5 Unconventional Ways to Style Your Leggings This Year

Fun fact: I hate wearing leggings as pants. Post-gym looks and weekend errand running aside, I personally feel that leggings should not be a part of my usual pant rotation, that is until I caught wind of these 5 recent street style looks from Copenhagen Fashion Week. The fashion girls dwelling (and traveling to) that city are always thinking outside of the box, sartorially at least. From innovative layering techniques to always knowing about the coolest new brands before anyone else, the street style scene in this city is pretty much my main source of inspiration. 

With that said, when I spotted a handful of these women styling leggings in ways that I actually wanted to recreate, I was quite shocked. Somehow, they managed to maintain the integrity of the leggings while also accompanying them with things that one would never normally wear with the garment such as tweed jackets, loafers, and big hair bows. Intrigued yet? Then go scroll away and get ready to shop the most innovative legging outfits of 2020. 

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This is one look that I know could take you from the gym to the street without anyone knowing. The layering of the blazer underneath the leather trench adds just the elevation these sporty leggings needed to feel, well, less sporty and the loafers make the entire ensemble office-ready.

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The juxtaposition of this quirky shirt with the chunky boots almost makes you forget that leggings are the real hero piece of this look. The addition of an oversized boxy blazer adds structure to the otherwise casual ensemble. 

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Who said leggings had to be black? While that is certainly the most practical color option, fashion girls are beginning to opt for prints and hues of all sorts like this leopard pair. Accompanied by fellow bold accessories and an oversized vinyl shirt, this look is one none of your friends will expect.  

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In case you haven't heard, wearing your socks pulled up over your leggings is officially trending. A quilted coat is just the thing you'll need to tone the "dad" look (i.e. the sneakers and henley) down a tad.  

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Either Courtney Trop is literally wearing tights as pants or she added black socks atop her leggings. For the sake of this story, I'm choosing to see this as a sock and legging combo. Everything from the classic tweed jacket to the retro mary jane heels makes this outfit feel so fresh, but also weirdly comfortable.