Your Guide To Wearing Leather Pants Like a Fashion Editor
Can you get away with wearing them to the office without a write-up from HR? Which fit is the most flattering? Can you actually cuff a leather pant? I came to a few conclusions, and while I can’t claim to be “doing pretty good as far as geniuses go” like West, I like to think there are a few takeaways worth pocketing.
Look 1: For The Office
Leather pants for the workplace are tricky territory, even if you work in a creative office like I do. Fit is paramount: look for a pair that isn’t too tight (leather leggings need not apply!), nor too baggy. Since the pants are a bold statement, make sure the rest of your outfit reads simple and conservative. Staples like a blazer, silk button-down, and pumps are safe yet still stylish choices.
What I Wore: A.L.C. Tony Leather Pants ($1095); Reiss Lucia Silk Skirt ($210) in Sky Blue; Isabel Marant Nadela Blazer ($800, 323.651.1493); Shoemint Karla Heels ($90); Coach The Mini Borough Bag In Polished Calfskin ($398); Catbird Jewelry Opal Teardrop Ring ($198); Kathleen Whitaker Staple Earrings ($88); Bing Bang North South Spike Ring ($125); Bing Bang Crystal Shard Studs ($55) in Yellow Gold.
Look 2: For The Weekend
Slouchy leather pants were practically made for off-duty hours, but there’s still an art to nailing the proportions. Simple styling tricks like pushing up the sleeves of an oversized sweater and rolling the pant cuffs to create a cropped length ensure a flattering fit, while maintaining a relaxed grunge-inspired look.
What I Wore: A.L.C. Tony Leather Pants ($1095); H&M Striped Angora Sweater ($60); Modern Vice Jett Shoes ($275); Sunday Somewhere Soelae Sunglasses ($240) in Transparent Ale; Vita Fede Mini Bulloni Crystal Bracelet ($350); Vita Fede Titan Two Tone Bracelet ($315); Tablots Buffalo Plaid & Leather Tab Flap Shoulder Bag ($119); Kathleen Whitaker Staple Earrings ($88); Kathleen Whitaker Tiny Dot Earring ($35).