How to Make Leggings and Sneakers Look Polished: A Master Class by Margot Robbie

Usually when we talk about Margot Robbie's style, it's in the context of one of her epic red carpet ensembles or a look she styled specifically for an event. But just because we haven't hammered on about Robbie's off-duty style up until now doesn't mean it's not worth mentioning. Her everyday looks have been inspiring us more than ever lately, so we thought it was finally time to discuss the expertise she's been doling out. Welcome to Margot Robbie's master class on wearing leggings and sneakers and looking polished while doing so.


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On Margot Robbie: R13 Coat; Wardrobe.NYC Leggings ($260); Axel Arigato Clean 90 Sneakers ($230); Chanel Backpack; Fendi Sunglasses

While stepping out in NYC, she wore plain black leggings with simple white sneakers in the chicest way, and it all came down to one item: the plaid-and-leopard-print coat that she threw on top. We've noted before how a really great coat is the golden ticket that makes wearing leggings look far chicer. It's a trick that other celebs like Jennifer Lopez and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley use on repeat, so now that we're ushering in colder weather, it feels like the perfect time to revisit this valuable outfit trick. 

Once we started researching more of Robbie's off-duty style, we saw a clear pattern. Each time she leaves the house in leggings or sweats, it's never without a structured coat to top it off. Whether arriving at the airport, heading to the gym, or simply running errands, Robbie's outfit tip is one worth committing to memory. Ahead, scroll down to see how she executes the look, and then shop pieces to re-create it for yourself.


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While technically these are skinny jeans, leggings would make for an easy—and supremely comfortable—swap for this look. 

On Robbie: Smythe Brando Coat; Frame Le Color Rip Skinny Jeans ($199); Puma Suede Classic Sneakers ($50)


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It's all in the outerwear—Robbie's blazer-style coat ensures the overall look is polished.

On Robbie: Calvin Klein coat; Puma Classic Basket Sneakers ($53); Burberry Medium Runway Rucksack Nylon Backpack


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A black turtleneck and structured jacket really work to elevate basic joggers here.

On Robbie: Z Supply Marled Joggers ($57); Puma Suede Classic Sneakers ($50); Ray-Ban Round Flash Lens Sunglasses ($204); Burberry Medium Runway Rucksack Nylon Backpack


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Here, Robbie took a cue from the Olsens and wore an ankle-length overcoat, a failsafe piece that ensures you look chic no matter what else you wear.

On Robbie: Burberry Felted Wool Double-Breasted Coat; Puma Sneakers; Puma Classic Basket Sneakers ($53)

Next: See how Jennifer Lawrence wore the black leggings that Nordstrom shoppers adore.


Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.