If you didn't already live in leggings before this pandemic, you likely live in them now. This comfortable and versatile athleisure staple is known for taking you to the gym to get a coffee and back again. Now that softer items like sweatpants and bike shorts are taking center stage in our wardrobes, we can only expect the popularity of leggings to increase tenfold. But back to my original point about pretty much wearing your leggings to death, it's probably time to give your current collection a fresh update. Here to tell you exactly how to do that is a small sampling of what I'm calling "legging experts."
I tapped the designers, co-founders, and creative directors of some of the buzziest athleisure brands in the industry for the inside scoop on the legging colors that are predicted to be huge this fall. Since it's safe to assume that black leggings are your current go-tos, there's no time like the present to step a little out of your comfort zone and into one of the cool new fall legging colors below. From earthy hues to bright magentas, the experts are here to fill you in on every major new colorway you should be adding to your legging collection this season.
"For fall 2020, more natural, earthier shades prevail. Colors that have a more authentic, unrefined sense about them, true autumnal shades, are particularly important. In the JoyLab palette, Cypress (Olive), Glazed Ginger, Tawny Port, and our soft Bordeaux shades are particular standouts either on their own or paired with printed bras. We are especially excited about the rib program, as it has flattering cut lines and a contouring bra that matches up. As we transition deeper into the fall months, browns will become more important." — Christina DiBernardo, VP of Design for JoyLab
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"We have magenta and orchid in our fall collection. We are obsessed, as these are really good colors to transition into your darker fall wardrobe. It’s still warm in most of the country these next months, so color is still fun." — Alejandra Hernandez, Designer for Year of Ours
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"This fall, you’ll see new takes on timeless gem tones like rubies. At Alo, we’ve reimagined that shade into something fresh that’s deeper with an elevated edge. Our Oxblood is the perfect fall color for sophisticated studio-to-street appeal.” — Danny Harris, Alo Co-Founder
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"Our P.E Blush Pink remains a hero of the season. A top seller has been our Block Pass Legging. The P.E customer loves the femme color palette with a subtle P.E signature stamp of fluoro detailing, peppered through in a tomboy way.” — Pip Edwards, Co-Founder and Creative Director of P.E Nation
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"This season, we looked at color-blocking inspired by racing stripes and vintage Olympic uniforms. White side stripes create an elongating silhouette and diagonal striping adds a flash of bright blue for contrast. We were thinking about the elegance of athleticism and, as always, flattering lines that enhance any woman’s shape.” — Tory Burch, Designer and Chief Creative Officer, Tory Sport
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"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox.
She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, and Milan, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Elle.com, HarpersBazaar.com, and Vogue.co.uk. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.
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