Styling the leather pants trend
Today I present how to make this fall’s leather pants work appropriate and to avoid to look like a biker chick. Not that looking like one is wrong. When you live the life and ride a bike go for the look. However, this fall’s trend is about leather pants as an alternative to dress pants or jeans for Casual Friday in a buisness casual way. When cut like dress pants, they are more elegant than light washed jeans.
Combined with a fully buttoned black polka dot blouse, pearls and a classic red blazer, leather pants work for the office when there is a casual work environment dress-code wise or when there is a Causal Friday culture. To give the classic work outfit a little bit of edge, I added my studded heels. In meetings, unless you are the moderator or speaker, your shoes are under the table, right? 😉
Another great way to look professional wearing your beloved hides is to pair your black leather pants with a white blazer.
Leather pants Does
- Style them with a blazer
- Wear a button-down shirt
- Add pearls
- Wear heels
- Wear a pants leather suit
Leather trousers Don’ts
- Adding a jeans jacket or a biker jacket
- Casual sandals or sneakers
- No belt when there are belt loops
- Wearing the hide when the dress code explicitly excludes them
- Styling them in a provocative (sexy way)
Leather trousers in tan, pastel, brown, gray or navy are easier to style in a professional way than the classic black ones.
Melania Trump, for instance, looked stunning in her tan leather pants. White leather pants, for instance, look professional with a tartan blazer and a green sweater in fall. See how I styled my peril ones with burgundy for the office.
Do you have a Casual Friday culture at work? If so, what is the typical look? Does your work dress code permit wearing leather pants or leather in general? Do you wear leather pants? Have you jumped the band wagon on this trend already? Let me know, I am curious.
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