How to Style Faux Leather Leggings

November 4, 2016

I thought we might as well talk about how to style faux leather leggings since I keep wearing them. To be honest, I have never been a huge legging fan. That is until I snagged a faux leather pair. Somehow they instantly add some edge while simultaneously being the most comfortable thing ever. If that isn’t a win, I don’t know what is. Here’s the truth: you can really style them with anything! I recently wore them with an embroidered tunic (post here), and I have a post coming up with a plaid top as well. Any looser, longer fitting piece on top will make the look and slim your legs all at the same time.

Today I styled my faux leather leggings with a black tunic blouse (non-maternity and the same as the white version I shared here), the coolest ombre style cardigan, and my over the knee boots. A cardigan is an easy layering piece that covers a little more if you are so inclined. Scroll down for more styling options. If you’re in the market for a faux leather pair, I bought mine at Forever21 last year. This pair is almost exact. After baby, I am buying the Spanx pair. I had heard great things and tried them on in-store. I need a little more give at the moment, but they are suuuppper flattering.

How to Style Faux Leather Leggings – with a cardigan and over the knee boots

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How to Style Faux Leather Leggings – with a tunic and ankle boots (post here)


How to Style Faux Leather Leggings – with a long sweater (post here from last year)


How to Style Faux Leather Leggings – with a short dress (post here from last year)


How to Style Faux Leather Leggings

Faux Leather Leggings: Forever21 or Spanx // Black Tunic // Ombre Cardigan c/o Style & Co via Macy’s (available in multiple colors) // OTK Boots: Stuart Weitzman (budget option) // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff c/o Shopbop // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban via Ditto’s Endless Eyewear Program – get your first month free with code STRAIGHTASTYLE

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  • Reply Natali November 4, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Oh yes, cardigan and over the knee boots or with a cute floral tunic is the way I’d style those leggings too. 🙂
    Have a great weekend beauty!

  • Reply Jacquard Flower November 4, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Love the leggings they give a great look with dresses and the tunic and cardigan. Have a lovely weekend.
    Gemma x

  • Reply Jodie Filogomo November 4, 2016 at 9:00 am

    I actually was wanting a pair of these, but then that small voice in the back of my head said, “you’re too old for those”. They just look so interesting…like you have got tons of moxie!!

  • Reply Public Lives, Secret Recipes November 4, 2016 at 8:53 am

    That sweater looks so cozy & cute!! xo

  • Reply Blaire Bingham November 4, 2016 at 8:48 am

    All of these looks are so chic Amy! I love leather leggings this time of year and into the winter months. It definitely ups any fashion game!

    xo, Whitney and Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  • Reply Dora Toubanaki November 4, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I love leather leggings! I threw away my old pair and need a new one now!

  • Reply theblackblush blog November 4, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Love this look! So comfy and stylish! The boots are awesome!

    The Black Blush

  • Reply Aracely November 4, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Love how you styled your leggings! They are so comfy, I heard about the spanx pair being super comfortable. I’ll have to check them out.

  • Reply Rachel Spross November 4, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I love all of these looks! Faux leather leggings are such a great, versatile piece to have in your wardrobe. Great post 🙂


  • Reply Lucy Mitchell November 4, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Outfits look great. Love the pairings and those light grey boots are gorgeous
    Sunset Desires

  • Reply Britney November 4, 2016 at 7:38 am

    I love your ombre cardigan. Black and grey is a combo that I’ve always loved. I’ve also really been loving the faux leather leggings, but I’m afraid to try it myself. I especially like how you styled them with that long sweater. So chic!

  • Reply Kelly Kalinkewicz November 4, 2016 at 7:01 am

    LOVE this outfit! That cardigan is so adorable and looks super cozy! I surprisingly don’t own a pair of faux leather leggings but now I want some!

  • Reply Living on Cloud Nine November 4, 2016 at 6:51 am

    I do not own a pair of faux leather leggings but now I really want a pair. You look so chic and cozy!!! You style them perfectly and you look pretty, pretty, pretty!! happy weekend mama!!

  • Reply Biana Perez November 4, 2016 at 6:20 am

    First step for me – buying some faux leather leggings – you’ve definitely pushed that to the top of the buy list for me! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply margot November 4, 2016 at 6:01 am

    Nice outfits ! I love the way you stylized theses faux leather leggings !
    Seems perfect for the fall !

  • Reply Francesca Gori November 4, 2016 at 5:58 am

    I love all your Style…but the faux leather leggings are my favorite!

  • Reply Zorica November 4, 2016 at 5:09 am

    So many interesting styles
    Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Rachel November 4, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Faux leather leggings are my favorite! I’m actually looking for a new pair, so I will have to check out the ones from Spanx. I love how you styled them with the OTK boots. That cardigan looks so comfy — love the ombre! Have a great weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  • Reply Rachelle November 4, 2016 at 5:07 am

    I just got the spanx faux leather leggings and cannot wait. I’m not huge on leggings either.


  • Reply Rosanna Briguglio November 4, 2016 at 4:59 am

    I haven’t worn my leather leggings in ages! Thanks for the tips!
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Rosanna x

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