I remember going to preschool in my white turtle neck and jean skirt, accessorized, of course, by rainbow suspenders. I rocked a Dorothy Hamill haircut at age 4, and by 6 I knew Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” by heart (although I didn’t quite understand the meaning of “touched for the very first time”).
Another thing I remember from my 80s youth is this: leg warmers. I’m sure I had more than one pair, but the ones I remember were purple with Miss Piggy appliques. And because what’s old is always new again in fashion, leg warmers are back, baby.
My 3 year old loves wearing them, and I love them too. They’re a great way to add some seasonal flair to wardrobe staples.
Here are 10 of my favorites. They look great with skirts, dresses, and skinny jeans, and are perfect for that cool autumn air.
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Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.