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Nude Leggings Are a Thing Now. Time to Vote: Obsessed or Hot Mess?

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By now, you should be aware of the enduring fashion rule (first preached by perennially wise Tim Gunn) that states “leggings are not pants.” But stars love nothing more than breaking rules, and sometimes the style law can be interpreted to mean quite the opposite. And to prove that point, Miranda Kerr, Selena Gomez and Alessandra Ambrosio have all recently stepped out sporting camel-colored leggings, creating a micro trend and leaving us to wonder: Do we need to steel ourselves for a wave of non-celebs in nude-hued Spandex?

Obsessed or Hot Mess: Tan Leggings
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If you’re heading to the airport during this travel-heavy holiday season, you may want to take a jet-setting style cue from Kerr, who jetted out of LAX in a white crop top and a cozy-looking pair of high-waisted vegan suede Wilfred Free for Aritiza “Daria” leggings. It’s hard enough to pull off a crop top and leggings if you’re not a supermodel, but high-waist tan leggings with said crop top may be next-level unforgiving. (We guess we won’t know for sure until we see them in the wild.)

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Gomez took the look to the next level, choosing an even-lighter tan shade for her pseudo-pants. She teamed her glossy Wolford “Estella” leggings (which retail for $395) with a chunky white turtleneck sweater and black accessories. Fall outfit inspiration? Possibly, but we’d recommend doing about six million squats before sliding on a pair.

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And lastly, following Gomez’s lead, Alessandra Ambrosio teams her liquid-like tan pants (also the Wolford “Estella” style) with an oversize wrap sweater (tied together with a chic Tod’s belt!) and a pair of slouchy, light brown knee-high boots at the premiere of Disney On Ice’s Frozen (along with her daughter!) in L.A. This is the most “wearable” way to sport the leggings, but still, we’d say these are a black-diamond trend.

So tell us, what do you think of the tan almost-pants look? Will you be heading to the mall to pick up your own pair? Vote in the poll below!

–Sarah Kinonen