A winter trend that has been all over Pinterest this year is faux leather leggings. Jessica Alba’s wearing them, Jada Pinkett-Smith is wearing them, Kim Kardashian is wearing them… And so can you! Edgy, ultra-cool and super comfortable, these leggings can easily make you stand out and up your fashion game. The catch is you need to be careful, because if paired with the wrong thing, they can look a bit tacky or overdone.
Need some inspiration? Here are 5 risk-free ways to wear pleather leggings this season:
One way to downplay leather pants is by adding lots of delicious, eye-grabbing layers. Layer a long-line cardigan over a basic top, then add another jacket and a big, cozy scarf. Keep warm and oh-so-stylish while maintaining a balanced, wintery look that doesn’t scream leather.
Leather leggings can look a bit harsh, so soften up your outfit with delicate feminine touches like lace, pearls and pale pastel colors. Ballerina flats and romantic updos will also do the trick by keeping your style dynamic and approachable.
Black on Black
If you like a bit of an edge, pair your leather pants with a loose black top or black knitted sweater. Keep the look polished with some point-toe flats or heels and a stylish clutch or small bag with gold hardware, and don’t forget a dab of lipstick for a pop of color!
Pair your leather leggings with an oversized knit top or textured sweater to really capture this season’s style. Choose a color that compliments the season and your other winter accessories, like dark tan, maroon, gray or olive green, and add a pearl necklace or earrings for some added class.
If you love the leather look but have a hard time parting with your jeans, add some denim to your ensemble with the help of a casual button-down denim shirt. Layer it over a graphic tee during down time, or keep it closed and half-tucked for the office or an afternoon on the town. Pair with sophisticated flats or white sneakers to complete the look!
What are your favorite ways to wear leather?
Until next time,