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How To Style Faux Leather Pants

Nothing says edgier than leather. Take a leather jacket, instantly brings an edge to any outfit! It’s probably why I love my faux leather pants so much. I LOVE how it elevates any look. It’s better than your basic pants or denim. Also, especially come winter time- they are a bit warmer than denim or pants IMO. I have worn my faux leather pants over and over again, so it would only be right to share how to style faux leather pants and bring them to BYOW.

Are they truly a staple though? Eh, maybe not a staple, but an elevated basic. You don’t need 4 or 5 different pairs though. One good pair is all you need. If you want to take it up a notch, you can get faux leather shorts and a faux leather skirt. Also, in my opinion, I would stick to the color black because you’ll most likely get the best CPW (cost per wear).

Faux leather pants are a great elevated basic, as I mentioned above. You can wear them like jeans and pair them with any top or jacket. The only thing you’ll have to decide is what kind of fit works best for you and your closet. My personal opinion is to avoid anything too trendy. Faux leather, especially during the colder months, is nothing new, but choosing more of a classic silhouette will last you far beyond any trends (so think a straight leg or skinny pair). But again, you are building YOUR wardrobe, so if you love it, then wear it!

Trouser shorts

Look #1: shorts / top / bandana / boots / purse
Look #2: shorts / top / jacket / shoes

These may not be for everyone, but I love trouser shorts like this, and for the winter, paired with knee-high boots, looks so chic! If you have a pair like these, a way to dress them as you transition into Spring or warmer temps is with sneakers and a classic trench coat.

Skinny Style

Look #1: dress / pants / boots / hat
Look #2: top / shacket / pants / shoes

The most classic and versatile of them are these skinny faux leather pants. Mine is slightly cropped as well! They can be paired with many different items and worn in different ways. Also, I love this first look to the left. That’s actually a dress, but I thought it would be fun to be worn as a cardigan and added western boots (perfect look for the rodeo!)

Cropped Wide Leg Style

Look #1: blazer / pants / shoes
Look #2: sweater / pants / shoes

This cropped wide-leg pair is my favorite of them all. I’ve worn these SO much. And as you can see, you can dress them up or pair them with a sweater and sneakers for a casual look. When choosing cropped pants, just make sure the length is right! If it’s too cropped, it can cut off your legs. Ideally, you don’t want it cropped any higher than mid-shin.

Other Styles

Look #1: top / skirt (similar here) / shoes / bag
Look #2: top / blazer / shorts / stockings / boots

BONUS ROUND: Again, you don’t need a leather skirt or shorts, but here are two more looks to draw inspiration from. I bought this skirt during the NSALE, and have worn it several times (you can also head over to that post to see how I styled it other ways too). Shorts also doesn’t have to be worn just in the warmer months, grab a pair of fleece stockings and wear them for some warmth!

What do you think of these looks above, are you a fan of faux leather pants? Are you feeling more confident on how to style faux leather pants?




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