Currently Craving: Leather Leggings

Currently Craving: Leather Leggings

There are certain staples that really ring my bell. Particularly leather pants. I love the contrast a pair of leather-like leggings provides when paired with ultra feminine pieces. They add the perfect dose of edge a basic outfit needs to keep it looking modern and fashion forward. In the past, I’ve combined rock star studs with flirty skirts, and pink tresses with classic ponytails. In line with the past style trials, I’ve been fixated on leather leggings.

There’s something refreshing about exchanging a pair of dark skinny jeans for edgy leather leggings. (Don’t get me wrong, I love a great pair of blue jeans, but it’s nice to mix it up.) Plus they are on-trend for fall too: Glossy leather leggings and separates were show stoppers on the Fall 2012 runways of 3.1 Phillip Lim and Balmain to name a few. But the best part about this trend is that they are very easy to work into your existing wardrobe…

When it comes to wearing leather (or faux leather) pieces in general, I think less is more. If you’re going to wear leather for an evening event, I suggest sticking to traditional black pumps or peep toes for shoes and a ladylike clutch or chain strap handbag. Neutral or dark colored clothes work best with dark leather leggings because the toned-down color scheme keeps your silhouette looking slim and streamlined.

For daytime, leather leggings can be a great way to spice up your most comfortable outfit. They are perfect for running errands or grabbing lunch with a friend. I suggest wearing a button-down flannel or chambray top with a pair of chic ballet flats. As the weather starts to get chillier, transition this look from fall to winter by slipping into some booties for added warmth and finishing off your look with a scarf.

Leather leggings are so versatile. In fact, I’ve been wearing mine so much that I accidentally washed one of my favorite pairs with my laundry and ruined them! Now that I’m on the hunt for a new pair so I’ve been researching various options. Here are a few of my favorite finds (including a pair from my LC Lauren Conrad collection and Paper Crown):

Currently Craving: Leather Leggings

ASOS River Island Faux Leather Pants ($96.75), LC Lauren Conrad Skinny Faux-Leather Pants ($37.80), ShopBop Faux Leather Leggings ($88.00), PAPER CROWN BY LAUREN CONRAD Serena Veggie Leather Pant ($156.00), Forever 21 Faux Leather & Ponte Pants ($17.80), TopShop RIB PANEL LEGGINGS ($60)


Do you like the look of leather leggings? Are you going to give this trend a try?

Be sure to check out the rest of my Currently Craving posts to see more styles and trends I can’t seem to get enough of.

XO Lauren

Photo: WENN

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  • Sarah Heckle

    I haven’t tried leather leggings yet, but I do like the look of them. They’d be cute paired with a flowy blouse!

  • Lailka

    I like your outfit a lot! From which label are yours in the outfit? I love it that they are not to glossy. I have not tried them out, too because I do not have too skinny legs and I do not know if they look good on curvier bodies, as well! But I would love to try.
    Lots of love.

  • Agata Kalinowska

    Unfortunately I don’t have the figure to wear such pants, my legs are too fat, but I guess if I had the figure I would wear them with flowy shirts. But oh well.

  • Melissa Panici

    I love the outfit you are wearing in that photo Lauren! So cute:) I will give leather leggings a try especially since I love the look of them in your photo.

  • Deanne Castro

    I am so digging leather leggings! They are perfect to wear for the cooler seasons!

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  • Zuleando

    I think what I love the most about this trend is that it never dies. I got my pair at Zara’s like 4 years ago and every single fall-winter coming keeps being a good opportunity to wear them again. Like u said they are perfect for the cold weather and its way more comfortable to dance the night out in them than in a party dress.

  • Amy Breckenridge

    i love this leather legging look! i have a pair of black skinny jeans but they’re not leather.

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  • hooleywithaz

    if i could pick one thing to wear for work or play this year, leather leggings would be it. they go with everything. now i just need to find a pair that is a) within my budget, and b) fits oh so nicely.

  • Rachel Trampel

    I LOVE leather leggings too! I have had two pairs from Express that I wear over and over again fall, winter, spring and summer! They are perfect for this time of year though because they look chic, keep you warm and are so comfortable!

    See my leather legging looks here:

    Happy Friday Eve everyone :)

  • Adena Bowlin

    Finally!! I bought leather-looking leggings a couple years ago (Lauren Conrad brand at Kohls!) but I haven’t had the guts to wear them yet! lol Now I’m going to have to go home & find them!!!

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    I think I might like to give this look a try :)
    I usually steer clear of leggings because my legs are not exactly where I would like them to be yet.
    But I am getting closer to possibly giving it a try (gotta love a campus in the city!)

  • Lauren McVicar

    <3 so would love to try, but I can never find ones that fit properly or are in my price range. I may have to start looking in the 16+ sections.

  • Mac

    I haven’t been too crazy about leather leggings but I love how you style them! I especially like how you pair them with more feminine tops or accessories. I just might have to try them out this year!

  • Adrienne Scott-Trask

    Great post!! I’ve been looking for the perfect pair and have failed to do so yet! This definitely helps me on my hunt!
    -Adrienne. xo

  • Angela Holmes

    I adore leather leggings! Probably a little too much, but I can’t help it!
    They work for the perfect casual, yet dressed up look, or in that case completely casual, or completely dressed up for a night on the town!
    I really need to give the other items in my closet a chance this fall…
    XOX Angela
    PS. See me wearing them in a “”casual”” trend here —> :)

  • Meghan Conard

    Love this trend! BCBG makes a great faux leather-blocked legging for a touch of leather but not as pricey!
    Check out my new post

  • Lacie Blake

    I’ve never really been a fan of them before, but after reading this I really want to try them!! Thanks Lauren :)

  • Sam Marie Jackson

    Black is black is black: This is a trend I’ve been dying to try but worried i’ll fail to represent. Leather (especially black leather) is the perfect way to “”spice”” up a look with even a top as simple as a white v-neck.
    I took on the lipstick trend and cannot stop buying smashbox colors for myself, maybe it’s time I take on the leather look for fall (good news is I only have to buy one pair too).

