For the modern woman, the comfort and versatility of leggings cannot be underestimated. One of the few items in our wardrobe able to transition from office to gym to cocktails, today’s leggings are available in a plethora of styles and colours. This article will show you how to style leggings to look and feel like a million bucks.

Hottest Trends In Leggings Today

We can thank the 1980’s for popularizing cotton and spandex leggings with the rise of activewear. Stretch pants today are much more sophisticated, but still feel super casual. These hot new styles of leggings will keep you looking fresh.

Leather Leggings — Remember Olivia Newton-John in Grease? She wears high-waisted leather leggings in that fateful musical number to show John Travolta that she can be more “street”. Now, leather leggings are among the royalty of streetwear, serving as a more comfortable version of leather pants. Look for leather leggings with moto-pant details.

Athleisure – Lovers of casual athletic wear, lycra and spandex have been seriously upgraded with new styles that show off your curves with sporty colour-contrasting accents and cut-outs.

Printed — Printed leggings in high quality fabrics are taking over the market with fun patterns in tie dyes, florals, animal prints and geometrics.

Embellished — Keep an eye out for embellished styles of leggings that include cool details like pockets, buttons, knee patches, studs and zippers.

Pajama – Loungewear has come a long way and now can be worn in a variety of casual contexts. Thermal leggings in creamy, soft florals look adorable with sweaters, tank tops and boots.

Best Outfits With Classic Black Leggings

Black leggings are super flattering and transition easily from day to evening. Chances are, you own more than a few pairs. Leather leggings are the new basic black pant and provide a dose of high fashion to any look.

Neutral shades – Black leggings look cozy with soft oversized sweaters in neutral shades like charcoal grey or oatmeal. Take this easy look to the streets with a pair leather ankle boots.

Leather jacket – Transform basic black leggings by throwing on a leather jacket and hightop sneakers.

Tunic – Leggings are the perfect match for an oversized shirt or tunic. Wear a lux button-up tunic with leggings and metallic ballet flats for a low-key office look.

Printed tops – The black monochromatic leggings are perfectly set off by a plaid or printed blouse.

How to Wear Leggings In Every Season

Delight in the ease and style of leggings in every season with these fashionable combinations. These looks are current and will keep you on point all year-round.

Summer – Pair a softly coloured cropped tank top with a pair of three-quarter length floral leggings and strappy sandals.

Spring – The fresh spring air is perfectly complemented with athleisure. Look stylish in whatever type of running around you’re doing. Combine flowy tank tops, cute bralettes and sporty leggings in a range of crisp colours. Top the look off with your coolest sneakers.

Fall – As you begin to pile on layers, incorporate leggings in black, grey, navy or rich shades of red wine or burgundy. Add chunky knee-high knit socks and booties.

Winter – During winter, add thigh high boots with leather leggings and a trench coat for a chic and sophisticated look that will withstand the cold. Leggings can also be worn in winter with a sweater dress.

Where are you wearing your leggings? Are you heading out on a major family backpacking trip or meeting your girlfriends for a late night snack at the neighbourhood diner? Let us know your favourite ways and places to wear leggings. Check out the ways our bloggers rock black and leather leggings.

Featured Photo: Christine Andrew is wearing aviator sunglasses, three-quarter length black leggings, a quilted black cross-body bag and white sneakers with blue accents.

Jacket: AllSaints, Pants: L’Agence, Shoes: Puma, Purse: Chanel.

 

Arielle Nachami is wearing a chunky grey knit sweater, black leggings, retro sunglasses, leather and fur loafers and carrying a black leather tote.Leggings: Solow, Sweater: NastyGal, Shoes: Gucci, Bag: Celine. Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Arielle Nachami is wearing a chunky grey knit sweater, black leggings, retro sunglasses, leather and fur loafers and carrying a black leather tote.

Leggings: Solow, Sweater: NastyGal, Shoes: Gucci, Bag: Celine. Sunglasses: Ray Ban

 

Consuelo Paloma is wearing a black trenchcoat, black leather leggings, classic white sneakers and carrying a camel suede fringe bag.Coat: Shein, Shirt: H&M, Pants: H&M, Bag: Neat.To, Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana, Shoes: Superga

Consuelo Paloma is wearing a black trenchcoat, black leather leggings, classic white sneakers and carrying a camel suede fringe bag.

