The words likely conjure up memories of Jane Fonda or your first ballet class, but they shouldn't. Leg warmers are the best winter accessory that, I am guessing, most of you don't own. However, trust in this: They instantly make legs looks longer and slimmer, plus they add a cool factor to what could otherwise be seen as the stereotypical "mom in the morning at drop off" uniform. You know the look I am referring to- leggings, a long sleeve burnout and wedge sneakers. I put a pair on pretty much daily- and not gonna lie, I feel significantly cooler when I have these pulled up over my knees with a slight slouch around the ankle.
Here are 4 super simple reasons to fall madly in love with leg warmers:
- Leg warmers add volume to your calves, which in turn makes your thighs looks MUCH smaller.
- Your vast collection of capri and ankle length leggings suddenly become wearable year-round.
- Pulled over the tops of wedge sneakers, leg warmers make your legs look about a mile long.
- (Captain Obvious here, reporting for duty) They keep your legs warm.
Here are six of my current (and reasonably priced) favorites- try one, try 'em all- you are gonna be obsessed:
1- Flurry Marled Rib Knit: Love the vintage look, these are amazing with black or charcoal grey leggings.
2- Nicepipes Black Compression: This thigh high style offers instantly toned calves plus UPF50 protection.
3- Under Armour Merlot Stirrup: These stay snug thanks to a foot stirrup and cuff at the top.
5- Zella Classic Black: A style staple, these are also perfect for petites.
6- Urban Outfitters Grey Knit: Very sexy pulled up to the knee with pjs or slouched for wear out and about.
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