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How to find the perfect leather pants

19th June, 2017
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Leather pants are always on high rotation for me throughout winter as they’re easy to dress up or down and are also super comfortable and cosy–a must when the weather is cool. Finding the perfect pair of leather pants was a shopping coup for me as I looked high and low for just the right fit and style for my shape for ages and it involved trying lots of different brands until I eventually zeroed in on The One. If you’re currently hunt on a pair for yourself there are a few things to keep in mind…

Be prepared to try on lots of different pairs

Leather pants can be a little tricky to shop for online as the fit is so crucial so I highly recommend trying them on in real life. A pair with panelling is slightly easier to mould to different body shapes so might be a little more forgiving but if you’re after leggings style pants like the pair I’m wearing above then you definitely need to make an effort to fit them in-store. Also try a range of different brands as the cut can vary slightly from label to label.

The more snug leather pants are the better

Ensure that any pair of leather pants you try on are perfectly fitted and there are no wrinkles or gathering of material because if they’re baggy they don’t look right. Look for a leather that doesn’t stretch because while you’re in the store they might be tight but then after a month of having them they can become really baggy at the knees which is not the fit you’re going for. Opt for a leather that’s quite sturdy yet comfortable. They’re meant to feel like a second skin but not so tight you’re in danger of splitting them with the slightest of movements!

Consider high waisted

I always go for a high waisted leggings style because I find my hips keep them up. If they’re low waisted they’re continuously sliding down and it looks really loose and baggy around the waist. Remember you’re after a snug and firm fit.

Get them tailored

Don’t be afraid to get leather pants altered. If you’ve found the perfect pair but they’re too long don’t let that deter you. You can definitely get them taken up but it’s just a matter of finding a trusted tailor to do it. Always make sure that your pants hit just at the ankle bone for the most flattering fit.

Shop around

Good quality leather pants can be expensive, often costing a hundreds of dollars. This is why it’s important to find the right pair then shop around to determine whether it may be cheaper to buy it online or in store. Take note of the style you’re after and pinpoint the retailers that stock them then be vigilant about checking on upcoming sales. By going to a little more effort you could save yourself a fair bit of money in the process.

Tell me- will you be shopping for leather pants this season?
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Wardrobe Must-Have: Leather Pants

20th July, 2016

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Looking to add a little bit of luxe into your winter wardrobe? Say hello to your new best friend – leather pants!

This versatile staple can add a bit of edge to your look and can easily be dressed up or down whether you choose to wear it with a classic white t-shirt or a loose knit. Topping it with a blazer can easily give it some extra polish for an evening event whilst teaming it with sneakers makes it great for everyday casual wear.

Black leather pants will last the test of time but if you are daring enough to try some colour. It’s definitely one way to make a statement. Check out some of my favourite leather options below.

 

Classic Leather Pants over $500

Classic Leather Pants Under $500

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Coloured leather over $500

Coloured leather under $500

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Shop the look: Leather Pants

24th April, 2014

Leather pants are a winter essential and I couldn’t live without mine! They are comfortable and fashionable and you can mix and match them with so many items already in your wardrobe. They can be dressed up and dressed down and they can be worn for both evening and day occasions so that is why you can never go wrong. Here are some of my favourite options for this season…

 

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