What Shoes to Wear with Leggings

There are many reasons why women love to wear leggings, which made them a super trend. They are cozy, comfy, and usually made of fabrics that are flattering to your skin.

You can wear them during warm and cold days, but there are few simple, but necessary rules when it comes to wearing leggings. Today we are going to focus on what shoes to wear with a pair of leggings, all the way implying the most important rules in order to make the best out of the irreplaceable leggings.

Leggings are among the most practical clothing items, because they can hide flaws, they’re easy to accessorize, you can wear them with various fashion styles and they are a great savior if you didn’t have the time to wax legs. However, if you choose the wrong top, they might expose cellulite, so make sure that the top is long enough to cover your hips and rear.

They are not pants; they will never be, so no matter how great your body is, remember to treat leggings as an accessory. Otherwise, you can wear them with shorts, dresses and skirts, with various types of footwear. Here are few examples that will help you improve your style and avoid mistakes.

Night Out

Wet look or leather leggings are an excellent choice for party looks. Wear them with a pair of hot pumps and a sequined tunic. With some metallic details, you won’t need any jewelry. This outfit is quite simple and a time saver and it will look great even if you chose to wear all black. The top shouldn’t be tight or reveling, so choose a loose fitted one with a lot of details. That way your legs will look slimmer, while the emphasis is on the upper part of the body.

Pumps And Leggings Combination

  • Tricolor Court Shoes (zara.com)
  • Metallic Clutch (dorothyperkins.com)
  • Leggings (bankfashion.co.uk)
  • Michael Kors Sequined Top (net-a-porter.com)

Challenging the 80’s

Cropped tops made their comeback after almost 30 years. If you were glad to see them back on the shelves of your favorite stores, here is a great way too wear them and look super chic. Whether you rip off your old jeans or wear a new pair of hot pants, leggings will make the outfit look more stylish and complete.

With a pair of Converse sneakers and hoop earrings, you will get a nostalgic look, great for shopping or just hanging out with your friends. This is the right way to show off your abs, without looking like you are in your gym outfit or even worse.

Sneakers And Leggings Combination

  • Puma Tote (endless.com)
  • Converse Chuck All Star (kurtgeiger.com)
  • Crop Top (topshop.com)
  • Leggings (oasis-stores.com)
  • Vega Shorts (etsy.com)
  • Braided Bracelet (etsy.com)
  • Hoop Earrings (lordandtaylor.com)

Dress Up

If you choose to wear a mini dress, you can wear leggings and tall or ankle boots. However, if your dress is a bit longer, you might want to avoid tall boots with leggings, because that look will make your legs look shorter. Boots can look great with a casual pair of leggings, but make sure that the dress and the boots flatter your figure.

When you wear leggings and boots, you can choose any dress style, but my favorite look is a simple, printed tank dress, worn with a belt, that you should wear either high on your waist or very low on the hips.

Ankle Boots And Leggings Combination

  • Madewell Boots (madewell.com)
  • Bangle Set (whitehouseblackmarket.com)
  • Belt (jcrew.com)
  • Vila Jersey Leggings (psyche.co.uk)
  • Fiorelli Handbag (johnlewis.com)
  • Blazer (topshop.com)
  • Dress (lindex.com)

You can’t Go Wrong with Flats

The best choices for any outfit with leggings are flat shoes or sandals. You can wear ballet flats, oxfords, gladiator sandals or even flip flops and with a nice tunic and a pair of your favorite leggings, you will get a nonchalant, but chic every day look. This is an outfit you can wear if you are pregnant or you want to hide a few extra pounds.

Also, the outfit is appropriate for any age and style and is great for transition periods, from summer to fall or for late spring days. You don’t have to wear black or one colored leggings, feel free to go for prints and accessorize the outfit with a matching belt and a necklace and set of bracelets.

Flat Shoes And Leggings Combination

  • Shirt Tunic (joythestore.com)
  • Leggings (riverisland.com)
  • Fossil Cross Body Bag (johnlewis.com)
  • Bangle Stack (diva.net.au)
  • Flats (aldoshoes.com)
  • Necklace (topshop.com)

Endless Summer

For a more glamorous and authentic look, you can wear a kaftan with a pair of cropped leggings. A clutch and a pair of oversized earrings will fit amazingly, especially with a pair of wedge sandals. This outfit is great for beach parties or quiet evenings with your loved ones. It will make your figure look better, while everyone will admire what a classy woman you are.

Wedge Sandals And Leggings Combination

  • Tory Burch Clutch (neimanmarcus.com)
  • Roberto Cavalli Kaftan (net-a-porter.com)
  • Miu Miu Wedge Sandals (barneys.com)
  • Long Earrings (target.com)
  • The Row Cropped Leggings (brownsfashion.com)

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