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.
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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