I double dog dare you to stroll into any store right now and NOT find a pair of leather or faux leather leggings on the sales floor.
Want to know why? Because THEY ARE AMAZING, THAT’S WHY.
Now, if your brain is putting the kybosh on this idea because it seems too “rocker” or too “dressed” or too “teenager” tell your brain to TAKE A SEAT right now.
Here’s the thing: leather leggings are no different than jeans. Yes, I said it. They are NO DIFFERENT THAN JEANS. Look at the pictures above. There is no magic to the tops paired with the leggings: a simple over-sized sweater or a sweater layered over a denim shirt. (Or, imagine, just a simple, well-tailored denim shirt by itself!)
Are they more chic? Yes. Are they more polished? You bet. But they are not necessarily dressier. What is paired with them makes them either dressy or casual. Let’s take a look at riff on the above look, but in a decidedly casual ensemble:
You can totally do THAT. It’s errand running, school meeting, day out shopping and casual dinner with zero effort and tons of style.
I love MICHAEL Michael Kors’ faux-leather skinny version for it’s fabulous price point and also because they are not cropped.
Try this. Step out of the crutch that is jeans. Try them casually first and then swap Converse for heels, denim for silk, and make your significant other or girl friends take you out for a great dinner or night on the town and REALLY unleash the power of the leather legging.