Now that Spring is literally around the corner, one (dare I say), “contentious” wardrobe piece comes to mind: LEGGINGS.

Comfy as ever, they’re the easiest thing to wear when the weather’s not quite cold, not quite hot.

The question I’ve been wondering is, can you still wear leggings and be considered a stylish person, or would you end up looking like that person who completely gave up?

After doing some extensive research (google-ing), I found a Vogue “Go Ask Anna” video where Anna implies that leggings are OUT, but will probably come back into style in 10 years. (Remember, fashion is cyclical.)

But for those still holding onto the stretchy, versatile, and oh-so-comfy legwear – there’s hope! Fashion all-star Jennifer Lopez has recently been spotted out and about wearing leggings multiple times.

Check out J-Lo in these simple black leggings and hot pink coat:


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And according to Who What Wear, exciting legging trends are on their way, including higher waists, neon colours, perforated fabrics (a twist on the popularity of mesh last year), and runway inspired accents (like ruffles and metallic colours).

Here are some new options for this season:

Nike Metallic Dri-Fit Leggings

Jennifer Lopez X Niyama Sol Vanguard

Alo Seamless Leggings

Plus, here are a couple tried and true legging pairings to help you keep your fashionable reputation:

Leggings paired with jean jacket:

Image Source: House Of Leo Blog

High waisted leggings:

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Personally, I’ll be riding the legging train for as long as I can get away with it.

P.S. for those who side with Anna Wintour – we get it. There IS a new trend that might just take over that space in your heart: biker shorts.

Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for HUGO

Photo by Timur Emek/GC Images

It’s happening, folks. Make up your own minds about it.