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3 Ways to Wear Leg Warmers

Pictures of different ways to wear leg warmers

A question I'm often asked is how to wear leg warmers, a fab winter accessory that got a bad wrap because of one too many aerobics videos in the '80s. Banish those images from your mind forever and hear me out: One of my favorite ways to wear leg warmers is peeking out from underneath tall boots, over leggings, because this way you get an extra layer of warmth and just a glimpse of leg warmer. Cute and understated. Leg warmers also look great worn over flats or ankles boots and either skinny jeans, leggings or tights. To truly grasp the greatness of leg warmers, it's best to see them in action, so I've gathered together 3 photos from that illustrate chic ways to wear them (click on the numbers for more product info).

[1] Over leggings with flat boots
[2] Over skinny jeans, scrunched into sneakers
[3] Over leggings, pulled over the heel of flat rubber-soled shoes

All three looks are definitely on the casual-cool side. Stick with solids and chunky knits if you're unsure about how to wear your legwarmers. Experimentation is key, however, because there is no one-size-fits-all styling solution when it comes to this accessory.

How do you wear leg warmers (if you wear them at all)?