9 Easy-To-Wear Leggings Trends That Aren’t Basic Black

Eliza Huber
·5 min read

It doesn't take a practiced eye to realize leggings have become a wardrobe staple. (We won't get into the deeper semantics over whether leggings should be a wardrobe staple today.) But hey, facts are facts: most everyone succumbs to wearing them at some point or another. While some leggings devotees stick with their tried-and-true basic black spandex, fall is a good time to get creative with textures, tones, and weightier fabrics.

Whether you just need something quick and easy to throw on before your morning coffee's kicked in, or you're looking for something a little more #fashun for a night out, don't fret — we’ve made an exhaustive list of every type that’s on offer this fall. From that one perfect pair of warm wool leggings to trend-forward styles that could inspire anyone to get-up-and-go, we're covering all the bases.

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<h3>The Earth-Tone Legging<br></h3><br>We’ll be <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/black-leggings-outfit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:loyal to black leggings" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">loyal to black leggings</a> for life, but it’s healthy to try new things. This fall, we’re seeing earth-toned neutral non-black shades that might just be the next best thing — deep greens, browns, and slates that offer respite from the usual <em>noir </em>offerings.<br><br><strong>H&M</strong> Leggings with Creases, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww2.hm.com%2Fen_us%2Fproductpage.0790368009.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:H&M" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">H&M</a>

The Earth-Tone Legging


We’ll be loyal to black leggings for life, but it’s healthy to try new things. This fall, we’re seeing earth-toned neutral non-black shades that might just be the next best thing — deep greens, browns, and slates that offer respite from the usual noir offerings.

H&M Leggings with Creases, $, available at H&M
<br><br><strong>lululemon</strong> Align Pant II 25", $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.lululemon.com%2Fp%2Fwomen-pants%2FAlign-Pant-2%2F_%2Fprod2020012%3Fcolor%3D26083" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lululemon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lululemon</a>


lululemon Align Pant II 25", $, available at lululemon
<br><br><strong>FP Movement</strong> Kyoto High-Rise Ankle Legging, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.freepeople.com%2Fshop%2Fkyoto-high-rise-ankle-legging" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Free People" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Free People</a>


FP Movement Kyoto High-Rise Ankle Legging, $, available at Free People
<br><br><strong>Aerie</strong> OFFLINE Ribbed High Waisted Lace Up Legging, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ae.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Fp%2Faerie%2Fleggings%2F7-8-leggings%2Foffline-ribbed-high-waisted-lace-up-legging%2F0708_4980_317" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:American Eagle" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">American Eagle</a>


Aerie OFFLINE Ribbed High Waisted Lace Up Legging, $, available at American Eagle
<br><br><strong>Everlane</strong> The Perform Legging, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.everlane.com%2Fproducts%2Fwomens-perform-legging-copper" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Everlane" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Everlane</a>


Everlane The Perform Legging, $, available at Everlane
<h3>Stirrup Leggings</h3><br>This grade-school staple is making a 2019 comeback. We’re excited to pair this foot-hugging detail with block heels and mules instead of socks and Keds (not that there’s anything wrong with the latter).<br><br><strong>Universal Standard</strong> Ronda Stirrup Legging, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.universalstandard.com%2Fproducts%2Fronda-stirrup-legging-black" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Universal Standard" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Universal Standard</a>

Stirrup Leggings


This grade-school staple is making a 2019 comeback. We’re excited to pair this foot-hugging detail with block heels and mules instead of socks and Keds (not that there’s anything wrong with the latter).

Universal Standard Ronda Stirrup Legging, $, available at Universal Standard
<br><br><strong>Daily Ritual</strong> Stirrup Ponte Legging, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2Cd3rgt" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Daily Ritual Stirrup Ponte Legging, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Plush</strong> Fleece Lined Stirrup Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopbop.com%2Ffleece-lined-stirrup-legging-plush%2Fvp%2Fv%3D1%2F1520626142.htm" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shopbop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shopbop</a>


Plush Fleece Lined Stirrup Leggings, $, available at Shopbop
<h3>Split-Seam Leggings<br></h3><br>The unexpectedly cool split-front hem detail is suddenly adorning every legging in every walk of life, from <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/black-leggings-outfit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lust-worthy street-style looks" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lust-worthy street-style looks</a> to our <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/affordable-fashion-beauty-home-products-under-100#slide-11" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:very own shopping carts" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">very own shopping carts</a>. Nothing says “These might be pants” like some sophisticated, on-trend tailoring.<br><br><strong>NastyGal</strong> Slit Down Honey High-Waisted Pants, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nastygal.com%2Fslit-down-honey-high-waisted-pants%2FAGG55519-105-14.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NastyGal" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NastyGal</a>

Split-Seam Leggings


The unexpectedly cool split-front hem detail is suddenly adorning every legging in every walk of life, from lust-worthy street-style looks to our very own shopping carts. Nothing says “These might be pants” like some sophisticated, on-trend tailoring.

