Leggings are a perennial wardrobe staple for many of us. They’re usually inexpensive and are always comfy, easy to pull on no matter your body type and perfect for layering in transitional weather. There was definitely a time when we felt nervous about wearing leggings outside of the gym, but Cosmo tells us we’re good to go: “The line between what is a pant and what is a legging has been so blurred (hello, jeggings!), that it feels wrong to write off all leggings as being gym-or innerwear-exclusive.”
With that, we’re giving you 14 ideas for what to wear with leggings this fall and winter season. So get fresh and get comfy, with the knowledge the you don’t always have to stuff yourself into a pair of tights, or worse, ill-fitting jeans. Leggings are your friends—we invite you to embrace them.
1. Leather Leather leggings were all over fall runways. StyleList says, “Throw any apprehension about wearing leather leggings out the window—they’re easy to wear and a nice alternative to jeans.” Well okay then! We’re doin’ it.