What Shoes Can You Wear With Skinny Jeans & Leg Warmers?

A model rocks skinny pants with leg warmers and boots in Berlin, Germany.
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Ankle warmers don't have to remain a forgotten relic of the 1980s. Bring them into modern times with skinny jeans and the right shoe. Stick to shoes with simple, uncomplicated lines to balance the whimsy of a legwarmer.

1 Stylish to Boot

Add boots to leg warmers and skinny jeans for a look that's playful and a little bit tough. Experiment with boot heights; tall boots let leg warmers playfully peek out, while ankle boots show them off completely. Play with heel height as well, saving sky-high stiletto heels for nights out and shorter, thicker heels for day.

2 Sweet and Simple

A ballet flat sweetens the leg-warmers-and-skinny-jeans look. These simple slip-ons bring classic femininity to your appearance. They're more comfortable -- and less dated -- than high heels, too.

3 Serious Side

Ankle warmers add a bit of quirkiness to loafers, while the sleekness of skinny jeans keeps the look respectable. In neutral shades, boat shoes and simple oxfords work equally well in place of loafers.

Whitney DeGroat began her writing career in 2007 at "The Springfield Paper." She has also written for newspapers such as the "Springfield News-Sun" and "Dayton Daily News" and served as a fashion columnist for "The Torch." DeGroat received a Bachelor of Arts in English at Wittenberg University.