Black leggings have become so ubiquitous in our day-to-day rotation that they probably get more wear-time than almost any other item in your wardrobe. Which, of course, makes sense: They’re just as versatile as your favorite jeans, and, let’s face it, probably a lot more comfortable. Even better, they can be worn almost everywhere, from yoga to work to that first date with the sexy bae you met at the bar.
Black leggings are an outfit no-brainer, sure, but even no-brainers require at least a little thought now and again—there’s a big difference between looking effortless and like you didn’t try at all. Here, five ways to ensure black leggings nail the former vibe, not the latter.