Arguably one of the longest-standing debates in the world of fashion surrounds whether or not it's okay to wear leggings as pants. It's not hard to understand the allure of wearing leggings 24/7 in place of rigid denim and stiff trousers, but I think it's safe to say that for a while the idea seemed "off-limits." While I'm in no position to tell you what you can and can't wear, I can't imagine I'd be promoting the leggings-as-pants look—until now.
I can't help but notice how fashion girls are starting to style their leggings solo (and not just for the gym). Thanks to new trends like slit-front leggings, I've spotted a number of incredibly chic outfits with leggings as pants and it's not only convinced me that they're 100% happening again but have even inspired me to hop on board. I've found that wearing them as a layering piece with boxy blazers, sleek utility jackets, and long trench coats is a failsafe approach, but that with a bit more styling effort they can totally be dressed up with a fancier top and heels (yes, it's possible!).
Ultimately, leggings have plenty of uses—and we're about to share nine very chic ways to wear them that go way beyond a workout.