27+ Leather Leggings Outfit Ideas to Wear in 2023
Last Updated on December 16, 2022 by Dana Berez
Leather Leggings Outfit Ideas
I’m not exaggerating when I say that I LIVED in my leather leggings throughout the entire fall-winter season.
Leather leggings are like the chameleon of pants because they can be dressed up, dressed down, or worn with many tops (if not every kind) worn with all kinds of shoes, and they are comfortable for all-day wear.
In this post, I’m going to share:
- How to wear leather leggings
- Give you leather legging outfit ideas
- Share where to buy the best leather leggings
And before we go any further, when I mention leather leggings I also mean faux leather leggings. Faux leather leggings are a fraction of the price compared to traditional leather leggings and have the same look & feel.
Convinced you need a pair? Here are my favorites below:
Favorite Leather Leggings
- Best Overall Leather Legging: Spanx Faux Leather Leggings $98. These are best sellers for a reason. The high waist design really sucks you in and flatters you in all the right places.
- Best Affordable Alternative from Amazon: These Amazon Leggings $66 are about half the price of Spanx and have a great look and feel to them. Some say the waist isn’t as tight fitting, but a great Amazon option.
- Best Faux Leather Pant: Spanx Faux Leather Pant $148. I love these because they come with a true back pocket, making them look like real leather pants.
- Best Patent Leather Legging: Spanx Patent Faux Leather Legging $128
Reader exclusive: I do have a 10% off SPANX with free shipping & returns with my discount code: DANAXSPANX
What to Wear with Leather Leggings
So how do you style your leather leggings? This is where the fun comes in because faux leather leggings go with SO many things. You can dress up or dress down your leather leggings outfit- which makes leather leggings such a great purchase.
Here’s a few outfit ideas and what to wear with faux leather leggings:
Leather Leggings With A Cardigan
Wear your favorite plain t-shirt or bodysuit, and pair your favorite cardigan on top. I love the proportions of this look as the cardigan covers your bum. Finish the look with combat boots, or white sneakers.
Leather Leggings with a Camel Coat
Nothing says chic like leather leggings and a camel coat. Such an easy, yet classic leather legging outfit idea. Pair your favorite camel coat with your leggings, white blouse, and sneakers for this leather pants outfit.
A chunky oversized sweater is a classic leather legging outfit. I added a to-the-knee boot to this look to play on the proportions.
Leather Leggings with White Button Down
I just love this oversized white button-down from Madewell. It has openings on the side that makes tucking in and styling different each time. Plus it looks great with faux leather leggings.
You can tuck in your white button-down, leave it untucked, or add a blazer to finish off this look.
Leather Leggings with Denim Jacket
This is a great option when the weather isn’t as cold! This denim jacket is from Free People and it has a nice acid-wash look and feel.
Leather Leggings with a Tie Blazer
I am obsessed with this look. It’s chic and I recently wore this outfit out for a fancy dinner. This leather pants outfit is a must for any nice occasion. The Tie blazer really adds a touch of sophistication and I’m obsessed with these chandelier earrings and sparkle bag, both from Amazon.
Leather Leggings with Plaid Jacket
I love how adding a plaid jacket or blazer adds a preppy feel to your outfit.
Leather Leggings with a Bodysuit
Keep it simple by just pairing your leather leggings with a bodysuit. To minimize any VPL, I suggest wearing a thong bodysuit.
This is also a great starting point for building any leather leggings outfit. You can add a blazer, denim jacket, leather jacket, or cardigan you name it on top of this simple formula.
Leather Leggings with Neutral Blazer
Adding a blazer gives this simple look a dressed-up feel. I recently bought 3 different nude blazers from amazon, and this blazer won for the best fit, quality, and comfort.
Leather Leggings with a Graphic T-Shirt
Pair your favorite graphic-t with your leggings for a casual, laid-back look. This is such an effortless look.
Leather Leggings with a Poncho
Who would have thought that I would just love styling ponchos? Wearing a poncho with your leather leggings is a smart way to elevate this look.
Leather on Leather
Don’t be afraid to add a leather jacket on top of your faux leather leggings! Trust me, it’s not too much leather.
Leather Leggings and Dressy Top
You can wear leather leggings on a date night! I paired mine with this satin top from amazon and boots for a date night look.
