Fashion Week is best described as a sartorial carnival. Showgoers often spend weeks planning their ensembles, which often err on the impractical side. That said, we were pleasantly surprised when we saw a slew of high-profile fashion types wearing one of the items we wear on the regular: leggings.
Loyal Who What Wear UK readers will know that leggings have been given the stylish seal of approval of late, with many of our favourite influencers choosing to wear them outside of the gym. As for fashion week, leggings formed the base for just about every cool outfit going. Below, you'll find six of the best leggings street style looks we saw during New York and London Fashion Week. Never before has the staple looked so slick.
Style Notes: With this season's must-have buy, the shacket, a pair of leggings looks the height of cool. Add mock-croc boots and a leather bag for optimum luxe appeal.
Style Notes: Is there anything a leather coat can't make look chic? Apparently not, as Pernille proves. Cinched with Bottega Veneta's iconic embellished belt and finished with mules, this is a look we intend on replicating well into spring.
Style Notes: Leggings also make for a clever layer underneath breezy minidresses until temperatures begin to rise. We love how this attendee has broken up her black ensemble with a pair of ecru boots.
Style Notes: One of the easiest ways to soup-up a leggings look is with a pair of printed boots. Case in point? Erika Boldrin.
Style Notes: Stirrup-style leggings were all the rage a few years back, so when we spotted this showgoer donning a pair with nude heels and a duvet coat, we were pleasantly surprised.
Style Notes: Leggings make for the ideal canvas for eccentric outerwear, particularly when they're paired with track-sole boots.