    How I adore my LC inspiration moments.

  • Marvin C.

    Beauuutiful(& of course, Sexy)… 8] …Have a Great day Lauren…X

  • Abby Lorene

    LC at the Skyrim premier party?! My kind of girl… <3

  • Closet Fix

    Hi All!
    Leather leggings are definitely a most have of the season! They’re so perfect, because you can easily dress them down like here
    or dress them up for a night out like here
    Leather leggings are so versatile that they are absolutely worth the investment, as you will totally get your monies worth.

    Instagram: @ClosetFix

  • Little Leah K

    I LOVE the look of leather leggings and I have wanted to try this trend for quite some time, but I fear that I am just too short to pull it off (I’m fun sized at 5 feet tall).

  • cryssi

    I’m 5’1″” and they don’t look silly! I bought an awesome pair at Forever 21, I think they were under $15 if I remember correctly, and they are super comfortable. Only the front panels have that faux-leather look, so they are breathable. I’ve also tried some great pairs at Arden B.

  • Kimberly

    Yes I will. I really like the jeans. Love the outfit! Xx

  • Jandra

    I love the look! I haven’t bought any yet but I will soon! It’s such a kick ass trend!

  • Nicole Dotey

    I love my pair of leather leggings! I even rocked them to your book signing in SF :) I do have a question for you. What’s the best way to wash them? I don’t was them very often, because I’m scared of ruining them. But they have started to have a “”cracked”” look in certain areas of the leggings… Maybe because they are faux leather? But I’d definitely like your opinion. Thanks!

  • Mariella

    looooveee leather leggins!! I always used them during fall and winter!

  • PavlynGirls

    Leather leggings are so hot this season! You can literally wear them with anything, from a dressed down to a dressy look! We carry Lauren Conrad’s Paper Crown Serena Faux Leather Leggings and our customers have been totally loving them off! If anyone still looking for a pair, get them – its a totally closet staple –


    Anna and Maria

  • Cesie Alvarez

    I love leather leggings as long as they aren’t too shiny or made from a super thin material.

  • Kylie Miller

    Love it! Totally going to try this trend.
    Check out my blog:

  • My Style Diary

    I love my leather leggings!

  • Shoegal Out In The World

    Love the leather pants…

    xo, Violeta

  • Leanne

    Also loving this trend!! Great look!!!

    love from South Africa

  • Jade Wright
  • Dina Karivalis

    I NEED leather leggings. I’ve been looking every where and these are some great picks!
    xo Dina

  • mekenna smith

    What brand of leggings were you wearing to this event?

  • Jennifer VG

    I like leather leggings too!
    A lot of different way to wear those trousers (casual, elegant, cosy, rock’n’roll, …). My favourite way is wearing with an elegant man jacket and lovely heels :)

    Xo, Jenn

  • Sara Bindi

    i love leggins!

  • Giselle Escamilla

    I love the leather leggings!! I bought myself a green leather leggings! There very comfortable!!

  • Rachel Hammar

    I just recently did an outfit post with mine! love em! and this post!

  • Yesenia Hernandez

    I seriously need to go buy some leather leggings!

  • debora f

    love love love :)

  • Valeria Dlr

    Got 3 pairs last week and im luving it ��

  • Nathalie Maxey
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  • Stephanie A

    im not a fan of leather pants. they look very uncomfortable

  • Linh Ly

    I’ve been wanting a pair of faux leather leggings and haven’t found any that doesn’t look cheap. i love how its great for the winter and goes with almost any top!

  • marina Leps

    i have a pair with floral mesh going down the side, they’re a fav piece in my wardrobe, so versatile, in this post i’d go for #6!

  • Rebekah W

    I’m such a big fan of leather leggings! :) By the way they look great on you, Lauren.
    I think they’re quite versatile and perfect for autumn/winter season. Leather is a big topic
    right now and to be honest everyone looks good in a pair of leather leggings combined
    with a chunky knit and converse for a daytime look.

    xx Rebekah

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  • Maria Ayala

    I actually have a pair of leather leggings! So I deff will give this trend a try with the suggestions you gave<333

  • Kimrav1988

    I agree Lauren! Leather leggings are definitely a fashion item that can be worn at night time say for having drinks with friends or more casually during the day. It just depends on how you accessorise them.

    I have a pair of leather leggings that I bought a while ago so thanks for the great tips on how best to wear them. Will definitely give them a try!

  • MW

    Am new to your site and I love it. Can you also tell me where I can get the blazer, silk top and necklace to go with the leather leggings? Love the whole outfit. Thanks!!

  • redheadrachel

    Lauren looks seriously amazing in that outfit. It reminds me that I actually have a pair of faux leather leggings from the Kohl’s line that I need to wear more often this fall!


  • brittany doyle

    Express has amazing leather leggings right now

  • Ashley

    I LOVE how effortlessly glamorous you can look with leather leggings!

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  • LacyHint

    European Lingerie & Swimwear

    Those are really soft so it may be leather but in reality they feel like soft stretchy fabric.



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