Goodbye, Dress Code: Leggings and Sneakers Just Arrived on the Emmys Red Carpet

Are dress codes merely just a suggestion? According to Black-ish star Jenifer Lewis, they really are. Watching her arrive on the 2018 Emmys red carpet tonight wearing the athleisure outfit of our dreams, including a custom Nike sweatshirt, black leggings, and—you guessed it—sneakers, we are officially rethinking this whole "black-tie expected" thing. Curious to know her reasoning behind the unexpected outfit, we looked a little further into her outfit choice and learned that Lewis wore Nike to support something much bigger than just a knockout look.

"I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality,” she told Variety on the red carpet. An award show outfit that does good, looks good, and feels good? We're into it. Go on to see her full look at to shop similar pieces in case you want to re-create her ensemble at your next red carpet event.


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