Whether your 2017 goals include hitting the gym or just making more time for yourself, one item we know you'll get plenty of use out of is a pair of leggings. The sporty-chic staple is the athleisure piece we’ve all come to know and love. But in 2017, it’s time to give this go-to a reboot.
To help inspire you with new ways to wear your leggings in the New Year, we’re looking to a few of our favorite stars for inspiration. They’re taking the leggings into winter by styling simple looks in new, wintry ways. But there's one thing they’re leaving behind: loud leggings.
According to Michelle Watson, founder of sportswear line Michi, "Loud prints and bright colors are a thing of the past. This year is all about dark tones and neutrals." Danny Harris, the co-owner and CEO of Alo Yoga, agrees, saying, "Bold, whimsical prints are on the way out. We are still seeing more subtle prints going strong."
Luckily, armed with these chic outfits, you’ll have plenty of inspiration for making this wardrobe staple feel fresh right now.
Read on for the legging looks to avoid, along with nine outfit ideas for the New Year!
Don't: Allover Printed or Neon Leggings
"Loud prints and bright colors are a thing of the past."
"Bold, whimsical prints are on the way out."
Do: Neutrals, Mesh, and Pops of Color
When you're hitting the gym, leggings with mesh paneling are both chic and comfortable.
On Lily Collins: Cotton On Body leggings; Nike sneakers.
A bomber jacket plays into the sporty look of leggings and black sneakers.
On Kate Mara: Nike sneakers.
Swap sneakers for boots to give leggings and a sweatshirt an updated feel.
On Sofia Richie: Fendi Rainbow Studded Boots ($1100).
Surprising details like the paneling on Gigi's leggings make for a fresh spin on classic black styles.
On Gigi Hadid: Reebok top, leggings, track jacket, and Classic Leather Perfect Split Pack Sneakers ($75).
For a more dressed-up look, pair sleek leather leggings with pumps and a trench coat.
On Ashley Graham: Christian Louboutin pumps.
Leggings You Can Wear Pretty Much Anywhere
Still looking for more legging outfit ideas? Here are six ideas to try now!