How Gigi Hadid Wears Leggings As Pants

Athleisure is giving us more or less a free pass to wear comfortable, stretchy fabrics out and about in the name of fashion, but even this push hasn't decidedly solved the leggings dilemma. Everyone agrees that they're extremely practical — yet why is it still so taboo to wear them out to brunch? We can probably assume Gigi Hadid adapted her gym outfit for a stroll in New York yesterday, but her casual look is a gentle reminder that leggings are perfectly acceptable daytime wear — when styled appropriately. 

This isn't Gigi's first rodeo when it comes to leggings, but her go-to trick for dressing up her gym gear can serve your weekend dressing. Hadid leads with an eye-catching coat — be it a sleek, cocoon style or a fuzzy Gérard Darel number like the one she wore out yesterday. Then, she adds signature accessories to reinforce her top-model status, reminding us that she is a very chic teenager. Oversized sunglasses? Check. Structured tote? Got it. Cool-kid Stan Smiths? Of course. 

Thanks, Gigi, for solving our coffee-date outfit conundrum before the weekend hits. We'll use the extra time to sleep in — or watch a quick episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. See how you can copy Hadid's ensemble, below. 
Gigi is wearing a Gérard Darel coat, Ill.I Optics sunglasses, and Adidas sneakers.
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