How to wear leather leggings

Leather leggings (or vegan leather leggings) were so in fashion a few years ago. It almost seemed that everyone had a pair. At the time, I didn’t buy any. That’s because I get bored with trendy clothing I see everyone else wearing. Although my style isn’t outlandish, I don’t want to look like “the herd.”

Julia's way of wearing leather leggings

Fortunately, leather leggings pass in and out of fashion. Now girls are wearing them less, And so, I recently bought a pair of vegan leather ones.

I got them first of all because I simply love leggings and wear them often. They are about the most comfortable clothing ever! Secondly, they are stylish. Depending on what you wear them with, you can use them to create completely different looks.

Julia's leather leggings outfit

One of my main rules for styling leather leggings is to remember this: leggings are not pants! I often see women on the street who just don’t seem to realize it. And it’s not flattering – at all. I always wear them with a long shirt, sweater, or jacket. The only time leggings should be worn with a shorter top, I think, is when they’re part of a gym outfit.

One of my favorite ways to style my leather leggings is with flat boots. I wear heels with leggings only for nights out. In the daytime, I feel that it’s too provocative and sexy.

And here’s some advice on caring for leather leggings. I know that some girls wash them in a machine. But to allow them to retain their shape, I recommend hand washing and drying them horizontally.

Julia's leather leggings ootd

I took these pictures on a day when I went out with some friends. The outfit was great for walking around, since it’s so comfortable. It was also perfect for heading to a bar later on for an aperitivo.

This look is also totally black, a definite go-to look for me. I like to mix affordable brands with high-end ones. For example, I’m wearing a shirt and leggings by Pimkie, a Dolce & Gabbana tote, Zara boots, a Pinko trench coat, Gucci glasses, Tom Ford sunglasses, and one of my favorite necklaces: the DoDo style by Pomellato.

Leather leggings outfit

I believe that leather leggings can practically be considered a wardrobe basic. That is, since they match almost anything. I especially love the way they look with a warm oversized cozy sweater, UGG boots, and a parka.

best way to wear leather leggings

What is your favorite way to style leather leggings?

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19 Comments on The Best Way to Wear Leather Leggings

  1. Nancy
    April 22, 2017 at 12:08 am (5 days ago)

    I love to wear them just like you! A long blouse or tunic over it and ankle boots!

    • Julia
      April 24, 2017 at 3:43 pm (3 days ago)

      Yes, I love it! I want to get a longer classic shirt, with which the outfit will also look great!

    • Julia
      April 24, 2017 at 3:44 pm (3 days ago)

      Thank you so much, Hadasah, I am glad you like it😊 xxxxxx

  2. Gabrielle
    April 22, 2017 at 12:28 pm (5 days ago)

    I absolutely adore this styling and it’s given me so much inspiration for when the weather gets colder again later in the year! I’m yet to try leather leggings, but seeing you style them like this has made me want to give them a go 🙂

    • Julia
      April 24, 2017 at 3:47 pm (3 days ago)

      So you should give them a go, you’ll see that you will love them! Let me know afterward. 🙂 I love them with oversized warm sweaters or cardigans for colder times.

    • Julia
      April 24, 2017 at 3:48 pm (3 days ago)

      Yes, they are! I didn’t think I would love them so much! Thank you, Paola.
      Kisses xxx

  3. yuka
    April 23, 2017 at 8:34 pm (4 days ago)

    I couldn’t agree with you more! Leggings are not pants, and I would feel uncomfortable wearing them with a cropped tee!

    • Julia
      April 24, 2017 at 3:50 pm (3 days ago)

      Exactly! But I see it basically every day on the streets. I am speechless when I see girls wearing light cotton leggings (almost transparent) and a cropped top.. I mean just… Why?🙈

    • Julia
      April 24, 2017 at 3:52 pm (3 days ago)

      Thank you so much, Meghan! I didn’t think it would become my wardrobe essential – love love love them!

    • Julia
      April 24, 2017 at 3:52 pm (3 days ago)

      Thank you, Monica! Xxxx

  4. Yvonne
    April 24, 2017 at 8:49 am (3 days ago)

    Very stylish outfit & I do agree about some women wearing leggings don’t realise they are not pants! Nice tote!
    xo Yvonne

    • Julia
      April 24, 2017 at 3:56 pm (3 days ago)

      Thank you, Yvonne. The tote is by Dolce&Gabbana: amazing, very simple and I can fit just absolutely anything in it! About the fact that leggins are not pants… I am confused why some women do not realise it..Maybe after the post someone will change her mind😊 xo

  5. Ankita Bardhan
    April 24, 2017 at 4:34 pm (3 days ago)

    I love how chic, stylish and still apt for work this outfit is! Have always been a black over black person, absolutely adore this look 🙂


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