5 Ways to Wear Leather Pants This Spring
As much as I love Mick Jagger, I’m not trying to copy his style when it comes to leather pants. If you’re on Tiktok, I’m sure you’ve seen the popularity around the Aritzia Melina Pant. As someone who’s owned a pair for years, I can 100% say they are worth the hype. These high-rise, straight leg pants are universally flattering on all body types and come in both regular, short and long length, in an array of beautiful colours. One of the reasons people are obsessed with these are the fact the vegan leather looks and feels like the real thing, the seem to drape on the body perfectly and don’t feel stiff or sweaty. Of course, you don’t have to invest the $150 into these fabulous vegan leather pants to jump on this sleek and chic trend, but just remember to look for quality, so you don’t run the risk of looking cheap and plastic-like. Now that you’ve got your hands on a pair of leather (or faux) pants, lets chat about ways to style them this spring.
One of the easiest and chicest way to style leather pants is with a crisp white button-down shirt. This is a foolproof way to rock leather pants, in any colour, without having to put too much thought into it. You can of course, take it one step further and pair it with a tailored or even oversized blazer. This will help tone down the slight “edginess” of the leather and make it more work appropriate. You can complete the professional look with a pump, ankle bootie or even a loafer.
Since spring is all about layers, denim and leather is the perfect combo. It helps keep you cozy and warm without having bulky and thick materials. This can be in the form of a lightweight jean jacket or even a button-down denim shirt. The slightly more causal denim feel will help balance the “rockstar” vibe that the leather gives off. Remember to keep your accessories simple, since this is a more causal look, rather than going full glam. The contrasting fabrics give a causal sense rather than a full glam look.
The model off duty look is always in style and so easy to achieve. Pair your new leather pants with a basic white tee and kicks for that “I don’t care” look. This is another classic look, but remember to tuck in your t-shirt, for a slightly more elevated and pulled together look. You can also show-off your more playful side with a graphic or printed tee. This is an excellent way to incorporate some colour or prints into your outfit without being too bold or daring. Remember to have fun with your sneakers, maybe a pop of colour or a unique design.
When in doubt, simply go for all the same colours. Dressing in the same colours, from head to toe, isn’t revolutionary, but it does take the guesswork out of knowing which colours pair beautifully together. Of course, if you’ve opted for a neutral pair of leather pants, like cream, black or navy, you have the freedom to pair anything with them. On the off chance you went with a pant in a fun pop of colour, having a monochromatic look is going to be the easiest way to style them. The key to a good monochromatic outfit, so that it doesn’t look flat or boring is to play with different textures, prints and patterns.
Shackets are still incredibly trendy this season, and just so happen to pair beautifully with leather pants. Since the leather is slightly dressy, and the shacket is more causal, it’s the perfect duo. I highly recommend pairing both pieces with a form-fitting bodysuit to help create an hourglass shape and some definition to your frame. The sleekness of the bodysuit pairs perfectly with the bagginess of the shacket. If you’re having a bad hair day, or don’t want to fuss with a blow-dryer, you can even toss on a baseball hat or toque for that extra cool factor. It’s putting in the effort without trying too hard, and isn’t that what fashion is all about? You can easily create a casual look that’s put together and chic without having to really think about it at all.
What I Wore- Bodysuit- Aritiza, Necklaces -c/o Victoria Emerson, Blazer- H&M, Vegan Leather Pants- Aritiza, Purse- YSL, Hat- c/o Unique Vintage, Sandals- Joe Fresh
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