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Hailey Baldwin's Leggings Prove That The Wardrobe Staple Can (Actually) Be Really Chic

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The debate over whether or not leggings can be worn as pants has long passed. However, styling the sleek athleisure staple in a way that doesn’t feel like you’re constantly en route to the gym is easier said than done. But if there’s anyone you can count on to master the art of making such a comfortable wardrobe essential look chic, it’s a top model. And after one look at how Hailey Baldwin’s leggings are styled, you’ll feel inspired to wear your leggings everywhere.

Over the years of her career, Baldwin has steadily evolved into a bonafide style icon, becoming a household name in the fashion industry (just in case you needed any convincing, take a look at her custom Off-White wedding gown). As such, her style has grown into what it’s known for today: the perfect balance of casual and cool polish with a touch of edge.

The 23-year-old model has effortlessly donned everything from casual basics like baseball caps and relaxed jeans to trending pieces such as knee-high boots or It girl-approved bags. And now, she’s teaching a lesson in how to style one of the most versatile wardrobe staples of all: leggings.

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Baldwin was spotted on Jan. 14 stepping out in Santa Monica, where she created an undeniably elevated look with the $70 Latex Skinny Pants from STEELE. The fashion darling kept her look polished with a long brown coat by Alexander Wang while maintaining an edge of cool with the $1,290 Zip-Front Leather Ankle Boots from The Row. As for her accessories, the model stuck with classic styles such as gold hoop earrings and black sunglasses.

Take a cue from Baldwin and dress up your leggings for a more professional take the next time you want to opt for comfort in the office. And if you’re feeling bold — or you work in a more casual or creative environment — opt for the patent style and then wear them to happy hour with your friends. This ensemble just goes to show that when you style your leggings with such timeless pieces, you’ll find a way to wear them for any occasion.

Scroll down to shop Baldwin’s look below.

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