Here’s the answer to everyone, who has fallen in love with wearing leggings. If heels really aren’t your thing and normally, you would wear UGG boots or ballet flats.. but some outfits just don’t call for the winter boots but I am too cold to wear ballet flats. Are there any other comfortable, warm choices to go with leggings? Read this blog post to find some ideas and suggestions.
I love that you are embracing leggings!! But footwear for these styles can be tricky. Let me first try to address which footwear I think looks best with leggings.
Best (Easiest) Footwear Choices With Leggings:
We’re talking any shape of boot, with any heel height: flat boots, high heeled boots, ankle boots, knee-high, or over-the-knee boots. They all work. In fact, boots of any shape and style work: winter boots, western boots, motorcycle boots, sleek boots, moccasin booties, rain boots, combat boots, rocker booties with chains, etc. You get the picture. Whatever you’re boot fetish, I’m willing to bet it will look amazing with leggings.
2. High Heels
Pumps and complicated strappy sandals are my favorite types of high heels with leggings. It’s just a wildly sexy look. Probably not the best look for a playdate, but for date night? Perfection.
3. Ballet Flats Without Socks
The easiest way to wear ballet flats with leggings is without socks, and to make sure your leggings aren’t too long. For leggings, jeggings, or really tight skinnies, you’ll want these to hit right above the ankle or above (cropped can be cute too).
4. Flip Flops and other Strappy Flats
Clogs are all the rage this Spring, and I’m especially loving them with leggings. They are a nice, crunchy counter-point to sexy, sexy leggings. Who knew? And yes – they would also pair great with skinny jeans. (NOTE: I’m talking about traditional ’70’s inspired high heel wood Clogs, not Danskos.)
However, high-heel haters take heart: Clogs come in a wide range of heel sizes, and even clogs with a smaller heel work – you just want the traditional 70’s styling.
Proceed With Caution
1. Traditional Uggs
Be careful when wearing traditional Uggs over skinny jeans. The boot (despite looking so puffy) is a pretty tight fit around the calf. If your skinny jeans have any bulk or extra fabric, your legs will look like a stuffed sausages in your Uggs. Leggings are a safer choice for traditional Uggs.
2. Wedge Heels
Unless your high heels are all kinds of strappy fabulous (and you want to show them off with ankle length skinnies), the best way to wear skinny jeans with heels is to simply pull the bottom cuff of the jean down below where the heel and shoe footbed meet. This trick makes your legs look miles long. The actual heel of most stilettos curve, and this curve will hold the skinny jeans down. Wedges don’t usually have this kind of curve in the heel, so skinnies have to be the perfect ankle length. (Leggings are easier because you can always discretely fold them to the length required).
3. Ballet Flats With Socks
Knee socks with ballet flatsFor skinny jeans, this is easy: throw a pair of trouser socks with your ballet flats. Adds a bit of warmth, looks cute. But with leggings? Yikes. You definitely can’t layer leggings over socks, but layering socks over leggings can be a bit tricky.
With skinny jeans, I love this look. And with skinny jeans I can easily wear the oxfords with socks – a plus for warmth and comfort.
With leggings? Not…so…much. What do you think? Does it work?
Sneakers are fairly easy to wear with skinny jeans. But because skinnies leave so much shoe showing, they must be cute, stylish sneakers. Or for an inexpensive option, go with a classic pair of Converse – you can’t go wrong.
Sneakers and leggings however, is a different story. At first blush, my response to your “can I wear my sketchers and socks with leggings) is a resounding no. But….I hate saying no. I like to believe that anything is possible – you just need to get creative.
A few other ideas for sneakers + leggings
Converse High Tops – they are a bit boot-like, so would pair easily with leggings.
Sneaker-like shoes like Sanuks, Toms, etc.
Try a sneaker-ballet flat hybrid and experiment with layering knee-socks or thigh-high socks over leggings.
What do the rest of you think? Do you have another fabulous footwear option for leggings?
P.S. Information taken from momedit.com