Given their form-fitting silhouette, it’s safe to say leggings come with a set of rules that exceeds those of other articles of clothing. But given how comfortable and cool leggings have the potential of being, we’d say that putting a little extra thought into your legging look is worth the effort.
The legging trend has been back with a vengeance for a couple of years now and we’ve grown accustomed to seeing celebrities and catwalk show-goers wearing them instead of trousers—and in some instances, as a carefully considered extra item. (Who’d have thought that leggings with a skirt or sexy, suede boots could be so desirable?)
To achieve the most forward look, there are certain pieces that we’d personally recommend skipping when donning the athleisure staple. Of course, style is personal, so there’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to styling leggings. But if you’re interested in how our editor’s are currently styling theirs, then keep on scrolling.
Read on to find out which five styling options our editors are less intrigued by right now, and what they’re reaching for instead.