Dressing for winter is fun — if you live in a temperate or tropical climate and get to wear stylish jackets and cute booties, instead of parkas and snow boots. As a resident of Minnesota, I get to freeze for roughly six months of the year, but fleece-lined leggings have become my secret weapon to surviving the cold each year.
When the 2014 polar vortex struck, I had to resort to layering leggings to survive the cold. It was not optimal, but it did keep me from getting frostbite and for that I am grateful. However, I've since discovered the magic of fleece-lined leggings, my life has been much warmer. I would argue that fleece lined leggings are pretty life changing, since you don't have to give up comfort for warmth.
Okay, so if it's -40 degrees out, you might want to layer even your fleece-lined leggings, but for a regular below freezing day, fleece-lined leggings really do the trick. One of the best parts about winter is that you basically have an excuse to be comfortable at all times — you can pair your fleece-lined leggings with your old Ugg boots (never giving up shoes this warm, sorry), fuzzy socks and a cozy sweater with little to no judgement. This might be the only part about winter I like, now that I think about it.
Anyway, here are 9 pairs of fleece-lined leggings to keep your legs nice and toasty all winter long.
1. These Footless Tights From Urban Outfitters
Out From Under Fleece Lined Footless Tight, $16, Urbanoutfitters
Perfect for layering under a tunic or skirt.
2. These Hard Core Ones From L.L. Bean
These are some heavy duty fleece-lined leggings, in case you actually want to spend time outside during winter (not a concept I personally understand).
3. These Super Comfy High Waisted Ones
High Waisted Fleece Lined Leggings, $10, Primpyourself
The band on these babies comes up so high, it sucks everything comfortably in, or you can fold it like yoga pants. These are the leggings I have and I will be honest with you, they are more comfortable than not wearing pants.
4. This Cozy Pair From Target
Women's Fleece Lined Leggings, $18, Target
These mid-rise fleece-lined leggings probably available at a Target near you if you want to run and buy them asap.
5. This Gray Pair
So people know you aren't wearing the same fleece-lined leggings every day.
6. This Cabeled Pair
Because sometimes you just need a little texture to shake up your legging game.
7. This Extra Stretchy Pair
Because you can never be too comfortable.
8. This Pair Of Fleece-Lined Tights
Fleece-Lined Tights, $8, Forever 21
OK, yes, technically not leggings, but girls who rock dresses all year long need something fleece lined to stay warm.
9. This Secretly Sporty Pair
Ultimate Fleece Lined Legging, $65, Victorias Secret
This pair from Victoria's Secret can be work for a cold weather workout, or everyday with a cute sweater and boots.
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