Lindy Segal
November 27, 2015 04:00 PM

There’s no doubt you’ve heard the fashion rule “leggings are not pants.” And although we agree with that adage about 97% of the time, if there’s one time of year to ignore it, Thanksgiving weekend would be it. Between the 4,000 calories’ worth of pie we ate yesterday, the Hunger Games-esque Black Friday shopping, traveling and general holiday laziness, leggings are just about the only member of the pant family we’re willing to go near right now. Luckily, celebs like Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Jessica Alba are here to prove that with the right outfit, leggings can actually be appropriate for the outside world.

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Hadid paired her basic black leggings last month with an oversized gray turtleneck, chambray shirt and booties for a stroll in Paris. If you want a little more leg coverage, swap out the chambray for a longer shirtdress.

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Jenner and Selena Gomez had the same idea recently, disguising their leggings in all-black ensembles. Jenner stepped out in legging-y jeans, a mock turtleneck, cozy shearling coat and sneakers(!), while Gomez dressed hers up with a bell-sleeve coat, hat and minimalist heels during her 10-day European style parade.

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Alba’s casual outfit got a sexy upgrade thanks to her leather leggings and orange Kurt Geiger pumps. If you’re not prepared to face heels yet (who could blame you?), flats would look great too.

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Kate Winslet also went the leather-leggings route, pairing hers with a simple black top, tailored blazer and flat suede booties. Just saying, this would be a great look for a night out with your old high school friends (*cough* crush *cough*).

Which celeb’s comfy outfit will you be stealing this weekend?

— Lindy Segal

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