Coat: Shein, Shirt: H&M, Pants: H&M, Bag: Neat.To, Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana, Shoes: Superga

 

Sendi Skopljak is wearing an oversized heather gray knit trenchcoat, black jeggings, classic black and white Adidas and carrying a black leather tote.Coat: Zara, Jeans: Dr denim, Bag: Jcosstudios, Shoes: Adidas, Sunglasses: Chanel, Necklace: Jane Koenig

Sendi Skopljak is wearing an oversized heather gray knit trenchcoat, black jeggings, classic black and white Adidas and carrying a black leather tote.

Coat: Zara, Jeans: Dr denim, Bag: Jcosstudios, Shoes: Adidas, Sunglasses: Chanel, Necklace: Jane Koenig

 

Pam Hetlinger is wearing a khaki trenchcoat, classic plaid scarf, high-waisted tight black leather leggings and black lace-up booties.Coat and scarf: Burberry

Pam Hetlinger is wearing a khaki trenchcoat, classic plaid scarf, high-waisted tight black leather leggings and black lace-up booties.

Coat and scarf: Burberry

 

Sarah Ashcroft is wearing a long black blazer, leather jeggings and lace up black leather stilettos.Blazer: H&M, Choker: H&M, Heels: Simmi, Pants: Missguided

Sarah Ashcroft is wearing a long black blazer, leather jeggings and lace up black leather stilettos.

Blazer: H&M, Choker: H&M, Heels: Simmi, Pants: Missguided

 

Consuelo Paloma is wearing an oversized white knit cardigan, a camel fringed scarf, black leather pants, black leather ankle boots and carrying a black leather zipped crossbody bag.Cardigan: H&M, Scarf: H&M, Shirt: Asos, Pants: H&M, Boots: Boohoo, Bag: Mango, Sunglasses: D&G

Consuelo Paloma is wearing an oversized white knit cardigan, a camel fringed scarf, black leather pants, black leather ankle boots and carrying a black leather zipped crossbody bag.

Cardigan: H&M, Scarf: H&M, Shirt: Asos, Pants: H&M, Boots: Boohoo, Bag: Mango, Sunglasses: D&G

 

Amy Jackson is wearing a black velvet blazer, three-quarter length black jeggings, nude pointed-toe pumps, a white blouse embellished with lace and carrying a cream clutch.Blazer: Nordstrom, Top: Nordstrom, Pants: Nordstrom, Pumps: Christian Louboutin, Clutch: Saint Laurent, Watch: Larrson & Jennings, Sunglasses: Celine

Amy Jackson is wearing a black velvet blazer, three-quarter length black jeggings, nude pointed-toe pumps, a white blouse embellished with lace and carrying a cream clutch.

Blazer: Nordstrom, Top: Nordstrom, Pants: Nordstrom, Pumps: Christian Louboutin, Clutch: Saint Laurent, Watch: Larrson & Jennings, Sunglasses: Celine

 

Laurie Ferraro is wearing a cream cashmere knit v-neck top, a black blazer, black leather pants, black flats and carrying a nude crossbody bag.Cluse Silver Watch here ElleSD Leather Pants: ElleSD: Blazer: LXE, Top: Halogen, Sunglasses: Sunday Somewhere, Shoes: Ariagato  

Laurie Ferraro is wearing a cream cashmere knit v-neck top, a black blazer, black leather pants, black flats and carrying a nude crossbody bag.

Cluse Silver Watch here ElleSD Leather Pants: ElleSD: Blazer: LXE, Top: Halogen, Sunglasses: Sunday Somewhere, Shoes: Ariagato  

 

Federica L. is wearing a camel trenchcoat, cream knit sweater, black leather jeggings, white sneakers and an oversized neutral scarf.Coat: Kooples, Pants: My Sunday Morning, Shoes: ICI, Scarf: Zara

Federica L. is wearing a camel trenchcoat, cream knit sweater, black leather jeggings, white sneakers and an oversized neutral scarf.

