The concept of leggings worn outside the gym can be a matter of contention in some style circles. But on days like today—in other words, when you may have enjoyed one too many libations on New Year’s Eve—leggings can be a godsend. Thankfully, just because you’re wearing comfortable stretchy pants outside of SoulCycle doesn’t mean you’re a fashion outcast. Nowadays, leggings aren’t just socially acceptable—they’re stylish to boot.
Take a look at how seven celebs wore theirs, and be sure to shop our favorites too.
Utilize your layering skills—as Hadid does here—by combining a chunky turtleneck and long button-down with leggings.
On Gigi Hadid: Krewe Franklin sunglasses ($255).
Channel Rihanna’s cool-girl vibe by styling a cropped pair with an oversize graphic T-shirt and baseball cap.
On Rihanna: Thrasher Magazine Flame Logo T-Shirt ($20).
Balance a busy print and flashy lace-ups with a solid-colored jacket.
On Jessica Alba: Under Armour Speedform Gemini Running Shoes ($130).
A striped tee, scarf, and leather sneakers can do wonders for adding polish to a pair of leggings.
On Naomi Watts: Gucci Soho Leather Disco Bag ($980).
Turn sporty leggings into a proper going-out ensemble by wearing them with a cable-knit sweater and slip-on shoes.
Leave it to King to make her leggings look—dare we say it?—elegant, with a slim turtleneck, fedora hat, and cat-eye shades.
On Jaime King: Superga Cotu Classic Lace-Up Sneaker ($65).
Whitney Eve Ribbed Leggings ($34)
Nike Leg-a-See Just Do It Legging With Foil Logo ($45)
Without Walls Low-Rise Etta Cropped Leggings ($68)
Blue Life Fit Reversible Diamond Leggings ($99)
Alo Yoga Printed Performance Leggings ($82)
Are you a fan of leggings? And if so, how often do you wear them outside of the gym? Spill in the comments below!