Without fail, the first garment I reach for in my wardrobe on a weekend is leggings. In fact, they are my ‘go-to’ item for comfort or physical activity. That’s not where it has to stop, though. Leggings go with a lot of different types of shoes, which can create either a dressed-up or casual look.
You can choose from a range of shoes to wear with leggings for different looks.
1. White or Black Fashion Sneakers
These sneakers, with relatively thick soles, can be worn with either three-quarter or long leggings. The look with three-quarter leggings is sporty and easy-going, especially if you wear a vest or sports top. With longer leggings, you can create a relaxed, everyday look, by pairing them with a vest and loose blouse over it.
2. Women’s Loafers (Black, Navy, Tan, Burgundy)
Loafers always speak comfort when they are worn, especially with leggings. You can keep the look casual, or you can dress up a bit with loafers and leggings, by wearing a short-sleeved button-down shirt and soft jacket with them.
3. Women’s Slip-On Loafer with Heel
Closed shoes are always popular in winter, but can as easily be used in summer. The slip-on loafer with a heel can create the base of an in-between look for fall. Wear a tailored jacket to keep the look slightly formal.
4. Big Buckle Sandal
What speaks about comfort better than a sandal. And big buckle sandals are just about as comfortable as you can be. Don’t wear them with three-quarter leggings, though. Pick long leggings in the same color as the shoes, so that there is a sense of flow in your look.
5. Kia Sandal
Strappy sandals and leggings may seem to be an unusual combination, but they can work together, given an overall look. Use sandals with an ankle strap with three-quarter leggings in summer, which will emphasize your calves and draw attention to the shoes.
6. Bubblegum Mule
For a fun look, pair pink bubblegum slip-on mules with a slight solid heel with three-quarter leggings in pastel, or a dark pink. Add a light, fluffy blouse, and you will be a delightful spring attraction.
7. Laguna Ankle Boots
Ankle boots and leggings are a match made in heaven, especially in winter. Choose a black boot with dark leggings and a mid-thigh length coat. Or you can choose light beige leggings and black boots, paired with a leather jacket and black vest.
8. Coco Sandals
Three-quarter leggings and flat sandals will give you a summery feel. Choose the Coco sandal in white with a bright red or blue pair of leggings and a white lacey top.
9. Square-Toed Mary Jane Flats
Either three-quarter or long leggings work with Mary Jane flats to create a retro look. I enjoy bright colors, so will wear a pair of green checked flats with pastel three-quarter leggings and a loose, bright scarf over a gingham blouse.
10. Platform Sandals
You can wear platform sandals with leggings on their own, or create a layered country look. Wear brown platform sandals with cream three quarter leggings and a loose, short peasant-style dress over them.
11. Sports Sandals
I enjoy creating a sporty look through the summer and leggings allow me to do just that. I don’t always want to wear closed shoes, though, so a pair of sport sandals is a perfect choice. You can always take a demanding walk in the correct pair.
12. Ankle Length Uggs
In so many ways, Uggs are the answer to just about any wardrobe option with leggings. I really like to wear long leggings with Uggs, but you can always pair three-quarter leggings with the shorter version of Uggs for some comfort around the home.
13. Full-Length Uggs
Keep your toes, feet, ankles, and calves warm in winter with a pair of cozy Uggs. Paired with leggings, these wonderfully versatile boots make sure you are warm and fashionable. Make sure that you use a padded jacket over a warm shirt and the look is complete.
14. Gym Shoes
When I go to the gym, leggings are the first piece of clothing I reach for. Then, of course, it’s the gym shoes that go with them. In this case, shorter leggings are usually preferable, because gym tends to become quite hot. For a statement, choose a pair of shoes in the same color as your sports vest.
15. High-Heeled Court Shoes
Don’t think that leggings cannot be dressed up to be smart, even relatively formal. To enhance the look, wear black or dark leggings with high-heeled court shoes. You will need to complete the look with a sparkly blouse in a light color. You can add chunky jewelry.
16. Silver Strappy Sandals
While we are talking about making leggings more formal, why not look at a pair of silver strappy sandals with a mid-heel. Alone, these shoes are both glamorous and practical. Paired with leggings, they become part of a look that just screams party.
Practical, slip-on clogs from Crocs go very well with long leggings to create a look that is both funky and practical. Make sure the shoes are a pale color that will link to your favorite t-shirt, which you can pair with leggings for a casual, fun look.