Leather Leggings with Animal Print
An animal print blouse is a great way to dress up a work outfit. This top is from Express and they have plenty of great animal print tops!
Leather Leggings with a Sherpa
This is one of my go-to winter leather leggings outfits. Wearing your cozy sherpa jacket with the shine of the leggings dresses up your look.
Leather Leggings with Over-the-Knee Boots
Probably one of my favorite combinations. Leather leggings look so great with over-the-knee boots because you won’t have any problems with fitting your leg inside the boots because the leggings are tight on your body.
Leather Leggings with Combat Boots
Time to bring out the combat boots. I like how chunky these boots are to add a bit of volume to your ankles since the legging is skin-tight. Combat boots can be all colors and still look great with leather leggings.
P.S. this super soft cardigan is from Target and I love it!
Leather Leggings with Sweatshirt & Baseball Cap
I love this leather pants outfit. This is a great weekend look that looks dressed up!
Leather Leggings with Sneakers
White sneakers and leather leggings go perfectly together. If you don’t know what shoes to wear, a white sneaker always looks chic.
Leather Leggings Outfits
Casual Leather Legging Outfits
Leather leggings can be casual. Just pair your basic t-shirts, flannels, sweatshirts, etc, and a pair of white sneakers.
For example, a simple white t-shirt and canvas bag are the perfect errands outfit.
Or, add flannel and a long sleeve shirt for a cute layered look for a casual weekend outfit.
Leather Leggings Outfit for Date Night
Dress up your leather leggings with a waist tie blazer, chandelier earrings, and a cute clutch. This date night outfit is sophisticated and sexy.
Leather Leggings Outfit for Work
Yes, leather leggings are appropriate for the office. Just be sure to add layers for an office-approved style. Add a long blazer cardigan over your favorite white t-shirt or camisole, and finish the look with a pair of loafers.
Another office outfit is adding a plaid blazer with a turtle neck sweater for extra warmth. This outfit is sophisticated and chic and office-approved.
Leather Legging Outfits for Brunch
Pair your leggings with a cute blouse for a cute brunch outfit. You can even wear this look on a date night. Add your favorite accessories like these pearl hoop earrings and chain necklaces.
Leather Legging Outfit for Airport
Yes, you can wear your faux leather leggings at the airport for a very chic travel day outfit. Pair them with a pullover sweater- I am OBSESSED with this Spanx Air Essentials pullover. It’s incredibly soft and lightweight which is perfect for any sweaty traveler.
Weekend Leather Legging Outfit
Need a cute football Sunday outfit? I’ve got you covered below. Pair your leather leggings with a leather jacket and add your team baseball cap for a trendy chic football Sunday look.
Faux Leather Leggings F.A.Q.
Where to Buy Faux Leather Leggings?
The holy grail of faux leather leggings goes to Spanx. While on the pricier end, you can expect quality, great fitting, and long-lasting pair that you won’t have to replace season after season.
Where to buy Spanx Faux Leather Leggings
- Spanx: Save 10% on your order with code: DANAXSPANX
- Shopbob: Amazon prime shipping is available.
What Shirt to wear with Faux Leather Leggings?
As the examples above show, you can wear basically any shirt with faux leather leggings. Just keep in mind your proportions.
We are talking leggings, so I personally like to wear longer or oversized tops with leather leggings to cover the bum area. Or wearing cardigans, jackets, etc that are longer that give more coverage.
If you are self-conscious about wearing leggings with a cropped top, I highly recommend getting faux leather pants. These have a real back pocket, so it looks like you’re wearing actual pants rather than leggings. And I feel they can be a bit more versatile.
Are Faux Leather Leggings Dressy?
Faux Leather Leggings can be dressed up or dressed down- that’s why I like to call them the chameleon of leggings.
You can absolutely put together a dressy leather leggings outfit. I would pair a dressy blouse, or tie blazer and accessorize with some chandelier earrings!
What Kind of Leather Leggings are there?
There are many different styles of leather leggings that go beyond just the leather legging.
Patent leather leggings add high shine to your look. These are great going-out pants that will really turn heads!
Jogger-style leather leggings give an overall relaxed cool feel to your outfits. These have true front pockets and an elastic bottom hem.
Faux leather pants that have true back pockets. These look like real leather pants and you don’t have to feel so self-conscious about your bum showing as they have back pockets.
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