7 Trendy Basics to Wear With Leather Pants This Fall

Leather pants always seem like a good idea until you go to put them on and realize that they feel like a bigger deal than they actually are. This often results in a state of confusion when it comes to how to style said pants, and before you know it, you're throwing them on the floor and slipping into the same jeans you've worn for days straight. This fall, I refuse to let that happen to you again. Instead of feeling like you have to assemble some insanely noteworthy outfit to do your leather pants justice, treat them like you would any pair of jeans and style them with the basics—trendy ones, to be exact. 

Your season of stressing over your leather pant outfits is officially over thanks to the 7 trendy basics ahead. From big button-downs to menswear-inspired coats, the curation of simple yet stylish items ahead will ensure you always have something to wear with your leather pants. 

Ahead, get ready to shop the 7 basics that will result in the perfect fall leather pants outfits every time.

Big Button-Downs


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Big button-downs are the move this season. Whether you style them tucked or untucked, this wardrobe staple is one that feels cooler than ever this season. 

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White Tank Tops


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There is nothing chicer than a clean white tank and leather pants. The combination of these two basics is timeless yet somehow extremely forward. 

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Leather Shackets


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Shackets are one of this season's heaviest-hitting outerwear trends and while the plaid and wool versions are certainly among the most popular versions, it's the faux leather iterations we enjoy most with leather pants. 

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Menswear-Inspired Coats


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If you're looking for a versatile yet classic fall outerwear purchase, look to menswear-inspired coats and menswear-inspired coats only. This structured garment paired with sleek leather pants is guaranteed to be a match made in heaven time after time. 

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Chunky Sweaters


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Play with textures by wearing a chunky knit sweater with your sleek leather pants. With just two items, you suddenly have a well-rounded outfit in seconds flat. 

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Crewneck Sweatshirts


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Not sure how to make all the basic sweatshirts you loaded up on during quarantine feel cool? Pair them with leather pants. You can thank us later. 

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T-Shirts With a Twist


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While yes, leather pants are exciting in their own way, there is no harm in jazzing them up a bit more with a warped basic. As of late, white T-shirts have received quite the update via twisting, cropping, and more. Pair your favorite version with your favorite leather pants of choice and call it a day. 

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"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox. 

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