Aria’s quite the fashionable pretty little liar, but IRL, her style’s much less over-the-top. Because she’s not all over the place in terms of her fashion, she’s got a distinct style with a list of likes and dislikes. Lucy Hale hates leggings as pants, according to an interview with PopSugar. In fact, it’s a trend she’s sick of seeing. While I admire a woman who knows what she likes and doesn’t like, I’m definitely on board with the athleisure trend, so sorry, Hale, but we’re going to have to agree to disagree.
“[Leggings as pants are] my pet peeve,” she told PopSugar. “It's just, like, the proportion. When I wear leggings, my shirt has to cover my butt. I get annoyed when people wear leggings as pants.” And she’s on to something with the whole proportion thing, but they can work as pants if you’re able to get the top/bottom ratio just right.
Kendall Jenner is the perfect example of someone who’s able to make wearing leggings on any occasion work. And while Hale might not be behind the idea of it, there are plenty of people who are. Here’s a list of dos for the next time you wear your athleticwear as daywear. You’re your bottoms with these types of tops, and you’ll totally own the athleisure look. Because if you like strutting your stuff in tight bottoms, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
1. A Boxy Tee
Boxy Brushstroke Print Top, $9.99, Forever 21
A top that's big on the top will accentuate your waist and legs. Get that KJ legs for days style with this pairing, and you'll never want to wear anything but leggings again.
2. A Cropped Turtleneck
Fila Cropped Turtleneck, $48, ASOS
A cropped turtleneck will give you that sleek, sporty look you were going for.
3. A Sweatshirt
Metallic Knit Sweatshirt, $19.90, Forever 21+
A sweatshirt is naturally baggy, so this will have a similar effect as wearing a boxy t-shirt with leggings. Except, you'll be much warmer this way.
4. An Oversized Sweater
Ottoman Slouchy Tunic, $148, Free People
It'd be hard not to look effortlessly cool in this, don't you think?
5. A Longline Top
Longline Top With Split Front, $43, ASOS Curve
A longline top of this kind will dress up any look, but still offer so much comfort, especially when worn with leggings.
6. A Slouchy Button-Down
Structured Surplice-Front Button-Down Shirt, $39.99, Urban Outfitters
I don't know about you, but I'd love to pair this with leggings and then head off the brunch. It's the perfect easy, breezy ensemble, you know?
7. A Cropped Tank
Strappy Crop Top, $15.90, Forever 21+
A cropped tank will give you all of the sporty feels, since this is the athleisure trend we're talking about here.
So, go out there and rule the streets in your leggings. Because...
So, now that the record's set straight...
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