How To Rock The Tights As Pants Look à la Kendall Jenner
Trust a member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan to break the internet yet again.
Style trailblazer Kendall Jenner has done the once-unthinkable. The supermodel made headlines by stepping out in tights as pants. Yes, you read that right. The look, which was famously demonized by fictional fashion authority Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl, has unsurprisingly polarized audiences. Some are still team Blair all these years later, while others are praising Kendall for her audacious yet effortlessly chic look.
Regardless of which camp you fall into, there's no denying that Kendall's look made a bold statement. It’s also the most recent example in a string of pants-free looks from the fashion elite, proving that Kendall’s outfit was more than just a one-time experiment.
If you're interested in recreating the ensemble for yourself, we've got you covered. Below we'll break down the controversial outfit and share our best tips on how to recreate the look!
The Outfit That Broke The Internet
Kendall Jenner created a buzz last November when she was spotted in a pair of slightly sheer black tights over black underwear, matching pointed-toe slingback heels, and a textured navy sweater layered over a white long sleeve shirt. While we can’t give Kendall full styling credits (the outfit was recreated from the Bottega Veneta SS23 runway), we have to give her props for being daring enough to try a look many would believe was reserved for the runway.
Still, she’s not the only celeb that has temporarily written off pants. Call it next level loungewear or the return of the ‘innerwear as outerwear’ trend, but fellow trendsetters Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner (it must run in the family) have also made heads turn by skipping pants. Bella recently took a carefree stroll through New York in just a pair of men’s briefs, a t-shirt, leather jacket, and platform UGGs while Kylie layered her Loewe briefs over her sheer black tights, which were also paired with a white tank top and gray duster coat.
Decades before, Andy Warhol muse and actress Edie Sedgwick made herself known on the New York party scene for her eclectic and often pants-free style. Edie sported the t-shirt and tights look so often, she was even dubbed “the girl with the black tights” by Life Magazine!
How To Style Tights As Pants (& Still Look Chic!)
So, are you daring enough to try the look for yourself? Here’s how to do it without looking like you’re committing a fashion faux pas.
Start with a high quality pair of opaque black tights that provide coverage and support. You won’t want to recreate this look with low quality, sheer tights that are prone to ripping. Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about that when you choose LECHERY!
You can choose colored or patterned tights if you want your look to be even bolder, but black is a timeless choice that’s easy to pair with most colors, as proved by Kendall, Kylie, and Edie.
Next, you’ll want to find a longline or oversized top to balance out the proportions of the outfit. A simple t-shirt, sweater, or an oversized button-up shirt are great options. You can add prints and patterns to contrast against black tights or create a monochromatic look by sticking to all black. If you’re opting for patterned tights, keep your look balanced by choosing a solid colored top.
- Add a pair of statement boots or heels to elevate the look and create a cohesive outfit. You can experiment with layering by adding a blazer, leather jacket, or wool coat on top.
- Polish off the look with your chicest accessories. Add some shine with jewelry and throw in a top handle or crossbody bag to add interest and texture to the outfit. Stick to ladylike classics that complement the sultry feel of the tights.
Remember, fashion is about personal expression and experimentation, so have fun and make the look your own!
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