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Should You Wear Leggings with a Denim Skirt?

With the coming cold season, maybe you are wondering if you can wear leggings under your favorite denim skirt. See here if you can along with ways to dress it up.

This is a woman wearing leggings underneath her denim skirt.

Denim skirts are worn by many women, especially in summer seasons but can be styled nicely as a winter outfit when coupled with the right things also to stay warm. The denim skirt is versatile and can work in many different outfits.

You can wear leggings with a denim skirt, whether short, knew length, or a midi denim skirt. Wear a plain black pair of leggings instead of bold colors or patterns. Pair your denim skirt and leggings with ankle-high black boots, as they will complement your legs and blend in with the outfit well.

Can Leggings Be Worn With Denim Skirts?

This is a fashionable woman wearing a white shirt, denim skirt and leggings.

In the cold winter months, we would like to still look pretty in skirts and dresses while still staying warm at the same time and not looking ridiculous with bare legs in the cold months. Denim skirts have been around for many years; it was a staple in the seventies and in and out of popularity since.

The denim skirt has been reinvented today and is a fashionable item to have in your wardrobe. It can be worn both in the hot and cold seasons, and when worn in winter with leggings, it is important to pair it correctly. It can be hard to get the right combination when pairing a denim skirt with leggings, whether short, medium-length, or long skirts.

Only wear leggings in cold seasons; avoid wearing them when it is hot as you will take away from this stylish skirt. Let us look at a few easy tips you can follow to help you make the right decisions when pairing these two.

The Right Color Denim

This is a row of various denim skirts on display at a shop.

When pairing your denim skirt with leggings, it is important to make sure that you choose the right denim color. It is best to pair these leggings with darker denim, like an indigo wash, rather than a light or stone denim wash. The darker wash does not clash as much as a lighter wash as there is not a huge difference in the shades.

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You can also choose to pair leggings with different colored denim skirts such as a medium-dark brown or maroon red, as long as it is a darker shade and compliments black leggings. Pair black accessories such as your bag and belt with the black leggings so that your style looks more put together but doesn’t go overboard and match your whole outfit.

The Length Of The Denim Skirt

Leggings pair best with short, knee height, and midi skirts as you get to display your leggings more. Wearing leggings with a long skirt is great for warmth but can look a little funny if the color of the leggings peeks below the hem. If you need to wear leggings because it’s just too cold without them, try to get one that matches your skin color so that it blends better.  

Style Of Leggings To Wear

This is a prepared outfit of the day with a denim skirt and a brown sweater.

The style of leggings you wear is also important as you don’t want it to clash with the rest of your outfit. When choosing leggings, it is important to consider the color, pattern, and texture. Try to avoid colored leggings with your denim skirt, especially ones with patterns and bright colors, and this is very out of fashion. You could get away with other dark-colored leggings such as a dark grey, but make sure you try it on first and see if it matches.

Another fun thing you can try is pairing a denim skirt with pretty textured leggings, and this can help you pull off that more feminine look. Remember to not do this with a bold-colored denim skirt or one with patterns as it may clash. This may lead to you wearing stockings rather than leggings which is not a bad thing as this does give you more of a girly look rather than the thick bold leggings.

Another crucial thing to note is to avoid looser-looking leggings with a denim skirt, and this just does not look great with a tight-fitting or your typical straight-lined denim skirt. It can make your legs look bigger and make them look untidy. You can wear looser leggings under a long ankle-length skirt as you won’t necessarily see their bagginess; instead, they will just be for comfort and warmth.

What To Wear With This Outfit?

This is a fashionable woman wearing a leopard jacket, a denim skirt and leggings underneath.

When wearing a denim skirt with leggings, you want to make sure the rest of your outfit goes well. Picking out the correct shoes is important as it can distract and mess with your outfit. When wearing short, knee height, or midi skirts, it is important to wear shoes that cover your ankles; this helps make your legs look longer.

Avoid wearing long boots with short, knee height, or midi skirts; this is not necessarily just for denim skirts but all skirts. These boots paired with a short skirt are just not in style anymore, which I am very grateful for because they hide your legs and make them look much shorter. 

When choosing a color, choose one that matches the color of your leggings so that it blends nicely to your feet and does not divide your look too much. So if you wear black shoes, then wear black boots; although this is the easiest and safest root doesn’t mean you can have a little fun. You can also pair it with dark grey or brown boots that are nicely textured. Or be bold and wear black and white combat boots.

When choosing boots, you can go for your more feminine look with heels, or you can choose a fun boyish look with combat or cowboy ankle boots. When choosing the right top or jacket, try to avoid denim on denim or the same colored shirt; if you choose to style with similar color, go with a different shade. You can also pair your denim skirt and leggings with a pretty jersey or turtleneck.

When deciding on a jacket to wear, you can try a short waist-length one or go with a more winter jacket that is longer fitting below the bum or even an oversized duster coat. Don’t worry about choosing a different color jacket and top for your skirt and leggings; just make sure the colors go together.