Coat: Kooples, Pants: My Sunday Morning, Shoes: ICI, Scarf: Zara

 

This look photographed by Clochet features a military green bomber jacket, oversized black fringed scarf, a black cross-body bag and pointed-toe black leather ankle boots.Brands: Unspecified.

This look photographed by Clochet features a military green bomber jacket, oversized black fringed scarf, a black cross-body bag and pointed-toe black leather ankle boots.

Brands: Unspecified.

 

Louise Roe is wearing an oversized cream knit sweater, black leather leggings, white leather ankle boots and carrying a leopard-print clutch.Sweater: Wilfred, Pants: Ralph Lauren, Boots: Senso, Clutch: Aspinal of London

Louise Roe is wearing an oversized cream knit sweater, black leather leggings, white leather ankle boots and carrying a leopard-print clutch.

Sweater: Wilfred, Pants: Ralph Lauren, Boots: Senso, Clutch: Aspinal of London

 

Cara Loren is wearing a grey knit long-sleeve shirt, black leather jacket, basic black leggings and black active sneakers.Jacket: H&M, Leggings, Lululemon, Shoes: Nike

Cara Loren is wearing a grey knit long-sleeve shirt, black leather jacket, basic black leggings and black active sneakers.

Jacket: H&M, Leggings, Lululemon, Shoes: Nike

 

Pam Hetlinger is wearing a slouchy pastel cardigan sweater, basic faux leather leggings, a white blouse with necktie and strappy nude heels.Coat: Mango, Blouse: Leggings: Heels: Schutz

Pam Hetlinger is wearing a slouchy pastel cardigan sweater, basic faux leather leggings, a white blouse with necktie and strappy nude heels.

Coat: Mango, Blouse: Leggings: Heels: Schutz

 

Barbora Ondrackova is wearing a black cape coat, black knit turtleneck sweater, leather leggings, studded black leather ankle boots and carrying a black quilted leather bag.Cape: Missguided, Turtleneck: Proenza Schouler, Leggings: Balenciaga, Boots: Givenchy, Bag: Chanel, Sunglasses: Dior, Watch: Michael Kors

Barbora Ondrackova is wearing a black cape coat, black knit turtleneck sweater, leather leggings, studded black leather ankle boots and carrying a black quilted leather bag.

Cape: Missguided, Turtleneck: Proenza Schouler, Leggings: Balenciaga, Boots: Givenchy, Bag: Chanel, Sunglasses: Dior, Watch: Michael Kors

 

Brenna is wearing a sleeveless white cowl-neck knit sweater, cheetah print loafers, embellished black leather leggings and retro tortoise sunglasses.Sweater: Ella Moss, Leggings: Ella Moss, Sunglasses: SheIn, Bag: Ted Baker, Shoes: Aerosoles

Brenna is wearing a sleeveless white cowl-neck knit sweater, cheetah print loafers, embellished black leather leggings and retro tortoise sunglasses.

Sweater: Ella Moss, Leggings: Ella Moss, Sunglasses: SheIn, Bag: Ted Baker, Shoes: Aerosoles

 

Lucy Williams is wearing quilted black leggings, a black Sherpa bomber jacket, black and white sneakers, a grey cotton hoodie and carrying a black fringed leather satchel.Shoes: Nike: Leggings: Nike, Hoodie: TopShop, Jacket: Mother, Bag: Mansur Gavriel

Lucy Williams is wearing quilted black leggings, a black Sherpa bomber jacket, black and white sneakers, a grey cotton hoodie and carrying a black fringed leather satchel.

Shoes: Nike: Leggings: Nike, Hoodie: TopShop, Jacket: Mother, Bag: Mansur Gavriel

 

Paola Alberdi is wearing a long navy wool coat, black cross-body bag, blue button-up shirt, burnt red suede jacket and black high-heeled leather ankle booties.Coat: COS, Jacket: Sanctuary, Shirt: LXE, Leggings: LXE, Boots: Max Mara

Paola Alberdi is wearing a long navy wool coat, black cross-body bag, blue button-up shirt, burnt red suede jacket and black high-heeled leather ankle booties.

