Leggings are pants, leggings are saviors, leggings are life – that’s what they are. What started as a casual trend has become a rage and now a staple. So it’s understood that you can replace your leggings with anything else you wanted to originally pair it with.
All that’s great, but did you think of the footwear? While just about anything looks great with jeans, leggings are a tad bit tricky – but there’s no rocket science here. Like really pointed footwear look very funny with leggings, there’s a method to this madness too. Let’s see how and what goes with leggings. Scroll away!
What Shoes To Wear With Leggings
1. Leggings With Heels
Leggings with heels might sound a little dicey to most, especially the pump ones. But printed leggings with animal motifs, floral prints, stretchable leather, and jeggings are all interesting opportunities to wear your pumps with. If the print of the legging is too loud, then go with a plain top and nude or plain pumps. Let one item pop and let your shoes underplay it – but still, steal the show.
2. Ankle Boots And Leggings
Ankle boots and leggings are a platonic combination. They look great with a plaid shirt, crop tops, ruffle tops or anything that has a little definition to it. If you are choosing leggings that stop a little above your ankle, more like the calves, be a little careful in choosing ankle booties – because they can make you look like you have bulky calves. So your safest bet would be to wear neutral or plain boots.
3. Combat Boots And Leggings
Combat boots change the entire vibe of your outfit; so, if you are in the mood for grunge, or even if combats have been your go-to anyway, bring them on. Since these are big and thick, you have scope to touch up your outfit with florals, ruffles, pastels, or anything slightly more feminine. You can wear a short denim skirt, and finish it with leggings and combat boots; or do the same thing with shorts too. Or, just go with a slip dress and throw on combats and a hat.
4. Sneakers With Leggings
Sneakers are amazing, and I know we all live in them more than we should. The same goes with leggings too. Now, imagine bringing these two together? Life at its comfortable best. Also gone are the days when leggings only went with hoodies or oversized shirts; now, you can spin the outfit however you like. Wear a crop top, a casual blazer and red sneakers; or go with a crisp white shirt, cross body bag, and contrast color sneakers; or the usual oversized T-shirt, messy bun, and sneakers. It’s all right in the hood!
5. Leggings With Sandals
Even though heels look really stylish with leggings, some of us are just not cut out for carrying pumps. So I get it, go with ankle strap sandals that come with small block heels that keep your feet comfortable while retaining the style quotient. You can also wear gladiator sandals, and tie them from over the leggings, and wear an adorable boho top and oversized sunglasses. Carry a tote bag and look like a diva!
6. Leggings And Loafers
Talking about flats, they still look great and here’s proof. But there’s something you need to know – loafers, ballerinas, peep-toes or flats – whatever you choose to go with, would be better if they’re plain or in a bold color. Black, dark blue or any other color that matches your legging will make for a good silhouette. If you choose regular open feet sandals and flip-flops, just suit yourself because there’s no restriction there.
7. Leggings And Gym Shoes
You know we all live in our yoga leggings or gym gear more than we like to admit. I do that for running errands or even for work if that sort of thing is permitted. But, if you plan to replace your gym tracks with leggings, you are allowed to, and these look great anyway. Ensure that there’s no camel toe there; that’s probably the only rule of thumb. There, I said it! But you know it’s better to be safe than sorry. The point is, gym or tennis shoes look great with leggings.
8. Oxford Shoes And Leggings
Wearing leggings and the fancy top is quite acceptable, but if you think you want to make up for all the casualness that your leggings are giving out, spruce up your outfit with accessories, and of course, shoes. Wear kitten heels or some classic Oxford shoes, and you’ll be excused for everything else because it’s quite a discerning choice of footwear.
9. Leggings And Converse Shoes
The latest heartthrob in town is white converse shoes. Everyone is suddenly raving about these and so are we. How do you know if they are meant for you? Wear it with your go-to outfit, in this case, leggings, and see how they look. That’s how you approve, and that’s how this look is approved.
10. Ankle Length Boots And Leggings
Leggings, the fleece kinds, are what we needed to go with our boots for the longest time, because, come on, we all know what a struggle it is to make boots fit over our jeans. Try leather, printed or other fancy variants and amp up your style.
Again, these are only little tips and visual guidelines on how each kind of footwear will look with an outfit. If you are the kind who likes to experiment, then, by all means, go ahead – but knowing your basics will go a long way.
What’s your go-to style for leggings? Sneakers? Flip Flops? Let us know by dropping in a text in the comments section below.
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