I'm Shocked This Legging Trend Became a "Thing"

By now we’ve all accepted the fact that leggings are a staple in everyone’s wardrobe both at the gym and for off-duty life. Am I right? Great. While I’ve consistently seen fashion people step out in a variety of black and neutral leggings with their forward ensembles, there’s a new trend cropping up I wasn’t expecting—and that’s brightly colored leggings.

Yep, in line with the highlighter craze that’s held strong ever since designers from Prada to Tibi showcased vibrant colors on the fall 2018 runways, it seems the look has infiltrated the legging universe now. It’s actually celebrities who are repping the trend the most. Ashley Graham recently wore an electric-blue pair out and about in NYC, and other noteworthy A-listers like Jennifer Lopez have been spotted in colorful, printed pairs as well.

While it’s definitely a look that’s out there and not necessarily for the faint of heart, it’s a trend worth considering if you really want to make a statement. To see what I mean, keep scrolling to check out how celebs are wearing colorful leggings, and shop a few cool pairs while you’re at it.

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Ashley Graham pushed the boundaries, opting for neon leggings with a coordinating top and stilettos for a day out and about in New York City.

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If printed leggings are your thing, try a vibrant pink style with a sweatshirt and white sneakers like J.Lo.

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We're seeing more and more fashion people test out red leggings as well—similar to Gigi Hadid here with her layered NYC look. 

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Nail two trends at once by following Rita Ora's lead with bike-short leggings in an eye-catching print. 

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Looking for something a bit subtler? Test out the color look with a muted burgundy with your favorite crop top, coat, and sneakers.