A Clever Way To Wear Your Leggings Out This Winter

Photographed by Christian Vierig.
There’s a lot of leggings hate out in the world right now. But, no one can ignore the truth — leggings are comfortable, and frankly, they're all we want to wear when we’re feeling less than 100%. We understand that wearing them out and about can be a sign that you’re not really into whatever event you’re attending — showing up to brunch with your buds in leggings is okay, but attending a friend’s party or going on a dinner date in leggings just feels like a lazy move. That is, unless you reach for a sheer skirt. 

Those sheer skirts you’ve seen on store racks — the ones you couldn’t for the life of you figure out how to wear without the world seeing your tush — can now be part of your look. Just don a pair of opaque black leggings underneath, top it off with a menswear-fit jacket, and enjoy life as a secret leggings-wearer. Don’t believe us? Let these five outfits ahead persuade you… 
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
This flowy, pink peasant skirt is just a tad too sheer to wear by itself on sunny days, but with a pair of leggings and long black socks, it definitely works.

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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
With a too-short dress and a long, gauzy skirt, this pair of leggings looks like it’s ready for the ballet.

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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Leandra Medine’s skirt might actually be a dress, in which case, bonus points for layering prowess! Top it off with a long sweater, and you’ve got a creative look that feels as cool as it does pretty. While she’s wearing a pair of skinny jeans here, this ensemble would work just as well with leggings.

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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
You can wear a paper-thin skirt with a big, warm coat and make it look cohesive by layering a pair of leggings underneath. This model chose to forgo them for bare legs, but we actually think this ensemble would look even better (not to mention, feel better) with a pair of thermals on underneath.

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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Fringe is a massive trend this season, and one way to get away with wearing it is to layer it over a miniskirt and leggings. Sure, Kerry Pieri might actually be wearing tights here, but again — leggings would work, too.

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