All the Fashion Girls Are Wearing This Leggings-Pants Hybrid

Though we’ve traditionally associated stirrup pants with equestrian dress and ’80s workout attire (hello, Jane Fonda), these athletic bottoms have once again made their way into the spotlight. Runway brands like Balenciaga and Marni debuted iterations in their F/W 16 shows, and contemporary favorites like Totême are also endorsing the trend this season. And while it’s necessary to have notable designers on board, the true test of a trend’s staying power is whether or not it becomes a hit with the street style set—and a hit it has most certainly become.

This past fashion month, we were left with jaws wide open at the amount of women traipsing around in stirrup pants. From denim to tartan to solid blacks and emerald greens, these trousers were a major hit with the likes of Pernille Teisbaek and Gilda Ambrosio.

See below for ways to wear this trend, and if you want to snag a pair for yourself, shop our picks.


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Gilda Ambrosio styled her high-waisted stirrup trousers with a plain white tee and statement sleeves.

Gaia Repossi took a blazer-and-jeans ensemble to another level with the introduction of a stirrup detail. Oh, and those PVC heels are a pretty amazing addition too.

Color-blocking is one of favorite fashion tricks. Why not let your pants get in on the fun?

Head-to-toe Balenciaga done right, courtesy of style star Natasha Goldenberg.

Accentuate your heels by fastening stirrup pants around them. Thanks for the tip, Pernille Teisbaek.

The buckle detailing on this pair feels slightly utilitarian and entirely cool.


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For the woman who hates wearing color.

Like we said, when top designers are on board…

Fast-fashion retailers are in on it too.

We can envision Ashley Olsen in this pair.

These are so classic and versatile you'll wear them for many years to come.

When in doubt, Zara has the trend.

Do you love pants more than skirts? See this pair of $30 trousers that you'll wear all season long.

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