We know what you’re thinking. Leg warmers call to mind a slew of things you don’t want associated with your wardrobe – 80s pop stars, 12-year old girls on their way to jazz class, and Jessie Spano in that episode of Saved by the Bell when she got “addicted” to diet pills. But repress your scoff, because leg warmers don’t have to be cheesy, they can actually be very cool (and warm, for that matter).
While your first inclination may be to pick out leg warmers in some crazy hue, resist the temptation. Go for a textured black or dark gray pair and slip them on over super opaque tights. There’s no way you’ll be mistaken for Madonna in the early years if you wear some heavy duty riding boots. Remember you’re going for an effortlessly chic look, so make sure your leg warmers stick out the tops and are properly scrunched. As for above the knees, we suggest a simple smocked skirt and loose fitting blouse that’s elegant enough to dress up the look.
Gap Opaque Tights, $12.50
Frye Dorado Riding Boots, $458
Theory Lilla Top, $180