While fall is certainly a time for newness —
new arrivals in our favorite stores, new runway trends, new Biebers, and most importantly, new Timothée Chalamet releases — on the flip side, it’s also a time for nesting, when we crave routine and a warm, familiar feeling. And there’s no wardrobe staple that can give us that lived-in comfort like our old standby: the trusty, tried-and-true, endlessly forgiving black legging. Thus, a sartorial conflict emerges when we find ourselves wanting a fall-ready outfit that incorporates newness, but can’t bear to leave the ol’ faithful noir leggies behind. Well, good news for you stretchy-pant-lovers: you can have both. We combed everyone's favorite source of outfit inspiration ( Instagram, of course) for some cool, public-facing looks that incorporate black leggings, ranked in order from no-brainer ensembles to full-fledged trend-driven getups. Click through to push your limits of leggings outfits this autumn and find out which ones stand out from the black leggings sea. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
These are a similar version of the almost sold-out leggings Saraya is wearing in her photo.
Nova Leggings With Pockets, $, available at
Pop Fit More Adidas
Coast Star Sneakers, $, available at
These ponte leggings from Lou & Grey have a flat waistband and are super thick — they’s make the most anti leggings-as-pants theorists change their minds.
Lou & Grey
Ponte Leggings, $, available at
Lou & Grey More Everlane
The Cotton Shirtdress, $, available at
This pair of leggings is made from a ridiculously soft blend of cotton and modal and has a slightly textured jacquard finish. The drawstring and jogger-style bottom give them an upscale sporty vibe.
Jogger Drawstring Leggings, $, available at
Gap More Mango
Lapels faux fur coat, $, available at
Is there anything more luxe than a pair of velvet leggings? Spanx’s reinforced iteration has a high waist and long hemline for a super-elegant, smoothing appearance.
Velvet leggings, $, available at
Net-A-Porter More Boyish
The Harvey Raw Hem Denim Jacket, $, available at
Nordstrom More Champion LIFE
Reverse Weave® Cropped Hoodie Fit, $, available at
This top-selling pair of Hue's "Ultrasoft Denim Leggings" (sized XS - 3X) has a mini price drop right now over at Nordstrom. For people who want the comfort of leggings but the look of jeans, this might be the pair for you.
Ultrasoft Denim Leggings, $, available at
Nordstrom More Pixie Market
Contrast Color Button Shearling Coat, $, available at
Pixie Market More Everlane
The Link-Stitch Crewneck Sweater, $, available at
Everlane More ASOS DESIGN
Western Top Cap Boot, $, available at
The name kind of says it all — S&M-inspired patent leather has left the dungeon and infiltrated all of our closets. With a hidden side zip, elastic waist, and an edgy sheen, these skinnies turn an expected ensemble into an eyebrow-raiser. In a good way.
Dominatrix Patent Leather Legging, $, available at
Verishop More Madewell
Estate Cocoon Coat, $, available at
For an unseasonably warm fall, reach for a pair of legging capris. This pair from Sweaty Betty are lightweight, super soft and sweat-wicking. All good things, even if you were going for "fashion" over "function."
Contour Capri Workout Leggings, $, available at
Sweaty Betty More & Other Stories
Tie Dye Button Caftan, $, available at
ASOS More Urban Outfitters
Sade Slim Rectangle Sunglasses, $, available at
Urban Outfitters More Ariat
Heritage Western Boot, $, available at
You may think that all canvases are muslin-colored, but in reality, the best blank slate for making a statement is your black fabric-clad leg.
Black 'Badass' Legging, $, available at
Torrid More Tamara Melas
Dana Two-Piece Coat, $, available at
CoEdition More Urban Outfitters
Mesh Funnel Neck Long Sleeve Top, $, available at
Urban Outfitters More
Thanks to a structured, heavyweight fabrication and an ultra high-waist silhouette, Alexander Wang’s wool-blend logo leggings are the perfect winter-party wardrobe staple.
Logo Waist Wool Twill Leggings, $, available at
Nordstrom More PrettyLittleThing
Cream Jersey Ruched Front Crop T Shirt, $, available at
PrettyLittleThing More FP Collection
Willa Ankle Boot, $, available at
Free People More
A favorite among Refinery29 editors and our plus-size style contributor
, Girlfriend Collective leggings are sustainable and completely opaque. Same goes for their bike short, sized XX - 6XL.
Black High-Rise Bike Short, $, available at
Girlfriend Collective More Ganni
Ridgewood Blazer, $, available at
The Outnet More J.Crew
Menswear Style Oversized Shirt, $, available at
Nordstrom More XYD
Pointed Toe Ankle Booties, $, available at
The pintucked seam detail in the front gives this pair of leggings an upscale après ski vice. Tailored from premium Italian cotton, these Theory leggings are a luxury investment.
Double Stretch Cotton Skinny Legging, $, available at
Theory More SheIn
Two-Tone Jacket, $, available at
If you’re only going to show a tiny bit of leg (ging), give outfit-admirers a little glimpse of logo as a reminder that you thought through every inch of your look.
Pro Tights, $, available at
Zappos More Luobote
Rhinestone Over The Knee Boots, $, available at
Marine Serre’s signature printed skinnies walk a fine line between leggings and tights. A great option for anyone looking to inject a little flavor into their stockings game.
Crescent moon-print leggings, $, available at
MatchesFashion.com More Balenciaga
BB short-sleeve T-Shirt, $, available at
24 Sevres More Cowboy Boots USA
Suede Square Toe Boots, $, available at
Legit leather leggings often top out around $1,000, so this Nordstrom Rack pair is a super-steal at under $200. Strategic, figure-flattering seaming and a buttery feel make this high-end pair a lifelong investment.
Leather Leggings, $, available at
Nordstrom Rack More Aldo
Leather Boots With Stretch Calves, $, available at
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