The answer is leather pants

I found a pair of leather pants at the vintage market last month and have been surprised by their versatility. But figuring out how to style leather pants casually can be a bit intimidating. So, here are the outfits I’ve put together so far, plus a few new pairs of women’s faux leather pants I like!

Picking the right pair:

I tried on and ultimately returned a couple pairs of faux leather (new) pants before ending up with these. Paying attention to cut and color is important if you want versatile leather pants. I tried a black pair in the fall but found that they skewed too “date night” no matter what I put them with. Brown, gray, or tan are softer looking!

I also think skinny leather pants is definitely a ~~look~~ that I would not attempt in the office–versatile leather pants (for me) are loose, not tight, through the legs. Happily, my pair has a kind of grandpa cut (in my opinion) in that they’re relaxed through the legs and high-waisted. I’ve found that less intimidating to style!

The new in-store pair I tried on and almost bought in brown is from Abercrombie. They were very soft, fit well, and come in 4 inseam lengths and sizes 23-37. This pair from Express is slightly more budget-friendly and comes in good colors.

Ok, onto some office outfits!

I went for a vintage feel with this mustard sweater. I think leather pants are definitely a good winter option because they run warm (not too hot to wear inside, for me anyway). With a cozy sweater I was good to go, and if the weather had been worse I could have easily swapped the flats for boots.



I’ve also been pleasantly surprised by all the ways to wear leather pants to the office. I wondered if that was “allowed” but my colleagues were unfazed, thankfully!

Similar blazer

Tee (different spring colors this year!)

Bag (rented)

Finally, leather pants with sneakers has been another easy choice. I love it here because it chills out a very fun pink cardigan. This was a great weekend look for grabbing coffee and shopping with friends!

Sweater (similar)

Tank top


Have you tried this trend out? Are you going for it going to pass?

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