Regardless of which side of the "leggings as pants" debate you land on, one thing's for certain: The ultra-comfortable, versatile, and once strictly for-the-gym bottoms (or, at least, some iteration of them) are here to stay for the long haul. A good pair of leggings acts as the perfect base with which to build any type of outfit, so it's easy to see why they've become such a staple. Most recently, fashion girls have been incorporating the comfy bottoms into their more casual daytime fall ensembles—outfits that, once you see them, may just convince you to try wearing leggings as pants stat.
Ahead, see this season's best casual outfits with leggings that are as stylish as they are comfortable and practical. From teaming the stretchy bottoms with an oversize checked coat to pairing them with another practical wardrobe staple that's been gaining popularity the past few season—we're talking about the dear windbreaker—the below looks will certainly change the way you think about (and wear) leggings in cool weather. Read on to see the best looks and shop our must-have fall leggings.