We’ve heard it time and time again: leggings are not acceptable adult wear. But if that were true, then wouldn’t celebrities stick to that rule? They are our ever-so-reliable street style role models, after all. Seeing as they don’t take that responsibility lightly, we’ve rounded up 9 looks to put this argument to rest. Below, you’ll find celebs who have worn leggings in public and looked good doing it!
1. Gigi Hadid
Gigi has perfected that special mix of casual and put-together chic. We can totally see ourselves wearing this during the first week of classes.
2. Julianne Hough
Leather gives your leggings a style upgrade, as Julianne so flawlessly shows. There’s nothing slouchy about this office-ready ensemble.
3. Kristin Cavallari
Long sweaters and leggings go together like PB&J. Adding the leather tote and booties takes this outfit from the couch to the world outside the four walls of your apartment.
4. Kendall Jenner
You could wear a long tee over your favorite pair of stretchy leggings, but Kendall’s crop top makes them unexpectedly cool. The slivers of skin around her ankles and midsection elevate her look completely.
5. Jessica Alba
When we’re feeling a little snazzier, we have to ditch the solids and go for a printed pair like Jessica’s. Her coordination of the tailored jacket and red hot booties with the colors found in the print clearly display her style expertise.
6. Lauren Conrad
Why not go full-on sporty the next time you’re headed to the big game? LC’s jersey, ball cap, and sneaks are just right for trying out the one-of-the-guys trend.
7. Cara Delevingne
Note to self: an all-black ensemble that mimics Grease’s Sandy works in any setting. Cara proves that sometimes style can be found in simplicity.
8. Selena Gomez
You won’t find a messy bun and gym bag when Selena’s out in her leggings. And just tying a knot at the waist of her skin-tight top erases any possibility of boredom with this easy-to-copy outfit.
9. Blake Lively
Blake can do no wrong. Granted, this was for a high-fashion photo shoot, but the next time someone tells you leggings look lazy, pull this out for ultimate shock factor.
Which of these celebrity looks is your favorite, collegiettes?