5 Legging Trends That Will Make Lazy Outfits Feel Like Luxury in 2024

When it comes to fashion, most people fall into one of two camps: those who love leggings and those who are not yet converted. For some, leggings are still the hallmark of the '80s and '90s aerobics boom, but after two years in lockdown required us to replace our jeans with something a little more comfortable, the resurgence of leggings was imminent (albeit with a more stylish twist). Instead of solely wearing leggings with oversized sweatshirts and slippers, influencers and editors cottoned on to the fact that when worn the right way, leggings can do what skinny jeans can't: create a slimline silhouette without the tight restriction of denim. They're a surefire win. And now that we're fully in our leggings era, with black and tonal iterations filling our wardrobes, we're accustomed to our comfy-chic uniforms. Even so, we don't want things to get too "samey"—and that's where trend spotting steps in.


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We've scrolled through all of the best legging outfits on social media (and believe us, that's a lot) to whittle down five legging trends that perfectly illustrate just how stylish these stretchy bottoms can be. So, if you're after a five-minute outfit that looks like you took your time getting ready, keep scrolling to see how fashion people are wearing leggings, the luxury way.



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Style Notes: They might be somewhat of a throwback, but stirrup leggings have stood the test of time for a very good reason. Perhaps it's the power-dressing connotations, or maybe it's the dose of polish they add to an outfit (they just make sense with heels), but either way, these delightfully retro bottoms are the first thing influencers grab when looking for an outfit that balances comfort, practicality and style. 

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Style Notes: What happens when you mix one of 2022's biggest colour trends (beige) with one of 

2023's biggest colour trends (grey)? The answer is far less boring than you might have anticipated, and chic, cool-toned "greige" is a lesson in how pared-back shades always manage to look expensive. Whether you wear them with gym gear or tailoring, leggings in this grounded neutral will pair with anything and feel like a fresh update on a black pair. 

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Style Notes: Okay, so this isn't technically a pair of leggings per se, but add a jumper or a jacket over a stretch catsuit or all-in-one body and no one would ever know the difference. We've spotted a surprising number of these bodysuits appearing on socials and in the new-in sections of the best loungewear and sports brands, signalling a lot of interest in head-to-toe lycra. There's something to be said about slipping into one easy, flexible outfit though, and when the temperature drops this could be the base layer to so many cosy outfits.

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Style Notes: There are plenty of shoes that work with leggings, but knee-high boots stand head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to a super-sleek pairing. This simple but effective combination has the benefit of not only being practical (you're covered for rain, shine and even snow), but it looks exceptionally good too. Dress it up with a heeled pair or keep it casual in a flat style—either way, this is an outfit guaranteed to get compliments.

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Style Notes: It would be impossible to talk about leggings without mentioning the activewear brand in everyone's wardrobe this season: Adanola. It's been a great year for the brand, which has been spotted on the likes of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kourtney Kardashian and Kaia Gerber, and Instagram followers in their thousands have loyally converted to Adanola's sleek, minimalist aesthetic and performance quality leggings. Expect smoothing, sculpting fits and an on-trend colour palette.

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This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at TheOutnet.com styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.