Leather pants can be daunting to wear and aren’t quite as comfortable as a regular pair of jeans. However, there are ways to make it much more comfortable and ways to style them to make them a seamless staple in your wardrobe.
Leather Pants You Should Be Buying
The foundation of any style is the fit.
Leather pants are less stretchy than jeans, so when I’m looking for a pair I try to find mid or rise rise cuts because low-rise is just TOO uncomfortable. My favourite styles of leather pants are skinny/legging and joggers. They are the most versatile for my style and usually the most comfortable.
When shopping for leather pants, whether vegan or non-vegan. You really want to find a LINED pair. The lining makes them so so much more comfortable and much warmer.
What To Wear With Your Leather Pants
Play up textures! Leather pants are already a texture within themselves, so they make the perfect foundation for chunky knits, fur or faux fur jackets, suede boots.
I like to wear leather pants with belt/bum bags and then some variation of sweater + scarf looks!
Leather pants or leather leggings each serve different purposes in your wardrobe and you should keep that in mind when you are looking for your first pair. Leather pants will function as a replacement for jeans. They will look and fit mostly the same way which means that everything you would wear with jeans you can wear with leather pants!
I will always always always style my leather pants with a bodysuit, cropped knits, etc. I will not style my leather leggings the same way. I am not a huge fan of wearing cropped tops with the current pair of leather leggings that I own, so I’d always opt to style the leggings with a longer knit or a long line tee.
How to Break in Your Leather Pants
Leather pants, just like a non-stretch pair of denim requires breaking in.
The fastest way to break in your leather leggings, is to commit to wearing them for an entire day where you are walking around and sitting A LOT. Like on a day out shopping and lunching etc.
If you want to break them in first in the knees, wear them around the house for a few hours at a time while you are watching TV etv.
How To Maintain Your Leather Pants
My solution is usually to wash my leather leggings in cold water, with delicate soap and on a delicate low spin cycle and then hang to dry.
With leather pants, I spend the time and the money to go to a dry cleaners who work with leather.
I hope this helped you guys!