Gossip Girl may have ended in 2012, but Blair Waldorf continues to be a fashion icon well into 2019. One Queen B tip that left its mark? “Tights are not pants!” She may have been talking about the sheer garment that most people wear under thicker bottoms, but we imagine she’ll say the same of leggings.
Stretchy, comfortable, and easy to slip into and go, leggings have proven themselves a gym bag essential. But for a lot of people, they’re a wardrobe staple period—good to wear whenever, wherever. So, do we second Blair on this one? We’re split on it: we think leggings are perfectly suitable as pants, as long as the material’s thick enough and you’re appropriately covered up.
Luckily, the rise of athleisure has made wearing workout clothes everywhere the new normal, which comes with its own set of perks. Including high-quality leggings for all! Below, you’ll find some of our favorite black leggings and a look book for good measure!
TRY: Lotus Activewear Daily Grind Leggings in Black, P480, Aura Athletica Tonic Retrogade Legging in Black, P4,556, Aura Athletica Zobha Freya Legging in Black, P3,996, 3Boro Active Jane Legging in Black, P4,000, Lotus Activewear Kira Lasercut Leggings in Black, P750
3 WAYS TO STYLE BLACK LEGGINGS FOR EVERYDAY WEAR
1. ALL BLACK EVERYTHING
Turn your body into a seamless, svelte line by throwing on an oversized black button down and slipping into a pair of heeled lace-up shoes.
2. GIRLS NIGHT OUT
Offset the sportiness of this activewear staple with a frilly white top, black loafers, and a light denim jacket to keep the night chill at bay.
3. COMFY & CASUAL FRIDAY
Go for peak athleisure with a plaid shirt layered over a cotton graphic tee, matching slouchy hoodie, and white sneakers.
How would you style these? Give us more inspo below!
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