How to Wear Leggings When You're Not in Your 20s

We'll be the first to admit that there are times when it seems as though celebs with the last name Jenner or Hadid are the only legging-wearing It girls you hear about. But we're here to set the record straight and remind you that celebrities (and women) of all age groups are equally smitten with the athleisure staple. To prove this and provide you with a slew of new legging-outfit ideas in the process, we found 10 stylish over-30 women who know how legging styling is done, and in the process, we came to a few conclusions as to what to keep in mind when styling leggings when you're no longer in your 20s.

One of the clear similarities that we found among the legging outfits of women like Diane Kruger, Nicole Richie, and Alexa Chung is that there's nary a crop top or sports bra in sight without a top over it. Most of them were covered up with a jacket or an oversize sweater or sweatshirt, which balanced out the slim leggings and added polish. Not only that, the style setters all opted to pair their leggings with some sort of sneakers and stuck to neutral, solid dark-colored leggings.

Ready for a little polished legging-outfit inspo? Read on to see how 10 over-30 celebs style theirs, and shop sleek leggings they'd love at the end.

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Layer a tank under a cropped hoodie.

On Sienna Miller: Ivy Park hoodie; Live The Process The Contour Legging Crop ($155); Proenza Schouler Large Hex Whipstitch Bucket Bag ($980); Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneakers ($65).

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Statement accessories instantly kick a basic legging look up a few notches.

On Alexa Chung: Gucci Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($415); Staud Moreau Bucket Bag($375), similar: Pixie Market Net Shoulder Bag ($64); Chanel sneakers.

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Balance out slim leggings with oversize outerwear.

On Olivia Palermo: Moncler Vouglans Flounce-Hem Puffer Coat ($1300); Koral Lustrous High Waist Leggings ($88); Nike sneakers.

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When in doubt, just put on a comfy sweatshirt. 

On Nicole Richie: Nike sneakers.

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Make a legging look work outside the gym by throwing on a denim jacket and polished kicks. 

On Alessandra Ambrosio: Louis Vuitton Capucines PM Bag ($4800).

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An all-black look is sleek, slimming, and cool (as you can see).

On Kourtney Kardashian: American Needle Washed Baseball Cap in Black ($24); Illesteva Vinyl Sunglasses ($177); Koral Drive High Rise Leggings ($98).

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Black sneakers are a celeb favorite with leggings. 

On Yolanda Foster: Hermès Birkin bag.

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Follow Kruger's lead and swap a gym bag for a mini handbag.

On Diane Kruger: Chanel bag.

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A baseball cap makes leggings look instantly cooler.

On Chrissy Teigen: Adidas Originals Trefoil Cap ($20); Alo top; Current/Elliott The Mechanic Jacket ($278); Nike sneakers.

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A cropped bomber jacket layered over your outfit keeps you looking more street-ready than gym-ready.

On Victoria Beckham: Adidas Originals Snapback Flatbrim Cap ($26); 2XU MCS Compression Tights ($120); Yeezy sneakers.

These new arrivals are already racking up stellar reviews. 

Trust us—Outdoor Voices leggings are so slimming.

Olivia Palermo has worn this style on several occasions. 

Try mixing navy and black for your next legging look (à la Nicole Richie).

Pretty much every celebrity wears Alo leggings.

We'd wear these with a black hoodie and pool slides.

This classic style has nearly five stars out of five and 400 reviews. Can't argue with that! 

For just $25 apiece, we'd stock up on these.