Kim Kardashian Wears Leather Legging Boots Under a Leather Skirt (Because Why Not)

02/13/2014 at 01:08 PM ET

Kim Kardashian legging bootsX17 Online; Inset: Courtesy Net a Porter

When we first saw the “Sweet Revenge” legging/boot hybrid from Tamara Mellon‘s debut shoe collection under her own name, we had two key reactions. First: Wow, the person who buys those is seriously brave. And second: How would one style those, exactly? Leave it to Kim Kardashian to address both of those points in her uniquely special way.

If the star wasn’t so faithful about documenting, in minute detail, her #OOTD every day on Instagram, we might have thought these were just knee-high boots under her second-skin ruffled and ruched Givenchy skirt — but no, they go all the way to her waist. While this leather-on-leather layering might have been a creative way to beat the cold and snow at New York Fashion Week, it’s a truly bold choice for L.A., where temperatures have been in the mid-70s all week.

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Mellon, the former chief creative officer for Jimmy Choo, described her buzzworthy $1,995 boots as “a thigh boot that pulls right up into a legging.” They’re 100% leather and come in sizes S/M or M/L. And we are feeling incredibly sticky and chafe-y just thinking about cramming those under a tight leather skirt. But Kim doesn’t appear to be sweating it (so to speak), so more power to her.

What do you think about Kim’s unique styling choices? How would you wear those boots? Would you wear those boots? Tell us below!

–Alex Apatoff

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Sachi on

Skirt + boot/leggings = too fat to pull off the boot leggings

oneortheother on


Guest on

Imagine all that preparation and styling for a 30 second walk in and out of the car. If you’re trying to be a fashion icon, paparazzi photos should not be the only channel used to persuade the public or show-off. But in her case, she’s got to resort to whatever she can get b/c she has no legitimacy or footing in the industry. Sad.

Lu on

I think it’s past time for Kim to come to terms with the fact that she isn’t 5’10” and 135lbs. She only looks so crazy all of the time because she refuses to dress in clothes that will flatter her body. You bought that body, Kim, time for more chic and less freak!

Nikki on

I love the look actually!

Dina on

She must be on drugs by wearing this !!!! WTF is she thinking??? Wrong KKK, um sorry, KK.

Susan on

That looks awful. Too tight all around. Give that girl some cotton to BREATHE in!

Seabot on

If it weren’t for the stupid leggings, she’d actually look pretty decent and the outfit would be semi-flattering. Even without the ridiculous all over leather look, the leggings/boots bunch at the ankle and destroy the leg line.

roundtown on

That’s gotta STINK!!

Denise on

I can’t stand the K’s but I want to see what they were talking about because — stop the presses this is nothing new. I actually had 2 pair of these “legging boots” many moons ago in my early 20’s. I was asked to wear them to see if they would “be a hit”, Needless to say, people were curious, but they did not become a hit the company had hoped they would. They were to awkward and they were uncomfortable.

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