When it comes to fashion, most people fall into one of two camps: those who love leggings and those who are not yet converted. For some, leggings are still the hallmark of the ’80s and ’90s aerobics boom, but after two years in lockdown required us to replace our jeans with something a little more comfortable, the resurgence of leggings was imminent (albeit with a more stylish twist). Instead of solely wearing leggings with oversized sweatshirts and slippers, influencers and editors cottoned on to the fact that when worn the right way, leggings can do what skinny jeans can’t: create a slimline silhouette without the tight restriction of denim. They’re a surefire win. And now that we’re fully in our leggings era, with black and tonal iterations filling our wardrobes, we’re accustomed to our comfy-chic uniforms. Even so, we don’t want things to get too “samey”—and that’s where trend spotting steps in.