Reports Suggest Leggings Are Over, but Not If They're Sporty

It's the news we could never imagine happening, but leggings, it would appear, are over. Now, while you might be lamenting the end of the stretchy trouser, fear not, we're only talking about the posh variety. Turns out that the sales of sporty leggings are still going strong—and we're breathing a sigh of relief.

Over at online retalier Lyst, they've seen a slowing down in sales of leggings with a decrease of 22% over the past six months. However, brands like Nike are still powering on with mega sales. Clearly this news means two things a.) people are working out more, or b.) athleisure is a seriously big deal. We're inclined to think it's a combination of the two.

But, we hear your cry, how does this impact on your wardrobe? Well, allow us to explain: Essentially, if you haven't already, it's time to embrace the casual sportswear look and invest in a pair of great sports leggings to wear as your everyday outfit. Still not convinced? Take a look at our five rules for wearing sports leggings as everyday wear, showcased by our favourite A-listers, and find out where to buy the most stylish sporty version around. 

Keep scrolling for our sportswear leggings rules, plus our pick of the best styles.

Rule #1: Wear them with your leather jacket.

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To confuse people as to whether this is your athleisure look or you just out of the gym, make like Kendall Jenner and pair your sporty bottom half with an edgy biker jacket and a choker. 

Rule #2: Always wear your favourite mini handbag.

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Karlie Kloss knows that to make this look a little more sophisticated you have to wear a mini handbag to up your style game. 

Rule #3: Pair them with box-fresh trainers.

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Take a tip from Sofia Richie and make sure your trainers look fresh and clean. 

Rule #4: Don't be afraid to make a statement.

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Whether you're off to do a 10k run or just a quick dash for a flat white, don't be afraid to go for a bright pair of leggings à la Chloë Grace Moretz.

Rule #5: If in doubt, wear sunglasses.

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Along with Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid is often seen in this type of sporty leggings outfit. And the one item she rarely forgets to ensure this looks as cool as possible? Her sunglasses. Guaranteed to take your look from 0 to 100. 

Keep scrolling for where to shop the best sporty leggings.