Whoah, this is one spring trend we definitely didn’t see coming! You may think of horse riding and dancing when you see a pair of stirrup leggings, but it seems that the 80s legwear of choice is enjoying a major style revival. After being spotted on the pins of Sarah Jessica Parker and fashion maven Miroslava Duma, they’re currently making an appearance in our favourite high street stores.
SJP was seen leaving her apartment in chilly New York wearing hers with a floral dress and cosy coat, demonstrating that they’re the ultimate buy to cover up on colder days. Meanwhile street style supremo Miroslava Duma hit Paris Fashion Week in a pair, teaming them with a black polo neck for a sleek ensemble that really made her amazing embroidered yellow coat pop. Note how both ladies teamed their stirrups with a pair of classic pointed courts – definitely the key to bringing this fashion throwback bang into 2015. Who’d have thought it?
If the stamp of approval from these two stylistas has got you re-thinking stirrups, head to Topshop, Lipsy and F&F to get your hands on a pair now. Perfect for making summer frocks work right now, they’ll also look ace with a chunky knit or buttoned up denim shirt. Just don’t forget those chic shoes.
This is one trend your legs will thank you for, and if they’re good enough for SJP then they’re good enough for us!
By Isobel Drummond