Warmers that Won’t Take You Back to the 80s
Warmers for legs and arms were an 80s aerobics favorite. Paired with bodysuits and worn over leggings, every woman who ever donned a perm has owned a pair of these chunky footless socks and fingerless gloves. Decades later, stylish ladies are re-claiming these cozy knits for more practical purposes and in more subdued hues.
If you are looking to break out a pair of warmers to keep cozy in but aren’t look to bring back the 80s along with them, we have a few ways to incorporate them subtly.
Warm-Up a Hot Weather Hemline
Transition your warm weather dresses and summer shorts into the colder months with the help of leg warmers. Avoid the schoolgirl connotations of slouchy leg warmers when you wear them under tall boots and let your warmers peek over the top like a long sock would.
Get Cozy in Lots of Layers
Snuggle up into lots of layers when you pile on knits over a super slim base. Leggings and a skin-tight tank are the perfect canvas for an over-sized sweater and blanket scarf. Counterbalance your heavy top half with chunky mid-rise boots and leg warmers. Keep your look from recalling an 80’s valley girl vibe by picking pieces in oatmeal, burgundy and navy blue.
Add to an Abbreviated Arm
A coat with an abbreviated arm length is great for transitional seasons, but can render it useless in colder months. Get more mileage out of your coat when you create faux sleeves with long arm warmers. A stylish accessory to your ensemble, choose a pair in a complementary color to your coat for added interest.
Texturize a Sweater
A thick knit wool sweater is a cold weather favorite, but it can also be hard to accessorize when necklaces and bangles get lost in fuzz – or even worse start to snag your threads. For a way to add color and dimension, push up your sleeves and pull on some arm warmers. A classic oatmeal sweater will look fresh with a pair in dark pink while a black sweater will benefit from a touch of earthy green.
Warm up in these 80s favorites without the retro implications when you choose warmers in soft hues and incorporate them into modern styles.