Leggings seem to yo-yo in and out of favour within fashion circles, but in 2020, the chicest of dressers are revisiting black leggings—and no, before you ask, this isn't part of New Year's resolutions to spend more of 2020 in the gym. Tight-fitting trousers are rapidly regaining popularity, as many influencers and buyers are wearing skinny jeans and slim-fitting leggings. The key to making them feel 2020 is to play with proportions, however, and contrast the tightness of the legs with oversize knitwear, huge boots and smart pieces you wouldn't typically expect to wear with leggings.
Think of black leggings as your base layer. Then, add on either a pair of chunky tread-sole or hiking boots or elegant knee-high leather boots, and pile on the expensive-looking knitwear, from zip-front jumpers to camel crew-necks. The key to making leggings look put-together in 2020 is to pay attention to the details. Finish off your outfit with a beautiful handbag, a statement chain necklace or even a pair of statement heels. Stop thinking about leggings as something you wear for weekend errands, but as an alternative to a smarter pair of black tailored trousers or jeans.
Keep scrolling to see how the fashion crowd is styling leggings in 2020.
Frankie Shop Oversized Double-Breasted Glossed Faux Textured-Leather Trench Coat (£397)
Paris Texas Croc-Effect Leather Knee-High Boots (£540)
Gucci Oversized Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses (£410)
Gucci Belted Button-Embellished Tweed Jacket (£2500)
Moncler + Richard Quinn Printed Stretch Leggings (£480)
Miu Miu Crystal-Embellished Patent-Leather Slingback Sandals (£700)
Joseph Cashmere Sweater (£235)
Acne Canada Fringed Wool Scarf (£140)
Arket Ribbed Cotton Leggings (£25)
Arket Knee-High Slouch Leather Boots (£235)
Arket Oversized Wool Hopsack Blazer (£135)
Wolford Scuba Stretch-Jersey Leggings (£100)
Arket Chunky-Sole Leather Boots (£175)
Bottega Veneta The Pouch large gathered leather clutch (£1990)
Arket Leather Blazer (£290)
Celine Open-Neck Jumper (£690)
Zara Legging With Vent (£50)
Aeydē Aurora Glossed Croc-Effect Leather Loafers (£220)
Evans Black Star Print Shirt (£20)
Evans Black Stretch Ponte Leggings (£14)
Nicholas Kirkwood Monstera Crystal-Embellished Satin Mules (£695)
Topshop Pink Relaxed Sweatshirt (£16)
Zara Ottoman Leggings (£18)
Miu Miu Crystal-Embellished Leather Slides (£460)
Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Shoulder Bag (£1370)
Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring and summer 2020.
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