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.
Style Tip: Stand out among neutral winter hues with bright colors like yellow and red.
These are so cool.
These are some of the most comfortable boots.
Style Tip: Wear a pair of leggings under your skirt for an extra layer.
Can't go wrong with basic black.
Perfect to slip on as you head out the door.
Style Tip: Heading to the slopes this season? A pair of fur-trim boots will keep you warm while you're there.
Wear these for just about any occasion.
Snow boots will get you through everything.
Style Tip: Swap out your standard black booties for a pair of studded ones.
Style these with a chic blazer to wear to the office.
Not your standard black ankle boots.
Style Tip: Patent leggings and ankle boots will feel so chic and streamlined.
Takes these out for a night.
These will go with everything.
Style Tip: A pair of leggings will feel dressed up with patent boots.
These will keep you warm throughout the winter.
We're not over the patent trend.
Style Tip: Give your ensembles a pop of color with red booties.
You'll never get tired of these.
The easiest way to pull off the croc-print trend.
Style Tip: If you're looking for an outfit with the ultimate comfort, go for a pair of shearling-lined ankle boots with leggings.
You'll never want to take these off.
These look so cozy.
Style Tip: You'll feel instantly put together with patent leggings and ankle boots.
You'll fall in love with these.
Style Tip: With a pair of leggings and sturdy boots, your springtime pieces will be perfect for winter.
These are perfect for your next travel day.
Hiking boots are about to be everywhere.
Style Tip: Dress up a casual tee with patent leggings and red boots for a night out.
How cool are these?
A pair of red boots will easily stand out.
Style Tip: Seamed leggings and sparkly boots will give a chic illusion of pants for the next time you're going out.
No one will believe these are leggings.
Glitter boots are surprisingly neutral.
You'll never want to go without leggings again.