5 Unconventional Ways to Style Your Leggings This Year

Fun fact: I hate wearing leggings as pants. Post-gym looks and weekend errand running aside, I personally feel that leggings should not be a part of my usual pant rotation, that is until I caught wind of these 5 recent street style looks from Copenhagen Fashion Week. The fashion girls dwelling (and traveling to) that city are always thinking outside of the box, sartorially at least. From innovative layering techniques to always knowing about the coolest new brands before anyone else, the street style scene in this city is pretty much my main source of inspiration. 

With that said, when I spotted a handful of these women styling leggings in ways that I actually wanted to recreate, I was quite shocked. Somehow, they managed to maintain the integrity of the leggings while also accompanying them with things that one would never normally wear with the garment such as tweed jackets, loafers, and big hair bows. Intrigued yet? Then go scroll away and get ready to shop the most innovative legging outfits of 2020. 

This is one look that I know could take you from the gym to the street without anyone knowing. The layering of the blazer underneath the leather trench adds just the elevation these sporty leggings needed to feel, well, less sporty and the loafers make the entire ensemble office-ready.

The juxtaposition of this quirky shirt with the chunky boots almost makes you forget that leggings are the real hero piece of this look. The addition of an oversized boxy blazer adds structure to the otherwise casual ensemble. 

Who said leggings had to be black? While that is certainly the most practical color option, fashion girls are beginning to opt for prints and hues of all sorts like this leopard pair. Accompanied by fellow bold accessories and an oversized vinyl shirt, this look is one none of your friends will expect.  

In case you haven’t heard, wearing your socks pulled up over your leggings is officially trending. A quilted coat is just the thing you’ll need to tone the “dad” look (i.e. the sneakers and henley) down a tad.  

Either Courtney Trop is literally wearing tights as pants or she added black socks atop her leggings. For the sake of this story, I’m choosing to see this as a sock and legging combo. Everything from the classic tweed jacket to the retro mary jane heels makes this outfit feel so fresh, but also weirdly comfortable. 

Speaking of 2020, check out the biggest spring 2020 trends, period. 

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The Best Under-$200 Spring Trends, According to Katie Holmes’s Stylist

In fashion, last year was the year of Katie Holmes and 2020 is proving to be exactly the same. With a number of viral fashion moments under her belt, there’s no doubt that everyone in the industry has been obsessing over her style. So, who is behind Katie Holmes’ most talked-about looks? Meet Allison Bornstein, a stylist with a knack for crafting outfits that are equal parts sexy and understated, elevated and attainable.

Yes, she’ll dress Holmes in a timeless satin dress, but she’ll also add in pair of knee-high pony hair zebra boots from Khaite to make it feel modern and cool. But the looks are also approachable. She wears jeans on repeat, and often chooses affordable pieces, like the $78 T-shirt she wore with head-to-toe Chanel. This, is the magic of the looks Bornstein styles for Holmes.

A quick visit to Bornstein’s Instagram, @allisonbornstein6, and it’s clear that she believes in making fashion accessible and has a sensibility for high-low dressing. There, she has a series where she breaks down wardrobe staples and current trends with her recommendations for how to style them and shop them at any price point. Addicted to the series myself, I asked Bornstein to share her affordable shopping picks to tap into the coolest spring 2020 trends. Here, the best spring trends for under $200, hand-picked by Allison Bornstein.

Next, shop my edit of the best spring trends to buy now from Net-a-Porter.

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My 69-Year-Old Mom and I Have Opposite Tastes, But We Both Agree on These Staple

Me and my mom have the same taste in many things in life—music (salsa), food (cheeseburgers), travel (South America), and movies (romantic comedies all the way!). But when it comes to our fashion tastes, we couldn’t be more different. My mother is a true maximalist—she favors vibrant colors and vivacious prints. Her mantra is “the more sparkle, the better.” Bring on the accessories and statement earrings. Ruffles, fringe, florals! She is vibrant, bold, and spirited. And I love her for it.

I, on the other hand, dress mostly in beige, black, or white. I hardly ever touch prints (unless it’s basic stripes), my accessories are pared-back, and I live in what my mom likes to call “house jeans.” My mother is yearning for me to put on red lipstick, red shoes, red anything!

Despite our sartorial differences, there are still a handful of pieces that we repeatedly do agree on time and time again. These consist mostly of chic and trusty basics that ground me and my mom’s looks no matter what we’re wearing.

On a recent shopping trip together at Nordstrom, as we mazed through the racks, I was pleasantly surprised on the number of items me and my 69-year-old mother both enthusiastically agreed on.

From black blazers to white loafers and a sweet floral-print blouse—perhaps she’s rubbing off on me, or I on her, but we both agreed not to disagree on these chic pieces below…

Me and my mom both know the power of a chic black blazer. It’s a versatile go-to in both our work wardrobes for its ability to make our outfits look instantly polished. I must admit that when I think of Reformation, I don’t think of my mom, but we were both drawn to this luxurious-feeling double-breasted blazer from the brand that has a chic French-girl vibe. 

We have this thing for loafers. We both own way too many in our wardrobes and are both gravitating toward white ones right now that feel unequivocally fresh for the spring season ahead. Easy enough to pair with minimalist pants or maximalist skirts. Win-win!

While this may not be a “basic” per se, my mother convinced me that every wardrobe needs a pretty floral blouse that will serve you for work, evenings out, and everything in between. I agree with this one. And while I admittedly passed on a lot of the vibrant print blouses she had presented me with, we both loved this flattering (and trending) green hue with its timeless floral print. 

My mom loves a fitted, stretchy black top to layer under all her jackets and cardigans. I love one I can easily wear with my high-waisted jeans and heels for an easy day-to-night look. This long-sleeved bodysuit is the perfect match for both of us. The fabric feels very luxurious, which you can’t beat given its affordable price tag.

My mom and I both agree that when it comes to silky, white button-down blouses, you can never have too many. We both like the casual, slightly oversize fit of this Topshop shirt that looks chic under blazers or paired with high-waisted jeans. This one is slightly sheer, so we recommend a seamless tank top underneath (which we failed to bring with us on this shopping trip!).

This was clearly not taken at Nordstrom, but we evidently had a matching outfit day (across continents!). There’s nothing we love more than a chic, long camel coat—especially when paired over a versatile black turtleneck and pants.

A checked blazer is a classic that’ll never go out of style. (I often steal my mom’s vintage ones too.)

You’ll always find a pair of relaxed tailored trousers in both our wardrobes. So chic and versatile. 

We can’t live without our cardis!

My mom and I both have wide hips, so we love the forgiving and flattering silhouette that boot-cut and flared jeans provide (plus, they’re trending for 2020).

This might just be the item we wear more than any other in our wardrobes!

Classic and sophisticated. Who doesn’t love a chic trench?

My mom wears hers with ballet flats. I wear mine with knee-high boots.

My mom and I are both enamored with quilted coats. If we’re doing a casual outdoor activity, you can guarantee we’ll both be in one.

A long cardigan is our throw-on-and-go topper of choice.

Up next, the seven biggest color trends we’ll all be wearing in 2020.

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