How to Wear Leggings in Winter – 5 Great Styling Ideas

Leggings are your best friends in winter. You can easily incorporate them into your ensembles, so you won’t have to say goodbye to your favorite skirts or shorts. If you are on the lookout for more variety, stock up on leggings and start mixing and matching them with pieces that are already in your wardrobe.

Kim Kardashin departs from Los Angeles at LAXKim Kardashin arrives at Los Angeles International (LAX) airport on January 10, 2015. She styled her skintight leggings with a fur coat, a rare Hermes handbag,  a long-sleeved sheer top, and black suede boots.

Here are some ideas on how to wear leggings in winter:

1. Transition your favorite pair of summer or fall skorts to winter by wearing them with a thick pair of leggings. Keep the look polished and classic by wearing a white button-down top tucked in the skort. Cap it off with a pair of lace-up booties or a pair of platform leather shoes.

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Splendid Heavy Weight LeggingsSplendid Heavy-Weight Leggings, $68

Wear it with:

Splendid Heavy Weight Leggings coordinatesDSQUARED2 Long-Sleeve Cotton Shirt, $455
STYLESTALKER Chillin Skirt, $139
Opening Ceremony Zip-Front Platform Oxfords, $298

2. Give your track shorts a winter vibe by wearing them with leggings. Now, go for an edgy look by donning a shirt and a leather jacket. Take the sporty theme up a notch by wearing socks over your leggings and then pairing them with high-top sneakers or sporty booties.

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SOLOW High Rise Stirrup LeggingsSOLOW High-Rise Stirrup Leggings, $55

Wear it with:

SOLOW High Rise Stirrup Leggings coordinates1

SOLOW High Rise Stirrup Leggings coordinates2Luv Aj The Moto Jacket/Vest, $850
Sea Stripe Tee, $215
Bec & Bridge Electric Eel Sport Shorts, $209
Falke Family Ankle Socks, $22
10 Crosby Derek Lam Meryl Perforated Wedge Sneakers, $395

3. Make printed leggings work by wearing them with solid-colored knitted sweaters. An oversized one would be perfect. Bundle up some more in a coat and a pair of boots.

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McQ Alexander McQueen Printed LeggingsMcQ Alexander McQueen Printed Leggings, $206.50

Wear it with:

McQ Alexander McQueen Printed Leggings coordinatesAdd Down Wool Down Coat, $564.00
SHAE Open Stitch Fuzzy Sweater, $216.00
Nanette Lepore Tie Me Up Booties, $398.00

4. Got a sleeveless dress in your closet? Style it up with a collared shirt worn underneath it. Stay warm in a pair of stirrup leggings. To finish off the school girl vibe, wear a pair of Mary Jane pumps or platform pumps.

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Riller & Font Cole Stirrup LeggingsRiller & Fount Cole Stirrup Leggings, $85.80

Wear it with:

Riller & Font Cole Stirrup Leggings coordinatesAlice + Olivia Mac Drop-Waist Pleated Flare Dress, $297
J.W. Anderson Classic Logo Shirt, $204
Marc by Marc Jacobs Platform Pumps, $448

5. Here’s a fool-proof way of styling up for winter. Get your cute skirts — pleated, skater, boxy, what-have-you — and wear leggings underneath. Add a knitted sweater, and tuck it in or keep it hanging over the skirt.

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Plush Thermal LeggingsPlush Thermal Leggings, $80

Wear it with:

Plush Thermal Leggings coordinates5th & Mercer Ponte Skirt, $155
Chinti and Parker Cashmere Cloud Sweater, $495
Loeffler Randall Grace Monk Strap Flats, $295

These 5 ideas can open up a myriad of styling possibilities, so there’s absolutely no reason for you to get stuck in jeans this winter.

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