, $80; bloomingdales.com.
Pair your leggings with a crew sweater like Gigi Hadid's from her Reebok collection.
Try: Reebok Gigi Hadid Leggings, $60; reebok.com.
Jennifer Lopez loves her ombré. Can you blame her? That gradient pastel color is picture-perfect.
Try: Rock Salt Apparel Pastel Leggings, $68 etsy.com.
Stretchy faux leather leggings put a fancy twist on the comfy pants. Follow Paris Hilton's lead and throw your fave leather jacket over a tank top and finish off the look with tough shades.
Try: Spanx Faux Leather Leggings, $98; nordstrom.com.
Don't forget about the accessories. Hilary Duff made her leggings outfit pop with gold hoops, bracelets, and oversized sunglasses.
Try: Nike One Lux Leggings, $90; nike.com.
If you're in the mood to show off some skin, leggings with sheer inserts are what you need. Keep things sporty like Kaia with a hoodie, denim jacket, baseball cap, and sneakers.
Try: Old Navy Mesh Leggings, $35; oldnavy.com.
Leopard print leggings are just what your closet needs to help you step up your athleisure game. The timeless print will never go out of style and looks good with anything.
Try: Beach Riot Leopard Leggings, $95; revolve.com.