Leggings don’t exactly have the best reputation for being chic but don’t count them out completely. When styled the right way, the comfortable alternative to pants can make for the perfect casual weekend outfit or even a night out look when done in leather.
But the question is: how do you wear them without looking like you’ve just emerged from a 4-hour Netflix binge? Take note from these A-list ladies who’ve mastered the art of wearing leggings as pants—and still manage to look chic while doing so.
The Cool Tourist
Elsa Hosk ties a denim jacket around her waist, adding a an edge to her white tee, leggings and sneakers.
Top It Off
Take note from Chrissy Teigen and upgrade a simple white tank and black leggings by topping off the look with a sheer duster jacket and wide-brim hat.
Old School Cool
Bella Hadid keeps it casual by styling her leggings with a cropped Tommy Jeans sweatshirt, aviators, a Givenchy bag and high-top sneakers.
The staple model off-duty look works even if you’re not a runway regular, all you need is a leather moto jacket, white tee, leggings and sneakers à la Kendall Jenner.
Make your gym look last all day by adding a chic parka and mini bag to tote.
Add a touch of animal print in the form of a leopard coat à la Kate Moss to glam up black cotton leggings.
Bomber Dot Com
Whether you’re actually going to the gym or simply dressing like it, a bomber jacket layered over a tee and leggings is a quick way to achieve Gigi Hadid’s cool, off-duty look.
Elevate a pair of patterned leggings by styling with leather booties, a turtleneck and moto jacket.
Embrace sweater weather with an oversized turtleneck paired with classic black leggings for a casual weekend or travel-friendly look.
Crop It Like It’s Hot
Keep the look polished by pairing with a cropped top, duster trench jacket and leather boots.
Take a look at some leggings from Topshop and Miss Selfridge: