Black Leather Leggings :: The Must Have Wardrobe Staple

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This season, I’m loving one wardrobe staple more than any other – my black faux leather stretch leggings! I know, I know! Where have I been? Yes, they’ve been around now for some time, but to be honest I didn’t see their charm immediately. Probably, because two years ago when they first starting trending big, I was about to give birth (and those extra 20 kgs didn’t leave much room for imagination). 

But, now I have developed a love affair with them. They are my new “it” staple that I wear on most occasions because they are so versatile, easy going, but most of all stylish. I have a serious crush on them! 😉

Woman on top of a rocky hill wear grey sweats with black leggings and hiking boots and covering herself with a patterned blanket.

As a matter of fact, they are more versatile than any of the little black dresses I own. I can wear them Îżn most occasions because the styling options are countless i.e. with sweats and sneakers to pick up my son from school, with a sweater, black ankle boots and black leather jacket for a brunch with the girls, with a pair of Stan Smiths and my fringed bag for a trip to the shops; or with high heel pumps and a top for a late lunch date with my hubby.

The key to their versatility is the style of shoes you choose to pair them with…and ultimately the accessories you use. The one thing though that you must make sure to get right is the fit! A perfect fit will surely look good as opposed to a too tight or too slouchy kind of fit. (By the way sorry, for not showing my face in the photos below but, I wasn’t actually Instagram worth material this morning, unlike my sister – next time)! 😉

Velvet wearing white Stan Smith's, black faux leather leggings, a grey sweater and carrying a blue fringed bag.
Velvet wearing black faux leather leggings, Stan Smith white trainers and carrying a blue fringed bag.
With Stan Smith’s…
Black faux leather leggings paired with black ankle boots.
Black booties…
Elisabeth sitting on a white Ikea armchair wearing a pair of real leather pants.
Velvet wearing grey sweats over a white tee and black faux leather leggings.
With sweats and trainers…
Elisabeth sitting on a white Ikea armchair wearing a pair of real leather pants.
Elisabeth wearing real leather pants.
Velvet wearing a grey top over black faux leather leggings and paired with Rachel Zoe heels.
With Rachel Zoe heels…

They were really affordable (bought them from Calzedonia), which means that replacing them with new ones at any point won’t hurt a bit. The disadvantage of these leggings is that they will need replacing next season, because they’re not scratch proof.

Elisabeth on the other hand, owns a pair of real leather pants. Should she happen to scratch them, it’s not biggie, they’ll be around for many more seasons to come. A little scratch will only add to their real charm. 😉

Obviously, their price was higher but in overall, well worth it considering how great they look on her. In either case, it’s easy to wear them in a most fashionable way. So, cheers to that!

 a graphic sign that reads "black leather leggings turn them into a uniform and they'll rock."

Do you own a pair of black leather leggings? What’s your favorite wardrobe staple?


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