Coat: COS, Jacket: Sanctuary, Shirt: LXE, Leggings: LXE, Boots: Max Mara

 

Johanna Olssen is wearing a black and white varsity jacket, basic white cotton tee, leather jeggings and classic white sneakers.Shoes: Alexander McQueen, Pants: personal collection, Jacket: St. Laurent, Shirt: Vince.

Johanna Olssen is wearing a black and white varsity jacket, basic white cotton tee, leather jeggings and classic white sneakers.

Shoes: Alexander McQueen, Pants: personal collection, Jacket: St. Laurent, Shirt: Vince.

 

Thassia Naves is wearing a charcoal grey sweater cardigan, plaid white button-up shirt, layered necklaces, black leather leggings with side zippers and black and white embellished sneakers.Pants: Balenciaga, Shirt: CD+, Coat: Ambicione, Shoes: Alexander McQueen, Glasses: Ótica Salatiel

Thassia Naves is wearing a charcoal grey sweater cardigan, plaid white button-up shirt, layered necklaces, black leather leggings with side zippers and black and white embellished sneakers.

Pants: Balenciaga, Shirt: CD+, Coat: Ambicione, Shoes: Alexander McQueen, Glasses: Ótica Salatiel

 

Anine Bing is wearing a knit grey sweater, leather leggings embellished with zippers, black patent leather sneakers and red quilted cross-body bag.Everything except bag: Anine Bing, Bag: Chanel

Anine Bing is wearing a knit grey sweater, leather leggings embellished with zippers, black patent leather sneakers and red quilted cross-body bag.

Everything except bag: Anine Bing, Bag: Chanel

 

Rachel Parcell is wearing a khaki trenchcoat, classic denim button-up shirt, black leggings, bright red Hunter boots and carrying a studded black leather purse.Trench: Burberry, Shirt: J.Crew, Leggings: Lululemon, Boots: Hunter, Bag: Valentino, Glasses: Prada

Rachel Parcell is wearing a khaki trenchcoat, classic denim button-up shirt, black leggings, bright red Hunter boots and carrying a studded black leather purse.

Trench: Burberry, Shirt: J.Crew, Leggings: Lululemon, Boots: Hunter, Bag: Valentino, Glasses: Prada

 

This look by Teacher Diva shows black and grey New Balance sneakers, an oversized tote, grey wrap knit scarf, black embellished leather leggings embellished and a military green utility jacket.Leggings: Olympia Moto Leggings, Shirt: Blue Life Fit, Jacket: J Crew, Scarf: J Crew, Sunglasses: Celine, Sneakers: New Balance

This look by Teacher Diva shows black and grey New Balance sneakers, an oversized tote, grey wrap knit scarf, black embellished leather leggings embellished and a military green utility jacket.

Leggings: Olympia Moto Leggings, Shirt: Blue Life Fit, Jacket: J Crew, Scarf: J Crew, Sunglasses: Celine, Sneakers: New Balance

 

Blair Eadie is wearing a stone-washed jean jacket, classic black Converse, and a distressed grey cotton sweatshirt.Jacket: Mason, Leggings: Current/Elliott, Shoes: Converse, Bag: Mansur Gavriel, Denim Jacket: Marc Jacobs, Sweatshirt: Robert Rodriguez, Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Blair Eadie is wearing a stone-washed jean jacket, classic black Converse, and a distressed grey cotton sweatshirt.

Jacket: Mason, Leggings: Current/Elliott, Shoes: Converse, Bag: Mansur Gavriel, Denim Jacket: Marc Jacobs, Sweatshirt: Robert Rodriguez, Sunglasses: Karen Walker

 

Jill Wallace is wearing embellished black leather moto leggings, a creamy white turtleneck sweater, and a black leather and suede purse with open-toed black pumps.Sweater: Blue Planet, Pants: Zara, Shoes: Tony Branco

Jill Wallace is wearing embellished black leather moto leggings, a creamy white turtleneck sweater, and a black leather and suede purse with open-toed black pumps.

Sweater: Blue Planet, Pants: Zara, Shoes: Tony Branco

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