Okay, we know that leggings have gotten a reputation for being the go-to item to wear when you want peak comfort or a chic alternative to sweats for the gym. However, if we’re being honest, the athleisure staple has forcefully made its way to the front of our winter wardrobes. Not only are these form-fitting bottoms ultra flattering, but when you pair your leggings with ankle boots for your everyday winter outfits, the great debate of whether or not leggings can be worn as pants is settled: Yes, they can.
For a cold-weather ensemble that’ll never steer you wrong, it’s tempting to reach for an oversize sweater to wear with your favorite leggings and booties, but if you’re feeling like you’ve gotten into a bit of a style rut with that combo, no worries. We’ve got you. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the most stylish outfits that’ll have you rethinking the way you style your ankle boots with leggings. From slick, patent looks for a night out to ensembles ready for long flights, these fashion girls show you how it’s done.