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2021 Trends: 6 ways to update black leggings in 2021

For a simple and sophisticated look, we love these outfit ideas to wear with leggings.

Last Updated on January 15, 2021

Leggings aren’t going anywhere in 2021, so we’ve pulled together the best outfit inspiration we could find to show you how to wear them.

Loungewear has been our go-to during the pandemic and leggings are the perfect way to still look sophisticated while remaining comfy.

Despite black leggings getting a bad rap, they’re one of the most versatile and easy-to-wear items out there – and did we mention, they don’t dig into your skin like jeans? Sign.us.up.

Here, we show you how to wear them to look chic in 2021.

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Split-hem leggings are our favourite way to wear them in 2021.

Flattering and sophisticated, they instantly elevate any outfit.

Grece Graham teams them with a white shirt and Bottega Veneta belt, or take outfit inspiration from Tiffany Hsu and wear all black to tie the look together.

With chunky boots

We love wet-look leggings paired with a knitted hoody and chunky boots.

It’s so simple, but still manages to look put together.

Under a coat

Black leggings are so easy to wear with a longline jacket or coat.

Lauren-Nicole proves the look can still look glamorous with this affordable houndstooth coat from New Look.

With a blazer

To smarten a black of simple black leggings up, add an oversized blazer and heels.

There’s nothing complicated about the look, but it just works.

Add a sweater vest

Leggings don’t need to be boring. Layer them up and add a sweater vest, another one of this winter’s biggest trends.

READ MORE: How to style a sweater vest

With a puffer

Puffer jackets and coats are the ideal winter warmers in this freezing cold weather.

Add the chunky outerwear to leggings for effortless chic.

Buy now

Slit hem leggings - Mango

Leggings, £19.99, Mango – buy now

Stirrup leggings, £140, Leset at Farfetch

Stirrup leggings, £140, Leset at Farfetch – buy now

Thermal Leather Effect Leggings

Wet look leggings, £24.99, Calzedonia – buy now

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