How We Style It: Leather Leggings

Oh, hello, I didn't see you there - I'm just taking a breather on this curb in my leather leggings. 
Because being fabulous is exhausting.
Photo Credit: Ben McDonald
When our lovely friend Wendy asked that we do a HWSI feature showing how we style leather leggings, we were totally on board - they're a super cute trend for fall and are surprisingly versatile.

I have to admit, I only bought my first pair of coated denim jeans from Zara a few months ago (seen here). After taking that plunge, I felt fully ready for the fabulousity that leather leggings promised. This may not seem like a big step, but to give you an idea where my head's at in terms of "edgy sexiness," I bought these heels last weekend (and OF COURSE now they are on sale, damn you and your irresistible siren song, J. Crew!!! I'm returning them and re-buying them) and sent a couple of girls at work a link to the pic and noted that they were my new "sexy secretary shoes." Then I followed up immediately after looking at the pic again and was like, please note that for someone who doesn't really wear heels, these look totally Dita von Teese to me.  

But, I digress. The point is, sometimes trends are hard for someone who takes most of her fashion cues from Lucille Bluth and CeCe Rhodes. Julia, on the other hand, has been working leather leggings for eons. I kind of love them as an option to leggings or our uniform J. Crew Pixies/Minnies. And, since we're not chamillionaires, I think it goes without saying that by "leather" leggings I mean some manner of faux-leather.

Thanks so much for the HWSI suggestion, Wendy! Since you're supermodel-tall with legs up to your ears, we have no doubt you will look fabulous in leather leggings however you style them! And if anyone else has HWSI suggestions, HIT US WITH THEM at! We love hearing from you!  

Target Chambray Shirt (similar), Blank NYC Vegan Leather Leggings, Bruno Magli Tweed Kitten Heels (similar), 
GiGi New York All-In-One Bag (c/o), Bracelets: Grandmother's + David Yurman
Necklaces: Grandmother's + Argo & Lehne + Tiffany and Co., Tiffany and Co. Silver Bead Earrings, Ray-Ban Wayfarers 
Photo Credit: Ben McDonald
Claridge + King Great White Shirt No. 2, Blank NYC Vegan Leather Leggings, Target Wedge Heels (similar), 
Grandmother's clutch (similar), Bracelets: Julie Collection Byzantine Cuff (c/o) + Grandmother's bracelets, 
Ray-Ban Wayfarers
Photo Credit: Ben McDonald
Photo Credit: TJC
Zara Leopard Tunic (similar), J.Crew Belt (similar), Express Leggings (similar), Pour La Victoire Heels, 
GiGi New York Bag (c/o), KJL Earrings, AV Max (similar), Hermes and Spike the Punch (similar) Bracelets
Photo Credit: TJC
J.Crew Sweater (similar), Express Leggings (similar), J.Crew Riding Boots (similar), LV Bag,
Julie Collection Earrings (c/o), AV Max (similar), Hermes and Spike the Punch (similar) Bracelets

Photo Credit: Mark Wilson


  1. 'Someone who takes most of her fashion cues from Lucille Bluth' - priceless.

  2. i shit you not, i am wearing those EXACT SAME blank faux leather leggings today!!!!!!!! just check my insta if you don't believe me!


  3. I have been dyingggg to get my hands on a pair of leather leggings! So cute!


  4. I love the leopard/leather combo! I'm pretty sure leather pants need to make their way into my wardrobe, stat!!

  5. Such a great post! I have been a bit skeptical about the leather leggings sitch but those Blank leggings are such a good deal I might just have to try it! You both look FAB!!

  6. You girls are too sweet! Thanks so much for some great ideas! Xx, Wendy

  7. I've been swooning over the flat version of the J Crew heels you mention. Now I'm intrigued by the sale and the heel version!! : )

  8. You ladies look great! I'm a huge fan of leather leggings.


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