Ahh leggings. The safe, comfortable alternative to jeans. Until only recently, the humble legging was frowned upon by high society as a fashion faux-pas when worn alone. Thanks to the sartorial rise of athleisure, leggings have enjoyed a well-deserved boost in popularity, with everyone from Kendall Jenner to Kate Hudson sporting a pair out - yep, you guessed it - in public. Even Chanel sent its models down the runway in bike shorts and leggings in 2019.
2020 has also seen a surge in the popularity of comfy wares - if you haven’t gone to work since March, you’ll know what we mean. But, if you’re part of the select few yet to dip a toe in the proverbial waters of wearing leggings out of the house, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s our tips for wearing leggings as pants.
Sporty Street Style Chic
Nothing says Model-Off-Duty more than a sweater, chunky white sneakers and an oversized trench. Slide into your favourite leggings, chuck on a crew sweat or hoodie and throw on your overcoat for an instant street style look.
The right pair of leggings, paired with a crisp white tee, a pair of knee-high boots and a black blazer can create a suit look that will take you from desk to drinks in ultimate comfort. To elevate it further, try leather-look leggings.
Comfort and Steaze
Got an oversized knit you haven’t paid enough attention to this winter? Pop it on over your favourite shapewear leggings and toss on some white sneakers or a pair of over-the-knee boots for an easy, foolproof look perfect for brunch with your girlfriends or that once-weekly supermarket run (#PandemicLife).
The Matching Set #Look
Winter 2020 has been all about loungewear co-ords. Jump on the trend and create a matching activewear look! Grab your leggings of any colour and find a sweater or hoodie in the same hue. Instant colour co-ordinated style! Bonus points if you’ve got pieces in the colours of the season - tonal shades of khaki green, grey and burnt orange.
The Lady Di
As we move into warmer weather in Aus, introducing bike shorts back into your rotation will become easier. Who better to emulate than the darling of the candid sporty look herself, Princess Diana. Hailey Beiber’s been doing it for years. Grab a pair of bike shorts, an obnoxiously oversized sweater, runners and a pair of crew socks (pulled all the way up!) and chuck on some big sunnies. Look at that! Bike shorts? Not just for spin class.
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