Seen everywhere from street-style to couture, leggings have transcended their eighties reputation to become the trans-seasonal staple of choice for every fashion forward woman. The one wardrobe essential that really will work whatever the weather; leather or denim for rain or breathable cotton for sunshine. For under dresses, pairing with long line tunics and knitwear or as the skin-tight statement piece, leggings are the slickest separate in any wardrobe. AG Jeans have created the most figure flattering option, midway between jeans and leggings for the skinniest fit. Try these in every tone and texture from classic indigo denim to pastels and prints for instant off-duty chic.
An eternally elegant way to wear this body-conscious item is with a demi-sheer tunic of sumptuous fabric. Add delicate metallic or embellished accessories for exotic evening glamour. Embrace daring prints and trend driven textures, from rock and roll velvet to retro-chic houndstooth, feminine florals to tough-talking leather. McQ by Alexander McQueen is known for signature prints, reworking this classic item in intricate designs from skulls to dark florals.Team with simple separates in neutral colours, all the better to let these statement pants take centre stage and finish off with androgynous ankle boots to clash with the femininity of the silhouette.
In the fall, wear leggings in rich jewel hues, steel greys or subtle textures with a sharply tailored coat and structured bag to turn a casual item into a workwear essential. Invest in softly tactile knitted leggings in cashmere and wool blends for comfy-cool that is weekend perfect. Alternatively, pair a VPL panelled style with a long-line cashmere tank for a sports-luxe look. From day to evening, the office to the weekend, Cochinechine carries a luxurious edit of leggings appropriate for all occasions.