"Winter Denim Shorts"
High-waisted denim short: AE
This one might seem like a stretch, but once you get past the idea that denim shorts can't possibly be worn in the winter months and look "normal" (or be warm) you'll find it's really a fun way to switch up from leggings...
I prefer to wear my winter denim shorts over opaque tights. As you can see, I take them
a lot a little shorter than I would were I to go bare legged! I guess I feel a little more covered with the tights underneath and I prefer this proportion to a longer short (maybe because I am such a "shorty" myself).
Since I'm doing a dark tight, I like to keep the rest of the outfit kind of dark (colorwise) and let the shorts be the focus.
I dare you to give it a try!