The arrival of winter is nigh, friends. Temperatures will continue to plummet, rain and snow storms are brewing, and your wardrobes is bound to be in need of a new ensemble or two (or 20). Top priorities for winter dressing usually entail staying as warm and comfortable as humanly possible while still feeling like your personal style is shining through. It's all too easy to fall prey to the parka, jeans, and boots combination that is reliably warm but not necessarily the most interesting. Enter leggings, we're sure you're acquainted by now. This polarizing style staple is beloved by many and discarded by others. However you may feel about leggings there's no denying they are pleasant to wear and thus we've accepted the challenge of finding easy and cute leggings outfits to try this winter.
When considering how to style leggings for cold weather there are a couple of things to keep at top of mind. First, just because you are wearing leggings doesn't mean that they have to be the only thing on your bottom half. A slim black legging is a great alternative to tights, peeking out below a dress or wrap skirt. Layering up with leggings will bring more pieces into the equation that you might have otherwise thought were not wearable when the temperatures start to dip. Second, don't underestimate the power of a statement coat or sweater. When worn with leggings and a cute loafer or sneaker, the trio looks effectively chic and is easy to put together.
Scroll down for six winter outfits involving leggings and if you spot a look that entices you, shop the picks to try it out for yourself.
Style Tip: Team your leggings with a wintery white sweater and accessorize with ribbed socks and chunky sneakers. You'll be cozy — indoors or outdoors — all day long.
Style Tip: Layer a skirt over your leggings for an unexpected pairing and finish off the look with a colorful puffer. A pair of white sneakers pops against dark socks and leggings offering a cool contrast.
Style Tip: For a cool weekend look, dress up leggings and a sweatshirt with a cool moto jacket. A pair of slip-on sneakers finishes off the look with a last bit of casual style.
Style Tip: Wear your leggings with a corduroy blazer and low heels. If it's too cold to wear solely the two, toss on a long robe coat. Leggings may not be a traditionally polished outfit choice, but styled with tailored pieces, they work.
Style Tip: When in doubt, an oversize camel coat is the perfect way to add polish to your leggings. For all your holiday travel, this combination will keep you comfy while still feeling fashionable.
Style Tip: Try a statement coat and belt bag with your leggings for a fun, easy ensemble. Try this ensemble when you're heading out to run errands on the weekend.