13 Workout Leggings That Can Pass as Pants This Summer

Stretchy can be chic, pinky swear

By Taylor Stephan Jul 19, 2018 12:12 AMTags
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Sure, there's a group of people that swear leggings aren't pants. We're not friends with those people and you probably shouldn't be either.

We say this because leggings as pants are a thing, you just have to be strategic about what you choose to wear outside of your workouts. Those heavily printed and brightly colored ones, we say leave 'em at the gym. But all black leggings with upscale details like frills, bows and more? Those you can take elsewhere. The key is to keep it simple and choose a pair with one fresh detail—whatever it may be.

Here are 13 we're crushing on now.

Rainbow Ankles

BUY IT: Beach Riot Remi Legging, $105 

Frilly Crops

BUY IT: Beyond Yoga Frill Seeker Leggings, $99

Bright White

BUY IT: Alala Vamp Tights, $115

White Stripe

BUY IT: SPANX® Side Stripe Faux Leather Leggings, $73

Pinstripes

BUY IT: TLA by Morgan Stewart Wally Legging, $98

Charcoal Sheen

BUY IT: Koral Trainer High Rise Leggings, $125

Mesh Slits

BUY IT: Yummie Signature Waistband Leggings with Mesh, $58

Red Stripe

BUY IT: Nordstrom Stripe Ponte Skimmer Leggings, $39

Bows

BUY IT: Puma Bow Legging, $45

Shredded Knees

BUY IT: Phat Buddha St. Nicholas Ave Leggings, $107

Copper Sheen

BUY IT: Koral Lustrous High Rise Legging, $80

Tie Waist

BUY IT: Koral Cruz Legging, $125

Slit Knees

BUY IT: Beyond Yoga Got to Slit High Waisted Legging, $88

Chic, no? 

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