How to wear them
The secret to making leggings look stylish is to play with length. They go perfectly with long cardigans and maxi jumpers, oversize jackets, graphic T-shirts or masculine-cut shirts. Choose maxi tops in pale colours, or those with patterns or stripes. Another great match is a denim shirt or an oversize shirt under a shorter jumper.
Which style to choose
Pull your leather-look leggings out of your wardrobe, or cotton ones with biker inserts, to face the day with rock-star grit. Lace and mesh leggings are perfect under a fit and flare dress or skirt, while push-up leggings are great for making you feel more secure as they sculpt your shape with a controlling and toning effect. Do you want to downplay your usual total black look? Show off a patterned pair. Finally, choose sporty leggings for the gym and outdoors, or pair them with maxi sweatshirts to create your street style.
Mistakes to avoid
Leggings aren't trousers, they're closer to tights. Our advice? Buy them in your size and not in a size smaller because they're more close-fitting - otherwise you risk having undesirable transparent areas that put your underwear on display.
Which shoes to pair them with
You can wear leggings with high-heeled boots, combat boots or ankle boots, but they also work perfectly with trainers or ballerinas. The most audacious wear them with high-heeled sandals and court shoes.