Julianne Hough Calls These Polarizing Pants Her "Go-To" for Everything


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It shouldn't come as a surprise that when she isn't dressed to the nines on the red carpet, Julianne Hough lives in activewear. The actress and dancer is a poster girl for living an active lifestyle, and she even has an athleisure line with MPG Sport. "We all know activewear is like athleisure now—it's the cute thing to do," she said when we caught up with her at a party presented by Sephora celebrating the September issue of Harper by Harper's Bazaar—where Hough was supporting her BFF (and guest editor) Nina Dobrev. "I feel like I've been doing that since I was 9," Hough admitted, recalling that she's been in her workout or dance clothes all the time for as long as she can remember. "I feel lucky that it's appropriate to do that now."

As the appropriateness of leggings is a hotly debated topic, we decided to have Hough weigh in with her take, asking her when and where she wears leggings for a non-workout situation. "For everything," she replied without hesitation. "Leggings are literally my go-to." She went on to confess how she's constantly wearing leggings—and athleisure in general—for errands and even meetings. We asked if there's ever a line she wouldn't cross with sporting leggings. "I feel like you can make it work with anything. Especially if they're simple, plain black leggings," she explained. "As long as they fit good and you feel good in them, you can dress them up for sure."

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