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6 Ways to Wear Leggings When It's Ridiculously Hot Out

No clothing item seems quite as pervasive these days as a good pair of leggings. With the advent of athleisure, they’re no longer just the go-to for a trip to the gym, but for a coffee run and even a cross-continental flight. But come summer, we’ve all faced the tough dilemma: Can we pull them off when it’s scorching outside? Will we be overcome by our own leg sweat? How to wear leggings in the summer? It’s a question we need answered. 

If we’re judging by example, there are ways to make these all-purpose pants work for you, even when the temperatures soar. Bottom line: it’s all about the way you style them. We looked to some of the biggest leggings advocates for inspiration, stars like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner who have proved time and time again, that you can really wear them for any occasion. Prepare to be inspired, and breathe easy—you won’t have to give up your go-to. 

Read on for a few ways to wear leggings in the summer.

On Kendall Jenner: House of CB crop top; Kookai leggings; Nike sneakers; New Era Baseball Cap ($25). If you’re willing to try a crop top but want a little extra coverage, try adding a vest on top. 
Available in sizes XS to L. 
Available in sizes XS to L. 
On Emma Roberts: Fabletics Angela Capri ($60); New Balance FF Zante V2 ($100); Balenciaga Papier A4 Mini Leather Tote ($1395). Whether you’re hitting the gym or just out running errands, give this twist on the standard tank a try.
Available in sizes XS to XL. 
Available in sizes XS to L. 
On Elsa Hosk: Reebok sneakers; Fendi bag. Since temperatures can drop at night, there’s nothing wrong with keeping a denim jacket on hand just in case.
Available in sizes XS to L. 
Available in sizes X to 2X. 
On Gigi Hadid: Danielle Guizio Sweatshirt ($110); Reebok leggings; Reebok R13 Sneakers ($60). Yes, you can wear a sweatshirt when it’s hot; just opt for one that’s cropped.
Available in sizes XS to L. 
Available in sizes XS to L. 
On Elle Fanning: Kate Spade New York x Beyond Yoga Bralette ($84/63) and leggings ($99/$75); Miu Miu bag. Stay cool by skipping the T-shirt and showing off a stylish sports bra instead. 
Available in sizes XS to XL. 
Available in sizes X to 4X.
On Bella Hadid: Nikelab x Riccardo Tischi Top ($75) and Tights ($180); Johaab Choker ($39); Quay sunglasses; Givenchy bag. To add extra cool factor to leggings and a tee, finish off your look with a trendy choker necklace.
Available in sizes M to L. 
Available in sizes 1X to 3X. Now you’re all set to sport your leggings this summer. This post was updated.

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