Leggings have always been one of fashion’s most controversial dividers. Comfort has never been the point of contention here—we can all agree that they’re just about the most enjoyable garment to wear. However, as for their style credentials? They’re often brought into question.
I blame this on the ’80s, where leggings were neon, cropped and usually accompanied by clashing leg warmers. However, over recent years, leggings have made what some would call a comeback—now forming the basis of many a chic minimalist outfit and looking a little different than their ’80s heyday.
Now, classic black or neutral leggings are pretty much the only way forward if you intend to wear them out of the gym. And in weighted fabrics, they look and feel significantly more premium than their retro counterparts. However, one thing even us fashion editors still struggle with is deciding which footwear goes with them.