We can no longer deny it: leggings are totally back. But hold that cringe because it’s not as bad as you think, especially when it-models Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, and Hailey Baldwin are the ones responsible for this major fashion comeback. And you know that wherever these girls lead, we usually follow.
From wearing gym clothes to the streets to creating nighout-ready outfits, these girls have mastered the art of resurrecting the leggings. If you’re still not convinced, these five lessons from our favorite style stars will surely make you reconsider:
1. Wear it with a bomber jacket.
There’s no better way to make your leggings 2016-appropriate than pairing them with the it-jacket of the season. Slip into some high-top sneakers or lace-up boots to get Gigi and Bella’s off-duty look.
2. Throw on an oversized button-down.
Whether it’s your trusty striped shirt or your boyfriend’s flannel, this look is effortlessly cool. Add some on-trend accessories such as a choker, a pair of flat lens sunnies, or platform kicks to spice up your outfit.
3. Go for a sheer-panelled pair and a vintage tee.
For a touch of rock-and-roll, take out that band tee from the back of your closet and pair it with some sheer-panelled leggings. Gigi’s unexpectedly sexy outfit looks perfect for a night out.
4. Try the atheleisure trend.
Who says leggings and sweatshirts are only for the gym? As far as these ladies are concerned, athleisure is the cool girl-approved trend to try ASAP! Go for a cropped sweater and your favorite pair of sneakers to ace this street style look.
5. Add a twist with a knotted top.
If you can’t be bothered to wear anything besides a t-shirt, knot it at the front or on the side to give it an interesting twist (literally.) Layer some dainty necklaces to lend your simple outfit a bit of glint.