3 Delightfully Stylish Ways To Make “Leggings As Pants” Work

January 16, 2018

We all know that feeling. Sitting at home in your leggings moments before going out and thinking:

“Oh, alright. I guess I’ll put on some jeans before I go…”

Recently I got a pair of leggings and sports bra from the brand Girlfriend Collective. I felt like I was walking around in a (form-fitting) cloud. It was sublime.

My next thought? How can I sneakily wear these leggings out and about without looking like I’d just been at the gym? After playing around in my closet, I came up with some quick ways to jazz up your leggings.

Before hopping into the fits, I want to quickly sing my praises for Girlfriend Collective. Girlfriend Collective is a wonderful company for three main reasons:

  1. They’re a sustainable brand–Their leggings are made from used water bottles.
  2. They’re made well–The quality of the clothing is great, and they pay fair wages.
  3. They use diverse range of models to promote their line.

Here’s a little more about their process!

Three Ways to Style Your Leggings Beyond the Gym 

Here’s me in the base outfit: leggings + sports bra

From Girlfriend Collective: Black Mid-Rise Legging / Ivory Paloma Bra

Base Leggings and Bra

1. Farmer’s Market

Start with the base and add:

-lightweight jacket

-baseball cap

-loafer slides

-re-usable bag

Farmer's Market Leggings

2. Running Errands  

Start with the base and add:



-fun sunnies



Errands Leggings

3. Happy Hour

Start with the base and add:

-vegan leather jacket


Dress Up Leggings

What new ways will you style your leggings?

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Photos: Isabella Aviles

Bella is a writer and actor based in LA. She was raised vegetarian and, after two failed attempts at being vegan, the conversion finally stuck in 2015 when she realized not all chocolate contained dairy. After this discovery, Bella fell deep down the endless rabbit hole of vegan cooking, she may or may not have been seen since. Follow Bella on Instagram @thegreatbgadsby.


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