How to Wear Leggings and Still Look Cool

There is an art form to pulling off leggings when you're not in a gym class. Just because Gigi Hadid does it with such great ease, doesn't mean she hasn't got a fashion formula behind her look! There are certainly key pieces that shouldn't be worn with leggings, from pencil skirts to shorts, but we'd rather fast forward what does work.

Think of this as your speedy go-to guide for four different key pieces or categories of style that you can confidently wear with your favourite pair of leggings, be it en route to spin or strolling through town with an endless to-do list on your mind.

Scroll down for your leggings 101, and shop our favourite picks throughout!

The combination of Chelsea boots and well-fitted leggings makes for one of the most flattering, figure-loving combinations ever. Team it with a long-line top, add a premium bomber jacket and this look will take you all over the urban jungle.

Thanks to Miu Miu and Gucci, "cardigan" no long has negative connotations surrounding it. Oh, no, a chic cashmere cardigan is best worn with a leather pencil skirt, or better yet, with suede leggings and luxe trainers.

Think of this mix as a cool spin on the '80s trend. The dress with an built-in waistband will cinch in your waist, while the leggings with make high octane dresses okay for day and night. That's clever.

Of course, we wouldn't let a leggings-based fashion feature go by without acknowledging that leggings are the very centrepiece to the sports luxe movement, and an absolute wardrobe staple for Gigi Hadid (gym appointment or no). Add a quilted high-performance jacket for park runs, or add a jersey jumper to your favourite pair of leather leggings for a zero-effort, instantly urbane outfit that'll see you through lazy Sundays to chilled brunches.

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How often do you wear leggings? Only to the gym or all the time? Comment below!

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