The Easiest Way To Add An Edge To Your Look

Every once and awhile, we let our inner biker babe out and swap our classic blue jeans for sleek leather leggings. Why, you ask? Not because we’re having a style identity crisis, but because we believe every girl deserves to channel the model-off-duty look from time to time!

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    Whether you’d like to add a touch of rebel to an ensemble or want to transform your look from day to night, we promise there’s a place for leather leggings in every girl’s wardrobe. 

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    Ciara

    It’s no wonder this singer has been turning heads with her sartorial choices.  She stepped out in New York recently wearing Joseph Stretch-Leather Leggings ($1350), a printed Givenchy bomber jacket, and lace-up Alaia boots.

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    Hailee Steinfeld

    Animal print and leather? You bet! We enjoy Steinfeld’s rendition of J Brand’s Leather Pull-On Leggings ($794), worn with a Kate Spade Saturday button-up tucked underneath a Topshop Knitted 3D Leopard Jumper ($96). She accessorized with a Prada handbag and Topshop boots—not bad, Ms. Steinfeld, not bad at all.

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    Beyonce

    If leather pants of any sort intimidate you, look no further than Beyonce. We love how the singer wore her pair with a simple denim vest and bowler hat. Throw on a printed sweatshirt and black pumps to complete the look. 

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    Camille Charrière of Camille Over The Rainbow

    Leather leggings come in handy when mixing blacks. Camille’s Joseph Stretch-Leather Leggings ($1350) add a nice pop of texture next to her black Zara blazer and Céline tote. Those Sheriff and Cherry D-Frame Acetate and Metal Mirrored Sunglasses ($130) and Céline animal print espadrilles make for excellent accents, too!

     

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    Charlize Theron

    No need to reserve leather pants for evening attire. Try a cozy, daytime ensemble à la Theron and pair yours with a Monika Chiang Boyfriend Turtleneck Sweater ($395).  Her Chloè Patent Heel Oxfords ($670) and Dior bag offset the all-noir outfit nicely.

     

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    Olivia Palermo

    ‘Tis the season to break out a furry vest! We think matching it with leather leggings is a bold, yet stylish choice, as evidenced by Palermo’s recent choice while out in New York. The style savant chose to accessorize the pairing with her bright red Louis Vuitton purse, Le Specs Sunglasses ($59) and Report boots.

     

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    Anna Selezneva

    Quintessential to model-off-duty staples, leather leggings rank up there with a relaxed t-shirt and motorcycle boots. If model-off-duty is your M.O., try this look.

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    Jessica Hart

    Just because your leggings are dark doesn’t mean your whole look should be! Hart shows us that bright color can play nice with leather pants. She layered her Equipment Sloane Crewneck Cashmere Sweater ($268) over the brand’s Signature Plaid Print Silk Shirt ($320), and then added a rebellious touch via Helmut Lang Stretch Leather Leggings ($920) and platform Charlotte Olympia boots.

     

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    Michelle Williams

    If simple is your style, go for a minimal iteration of the leather legging, like Williams. Her Daryl K Leather Leggings ($850) add the perfect amount of edge when styled with her casual Acne denim shirt and Sandro Anaconda Leopard Sneakers ($425).

     

     

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    Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What

    We plan on modeling our next weekend stroll outfit after this look, courtesy of Bernstein. Her Work Custom pants contrast perfectly with Topshop’s Pale Check V Front Coat ($178). We wouldn’t mind sporting those Acne Noa Loafers ($524), either.

     

     

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    Alice + Olivia

    Zip Front Leather Leggings ($799)

     

     

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    Rebecca Taylor

    Super Skinny Leatherette Legging ($245)

     

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    Anthropologie

    Pilcro Serif Vegan Leather Leggings ($138)

     

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    Topshop

    Leather Look Front Leggings ($56)

     

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    Zara

    Motorbike Leggings ($50)

     

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    BCBGMAXAZRIA

    Gayl Zip-Pocket Leather Legging ($998) in Military Green

     

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    J.Crew

    Collection Leather Leggings ($625) in Red Currant

     

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    Forever 21

    Bombshell Faux Leather Leggings ($20)

     

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    Mango

    Faux Leather Leggings ($55)

     

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    MiH

    The Leather Slim Leg ($948) in Viola

     

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Pale Check V Front Coat

Pale Check V Front Coat

Topshop, $178
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Knitted 3D Leopard Jumper

Knitted 3D Leopard Jumper

Topshop, $96
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Stretch-Leather Leggings

Stretch-Leather Leggings

Joseph, $1350
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Stretch Leather Leggings

Stretch Leather Leggings

Helmut Lang, $920
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Signature Plaid Print Silk Shirt

Signature Plaid Print Silk Shirt

Equipment, $320
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Leather Pull-On Leggings

Leather Pull-On Leggings

J Brand, $794
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Patent Heel Oxfords

Patent Heel Oxfords

Chloè, $670
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Sandro

Sandro

Anaconda Leopard Sneakers, $425
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Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Le Specs, $59
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Noa Loafers

Noa Loafers

Acne, $524
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Leather Leggings

Leather Leggings

Daryl K, $850
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Sloane Crewneck Cashmere Sweater

Sloane Crewneck Cashmere Sweater

Equipment, $268
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D-Frame Acetate and Metal Mirrored Sunglasses

D-Frame Acetate and Metal Mirrored Sunglasses

Sheriff and Cherry, $130
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Alice + Olivia Zip Front Leather Leggings

Alice + Olivia Zip Front Leather Leggings

Alice + Olivia, $799
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Rebecca Taylor Super Skinny Leatherette Legging

Rebecca Taylor Super Skinny Leatherette Legging

Rebecca Taylor, $245
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Anthropologie Pilcro Serif Vegan Leather Leggings

Anthropologie Pilcro Serif Vegan Leather Leggings

Anthropologie, $138
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Topshop Leather Look Front Leggings

Topshop Leather Look Front Leggings

Topshop, $56
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BCBGMAXAZRIA Gayl Zip-Pocket Leather Legging

BCBGMAXAZRIA Gayl Zip-Pocket Leather Legging

BCBGMAXAZRIA, $998
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Zara Motorbike Leggings

Zara Motorbike Leggings

Zara, $50
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Blank Vegan-Leather Ankle Leggings

Blank Vegan-Leather Ankle Leggings

Blank, $98
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J.Crew Collection Leather Leggings

J.Crew Collection Leather Leggings

J.Crew, $625
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Forever 21 Bombshell Faux Leather Leggings

Forever 21 Bombshell Faux Leather Leggings

Forever 21, $20
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Mango Faux Leather Leggings

Mango Faux Leather Leggings

Mango, $55
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MiH The Leather Slim Leg

MiH The Leather Slim Leg

MiH, $948
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