Ah, leggings – how do we love thee? Let us count the ways…
As we previously revealed in our round-up of winter 2016 trends, sportswear as daywear has never been bigger, with plenty of people favouring the slouchy look away from the gym – think in the line for morning coffee, over a business lunch, out for drinks, or on the school run.
Meanwhile, some celebs aren’t just wearing performancewear as everydaywear; they’re also donning it for red carpet events (see Gigi Hadid as a prime example).
From hoop zip details to side-stripe pants, there are plenty of ways to update your wardrobe and embrace the athleisure look, but there’s no denying that a pair of comfy-yet-stylish leggings is our favourite way to work the trend.
So, to make it a little easier for us to trawl through all the fashionable leggings has to offer, Pinterest took it upon themselves to unveil the most popular pair on the internet.
The runaway winner was Lululemon’s ‘Wee Are From Space Silver Spoon Wunder Under Crops’.
Catchy name, huh?
The chic ice-grey cropped leggings have been pinned over 213,000 times, with plenty of people commending them for their stylish functionality.
It’s unsurprising, then, that they’ve completely sold out on their website.
But don’t despair just yet; there are plans to restock – or, if you can’t wait that long, you can get a pair of Lululemon leggings in a very similar style to the coveted space crops – with prices starting at £72 on their website.
Finding it impossible shake the originals from your mind? Well, there’s still hope for you – some eBay sellers have got their mitts on a handful of the limited-edition leggings. However we will point out that they’re currently being sold for an eye-watering £144 (almost double the original price).
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“People of all ages are wearing their workoutwear all day now, whether it’s leggings with a longer coat and a scarf, or someone younger wearing a cropped T-shirt with a denim jacket and some high-heeled boots.
“People shop for their athleticwear thinking, ‘How can I wear this from the studio to the street?’”