Faux Leather? Pleather? Vegan Leather? There was a time that no one would consider wearing or using products that were, well…fake…no fake, or faux for me, thank you very much! And now, I am having a complete ball wearing and styling faux leather leggings.
Before spending $100 on a “good” pair, I wanted to be sure I felt comfortable wearing faux leather. I mean, after all, I’m a menopausal woman, and nothing can be quite as uncomfortable as being wrapped in unbreathable fabric. Am I right? Truth is, I do find my faux leather pants uncomfortable when I have a hot flash. But that doesn’t stop me from wearing them from time to time.
I also wanted to be sure I’d enjoy wearing the style—legging trends come and go quickly—I’ve worn flocked , velvet, and super shiny leggings as well as matte black ones. I’ve even tried a print. Anyway, I purchased this pair from Target of $15, two seasons ago, and they are still holding up, and in rotation. I don’t wear them super often, I’m not completely in love, but I do have fun with them once in a while.
For the first look, I pared my faux leggings with an open toe bootie, cropped trench and scarf, all in neutral classic tones. Under the trench, I had a black cashmere turtle neck tunic to create that classic column look. I’m really loving the classics this season, with a subtle twist, of course.
The next look I call racy leopard. I decided to invest in a fun faux leopard jacket to go with my faux leather pants…and of course you have to do the stilettos if you are going to do a look like that. It’s a really fun look for date night, don’t you think?
The way I’m most likely to wear my leather leggings day to day is with a big soft sweater—like this cashmere tunic. Like white blouses, I simply can’t get enough of off white sweaters. I jazzed up the look with a pair of leopard flats—the look is comfortable, soft and pulled together. I usually wear something like this at home, mostly.
Earlier this season, I put my pleather leggings to work with my J.Jill poncho, which I have been enjoying with the little belt bag to give it a little extra.
Since I’ve been enjoying my vegan leather leggings (have you noticed I am still not really sure what to call the fabric?) I am looking to try a better pair, and I have just the friends to give me the 411 on more styling and the best of pleather leggings. For more styling ideas as well as which are the best to try, be sure to check out the posts below.
Suzanne Bell, of www.asksuzannebell.com is always super chic. I love the combination of cozy scarf and taupe knit tunic over leather leggings and booties. I’m always inspired by her classic, eclectic style and attention to details, check out her little leopard clutch! To visit Suzanne simply click the image above.
Andrea of Andrea’s Wellnessnotes.com mixes texture, pattern and color in this look with mixed media knit, shiny leggings and suede booties. The combination highlights her sweater beautifully. Click on the image to visit Andrea.
Julie from www.fashiontrendsandfriends.com is rocking an edgy look with her grey camo shirt, studded moto jacket and leggings. It’s fun for weekends and great for date night as well. Click on the image above to get the details on this look from Fashion Trends and Friends.
I love it when my blogging buddies and I get together and challenge each other to style looks, it’s a blast to see what everyone comes up with. I hope you are as inspired as I am–I see tan suede leggings and an upgrade to my leggings in my future. How about you? Let me know how you style leggings.