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Friday, 30 May 2014

Leather Leggings for Daytime

Leather leggings and skinnies are so versatile, I can't imagine my wardrobe without a pair! They can be worn from season to season, and have always been my favourite item for an evening out, teamed with ankle boots in autumn/winter and a little jacket. They make a great alternative to jeans and look equally as good  dressed up with strappy heels (I love them with leopard print ones) for a more summery evening look. Lately, I have been wearing leather trousers more during the daytime, teamed with an oversized shirt or a cosy sweater and Birkenstocks or sneakers, depending on the weather.

Here are some looks from Pinterest that show how to do dressed down leather trousers/leggings:

I love how the sneakers make the whole outfit more casual:


Dress down leather trousers with denim shirts and jackets for daytime casual:


I love the look of an oversize shirt and Birkenstocks as a more modern way to wear leather trousers in spring/summer:


And here are my picks of the best leather trousers/leggings, to suit all budgets:

I've had my faux leather skinnies from Zara for about three years and they wash so well and still look amazing. Here is Zara's latest version of them:

Zara Leather Leggings £29.99


I would LOVE to buy these, but the budget doesn't allow unfortunately:

Baukjen Liv Leather leggings £299


If I were to upgrade to real leather, I would get these as I have tried them on and they are perfect:

Marks & Spencer Autograph Slim Leg Leather and Ponte Jersey Trouser £99


Fantastic for getting the look at a bargain price:

ASOS Leather Look Leggings £13.50 from £18


And this pair from Topshop is worth a look as the material is quite thick and they are super flattering:

Topshop Textured Leather Look Leggings £22.99


And here is how I have been wearing my faux leather skinnies from Zara this week:


Faux Leather Skinnies - Zara
Black Arizona Birkenstocks
Floral Oversized Shirt Ltb at Yard (SS13)
Black Bag - Yard


Faux Leather Skinnies - Zara
Black Arizona Birkenstocks
Grey Vest - Boden (SS13)
Star Jumper - Hush
Black Bag - Nat & Nin at Yard

So are leather leggings/trousers a style staple in your wardrobe and do you wear them all year round? What is your favourite way to style them? As always I love to hear from you...

Next on the blog: My outfit to go out for lunch for my Dad's 70th birthday!

Until next time!

Abbi x








10 comments:

  1. Hi Abbi, great post as always, I have the M&S leather trousers I shall certainly try styling them the way you have suggested as I hadn't considered wearing in the summer, and yes they are a brill fit, thanks for the inspiration.
    Sue x
    Bestfriendstyle

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    1. Lucky you Sue, they are a really good buy! I would so like to get them but I just can't justify as the faux leather ones are still going strong!
      A x

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  2. These do look so good on you! Maybe now I've bought jeggings, the faux leather leggings will be next?! I'm getting braver! P x

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  3. I don't have any leather leggings but I have some coated black skinnies that I wear a lot for nights out, love the idea of wearing them during the day too & I especially love the looks with the converse & Birki's! Love how you've styled them with your Hush jumper. Hope your Dad has a great birthday! x

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    1. A lovely lovely day thank you, very special!
      Abbi x

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  4. They look great on you Abbi and I love them with the Birkenstocks x

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  5. Thank you! I seem to be wearing the Birkies with everything at the moment, just so comfy!
    A x

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  6. I'd love a pair but not sure how often I'd get to wear them but having said that you look great wearing them especially with the Birks! Ax

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    1. You would look great in them and they actually work for daytime casual looks so you would probably get more wear out of them thank you think!
      A x

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