How to Style Leather Pants

Have you ever seen a fashion trend and thought to yourself “I could never wear that” or “I wouldn’t know how to wear that”? Well, if you’ve ever had these thoughts about leather pants, allow me to help! Today, I will be sharing four different outfits styling the same pair of leather pants.

My sense of style is honestly all over the place, but I actually really like this about myself because I can be daring and bold one day, and feminine and or casual the next. It really depends on so many things (my mood, where I’m going, what the occasion is etc.). I never really thought that I would try out this trend, but when I saw these while shopping recently, I knew I had to get them! I purchased them on clearance from my local Target for $20 in a size 4 (I would say they fit true to size). They are the “Women’s High-Rise Belted Pleat Front Pants”.

They are a little bit pricier online, so if you have a Target near you, I would check it out to see what’s available! I bought mine in black, but you can also buy them in brown. I stopped to debate for a quick second, but I knew that black would go with my outfits best.

When I go shopping, I never pick out items randomly and style them later. I’m the kind of person who plans out different looks in my head while shopping. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten much better at answering this question: Am I actually going to wear this? Now, don’t get me wrong, I probably won’t be wearing leather pants very often, but once in a while, you have to try out something new!

Let’s discuss how I chose to style these pants!

Outfit #1: Casual

This may actually be my favorite look of the four! I know it is very laid-back, and normally I prefer something feminine and chic, but I really love the fact that the leather pants are a bold statement piece, and the rest of the outfit is very simple. For my top, I decided to go with a plain beige t-shirt. I loosely tucked it into my pants to make it seem like I effortlessly threw the outfit together. When picking out my shoes, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I went with my white Stan Smith Adidas. I love these shoes because they literally go with almost every outfit I choose to wear, and I like that they look more stylish rather than athletic. To finish off the look, I added a simple pair of black sunglasses. If I were to wear jewelry with this outfit, I would keep it minimal; maybe gold studs and a dainty bracelet.

Outfit #2: Edgy

For this outfit, I wanted to add a pop of color, while keeping the look cool. Red and black always look amazing and edgy together, so I went with a red crisscross-back bodysuit. When I wear bottoms that are high-waisted, I will always pair one of two tops with it: crop tops or tops that I can tuck into the bottoms. I just prefer doing this because to me, it looks more put together. I also chose to add a black wrap coat on top. The material is very light, so it won’t weigh you down, and I love that this piece is so versatile. It can be worn with so many outfits, and I think it goes perfectly with this look. For my shoes, I went with my black pointed toe ankle booties. I wear these so often in the fall and winter because they are not only very stylish and classy, but they are also very comfortable. I took the same black sunglasses from the previous outfit because this accessory can always add an air of mystery to anyone. I would say that silver jewelry would look best with this outfit as well. I would most likely wear some silver hoops and a dainty silver necklace.

Outfit #3: Classy

I really like this outfit because it is fun, but also classy and professional. I remember buying this top a couple years ago and I fell in love with it. It is a button down tie-front blouse. I really enjoy the look of collared tops once in a while, because again, it gives any outfit a professional vibe. I would even wear this outfit for a casual day out, unrelated to work or school! My favorite part? It has cute little teacups on it! The pastel colors in the print are beautiful, and I thought that this top would look great tucked into the leather pants! For my shoes, I went with the same black ankle booties from the previous outfit because I knew that they would be a great final touch! For my jewelry, I would want to keep it simple. I think that some pretty rhinestone earrings would look very nice. I wouldn’t want to go too crazy, so minimal jewelry for an outfit like this would probably be best!

Outfit #4: Chic

For the last outfit, I wanted to keep it neutral and chic. To pair with the leather pants, I chose a gray mock neck sweater. The material is not too thick or too light, so it would be comfortable to wear on cool fall and winter days. It is also somewhat cropped, so I didn’t really have to worry about tucking it in. On top, I threw on a gorgeous navy blue trench coat. A trench coat is such a classic piece, and they can instantly make any outfit more polished and put together. I went with navy blue because I do enjoy wearing color from time to time, but since it is neutral, it still went with the look I was going for. I recently bought these shoes and I’ve been so obsessed! They are color block pointed toe ankle boots and I feel that they completed the look perfectly! Lastly, I would wear a couple dainty gold bracelets and rings, and a nice pair of gold earrings.


  • Find what style works for you

Of course, you don’t have to buy this exact pair of pants that I bought. You can honestly find leather pants everywhere with a quick internet search or a browse at the mall. I prefer high-waisted bottoms, and sometimes I just like a baggier look, so that’s why I chose these. If you prefer something tighter, you can opt for leather leggings instead. There are so many different styles out there, so find what feels stylish, comfortable, and best for you!

  • Mix it up

Just because the leather pants are on the edgy side, it doesn’t mean that you have to stick with that style. You can make leather pants look feminine or classy just by adding a couple simple pieces that you most likely already own!

  • All black

If this trend is really out of your comfort zone and you still aren’t sure how to style leather pants, go for an all black look. Wearing all black will always look very chic, and you don’t even have to put in a ton of effort to style anything! You can simply find a black top, black shoes, and maybe add some black accessories and that would be a very fashionable outfit! Fashion doesn’t always have to be so out there and crazy, and sometimes, you can make some outrageous trends wearable.

I hope that you found this blog post helpful, and remember: the trick to rocking any trend, is having the confidence to do so! Thank you so much for reading!

Be sure to check out my instagram @sacchere14, to check out a new reel that I created wearing each outfit! Also, I would love it if you would leave me a comment below, and tell me what you think of the leather pants trend!

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