The 2015 Way To Wear Leggings Involves Less Effort, More Style

Photographed by Christian Vierig.
When leggings came back the most recent time, there was a lot of confusion about the correct way to wear them. Are they pants or are they not pants? Do you have to cover your butt, or only if your leggings aren't black? Can you wear heels with them or only tan-colored Uggs? Patterns — okay or nay?
These days, we're old pros at leggings, and have seen them every which way — dressed up, down, and with all manner of layering solutions. What has changed, however, is our approach: The leggings we're wearing these days aren't just basic black anymore, and we're pairing them with a whole mess of different things. These days, anything goes (which makes getting dressed way easier). To show you what we mean, we've showcased seven examples of pro legging looks that feel modern and fashion-forward.