NastyGal Slit Down Honey High-Waisted Pants, $, available at NastyGal
<br><br><strong>Zara</strong> Ribbed Flared Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zara.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Fribbed-flared-leggings-p07385267.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zara</a>


Zara Ribbed Flared Leggings, $, available at Zara
<br><br><strong>Lysse</strong> Split Denim Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2ElLHnL" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Lysse Split Denim Leggings, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Off White</strong> Split Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.off---white.com%2Fen-us%2Fshopping%2Foff-white-split-leggings-15284429" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Off White" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Off White</a>


Off White Split Leggings, $, available at Off White
<br><br><strong>Prologue</strong> High-Rise Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fwomen-s-high-rise-leggings-with-zipper-prologue-8482-black-m%2F-%2FA-53547954" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>


Prologue High-Rise Leggings, $, available at Target
<h3>Suede Leggings</h3><br>Watch out, leather! Your velvety cousin is coming for you. Slightly softer than its slick brethen, suede is just as luxe a look for fall. (And if you choose to go the <em>faux</em> route, there are plenty of edgy options.)<br><br><strong>BB Dakota</strong> Zero To A Hundred Faux Suede Legging, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/38TqiPF" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Suede Leggings


Watch out, leather! Your velvety cousin is coming for you. Slightly softer than its slick brethen, suede is just as luxe a look for fall. (And if you choose to go the faux route, there are plenty of edgy options.)

BB Dakota Zero To A Hundred Faux Suede Legging, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Catherine Malandrino</strong> Faux Suede Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fs%2Fcatherine-catherine-malandrino-faux-suede-leggings%2Fn3282934" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>


Catherine Malandrino Faux Suede Leggings, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<br><br><strong>Simply Vera Vera Wang</strong> Plus Size High Rise Faux Suede Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kohls.com%2Fproduct%2Fprd-4473252%2Fplus-size-simply-vera-vera-wang-high-rise-faux-suede-leggings.jsp" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kohl's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kohl's</a>


Simply Vera Vera Wang Plus Size High Rise Faux Suede Leggings, $, available at Kohl's
<h3>Leather Leggings</h3><br>Whether you’re looking to splurge on the real deal or are in the market for a lookalike PVC pair, the suggestion of leather is a powerful one for fall.<br><br><strong>New Look Curve</strong> Leather Look Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fus%2Fnew-look-plus%2Fnew-look-curve-leather-look-leggings-in-black%2Fprd%2F21988884" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a>

Leather Leggings


Whether you’re looking to splurge on the real deal or are in the market for a lookalike PVC pair, the suggestion of leather is a powerful one for fall.

New Look Curve Leather Look Leggings, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>SPANX</strong> Faux Leather Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.spanx.com%2Ffaux-leather-leggings" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:SPANX" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">SPANX</a>


SPANX Faux Leather Leggings, $, available at SPANX
<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Coated Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.mango.com%2Fus%2Fwomen%2Fpants-leggings%2Fcoated-leggings_77035924.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a>


Mango Coated Leggings, $, available at Mango
<h3>Printed Leggings</h3><br><br>Patterned leg-huggers exist in iterations from chill to no chill, meaning that you can a.) keep it low-key with a subtle, tonal monochrome print or b.) unfurl that freak flag with a flower-powered explosion of color, or c.) meet somewhere in the middle with a cool, trend-friendly snake print. Choose your own adventure, leggings-lovers!<br><br><strong>Commission</strong> Multicolor Floral Beach Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ssense.com%2Fen-us%2Fwomen%2Fproduct%2Fcommission%2Fmulticolor-floral-beach-leggings%2F5807751" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:SSENSE" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">SSENSE</a>

Printed Leggings



Patterned leg-huggers exist in iterations from chill to no chill, meaning that you can a.) keep it low-key with a subtle, tonal monochrome print or b.) unfurl that freak flag with a flower-powered explosion of color, or c.) meet somewhere in the middle with a cool, trend-friendly snake print. Choose your own adventure, leggings-lovers!

