2023 proves that leggings don’t have to be activewear.
Skinny jeans once ruled the fashion world, but the influence of work-from-home comfort and ’90s streetwear trends led to a revival of wide-leg pants. Luckily, for those who prefer sartorial elegance over volume, you can still look fashionable by wearing leggings. In fact, the most recent runways in Milan and Paris show a promising return of the beloved leggings, for everything from work to play. The latest trends from Celine, Tory Burch and Prada show that leggings aren’t just for working out, they can complement almost anything in your wardrobe and even elevate your outfits.
These versatile skinny pants take on all sorts of new shapes and are picked up by the best-dressed street designers. If you’re ready to take your legging style from the gym to the office, try these eight legging trends suitable for virtually any occasion.
You’ve seen it on the Jenners and all over Instagram, leather leggings are here to stay. They can be dressed up or down, shine a simple top or complete your most daring evening looks. The best styles have a low sheen (avoid the latex look) and come above the wearer’s navel. Team it with a crop top or an oversized sweater.
Proving that a simple hem change takes basic black leggings to fashionable heights, this exciting silhouette makes your shoes shine. The hem can be split at the front of the foot or at the side and the length can vary, but the fabric should be thick and strong. It’s the perfect style for a more casual day at work or a drink with the girls.
When you’d really like to wear sweatpants all day, these flared leggings are a great alternative. Whether you want to stun in a bold color or keep it simple in black, this classic silhouette makes for a combo look that’s seriously comfy on trend. To avoid the athletic vibe (if you like), stick to heavy fabric and lose the fold-over band.
When it’s time to have a little more fun, bright patterns are the way to go. An eye-catching print elevates your leggings and makes them the focus of the outfit. Focus on pairing your patterned leggings with a matching top or a coordinating top, something that shares the same tones or vibe.
Brown, tan or tan leggings are the perfect addition to any chic wardrobe. The most important part is finding a color that best suits your skin tone – try to choose a color that is at least a few shades darker or lighter than your skin tone to avoid looking also naked.
Co-ords are ubiquitous on the runway this season, including legging-top pairs in fun patterns and shocking colors. When you find one you like, this trend is the easiest outfit to pull off. Just add some cool accessories and your look is complete.
This style may have its origins in horse riding, but stirrup leggings have taken the world by storm far beyond the stables. For this trend, be sure to show off the stirrups by placing them on the outside of your shoes, or at least keep them visible in a pair of flats.
90s Inspired Capris
Do you feel inspired by Julia Roberts circa 1993? This trend of capri leggings, seen all over the catwalks lately, is perfect for bringing back the 90s vibe. Pair them with a heel to dress it up or keep it simple in flats with a casual top for best results .
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