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24 Sep 2017


By Gracie Carroll

#STYLEBOOK: How To Style Black Fitness Leggings Like Trousers

By Blair Stutz

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Comfy. That’s what we all ultimately look for in clothing. Style def comes as a close second but why would we shell out even a few small bucks for a garment if it’s too tight or itchy? Regardless of your interest in fashion, comfy clothes are a must and the ultimate in comfy, in our opinion, are leggings.

We know there’s always been some debate over if leggings qualify as pants and we’re not here to pick sides but recently at the Being Boss Podcast Panel event, stylist Alexis Honce suggested wearing a black workout legging and styling it as you would a black trouser. When you have loads of meetings, events and workouts in a day, changing your outfit multiple times is simply not an option but wearing a versatile black legging isn’t only comfy but it’s chic and can be styled in so many different ways.

This weeks #Stylebook is all about stylish ways to rock a pair of black leggings!

Grey Gardens

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Nicolette Mason

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(Sweater – Rachel Rachel Roy, Leggings – Old Navy, Sneakers – Allbirds, Bag – Sole Society)  

There’s no reason why we can’t look cute and be cozy at the same time, right? Nicolette is nailing the comfy-chic look with that warm sweater top and sleek black legging. Throw on a pair of slipper-esque sneakers and classic bag and you’re good to go to events and even a quick coffee meeting!

Puff Daddy

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Mel of Melo + Co

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(Jacket – Gap, Top – Joe Fresh, Leggings – Alo, Sneakers – APL, Sunglasses – Forever 21)

During winter it can be so hard to find the effort to look fashionable when all you want to do is hibernate under the covers. We suggest wearing a chic yet functional black puffer jacket, like Mel, and worn with a sleek turtleneck and leggings, you’ll stay warm and still be on trend!

Zip Up

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Folasade Adeoso

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(Leggings – Victoria Sport, Turtleneck – Zara, Fanny Pack – Steve Madden, Boots – H&M)

Looking to dress up leggings and a turtleneck? Take a note from Folasade and try adding a pair of patent black boots and a fanny pack into the mix. Taking your casual look up a notch with patent boots will make wearing leggings to a meeting or event totally appropriate and everyone else will be super jealous they’re not as comfortable as you!

Sleek & Chic

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Jodi Blk Lopez

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(Coat – Banana Republic, Turtleneck – Halogen, Leggings – Michi, Sneakers – Tretorn, Sunglasses – BP)

Our TO style girl Jodi knows her way around neutrals and we love that she stays true to herself and her style. Keeping with her monochromatic vibe, this black #ootd looks so sleek and effortless and who doesn’t love a fabulous black duster coat? It ties the whole look together!

Ultra Fit

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Danielle Bernstein

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(Leggings – Lole, Sports Bra – Victoria Sport, Jacket – Topshop, Sneakers – Nike, Beanie – Sole Society, Sunglasses – Shady Lady

NYC’s own Danielle is no stranger to the athleisure trend. We know wearing a sports bra and legging isn’t that groundbreaking of a look but throw a moto jacket over it and you instantly have our hearts! The addition of cat eye sunglasses and beanie add just the perfect touch of edginess too!

Lavender Love

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Elise Purdon

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(Jacket – Kensie, Dress – Splendid, Leggings – Sweaty Betty, Shoes – Adidas, Bag – Zara)

Local TO fashion girl, Elise knows what it’s like to have multiple events and workouts in a day so you know she knows how to style versatile leggings. We love that she added a faux fur jacket to give the ensemble a glam vibe and we’ll def be trying this with our own outfits!

Suited Up

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Pernille Teisbaek

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(Blazer – BB Dakota, Leggings – Zella, Shoes – Dolce Vita)

We never like to choose faves but this look on Pernille might be our top pick. The blazer and mules add a beautiful professional and trendy vibe to the outfit but the leggings keep the look from reading too casual. Such a brilliant pairing!

Happy Sunday!



(Story by Assistant Editor, Blair Stutz)

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