TEE- Everlane // HOODIE- Old Navy // JACKET- Thrifted (A&F) // LEGGINGS- Chicwish c/o (similar) // SHOES- Thrifted (Converse) // BAG- Freshly Picked // EARRINGS- Nickel & Suede (Large) // SCARF- Nickel & Suede
There are a lot of trends that I make up my mind pretty quickly about. For example Anthro instagrammed a picture of Tevas last week and I'm certain that I will not be on board with that footwear trending again. Birks? Yes. Tevas? No. But every once and I while something trends that I'm on the fence about and eventually I'll end up trying it. Recently that has been leather legggings. I just don't know about them. I snagged a pair with my Chicwish order a few months ago and guess what? They have been sitting in my closet for the last two months. I tried to wear them multiple times but every time they went back to my closet.
But I decided enough is enough. I'll either wear them or get rid of them. So I did my best to style them in ways that fit me. And I think I've figured out my thoughts about them.
This outfit I love.
When styling leather leggings I think a great place to start is pretending they are black denim. I love pairing a tee and a hoodie and a denim jacket with black denim, so I tried pairing them with black leather leggings. And I think it works. The tee needs to be long enough to cover your behind and this one could be a little longer. The Converse work to further dress down the leggings.
These specific leggings I have mixed feelings about. They are fleece lined, which is soft and cozy, but I think they add thickness to my legs. I would feel slimmer in them if they weren't fleece lined. Also the shiny factor really can also make your legs look thicker. The more matte finish, the better. And last of all, I think the more expensive the leather leggings, the better off you will be. They need to fit really nicely- and if the can hug the right curves like nice denim does- then even better. I'm still on the hunt for favorites.
I have two more outfits that I'll be sharing this week for alternative ways to style this tricky item so stay tuned. Have you found the perfect pair of leather leggings? How do you wear them?