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LEGGINGS—Nine Anything But Basic Looks

March 8th, 2016 at 2:00am

Leggings are one of those articles of clothing that often gets a bad rep in fashion. People often argue that these bottoms are not actual pants and should be reserved strictly for the gym and/or the occasional ’80s-theme party.

As an avid supporter and sporter of leggings, I firmly believe that leggings are the most versatile piece of clothing I own. Leggings allow you the flexibility (literally and figuratively) to tackle whatever the day may throw you. You can build your look around these pants (yes, I am #TeamPants) and rock them day, night and every time in-between.

As further proof that leggings are anything but basic, check out these nine leggings looks to inspire you to sport this staple outside your spin class.

A perfectly oversized sweatshirt, collared shirt and leggings. Hello dreamiest outfit ever.

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Photo by Sabera Qazi

Mock turtleneck and blazer. To whoever says leggings can’t be chic, we offer this look at the only proof we need to the contrary.

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Photo by Penda Sarr

Cut-out leggings are a great way to spice up your basic look.

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Photo by Rodney Miller

A statement coat and leggings is a look that is on constant rotation in our wardrobe.

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Photo by Kayla Torter

Fur, chambray and leggings—a modern-day classic pairing.

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Photo by Kara Ng

The perfect pant to seamlessly tuck into boots.

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Photo by Melany Rodriguez

Channel your inner Sandy from Grease by sporting your leggings with a leather jacket.

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Photo by Marni Rochkind

Pair them with a fitted, casual mini

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Photo by Alli Lorraine

Wrap up the look with a blanket scarf

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Photo by Gabby Fitzgerald