Channel your inner ballerina with stirrup leggings!

Dress up or down this leggings trend!

If I told my mother that stirrup leggings were trendy again, she would have that “I told you” look on her face.

Across the Balenciaga or the Marni runway at Milan Fashion Week you may have gotten a hint. But we can confirm this fall and winter the stirrups will probably be your best friend.

Why do you need to be strapped down in ballerina fashion to your leggings or trousers? Simply try them in the fitting room first, you’ll understand.

Athleisure clothing is at fevered pitch among the model off-duty crowd. We can totally see Gigi Hadid sporting this.

The stirrup makes for a slimmer silhouette, like the trendy bodysuit that tucks everything in without the bagginess.

We can also imagine socialite Olivia Palermo making this trend super versatile underneath a down jacket in the wintertime.

To channel your inner ballerina, try Zara’s affordable Ballet Leggings With Crossover Ankle Strap ($22.90).

Pair your stirrup leggings with ballet flats for that casual Friday, or polish that outfit, like how my mother once did, with loafers.

For a higher-end option that will still elevate any workout option, try this mesh inset one from Alo ($94) with your training shoes.

Dressed up or down, the stirrup legging is perfect for layering as the weather cools down.