This Once-Dated Legging Trend Is Officially Back for Fall

Stirrup Leggings Trend


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Stirrup leggings. Ever heard of them? This legging style is certainly nothing new as it dates all the way back to the early 20s as a popular garment used in horseback riding. From there, its next shining moment was during the '80s when exercise and all the iconic clothing that went along with it was at an all-time high. Now, however, stirrup leggings are back and are claiming a new name for itself that I can only really describe as grown-up and elevated. 

Thanks to the fall 2020 runways and of course, the support of fashion girls all over Instagram, stirrup leggings have quickly become a staple for this season, and if my assumptions are correct, they'll be in for a while. The good news is, stirrup leggings compatible with all budgets. Whether you're looking to invest in a designer pair or are trying to get that cheap Amazon fix, we've got you covered.

Ahead, you'll get to see our favorite stirrup leggings on the runways, Instagram, and in the market. 

Style Tip: Offset a head-to-toe unitard look with forward shoes and minimal jewelry. I mean, if you're going to go for it, why not really go for it? 

Stirrup Leggings Trend


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Pictured: Jacquemus F/W 20

Jacquemus is always coming out with new items that quickly become cult favorites and these knit stirrup leggings are the It item to know from the designer's fall collection. 

Style Tip: Pair a more traditional jacket with stirrup leggings for an outfit that feels timeless and trendy all at once. 

Stirrup Leggings Trend


Courtesy of Maryam Nassir Zadeh 

Pictured: Maryam Nassir Zadeh FW20

No, stirrup leggings don't have to be black, and Maryam Nassir Zadeh proved just that with her neon iteration. When it comes to this particular look, it's the black socks and lace-up shoe styling for me. 

Style Tip: If you're craving an oversize compilation of pieces on top, then stirrup leggings are a great pant option for down below. The differences in proportion will ensure a foolproof outfit time and time again.  

Stirrup Leggings Trend


Courtesy of Isabel Marant

Pictured: Isabel Marant FW20

Very inspired by the '80s, Isabel Marant's fall collection perfectly blended nostalgic pieces like the stirrup legging with current trends like leather separates. 

Style Tip: There's something about this legging trend that makes you want to wear black and black only, and this outfit proves exactly why. 

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