This is a post I meant to put up back in November. But it still holds true, I have always adored legwarmers and loved the spats in old school cartoons. So, I’m completely thrilled that spats have become something available and wearable now and that legwarmers seem to be branching out to near spat like proportions in ways that would make them ideal for the way I like to wear them.
In the fall and winter especially, I love to wear boots or anything warm. However, you can’t always wear boots and there’s plenty of super cute shoes in your closet. So, how do you make them cool or cold weather appropriate? Wear legwarmers or spats! They also solve the problem of the unsightly break between pants and shoes that you get when sitting or crossing your legs and keeps the chill away when wearing lower cut shoes and well they just look cool. Whether you wear them with pants or shorts or skirts, for practicality, for fashion or fun, spats and new shaped legwarmers are sure to be a favorite accessory.
Here are some of my favorites. Check out these shops for a huge a variety.
charcoal spats with hot pink lining size small by faitavec on etsy
I love plenty of the stuff at Faitavec on etsy and they have some of the most versatile and stylish spats and I like the way they are styled in the shots too.
chocolate woven spats with copper snaps size medium by faitvec on etsy
Pleated Spats by Fabulize on etsy
Fabulize on etsy has a variety of shorter stylish spats.
Midnight Waves Spats by Fabulize on etsy
Gizelle-Pinstripe spats w_ leather ruffle and Silver buttons by ashesandempires on etsy
Ashes and empires also has some lovely short spats. The short spats aren’t just for girls though, check out these spats for guys and find more like them at dashandbag:
Original Black Wool Spats by dashandbag on etsy
There’s also a variety of unisex spats out there, many military inspired. Check these out:
Cruikshank Spats Unisex Large Weathered by StraughtRazorSlasher on etsy
They are definitely some of the most versatile.
And I thought these were quite neat. You’ll find a wide variety at this shop as well:
Papel Picado Spats Black and White Unisex Medium by StraightRazorSlasher on etsy
And if you’d prefer something warmer, like a knit check out these (and this shop for more):
Faux Boot Legwarmers in Wood Brown with Spat Style Buttons by LeshasWorkshop on etsy
They are the bridge between spat and legwarmer. The final ones I have to share are legwarmers for sure but are too interesting to pass up. They are super tall and they lace up. In this shop you’ll find a variety of sizes colors and heights. They can be worn over shoes or boots or inside boots for versatile looks. I especially love that part of them. And apparently socks under boots in ‘in’ now, so you can bring it a step further with these. They are quite feminine and pretty as well.
Thigh High Lace Up Leg Warmers in Grey by Sannica on ETsy
That’s all for now. There’s a just a quick smattering of styles and shops for you to check out. If you find some other cool examples, post them in the comments to share!