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Under $100/ Trends/ Fashion / 23 Sep, 2021

How to Style Patent Leather Leggings


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a camel blazer coat with vinyl leggings and tan suede bootiesIt’s that time of the year to break out your favorite faux leather leggings. They’re the perfect alternative to yoga pants and denim if you love that edgy chic look. You guys know I swear by my Spanx and Commando leather leggings and have shared countless ways to wear them (HERE and HERE). However, you should also consider adding patent leather leggings to your stash. They can be intimidating to wear, but when you finally get around to trying them, you’ll get addicted. I love that they’re comfy, flattering, and warm – always taking an outfit to the next level. If you have any issues with squeaking, just add some vaseline between your thighs and you’re set. Ahead, I’m sharing some of my favorite ways to weave them into your fall looks. 

fashion blogger wearing an anine bing kaia houndstooth blazer for fallAnine Bing Houndstooth Blazer (also here) | Commando Bodysuit | Commando Patent Leather Leggings | Saint Laurent Sunglasses (similar here) | Similar Chanel 19 Shearling Bag (better for budget here) | AllSaints Combat Boots

1. Blazer Coat & Combat Boots

Patent leather leggings have a certain cool-girl edge to them. I love playing on that vibe by pairing them with combat boots. To bring back a sophisticated touch that gets you date night ready, add a blazer coat in a plaid or tweed texture.


fashion blogger wearing patent leather pants and an oversized button up top from nordstromGood American Oversized Shirt (also here and here) | Commando Patent Leather Leggings | Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps (better for budget here) | Givenchy Antigona Handbag | Saint Laurent Sunglasses (similar here)

2. Oversized Button Down Shirt

Patent leather leggings are super tight and slimming. Take advantage of the opportunity to toy with proportion by throwing on an oversized button down shirt and sleek pumps. It’s so simple yet so chic.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a plaid blazer from express and patent leather leggingsSimilar Plaid Blazer | Revolve Vintage Band Tee (similar here and here) | Commando Patent Leather Leggings | Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps (better for budget here) | Amazon Sunglasses | Louis Vuitton Toiletry Pouch 26

3. Plaid Blazer & Graphic Tee

Leggings tend to feel like athleisure, but you can easily tame that look with a plaid blazer, vintage band tee, and heels. This is a combination I’d wear for a night out or casual dinner date.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing patent leather leggings and a camel fuzzy sweater from revolveRevolve Camel Sweater | Commando Patent Leather Leggings | Revolve Tan Suede Booties | Gucci Belt | Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Mini Backpack | Aviator Sunglasses

4. Neutral Sweater & Matching Booties

The high-shine effect of patent leather leggings presents a great time to add other textural elements too. A chunky knit sweater or fuzzy texture tones down the sleek leather finish. Complete the outfit with booties in a color that matches your sweater.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing nike sneakers and patent leather pantsSimilar Shearling Biker Jacket | Anine Bing Sweatshirt |  Commando Patent Leather Leggings | Similar Nike Sneakers | NY Yankees Cap | Givenchy Antigona Handbag

5. Biker Jacket, Graphic Sweatshirt & Sneakers

You can definitely rock patent leather leggings as an off-duty, street wear look. When I’m traveling or running out for coffee, I’ll pair them with high-top sneakers, a graphic sweatshirt and biker jacket. The result is a casual athleisure fit taken up a notch.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a plaid shacket with patent leather leggings in jackson hole wyomingGoodnight Maracroon Plaid Shirt Jacket | Commando Vinyl Leggings | Chanel 19 Shearling Handbag (better for budget here) | Similar Faux Fur Baseball Cap | Similar Combat Boots

6. Shacket & Lug Sole Boots

A foolproof outfit any girl can pull off is patent leather leggings with the ever-trending shacket and lug sole boots. It’s a fun statement look that you can wear to the mountains or while visiting a new city.


xo, Maria

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