If you're looking for a little inspiration on what shoes go with your leggings, the possibilities are endless and you're going to have to work with what you've got in your shoe closet.... unless you're looking for a reason to go out and buy a new pair of shoes. Other than the few rules I mention below, I had a hard time finding shoes that didn't go with leggings. But, it wouldn't be fair of me to leave it at that.... so I ventured out to my local shoe store to peruse the aisles... OK, it may have been an excuse to go shoe shopping. With exception of some stunning, dressy and dreadfully uncomfortable looking heels, which you'd likely only buy to wear with a formal outfit you've already purchased, I couldn't find anything that doesn't go with leggings!
Here are a few simple Rules I like to stick by:
Don't wear strappy shoes that go up the ankle and/or around the legs with full length leggings. As for capri leggings, you can definitely do that!
Pick your Wow - If you want to wear a pair of leopard print shoes, wear them with a solid legging. If your leggings are the wow, go with a solid shoe.
Here are a few idea's for inspiration
Tall Boots of any Style
Tall boots are great to dress up an outfit or keep it casual.
They can also extend the wearable season of capri leggings. Wait... what??? Yes, you can wear those capri leggings all year and add a warm pair of Leg Warmers
if you're concerned your lower leg will catch a chill.
Add a pair of Boot Socks
for a bit of flair with either leggings or capri's and boots, or a Boot Cuff
for that chunky sock look without the bulk of a big sock.
Cowboy boots look great with leggings too!
Loafers, a Ballet Shoe or a Walking Shoe
are a MUST HAVE! They are like lingerie for your feet, they keep your shoes from getting sweaty/grimey on the inside (yeah, admit it, yours are too...) and they are the perfect solution when going to someone else's house and you don't want to go barefoot.
Rain Boots always look great with leggings. Pairing short rainboots with capri leggings and a blanket scarf
is a definite yes for a Saturday at the Farmers Market or a carefree, cottage summer look. Tall rain boots are cute too!
High Top Sneaker
When wearing running shoes with leggings (full length or capri), ankle socks only please.
And of course, Flip Flops and Sandals work too!