What did we do before leggings? It’s hard to imagine a world in which the wardrobe staple didn't exist. From the gym to the streets, or even the red carpet, leggings have become a fixture in the fashion realm — and for good reason. They go with everything (well, almost everything) are comfortable, affordable, and the combo limits are endless. So endless, in fact, that it can be hard to figure out exactly what pairs best with our stretchy spandex friends and as hard as it might seem shoes to wear with leggings go beyond sneakers.
When in doubt, why not let the stars lead the way? Here are some of favorite celebrities showing us how to wear leggings, inspiration overload. We’ve got you covered.
All the camo, please! Putting on a pop of camoflauge up top is one of the most effortless and timeless ways to tie your whole look together. A high rise legging, a tie-waist shirt, black sneakers and a black backpack will leave you looking put together yet quite practical for a day spent out on the town.
$62.00, Pretty Little Thing
Dressing up your leggings for a night out? Opt for a faux-leather pair for instant elevation, and add a dressy halter top to finish the look.
Perhaps our favorite footwear option for leggings, combat boots are having a serious moment right now — and they’re easily paired with your tight fitting pants for the perfect amount of grungy, rock and roll vibes. Add a detailed or embellished top to dress it up a bit.
You can really elevate your look with one structured piece, and in this case it’s a classic black blazer. Throw it over quite literally anything to kick things up a notch or two, and leggings are no exception. Add heels and your favorite oversized sunnies and you’ll be turning heads and taking names.
$725.00, Stuart Weitzman
Kick things up a notch and err on the dressier side by adding a statement sleeve to your leggings look. Heeled booties make the look complete by providing a happy medium between casual on the bottom and dressy up top.
$168.00, Need Supply
You don’t need us to tell you that the best, most universal, go-to leggings pairing is quite simple — your favorite hoodie. Bonus points if it’s extra worn in, or vintage.
$10.00, Urban Outfitters
$75.00, Outdoor Voices
Nothing says cool-girl-chic like a baseball hat. The ideal outfit for running errands (or when you’re on your third day of dry shampoo) a hat/jacket/legging combo is a safe yet stylish bet, always.
$24.00, Urban Outfitters
The temperatures are dropping, and it’s officially puffer season. A great way to balance out all the extra volume the jacket creates on top is by opting for a sleek, cut out legging on the bottom. Finish the look with a colorful sneaker.
Black on black is timeless and chic. Whether you’re running errands or are sitting courtside, you can’t go wrong with an ode to monochromatic coolness. Pair your favorite chunky sweater with your favorite leggings, throw on a colorful piece of jewelry and call it a day.
If you’re looking for a pop of color or a punchy print, rocking your favorite graphic tee or long sleeve top with a solid pair of leggings is an easy, carefree outfit. Bonus points for tying it up on the side for extra flair.
Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue