Styling (Faux) Leather Leggings

I have had these Commando leggings from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale sitting in my closet for months. They’re a wardrobe staple and a fall must have and I’ve always loved the look on other people. I had a pair from Aritzia that I used to wear a lot pre Ollie so I decided to finally give these a go. I ended up having way more fun with them than I thought and look forward to putting together even more looks for you soon. I prefer these to the Spanx leggings because I find these to look more like real leather and personally hold me in a bit better. Read on to see how I would style these #trending pants and where I would wear each look.

In my head this first outfit looked amazing, albeit outside of my comfort zone. I was worried that I wasn’t “cool enough” to pull this off but when I put it on it felt so effortless and fun – to me the best outfits are the ones that look awesome but consist of basics and this is definitely one of those. Both the sweatshirt and puffer vest are cropped, I love the look of a longline top with these leggings, but I am just so petite that they cut me off too much so for me, LONG LIVE CROP TOPS! I love this Alo Yoga Bae sweatshirt. You can never go wrong with a basic heather grey sweatshirt and the length of this one is great. My puffer vest is also faux leather and is from Zara. This is totally going to become a wardrobe staple here in SoCal. The weather is so mild, my vest will give just the right amount of warmth when needed. The vibe felt a little edgy with the leather leggings, sweatshirt and vest so I decided to build on it with my Dr. Martens Pascal boots. Although Docs are a classic and have been around forever, combat boots are a major trend right now, one that I was afraid to hop on but am so glad I did. They are surprisingly comfortable (I think that has something to do with the soft Pisa leather and not the stiff original smooth leather) and just a super cool boot that will stand the test of time. Stay tuned for more on these guys soon! I would wear this outfit anywhere – lunch/brunch with friends, running errands or even to a casual winery or dinner.

Next up is a dressier look. These leggings are so versatile you really can make them work for any occasion but my thought with this one was date night, a dinner party or a night out with the girls!

No shock here, I paired the leggings with a short sweater from Zara. The bright pink really pops against them and makes it look chic without being too much. This sweater is a 10/10 recommend! The fabric is so soft and comfortable, I’ve worn it twice already and ordered the pale yellow one as well. When I like something, I will buy it in multiple colors – if it works, I stick with it! I layered two of my favorite Bauble Bar necklaces to dress it up. My Bennett necklace and my small Michel necklace. I finished off the look with my tried and true Stuart Weitzman black suede Nearly Nudes. I love them and will never give them up, simple black block heels are a wardrobe staple. The heel is roughly three inches and very comfortable, an all night shoe for sure. If you haven’t noticed by now, I try and stick with simple pieces and elevate them as much as I can. Fashion to me doesn’t need to be busy, simplicity works just fine.

Last is another layered look. I have yet to find a shacket that I love, so the hunt continues. For now I love the way this old Zara oversized top looks over my basic ribbed white tank.

I will have to look for something similar for you because this army green top has been a go to in my closet for years, its got this paint splatter motif and its such a good neutral and layering piece. I have about five of these tanks, such a great Target find (only $8!!). It comes in so many colors and the high neck is great – it gives the look for less compared to the WSLY Rivington tank. I’m wearing mules here to elevate the look so its not too casual and something I could wear anywhere. My Gucci mules are an investment and believe me, I saved up for these bad boys but mules are a staple. You can get the same look for less anywhere, there are so many options but I personally love these from Amazon, the reviews look great. Im wearing my small Michel necklace here again. I’m loving the curb chain necklaces, they make a statement but a modest one. You’d see me in this running errands, a park play date, drinks at friends house or lunch date.

Hopefully I’ve given you some leather legging inspo – this was fun for me to put together!


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