Leg warmers are so practical if you want versatility in your wardrobe, that I do not know why they have not been more popular. Dancers use these during practice, particularly during warm-ups, to – you guessed it – keep their legs warm. Tights can only do so much. Leg warmers can come in knee-high length or thigh-high, and can be worn pulled up cleanly or scrunched down. They can be worn to the ankle, or sometimes pulled down past the heel to keep the feet warmer as well.
In fashion, they styles are equally as varied. I love leg warmers because like tights, they allow you to get a bit more use out of your warm weather clothing in the fall and winter months, and also, they can serve as a good accessory to add texture and variation to an outfit. I love wearing leg warmers underneath boots, with the tops of the warmers extending beyond the boots. Not only is this a conveniently warm extra layer, but it adds texture and color as well. I also love that it’s in style to wear them over pumps. From a distance they might look like knee- or thigh hight boots, and you can get more mileage out of your less cold weather-friendly shoes that way.
Alexander Wang. Photos: www.style.com
Michael Kors. Photos: www.style.com