When I was in middle school, I used to play dress up with my mother’s clothes. Just like every 13-year-old girl, when I found my mom’s old leather pants I ran as fast as I could in the other direction; the thought of those being in style was so horrid. I guess you can say I thought wrong. Leather pants are everywhere these days; just walking around campus you can spot so many variations of the trend.
Whether they’re real or “vegan”, leather-panel down the sides or have flashy zippers, leather pants are getting hotter and hotter in this cold weather. The material is functional because they keep you warm and they’re wearable in absolutely any occasion. I’ve seen girls dress up the style with a nice top and heels as well as dress it down with a pair of Dr. Martens and a flannel.
This Fashionista is the perfect example of leather pants gone right. She makes an ordinary button-down ensemble extraordinary just by pairing it with a textured pants rather than just plain black leggings. The edgy pants go perfectly with her distressed tee and angst-y graphic scarf. The ensemble stays on our sweet side with light pastels and furry boots fit for the mound of snow behind her. To top it all off, she complements her textured trousers with a leather knapsack that’s perfect to sport to class.
How To: Need the perfect outfit for a night on the town or just to go to class? Leather pants do the job perfectly. Match with heels to go out or just booties and a blouse to balance out the look with the perfect amount of girly and edgy!