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If you have not jumped on the leather pants trend yet, you’re truly missing out. We absolutely love this item because it’s not only an upgrade from your basic jeans and trousers – but is packed with a ton more edge and style. If you’re feeling intimidated by this street style staple, we’re sharing 10 outfits that serves up major inspiration for how you can incorporate it into your daily life. The key to pulling it off is to treat it like any other pant. Pair it with basics, feminine blouses, and your favorite coats – and you’re good to run out the door. If you’re all for pieces that do double duty and can be dressed up or down, then you definitely need to add a pair to your wardrobe ASAP. Scroll ahead for 10 looks that are worth copying in our book!
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1) Chunky Cardi
At this time of year, any cozy knit is going to be your best friend. Luckily, leather pants are a match made in heaven for any of your chunky sweaters or cardigans. We love how Alicia layered a half-tucked cardigan into her straight-leg leather trousers. She kept the edgy vibes going with the platform lace-up boots too!
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2) Neutral Layers
In search of a foolproof way to pull off leather pants? Look to the neutral layers above. The great thing about slim leather pants is that they can be treated like your everyday black leggings. You can even add a polished feel by stacking a cropped sweater on top of a crisp white button up. Wearing a camel coat as the final layer completes this chic, everyday look that you can take into the office.
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3) Pop of Pattern
Animal prints also happen to be a really amazing match with any leather pant. For instance, these snakeskin knee-high boots are incredibly bold but are styled to perfection with the pants tucked in. It’s a great way to play up a beige monochrome look.
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4) Leather Culottes
Not all leather pants need to be black and slim either. These olive green culottes are so insanely chic! This blogger pulled them off flawlessly by keeping her look minimal via a slim turtleneck top, heeled knee-high boots and large hobo handbag. This is a great leather pant alternative if you already own a few longer options.
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5) Statement Coat
One of the combinations that we see plenty of stylish women rocking right now is an all black outfit with a bold coat thrown on top. We already know that an all black base makes for a chic foundation, but black leather pants really take it up a notch. In this case, we love the plaid statement coat with the croc-embossed pants that Rachelle is wearing. It adds such a fresh pop of contrast to an otherwise dark, solid look.
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6) Keep it Simple
When in doubt, you can choose to just keep your leather pant outfit simple and to the point. The high-waist and cropped silhouette of these particular pants are so flattering so it makes sense to keep them the focal point of the look. You can make it feel complete by wearing a neutral sweater, blazer, and chunky boots.
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7) Street Style Chic
This influencer proves that you can also keep your leather pants casual with sneakers. We love the tweed coat maxi coat layered over the solid base and the New Balance dad kicks that add a casual, street style aesthetic. If you’re looking for an elevated but comfy look to wear while running errands this winter, this one is it.
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8) High-Gloss Finish
If you are someone who is not intimidated by leather pants at all, perhaps you want to take the trend a step further and opt for some statement pants. There’s none other than vinyl bottoms to turn heads. You can pull it off by pairing it with a puffer coat and lug sole chelsea boots. This look was made for walking the streets and braving the cold.
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9) Shacket & Leather
We still cannot get enough of the shacket trend this winter! Luckily, it looks impeccable with some leather pants. In fact, the uniform above makes for a chic low-key look that you can pull off daily – and you probably already have the items you need to recreate it. Trade your boots for some clean Nike Air Forces to keep things relaxed and comfy!
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10) Brown Leather
To round off our leather pants looks, we have this beautiful outfit featuring some warm, cognac-colored pants. It’s a nice way to mix up the typical black leather. Plus, we love that you can play up the look further with matching boots and a coat. Lighter leathers also look amazing with colors like powder blue, olive, and pink (the color of 2021).
Leather pants are no doubt trending hard, but they also happen to be a fashion staple that will always be in style. With so many brands now offering quality, vegan styles, they’re definitely a safe bet to add to to your wardrobe. We hope these 10 outfits gave you the inspo you needed to pull them off whether you’re a fan of leather leggings, slouchy trousers, or a high-shine finish.