It's Easy to Make Athletic Leggings Look Stylish—Pair Them With These 6 Staples

Sure, joggers are of utmost interest right now, but fashion people still can’t get enough of leggings, especially those “fancy silhouettes” like the styles we mentioned here. But don’t fret—your favorite athletic leggings are also a go-to. Over the last few months, celebrities, in particular, have been opting for elevated athletic legging fits.

And what we realized is that it’s quite easy to make said leggings as stylish as possible if you pair them with a few chic pieces. On that note, we rounded up some celeb ensembles below to wear now or use for inspo later. Keep scrolling to see the six top staple pieces that will take your athletic leggings to the next level.

#1: Utility Jacket

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wearing leggings and a utility jacket



On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Low Classic jacket; Alo Cover Tank ($54); Michi leggings; Bottega Veneta bag and sunglasses; Nike Epic React Sneakers ($150)

The utility look is trending hard right now to bring that extra element of cool and ease to an ensemble. Have a go-to legging-and-tank fit? Toss on a utility jacket to elevate the vibe even more.

Lucy Hale wearing a moto jacket and leggings


On Lucy Hale: Re/Done jacket, P.E Nation leggings; Ray-Ban Sunglasses ($204)

There’s no denying that a moto jacket will upgrade just about any casual fit, including a cute legging ensemble.

#3: Cropped Tee

Jennifer Lopez wearing a crop top and leggings


On Jennifer Lopez: The Kooples sneakers; Valentino bag; Quay x J.Lo Sunglasses ($65)

This is clearly a flawless workout look with the tank, but a short-sleeve cropped tee would also look great with colorful leggings teamed with sneakers and a beautiful bag.

Kaia Gerber wearing a baseball hat, jacket, and leggings


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On Kaia Gerber: Carhartt jacket; Nike sneakers

Nail a few current trends by pairing your favorite leggings with a slouchy jacket and a classic (but trendy) baseball hat. So current.

Alessandra Ambrosio wearing a sweater and leggings


Who: Alessandra Ambrosio

Keep comfortable and chic with an oversize knit to balance out those athletic leggings.