All the Ways to Wear is a monthly series where we round up the personal twists the Who What Wear team is putting on one particular item, style, or trend. Whether it's the trending denim of the moment or the season's It print, we hope to inspire your daily outfits and up the cost per wear on some of our favorite items.
I'm an avid denim wearer to the point where I sometimes go weeks without wearing anything else. It's hard not to be when they're just so dang versatile, but I'm making a conscious effort to switch up my winter outfits more. Enter leather pants: the bottom style I never knew I needed and that I now can't live without. I personally find them as easy to style as my trusty jeans and find they look a bit more polished for work and nights out.
I'm clearly not alone—practically everyone in the Who What Wear offices has been wearing leather (or faux leather!) pants recently. Translation? Styling ideas in abundance. For your viewing pleasure, here are my current seven favorite leather-pant outfits spotted on my chic coworkers…
Caitie Schlisserman, Managing Editor
This look is simple at its core: a plain white tee, leather pants, and loafers. But when you top it off with a fun color-block bag and a plaid shirt jacket (shacket anyone?), then you've got a cool off-duty look that will get you stopped on the street.
Unexpected color combos simply put a smile on my face, and this pink-and-green pairing is no exception. It's definitely all the proof I need that leather pants can be worn pretty much until sweater weather turns into sweaty weather.
Lauren Eggertsen, Senior Fashion Editor
I love the juxtaposition between a polished button-down and edgier leather pants, especially for a sleek office outfit. I also will be wearing my collars outside of my jackets until further notice. Is #laurenmademedoit trending yet?
Camilla Quirk, Director of Integrated Marketing
The matching sweater set, the chunky gold chain necklace, the lug-sole boots… there are so many important things happening in this outfit that I almost forgot about those cool leather jogger pants. Everything about this cozy outfit is why I'm able to leave my NYC apartment in the dead of winter.
Black-and-white outfits always feel polished, even when they involve a casual sweater and high-top converse. I'm also really into this little trendy snakeskin handbag for completing the two-tone look.
Natalie Cantell, Fashion Director
These pants are arguably the most tailored of the bunch, making them the perfect polished wardrobe piece for epic office style. When topped off with a plaid blazer and pointy croc boots, this could be a great outfit to impress your boss in.