How to Style Leather Pants

How to Style Leather Pants

One trend I find especially sassy is leather pants. I'll admit, for a while I still thought, Help! I need ideas of how to wear these things!!?!?! So in this post I'm going to pass along some of my favorite ways to wear leather pants...

...and, let me tell you a little secret - mine aren't really leather. So many brands make what they are calling "leatherette" denim, or coated denim; even a lot of faux leather leggings look really great. I adore these jeans I am wearing - they are by AG denim, have a little stretch, and fit just like my other AG skinny jeans.

 My top:  current/elliott   ballet tank  (and  here  it is in black) // My pants:  AG Leatherette jeans  in Super Black // Leopard flats: Target (similar  here )

My top: current/elliott ballet tank (and here it is in black) // My pants: AG Leatherette jeans in Super Black // Leopard flats: Target (similar here)

I think what I love most about leather pants (from here on referred to as "LP" :) is how versatile they are. You can absolutely dress them up or down. Throw on a basic tee with LP and you can be effortlessly styled, or pair with a dressy tank and heels for date night!  

One of my favorite looks is a denim shirt like this or this one, tucked in just in the front, and a pair of black heels or even these comfy slip-ons (I own these which go well also). 

For a sleeker look, but still super cozy and comfy, I would pair LP with a textured black sweater like this one by Free People, or this cold shoulder chunky knit sweater, or even this one by Rag + Bone, and you could layer with a black tee or tank underneath. Black pumps would look awesome with this outfit too. And the sweater doesn't have to be black - this tan choker sweater would look great too. 

I adore leopard shoes with just about anything, but especially when paired with LP. Leopard heels for dressy, leopard flats for casual. Add a stripe long sleeve, and maybe a black blazer on top or a black fur vest (if you're feeling extra fancy :). 

 My sweatshirt:  Tigre Pullover  // My pants:  AG Leatherette Jeans

My sweatshirt: Tigre Pullover // My pants: AG Leatherette Jeans

A gray tee, like even the most simplest of gray tees pairs excellently with LP! You can even find one that is slightly oversized / longer, and wear it with leather leggings (or faux leather leggings). If it's chilly, add a green military jacket. For shoes I'd wear these, these, or these

As far as t-shirts go, you could also wear a black or white one, and tan suede pumps. Or this t-shirt with more casual shoes! 

For a night out, wear a camisole tank (I adore this one by Topshop), with a blazer, or you could also do a velvet top or tank, and either black or metallic shoes.

I think one of my favorite looks is a plaid shirt (buttoned, or open with a black tank underneath), a great pair of LPs or LLs (leather leggings), and black pumps. Another great plaid shirt here and here

And lastly, I think LPs and LLs can definitely be paired with booties, but it's tricky to find the right pair that doesn't look like a sea of black leather. I personally prefer changing up the material - i.e. suede or perforated booties. If you do go the leather route, a little bit of ankle showing to break it up can be good, or else an open-toe bootie.

If you're kinda on the fence about LPs or LLs...don't be! As soon as you get a pair, it's kinda fun to experiment with a whole new look. Enjoy, beauties! 

xx!

Kelly

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