3 ways to master the leather leggings
With the end of the summer season fast approaching, we’re already taking a look at what will be filling our autumn wardrobes for the colder months. While a perfectly fitted pair of denim stays our go-to item come rain or shine, another statement staple might just take the spotlight and become our new sartorial essential. With its 90s appeal, the leather pants have become the favourite of bloggers and celebs to add a bit of jazz to any outfit, but will require a few more tricks to pull them off. Whether skinny or straight, faux or genuine, classic black or coloured, choices are endless to avoid looking like Cat Woman on a Halloween party. In fact you’ll quickly realise that they’re easy to combine and will still give a naughty edge to your effortless look.
When it comes to 90’s inspiration, no better than style guru Kate Moss to master the leather leggings trend. Simply pair it with a white logo-emblazoned tee layered under a leather biker jacket to achieve that rock’n’roll attitude. You can also pick a hooded piece with fringes if you’re feeling more street than casual. And finally, you can’t go wrong with a pair of black ankle boots that will suit perfectly these Jitrois skinny pants.
For AW19, leather leggings are having a modern makeover with hues of olive and vine tinting the luxurious fabric. Make sure to choose them in a dark tone to avoid the Spice Girls cliché and a looser fit will keep you comfortable while running around the city or just hanging out at home with your friends. To stick with the casual look, snuggle in an oversized knitted sweater and white chunky sneakers that will make you look stylish on all your Sunday errands.
If leather leggings don’t align with your vegan lifestyle, there are plenty of cruelty-free options on the market now too. Just look at Stella McCartney and her faux leather pants that also don’t cost the Earth as they are made with recycled polyester. For a classic yet on-trend outfit, wear them with a long checked blazer and no-frills white blouse to translate this statement piece into smart workwear. A pair of suede pumps will add even more texture to this chic and sassy look.