How to wear leg warmers

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Leg warmers were totally 80s, but now they're totally fashionable. History has a tendency to repeat itself, and leg warmers are no exception. Looking for some ideas on heating up those legs of yours? Look no further. You can learn how to pull these babies off, regardless of the decade you're in. All you need are some leg warmers and a little creativity!

Wear leg warmers with flats and tights. If it's 40 degrees outside and you're just dying to wear that dress, leg warmers and leggings or footless tights are a great option. Black tights and black leg warmers are an understated, classic combination. It's like wearing boots, but much more comfortable!

  • Make sure they're a little bit bunched, especially around the ankle. They shouldn't be so low they're dragging on the ground, but there should be overlap between your shoe and the leg warmer.

Wear 'em with pumps. This one takes a bit more confidence, though it's a totally acceptable look. As long as your heels are on the understated side, leg warmers will look good. Stick to heels that are nude, brown, black, or gray.

  • Leg warmers are a cozy look. If you're wearing stripper heels that glow-in-the-dark, leg warmers will look a bit out of place. Unless your leg warmers are glow-in-the-dark too, of course.

Wear leg warmers with a skirt. This is the same concept as with a dress. Tights are only necessary if the weather requires it, though they can streamline the leg. If you have a skirt that's a little on the short side, leg warmers can make it more modest.

  • Your shoe options are endless here. Flats, pumps, boots -- it's all good. Just keep the colors neutral yet varied!

Wear 'em over jeans. You know those skinny jeans you have, but your pear shape makes you feel a little funny wearing them too often? Wear leg warmers over them! Problem immediately solved. Again, your footwear here can be anything. Anything but flip flops!

Wear them peeking above your calf-high boots. For an extra textual touch (or a bit more warmth), wear them just peeking above your boots. Anywhere from 2-6 inches is good.[1]

  • Don't worry about matching colors. Unless you're wearing black, this will be hard to do. Different shades of brown and beige are totally fine. It'll just draw attention to your attention for detail!

Wear them on top of your ankle boots. If the pants, skirt, or dress you're wearing don't go well with your calf-high boots, you can get a similar look with ankle boots and leg warmers. Just pull them a bit over the tops of your booties and scrunch 'em up!

 

 

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