3 Ways to Wear Stirrup Leggings Without Looking Like Your Mom
ICYMI: Stirrup leggings are making a major comeback and have officially earned themselves the title of the holy grail of leggings, thanks to It girls like Pernille Teisbaek. Trust us — these aren’t the stirrup leggings your mom used to rock. You may have thought the days of rockin’ this throwback style were long gone, but the Fall/Winter ’16 runways (think: Balenciaga and Marni) were practically overrun by the ‘80s-era pant. The ’90s was likely the last time you sported a pair of these bad boys — and style rules have certainly changed — so this week’s Style Resolutions is showing you the ins and outs of wearing them in 2016.
How to Wear Stirrup Leggings for Work
Sneaking leggings past HR is no easy feat, but crisp pleats and a trouser-inspired silhouette certainly make the case for this laid-back option. Dress ’em up with a pinstriped tunic and bold collar necklace. An extra dose of polish comes in the form of a bold, boxy blazer that works with your linear blouse to create a cool contrasting look (props, girl). Round out the look with pink suede glove shoes (you can wear your leggings’ straps inside or outside your steppers) and a structured croco bag with endless fancy-lady appeal.
H&M Stirrup Pants ($50) + H&M Long Shirt ($25), Bauble Bar Amazon Bib ($68), COS Boxy Print Blazer ($250), COS Slip-on Suede Shoes ($175), Brahmin “Melbourne Brinley” Croc Embossed Leather Satchel ($345)
How to Wear Stirrup Leggings for a Night Out
Now that temps have taken a serious dip, you wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without a trusty pair of tights. When it’s frosty AF and a simple pair of sheers simply won’t do, enlist the help of stirrup leggings to get you through the night in style. Layer them under a jacquard shift dress, then proceed to pair the winning combo with pearl drop earrings and a set of gilded ankle boots. Opt for a longline coat that will keep you feeling warm and cozy as you pound the pavement and toss a dramatic wine-colored lipstick into a vibrant velvet clutch for safe keeping.
H&M Stirrup Pants ($50) + Alice + Olivia Clyde Jacquard Mini Dress ($149), Zara Heel Detail Ankle Boots ($70), Mango Metal Pendant Earrings ($20), Warehouse Oversized Mensy Coat ($312), Boohoo Velvet Box Clutch Bag ($32), Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Bad Behavior ($30)
How to Wear Stirrup Leggings for the Weekend
Off duty isn’t all about tees and jeans. Enter your latest weekend uniform: an oversized turtleneck sweater and structured stirrup leggings. A little bit chic and a whole lot laid-back, you’ll be in a prime position to kick back or paint the town red with this dynamite duo on your side. If last-minute plans are your signature, make sure you’re ready for anything with an arsenal of ah-mazing accessories. Our picks? Shimmery drop earrings, a quicksilver mini bag and a statement-making faux fur coat.
H&M Stirrup Pants ($50) + Mango Off Shoulder Sweater ($60), Zara Faux Fur Striped Coat ($100), Saachi Chateau Applique Slides ($128), Ann Taylor Crystal Cluster Chandelier Earrings ($50), Loeffler Randall Cross Body Pouch ($195)
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