Leather Leggings: Would You Wear Them?
We here at Shoppersbase thought we’d seen the last of leggings, once the signature look of punks and rockers alike. But fashion houses are deeming these new reworked leggings as a ‘style saviour’ and it seems that our celebrity chums can’t get enough of them. It all started back in 2007 when The Row and Haider Ackermann decided a resurgence with a twist was due, and gave the catwalk a spray on skin design which replaced traditional denim.
Since then our very own Alexander McQueen and Victoria Beckham have reworked the classic legging and created pairs made from the best quality leather, giving any outfit an instant edgy and vamped up gothic feel. Celebrities are teaming them with tailored jackets, ankle boots, their favourite designer bags and statement necklaces. But would you wear them? Here’s our pick of the crop from net-a-porter.com.
Victoria Beckham Denim – Mid-rise leather leggings – £1,100
Ensure a sleek silhouette with Victoria Beckham Denim’s mid-rise leather leggings. In a fall-perfect burgundy hue, this second-skin pair will give every look cool-girl status – wear them downtown with a chunky sweater and studded slippers.
Les Chiffoniers – Two-tone leather leggings – £790
Sculpt a sleek silhouette with Les Chiffoniers’ stretch-leather leggings. In a sophisticated palette of petrol-blue and ink, this spray-on pair is guaranteed to make a statement. Wear yours with wedge sneakers for day, or dress them up with glossy black accessories for a cool cocktail look.
Haider Ackermann – Suede leggings – £800
Haider Ackermann’s redwood-brown suede leggings are the ultimate anchor for fall attire. We love them most with a fitted jacket – balance the look with tough biker boots for the fashion pack’s favorite boy-meets-girl aesthetic.
Theyskens’ Theory – Pittell faux leather leggings – £195
Crafted from sleek faux leather, Theyskens’ Theory’s black ‘Pittell’ leggings will stylishly sculpt a streamlined silhouette. Play with proportions and team yours with a chunky-knit sweater for the chicest cold-weather look.
Faith Connexion – Stretch-leather skinny pants – £855
Master a super sleek silhouette in Faith Connexion’s skinny stretch-leather pants. In a rich indigo hue, this mid-rise style is a colorful way to update your off-duty look for the new season. Wear them with a tonal sweater and pointed pumps for a chic Saturday outfit.
Current/Elliott – The Ankle stretch-leather skinny pants – £930
Fashion’s favorite leather trend gets a shot of covetable L.A. cool with Current/Elliott’s wish list-worthy stretch skinny pants. We love the nod to fall’s utlitarian mood with the military-green hue, and will be wearing this close-fit pair with everything from slouchy sweaters to jersey tanks at cocktail hour.
Haider Ackermann – Stretch-suede leggings – £800
A firm favorite with fashion’s most fabulous, second-skin pants are a wardrobe essential, so work the look in Haider Ackermann’s stretch-suede leggings. Team this grape-hued pair with cozy layers and glossy black ankle boots for the chicest finish.