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

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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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, $24.99 Buy
lululemon Align Pant II 25", $98.00 Buy
FP Movement Kyoto High-Rise Ankle Legging, $128.00 Buy
Aerie OFFLINE Ribbed High Waisted Lace Up Legging, $59.95 $41.96 Buy
Everlane The Perform Legging, $58.00 Buy

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, $94.00 Buy
Daily Ritual Stirrup Ponte Legging, $18.70 $16.43 Buy
Plush Fleece Lined Stirrup Leggings, $84.00 Buy

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, $58.00 $29.00 Buy
Lysse Split Denim Leggings, $67.22 Buy
Off White Split Leggings, $555.00 Buy
Prologue High-Rise Leggings, $24.99 Buy

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 Strings Attached Faux Suede Leggings, $78.00 $31.99 Buy
Max Studio Elastic Waist Faux Suede Pants, $29.97 Buy
Simply Vera Vera Wang High Rise Faux Suede Legging, $44.00 $8.80 Buy

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.
ASOS CURVE Spray On Leather Look Pants, $40.00 Buy
SPANX Faux Leather Leggings, $98.00 Buy
Mango Coated Leggings, $39.99 Buy

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!
Dries Van Noten Yellow & Brown Floral Leggings, $280.00 Buy
Carbon38 Leopard Legging, $99.00 Buy
Summersalt The Do-It-All High Rise 7/ 8 Leggings, $95.00 Buy
Good American Foil Tux 7/8 Legging, $89.00 Buy

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, $88.00 Buy
Commando Perfect Control Patent Leather Leggings, $98.00 Buy
Amazon Liquid Patent Leather Leggings, $16.86 Buy

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, $85.00 Buy
Nike Sculpt Icon Clash Seamless 7/8 Training Tights, $100.00 Buy
DAY/WON Color Block Full-Length Legging, $79.00 Buy
PUMA Be Bold THERMO R+ Leggings, $75.00 $34.99 Buy

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.
Hanro High-Rise Ribbed Wool-Blend Thermal Leggings, $103.00 Buy
Woolly Clothing Co. Merino Wool Legging, $49.99 Buy
L.L. Bean Cresta Wool Midweight Base Layer, $69.00 Buy
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