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Editor’s note: This article was updated on January 24, 2023.
Okay, we have a confession: We wear our leggings all the time. Like, even when we “shouldn’t.” But thankfully, it’s become more acceptable over the years. These days, comfy bottoms are the name of the game. But still — in certain situations, we have to get a little creative when it comes to styling so we can pass them as traditional pants.
In addition to the variety of tops you can team leggings with, the shoes you choose to wear are incredibly important. You need to search for proper footwear that will elevate your leggings looks to the next level. We found seven perfect pairs across all categories for you to shop. Keep scrolling to see what shoes to score now!
These Platform Strappy Sandals
Wearing a pair of heeled sandals might not work too well with the relaxed nature of leggings, platform sandals like these Steve Maddens are actually an excellent complement! They’re casual enough to wear with leggings, but they’ll still make the ensemble feel infinitely dressier.
These Chunky Chelsea-Style Boots
A chunkier boot is always an option. These beauties from Sam Edelman serve serious Prada vibes, and will make any outfit seem far more fashion-forward.
These Iconic UGG Booties
A standard pair of UGG boots will forever be a fan-favorite. The look, the sheepskin upper and wool sockliner, the foam footbed — what more could we ask for? Available in Chestnut or Black!
These Lace-Up Boots
We wanted to make sure you had a variety of different boot options, as boots and leggings will always be a dreamy combo. Next up are these lace-up booties from Madewell, made with a genuine leather upper and a chunky 1 3/4 heel to literally elevate your look!
These Sleek Leather Mules
We absolutely love mixing leggings and mules together, whether you’re at work or going out to eat. We love how these shoes can upgrade your look to make it suitable for nicer locations, but they’re so much comfier than wearing high heels!
These Clean White Platform Sneakers
If you’re rocking leggings and want to wear sneakers, you should select a more stylish pair to balance out the simplicity of the look. Platforms from a world-renowned brand like Superga give you height and add more volume to the ensemble. Say hello to your new brunch uniform!
These Classic and Comfortable Sandals
Ah, Birkenstocks. The perennial footwear staple can be worn with so many looks — including a pair of leggings and an oversized T-shirt or hoodie. If running errands is all that’s on the calendar, why not slide into some Birkenstock Arizonas and hit the road? You won’t regret it!
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