It was all the rave in autumn 2013, but it is still here in the beginning of 2014. If you’ve always thought that leather leggings weren’t for you, this spring is the time to reconsider. You’ll be amazed at how adaptable they are. Use your imagination, (and your browser), to explore the variety of colours and patterns out there. Check out Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley in deep pink!
Having said that, if you blend the more traditional shade of leather with white blouses, two-tone shoes, and black fabrics, you’re ready for this season’s monochrome trend (but we insist on a splash of colour).
This material makes for an expensive purchase, though, so we recommend faux. It’s easier to wear, more versatile, and – very important, this – washable. You’ll be surprised at how quickly your latest acquisition will usurp those skinny jeans that you used to live in.
Team them with a loose cotton shirt or cosy sweatshirt, or a tailored jacket. Add a long scarf, and that’s your day sorted. Dress them up with heels (animal prints are stunning) for an evening that could run into the small hours (you never know). Drape a flimsy blouse over them – or a crop top if you dare – and you’re ready to go. Layering is an effective way to showcase your leggings; or team them with a dress. Let it be loose or tight, but keep it short.
Feminise the look with sheer fabrics or a touch of lace. Minimalise accessories with just a clutch bag and pumps, sandals or ankle boots (but don’t rule out a little bling). Think carefully about boot length – long ones could come across as a bit too reptilian. Speaking of which, on days when you’re badly in need of some positive vibes, snake-print textures or cracked leather are the bee’s knees. The same applies to matt wet, one example of where knee-high footwear does look fabulous.
If you’re afraid that you’re too old for the fashion this time around, think again! You may prefer jeggings for a softer shape, but it really depends on you. Age-appropriate is, we believe, less of an issue than person-appropriate. If you feel OK with it, go for it! Just remember to exercise restraint, advice which applies to any age, actually.
Casual or smart, classic or rock, welcome to the brave new world of faux leather leggings, 2014 style. We hope you can see now that there’s a statement to be made, if you’re willing to take it on. Are you up for it?
Leather skinnies From Anine Bing Sneakers From New Balance And Balenciaga Bag Worn By Jules
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HapaTime Is Wearing Sunlight Tank From Lovers + Friends, Leather Leggings From Pacsun, Backpack from Rebecca Minkoff And Shoes From DailyLook
Leather Leggings And Valentino Flat Shoes Via They All Hate Us
Tuula Vintage Wearing Cami Fom Zara, White Leather Pants From H&M x Isabel Marant , Sandals From Isabel Marant, Bag From Chanel
The Haute Pursuit Wearing Asymmetrical Shirt From Front Row, Isabel Marant Leather Trousers, And Rachael Ruddick Purse
Joan Smalls At Fashion Week Milano Leather Trousers And Jacket
Style Heroine In Isabel Marant Lace Top And Leather Pants, Jimmy Choo Bag
Model Off Duty Street Style Anna Selezneva Leather Leggings And Coat
Be Sugar And Spice Wearing Top From Sheinside Faux Leather Trousers From Zara And Shoes From Uterqüe
Fashion Indie In Top From IKKS, Leggings From Zara, Hat From Bershka, And Bag From 3.1 Phillip Lim
Street Style Photography By Melodie Jeng
Fashion Blogger Vydia Rishie Leather Look-A-Like Denim Stretch From Toi et Moi, Shoes From Nine West And Tote From VP the label
Caroline Blomst Street Style She Rocks
Pernille Teisbaek Wearring A Coat From Gestuz Leatherpants From InWear Boots From Ganni And A Scarf From Lovechild at Another Nué
Fashion Vibe In Zara Top And Isabel Marant Leather Trousers And Sneakers And Bag From Ceiline
Joyce Croonen Wearing A Sandro jacket And AllSaints Leather Trousers
Street Style The Parisian Way March 7th 2014 Via StyleLovely
Street Style March 2014, Unknown Photographer/Model
Love The Hermes Birkin Bag And The Scarf Unknown Model/Photographer
Barefoot Blonde In Olive Green In Top From Kingdom & State Pants From Helmut Lang Bag From Celine
Leather Leggings And Sweater Unknown Photographer
Sasha Luss Goes Street Style On Stockholm Street Style
Sincere Jules Killing It
Style Heroine Does It Again: Polka Dot Burberry Prosum Shirt, Acne Leather Pants, Jimmy Choo Tarida Pumps And Sunglasses