Commission Multicolor Floral Beach Leggings, $, available at SSENSE
<br><br><strong>Carbon38</strong> Leopard Legging, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.carbon38.com%2Fproduct%2Fleopard-legging-leopard-brown" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Carbon38" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Carbon38</a>


Carbon38 Leopard Legging, $, available at Carbon38
<br><br><strong>Summersalt</strong> The Do-It-All High Rise 7/ 8 Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.summersalt.com%2Fcollections%2Fjoggers%2Fproducts%2Fthe-do-it-all-7-8-high-rise-leggings-sea-urchin" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Summersalt" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Summersalt</a>


Summersalt The Do-It-All High Rise 7/ 8 Leggings, $, available at Summersalt
<br><br><strong>Good American</strong> Foil Tux 7/8 Legging, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goodamerican.com%2Fproducts%2Ffoil-tux-7-8-legging-graphic-plaid002" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Good American" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Good American</a>


Good American Foil Tux 7/8 Legging, $, available at Good American
<br><br><strong>Adam Selman Sport</strong> Bonded Legging, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Fadam-selman-sport-bonded-legging" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>


Adam Selman Sport Bonded Legging, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<h3>Patent Leather Leggings<br></h3><br>This type of legging is an actual gift from the shopping heavens: a comfortable and stretchy pant that can dominate a night out at the <em>clurb</em>. <br><br><strong>Blank Denim</strong> Vinyl Pull On Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopbop.com%2Fvinyl-pull-leggings-blank-denim%2Fvp%2Fv%3D1%2F1538420442.htm" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shopbop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shopbop</a>

Patent Leather Leggings


This type of legging is an actual gift from the shopping heavens: a comfortable and stretchy pant that can dominate a night out at the clurb.

Blank Denim Vinyl Pull On Leggings, $, available at Shopbop
<br><br><strong>Commando</strong> Perfect Control Patent Leather Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zappos.com%2Fp%2Fcommando-perfect-control-patent-leather-leggings-slg25-black%2Fproduct%2F9145557%2Fcolor%2F3" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zappos" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zappos</a>


Commando Perfect Control Patent Leather Leggings, $, available at Zappos
<br><br><strong>Amazon</strong> Liquid Patent Leather Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2CfTGy5" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Amazon Liquid Patent Leather Leggings, $, available at Amazon
<h3>Colorblocked Leggings<br></h3><br>For those who can’t settle on a single hue — and really, who can? — multicolored leggings are here to save you. Always tonal, never boring, these cluster-color bottoms satisfy the desire for leggings in multiple colorways.<br><br><strong>Outdoor Voices</strong> 7/8 Spring Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.outdoorvoices.com%2Fproducts%2F7-8-springs-legging-1%3Fvariant%3D25707283909" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Outdoor Voices" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Outdoor Voices</a>

Colorblocked Leggings


For those who can’t settle on a single hue — and really, who can? — multicolored leggings are here to save you. Always tonal, never boring, these cluster-color bottoms satisfy the desire for leggings in multiple colorways.

Outdoor Voices 7/8 Spring Leggings, $, available at Outdoor Voices
<br><br><strong>Nike</strong> Sculpt Icon Clash Seamless 7/8 Training Tights, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nike.com%2Ft%2Fsculpt-icon-clash-womens-seamless-7-8-training-tights-5kwtR9%2FCJ4135-283" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nike" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nike</a>


Nike Sculpt Icon Clash Seamless 7/8 Training Tights, $, available at Nike
<br><br><strong>DAY/WON</strong> Color Block Full-Length Legging, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fday-won.com%2Fcollections%2Fbottoms%2Fproducts%2Fcolor-block-full-length-legging-blue" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:DAY/WON" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">DAY/WON</a>


DAY/WON Color Block Full-Length Legging, $, available at DAY/WON
<br><br><strong>PUMA</strong> Be Bold THERMO R+ Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fus.puma.com%2Fen%2Fus%2Fpd%2Fbe-bold-thermo-r%252B-womens-leggings%2F518927.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:PUMA" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">PUMA</a>


PUMA Be Bold THERMO R+ Leggings, $, available at PUMA
<h3>Wool Leggings</h3><br>I said brrr! It’s cold in here! Well, duh — it’s fall, and winter is rapidly approaching. If you like wearing your leggings despite precipitously low temperatures or simply want a toasty inner layer for pants, the woolen legging provides an insulating option that’s still — well, a legging.<br><br><strong>Peak Performance</strong> Magic Technical Wool-Blend Thermal Leggings, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F36OOQGU" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matches Fashion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Matches Fashion</a>

Wool Leggings


I said brrr! It’s cold in here! Well, duh — it’s fall, and winter is rapidly approaching. If you like wearing your leggings despite precipitously low temperatures or simply want a toasty inner layer for pants, the woolen legging provides an insulating option that’s still — well, a legging.

Peak Performance Magic Technical Wool-Blend Thermal Leggings, $, available at Matches Fashion
<br><br><strong>Woolly Clothing Co.</strong> Merino Wool Legging, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/33l0V3J" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Woolly Clothing Co. Merino Wool Legging, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>L.L. Bean</strong> Cresta Wool Midweight Base Layer, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.llbean.com%2Fllb%2Fshop%2F88434%3Fpage%3Dcresta-wool-midweight-base-layer-pant-misses-regular" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:L.L. Bean" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">L.L. Bean</a>


L.L. Bean Cresta Wool Midweight Base Layer, $, available at L.L. Bean

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