Liquid leggings, leather leggings, liquid leather leggings, pleather leggings, whatever you want to call them (there’s no official name for them) have been hugely popular this season. While a pair of black leggings seems simple enough to mix in to one’s wardrobe, it can actually get trickier than it looks (speaking from personal experience).
Earlier this year, I purchased a pair of black liquid leather leggings. As a person who wears black pants all the time, I thought it would be a simple swap. However, I was a little intimidated by how flashy the leggings are in person, so I refrained from wearing them until a couple of weeks ago. When I debuted my leather leggings to the world, I paired them with a loose-fitting crew neck sweater and a pair of short black boots.
Obviously, when I purchased my black leather leggings, I had the intention of wearing them all the time with a bunch of different outfits. Although my sweater combo works, I don’t want that to be the only way I wear those leggings.
After a little digging, here are a few ways I found to wear black leather leggings:
A chambray shirt and black pants make for a very safe combination. Swapping the black pants for the black leather leggings makes the outfit less casual and more purposeful.
Kim Kardashian is one celebrity who rocks black leather leggings all the time. I really mean all the time. Here is one example, where she has paired a black blazer with the leather leggings. The look is simple and classy (as long as the blazer covers the behind!) and works for an event.
A tank + leather leggings + boots looks so effortless. To me, this outfit screams “I really don’t care.” I am not sure if I would personally try to wear this outfit, but I think it looks great pictured above.
I LOVE the idea of pairing leather leggings with a long sweater. It adds a little edge to the outfit. I love that this outfit was paired with black leather boots, because it blends in with the leggings and elongates the legs. This makes it easy to bring leather leggings into your winter wardrobe.
Lauren Conrad is another celebrity who rocks black leather leggings often. I’m a fan of this look because it’s very casual. This is an example where one can look fashion forward but not look like they’re trying hard. It’s a great “running errands” outfit. Or a mall outfit if you’re the type to get dressed up.
Military green and liquid leather leggings make a great combination, as pictured above. The model above isn’t wearing a military jacket, but it’s easy to imagine that a military jacket would look great with black leather leggings.
A casual button down and black leather leggings are, to me, a perfect mix. This photo balances the outfit with a classic printed blouse (that covers the butt!), and edgy leather leggings. The fabric textures are mixed well, in my opinion.
Here is Lauren Conrad, yet again! Yes we have talked about wearing a blouse with the leather leggings, but this outfit points out that this combination can be transformed into a “going out” outfit with the right blouse and shoes.
What are your thoughts on black liquid leather leggings? I think they’re sassy. Do you wear your pair a different way? Let me know!
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