Over the past several years, I’m sure you’ve seen me rock my favorite faux leather pants and leggings on repeat. And now that we’re in the thick of the cold seasons again, I’m excited to break them out. I love how they can look more elevated than jeans depending on how you style them – but they can also toughen up an outfit. They’re also available at an array of price points from designer pieces at Nordstrom and Saks to affordable options that are just as stylish at Abercrombie and Mango. The beauty of faux leather pants is that it doesn’t take much effort to pull them together. Ahead, I’ve got 7 foolproof ways you can wear them now.
Sentaler Coat (better for budget here) | Commando Turtleneck Bodysuit (wearing an XS) | Commando Faux Leather Leggings (wearing a S) | Paris Texas Croc-Effect Boots (runs TTS, better for budget here) | Saint Laurent ICare Maxi Tote | Saint Laurent Logo Sunglasses
Matching Coat & Boots
When you’re in the mood to take casual dressing up a notch, team the sleek bottoms with a long coat and matching boots. This combo is my favorite because it will keep you warm and snug without piling on too many heavy layers. To really amp it up, opt for high-contrast colors like black and white or red and beige.
Tularosa Cardigan (exact color sold out, similar here and here) | Kyria Corset Bralette | Zara Tan Faux Leather Pants (similar here) | YSL Brooch | Louis Vuitton Toiletry Pouch 26 | Christian Louboutin White Pumps (similar here, better for budget here)
Date Night Ready
If fall and winter is all about textures, then I can’t think of a better way to contrast your faux leather pants than with a cozy sweater and lace corset. The hint of romance is so fitting for a night out on the town.
Tularosa Shearling Biker Jacket (also here and here) | Lovers + Friends Sweater | Mother Faux Leather Pants (also here) | Louis Vuitton Toiletry Pouch 26 | Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps | Saint Laurent YSL Sunglasses
There are so many different colors popping up in faux leather pants this season. My absolute favorite has to be chocolate brown. Just pair with a white sweater and sherpa jacket for the ultimate Thanksgiving look.
Back to Basics
You also can’t go wrong with the basics. A camel coat, ivory sweater and classic mules look seasonless and can carry you from work to the weekend in a pinch. If you want to update the leggings, straight-leg leather pants would work just as well. I’m loving this pair.
Besides faux leather pants, striped sweaters have risen to necessity status this season. They make a flawless match for the edgy bottoms. Simply add a trench coat for that Parisian chic vibe.
No matter your pick of silhouette, faux leather pants are incredibly versatile to dress up or down. With a turtleneck bodysuit and blazer, you have a business casual look that works for meetings, coffee dates and spontaneous dinners. You can then spruce up the neutral base with a bold colored bag.
Similar Revolve Mesh Bodysuit | Similar Corset Top | BlankNYC Faux Leather Pants (wearing a 25, size up) | Christian Louboutin White Pumps (similar here, better for budget here) | Saint Laurent Sunglasses | Saint Laurent Sunset Bag
Party Season Attire
The edgy bottoms can step up all your holiday party looks too. They’re the ideal match for sultry sheer tops. Finish off the look with pointed-toe heels and you’re all set for a night of cocktails and dancing.