Side Cut Out Leggings

Side Cut Out Leggings

It seems like every other week a new trend comes out and everyone has to get in on it. This time it’s the side cutout leggings. If you’re not sure what these are, they’re basically jeans with the sides cut out. They’re all over social media and celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian have been spotted wearing them. If you’ve got a pair, scroll down for some tips on how to wear them, what to wear with them and what not to wear with them!

Gottex Leggings Side cutout leggings come in different shapes and sizes. Most of the time, they’ll be cropped at the ankles or slightly below. It’s important that you make sure that any fabric you choose is flow-y enough so it won’t bunch up in those areas when you move around.

Side cutout leggings usually come in lighter colors such as white, cream, light grey or even pastel colors like pink. Don’t worry! There are still ways to wear this trend without going into full on pastel territory. You can mix and match your side cutout leggings with dark denim jeans or dark colored boots for a more edgy look while keeping your overall outfit relatively neutral.

A Brief History of Side Cutout Leggings

Zippered Leggings

The side cutout leggings trend, like a lot of other trends these days, began with fashion blogger Kylie Jenner. She wore an outfit by Japanese brand Muji and posted it on Instagram in February 2017, which was the first time we saw this style.

Jenner is pretty good at what she does and her outfit quickly went viral. Gradually, other bloggers and celebrities began to wear them as well. Kim Kardashian West wore leggings with a side cutout for an appearance on the Ellen show in April 2017 and the rest is history!

Now that you’re familiar with the side cutout leggings trend, let’s dive into how to wear them and what not to do!

How to Wear Side Cutout Leggings

Denim Capri Leggings

If you’re not sure how to wear side cutout leggings, here are some tips!

First of all, it’s important you know what to wear over them. If you want to do a chic look, then pairing your side cutout leggings with a blazer or long sweater would be a great idea. On the other hand, if you want something short and sweet like Kylie and Khloe have been doing, just pair them with a cute top and go!

Side cutouts make any outfit instantly more cool but they also give an edgy look. So basically, they’re perfect for any occasion but they’re best suited for casual days! You can even pair your side cutouts with heels as seen on Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian West.

Last but not least, make sure your hair isn’t showing when you roll up the leg hole of your pants. The reason for that is because otherwise it’ll look like you were wearing underwear (and no one wants that!)

What to Wear With Side Cutout Leggings

Panelled Leggings

If you’re wearing side cutout leggings, your outfit is going to look a lot better if you pair them with a nice top. White, black or denim is a great option for pairing with these pants. You can also wear a printed shirt for an interesting flair. I would avoid wearing anything too flashy or too patterned with these pants because it can get really distracting.

The best thing to do with this trend? Don’t overdo it! If you want to wear these trendy pants, just put on some heels and some jewelry and go out!

What to wear with side cutouts

St Patrick’s Leggings

If you’re rocking side cutouts and want to stay on trend, here are some tips on how to wear them with what’s currently trending:

• Blazers or blazers are always a safe bet. They’re comfortable, easy to accessorize and keep your legs nice and warm.

• Cardigans are also stylish, functional and versatile. They can be worn over the top of both shorts or leggings.

• Tank tops are a good option if you’re looking for something a little more classic yet still trendy. This will help you get away from wearing just leggings all the time.

• For more street style inspiration, check out these images of celebrity side cutout leggings paired with heels, sneakers and boots!

What not to wear with side cutouts

Betsey Johnson Leggings

– Jeans

One of the biggest mistakes people make when they wear these leggings is pairing them with jeans. These kinds of pants are meant to be worn in the fall and winter, not during warm weather. If you’re unsure what season it is, just look outside!

– Low cut shirts

Most people think that low-cut shirts are a great way to show off their side cutouts. This isn’t necessarily true because there are still some ways you can wear these without looking trashy. Just don’t go for the ridiculously low-cut shirt and you’ll be good!

– Cropped tops

If you’re wearing a cropped top, your arms will be covered up by your hemline so the only thing visible from the side cutout is your back. This means your outfit will look super dated if you were going for a cute, modern look.


Not sure if side cutout leggings are right for you? Here’s some things to consider:

-Do you like to wear short shorts or anything that is revealing?

-What are your height and weight?

-Are you comfortable wearing something different on the outside of your clothes?

-Are you going out in public a lot this summer?

-Would you like to experiment with fashion trends that are relatively new?

If these questions make sense, then side cutout leggings could be perfect for you! Scroll down for more tips on how to get started.