“Leggings are not pants!” We’ve all heard people cry, but the truth is that the ship has sailed a great deal. Thanks to the continued popularity of sports, this trend is going nowhere, but luckily, brands like Lululemon and Zella have put great emphasis on making quality leggings from fabrics that don’t go see-through the moment you bend down. These classic leggings are comfortable, practical, and a staple in so many closets. But how do you make them “fashion”? When it comes to the street style crowd, they pick out unusual fabrics, go for textures and details, or show skin where you wouldn’t expect it. Whether they pile on top of the layers and use them for warmth or use the ankle cutoff to show off the most amazing pairs of shoes, these looks prove that leggings belong in even the most modern wardrobe. When you’re ready to take the plunge, choose your perfect pair and read on for some styling tips from the pros.
– Additional coverage from Allison Ingrum