Every NYC Girl Owns This Type of Leggings

Olivia Palermo is the quintessential NYC girl. She's always appropriately dressed for the weather and the occasion, and she wears outfits formulas and trends that stylish NYC dwellers wear on repeat, including her leggings of choice. Palermo has said that she saves leggings for the gym only, but there's one type she's frequently been spotted wearing both for trekking the streets of New York and for nights out—leather leggings, which NYC girls love just as much as they love their leather moto jackets. 

The beauty of leather leggings is that they make whatever they're paired with look instantly polished, and they're sturdier and thicker than their spandex counterparts, so there's never any controversy about whether or not wearing them as pants is acceptable. 

Keep scrolling to see two stylish outfits that Palermo wore with her leather leggings this week, and shop our favorite pairs (both genuine and faux)!


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On Olivia Palermo: Moncler Eucrante Coat ($3000); Aerin Leopard Pony Zip Pouch ($550); J Brand Edita Mid-Rise Leather Leggings ($948); Lolita Blue shoes.


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On Olivia Palermo: Givenchy bag; J Brand Edita Mid-Rise Leather Leggings ($948); Sol Sana sneakers.


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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.