How to Wear Leather Leggings – 3 Different Ways

Morning Luvs! I really love today’s blog post so I hope you guys do too! I got these faux leather leggings at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I thought it would be fun to show you guys 3 different ways to style them. Really anyone can rock a leather leggings no matter what your style is. And they instantly add a little edge and style to many items you might already have in your closet.

First, let me talk a little bit about these faux leather leggings. I was super intrigued when I saw they were 40% off for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale because they are by Spanx! I figured that if there by Spanx they must be super flattering and that is definitely the case! I got a size medium, which is my normal size, but I almost wish I got a small so they would’ve sucked me in a little bit more. So I would actually recommend sizing down in these. Just to get that extra bit of Spanx action going on. Ha! And just so you know, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends on August 6 so you only have a couple more days after today to get these on sale! After that, the price sheets up to $100. Now let’s style these bad boys!


This is definitely the most simple way to style faux leather leggings and definitely something you guys could style with items you already have in your closet. All you need is a loose fitting tee, a cute black cross body bag, and black pumps. The key to this look is really a t-shirt with a loose fit and heels. I don’t think flat shoes would work with this look as it would become off-balance. The tee is super casual so you need to heal to dress it up a bit. Otherwise the leather leggings seem out of place. (Unless of course the flats are converse! Those would totally work! Thanks for the comment below Elspeth!) If you’d rather use the exact items I did to style this look, the T-shirt is $24 (I sized up to a large to get ta very loose fit and I’ve had mine awhile so it stretched out even more over the years – which I like!) and the crossbody bag is only $39. The heels are Christian Louboutin and obviously much more expensive. They were a gift to me years ago so unfortunately they’re no longer in stock even if you wanted to splurge on them. However, I found a somewhat similar pair HERE if you’re interested.



I honestly can’t decide which of these three looks is my favorite way to style leather leggings. But this one may just slightly edge of the others and be my favorite! I think it’s a perfect look for the office and then really cute and sassy to wear out for drinks after work! I paired it with my favorite white tee ever that’s only $20 that you guys have heard me rave about on this blog over and over. And then added a simple black blazer over it. Many of you may already have a black blazer and a white tee in your closet. I thought the larger satchel was more appropriate for a bag with this look (Mine’s only $39 BTW). However a crossbody bag like the one I styled above would also work. Again, just throw on a black pair of heels and you’re good to go!



This look is definitely for those of you who have a more casual or edgy style. The boots are honestly what make this look! I just discovered this shoe company and have become completely OBSESSED with everything they make. And when I received these boots in the mail (along with a few other pairs I ordered), I was truly blown away by the quality. Definitely a brand to consider when you’re stocking up for boots for this fall!

The rest of the look is really only an oversized sweater and a fringe bag. Both my exact sweater and bag are from last season and no longer available, but I linked similar items below.


Hope you guys enjoyed this post and found it helpful! I really loved styling these looks and I hope you guys love them too! Let me know in the comments below which of the three is your favorite!



37 Thoughts

37 thoughts on “How to Wear Leather Leggings – 3 Different Ways

  1. Love all three of these looks! I’m a huge leggings fan and I never thought of a few of these combos!! Thanks so much for the advice Ali! Would you wear any of these looks with converse or sneakers? Or just stick with heels and boots?

    1. Ohhhh I like the idea of a tee with converse!!! That TOTALLY works! I’m going to add that to my post! Thanks!

  2. Yesssss! These are all stocked up! I went to buy them when the N sale opened to the public but they were all sold out. Got a few other pairs that didn’t work out so hopefully these will be the winners! My husband and I are headed to NYC this fall for our 5 year anni and I really think this will be my perfect pair of leggings for the city.

  3. Love all of these looks, but especially #3. I will have to be on the lookout for a great oversize sweater!

  4. these are adorable!! i didn’t think i could pull off a leather legging, but these outfits are making me want to get a pair and try them out! especially the oversize sweater/boot combo..comfy and cute and the leather adds a bit of sexiness to it!

  5. So glad you posted this! I saw these on. The anniversary sale and bought them in black and antique rose. I even told my friend about the great sale!

  6. Love this!!! I don’t know how but everything you post that I have tried fits me sooooo well. I guess we have similar body types even though I’m a little taller. I love it! I needed a wardrobe update so I scrolled through your blogs the other day and just ordered the last several items you have posted! And now I’ll have to add these leggings. Ha! I love your blog. Thank you as always for a great post.

  7. I love the Born boots. I own several pairs of Born shoes and a pair of their boots. They are comfortable and fashionable. I also bought a few of the Lush t-shirts. I think I like them just as much as my Madewell t-shirts. Cheryl

  8. Ok. You’ve inspired me. I never thought I would try these but I totally am! I love your blog and all your style inspiration!!

    1. Yesssss! This made my day! I am soooo happy that I’ve inspired you to try something out of your comfort zone!

  9. I thought so as well on a video on her instragram, esp bc (like me) she talks with her eyebrows and forehead. 🙂 I get it done, but hers looks really natural (if she got it done;)) because she still has some ceases on the forehead. Ali-if you did get it done, please tell. Would love to know!

    1. Same here! I put them on to model these outfit but it was soooo hot out!!! I’m looking forward to the cooler weather 🙂

  10. Love these looks! Especially the last one! Everything you put together is always so cute! Definitely puts me in the mood to start shopping for fall! 🙂

  11. We’ve had some over 100 degree weather this week, where I live, so fall clothes are not on my mind right now LOL… but these outfit ideas are super cute!!! I am soaking up these last weeks of summer and sunshine (I love the sunshine and summer time!!!) before Fall/Winter time come (which I love too!!!). To each their own, huh? 🙂

  12. Love love love all these styles and look! The ensemble is easy on the eyes. Simple yet stylish and elegant. These faux leather leggings is definitely a must-have. Can’t get over that beautiful fringed crossover bag too.

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