Okay, okay, clearly you can’t deny the power of the perfect pair of black leggings. After all, they're a classic staple at this point as a fashionable way to keep comfortable in your day-to-day. That said, there is actually a smattering of fresh legging trends that we’re particularly into as alternatives to basic black leggings. Because come on—variety is the spice of life, right? So we’re all about mixing it up from time to time.
Ahead, you’ll find the five forward spring trends we’d potentially give up our tried-and-true black leggings for at the moment. To showcase each look, we also rounded up celebrities that have already been wearing said trends for a little style inspiration. Keep scrolling for more, and shop the best leggings of the moment as well.
"I'm not usually a fan of printed leggings, but Emma Roberts looks so cute in them, and I'm seriously torn. She's not the only one who wears them well, either. Sienna Miller and Jennifer Lopez hardly ever wear plain black leggings." — Allyson Payer, senior fashion editor
"Black leggings are such a cornerstone in my closet that it takes a style so grabbing to make me want to update them, and, well, split hems are just that detail. Celebs like EmRata and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have been opting for the same pair from Wardrobe.NYC, even going for unexpected shoes like ankle boots with the leggings, but it works because the ankle slits add an elevated feel, and they end up looking more like sleek trousers." — Anna LaPlaca, associate editor
"I'm not one to typically get too out-there with my athleticwear, but I seriously considered swapping my trusty black leggings for something in the hunter-green family when I saw this Kaia Gerber look." — Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour, senior market editor
"The main reason I wear black leggings is to hide sweat, so any replacement has to do the same. That's why I'm into color-block leggings, which add a little oomph but are still super functional for me." — Erin Fitzpatrick, senior news editor
"Leggings with a leather-like finish instantly make them read as more luxe. Throw on a black coat like Hailey Bieber, and it's the ultimate chic but comfortable weekend look." — Kristen Nichols, managing editor
On Jennifer Lopez: Niyama Sol leggings; Brunello Cucinelli sweater; Max Mara bag; The Kooples sneakers
"I don't personally wear a lot of leggings, but I've been actually recommending white leggings to my friends when they want a cool, comfortable item to mix into their casual outfits." — Bobby Schuessler, senior market editor