Leather pants – and the more commonly seen fall 2012 trend, leather leggings – are slick, sexy, and most times vixenish, but they do not have to be reserved for those nights out at the Dream Hotel a la Olivia Newton John in Greece type of occasions. Leather pants are so cool for day time and we show you below how we’d wear ’em.
Effortlessly chic attire for day is a cinch when you have a statement piece that is paired with a staple piece. In our case, the statement piece is the jacket and the staple piece is the leather trouser. The leather pant is a wonderful basic to invest in, because not only is it a simple black pant, but it’s also got an extra edge because of the leather aspect. Some days, it’s fun to feel like Kim Kardashian, but sometimes you just want to be casual like Kate Moss, so a leather trouser, rather than a leather legging, is the way to go.
A few tips on leather pants: look for “leather track pants” or “leather jogging pants” which are naturally more casual and a looser fit than a skintight leather legging. It may help you to think of leather trousers more like you would jeans, which can be worn many different ways and all the time! See JBrand for many great style options.
The “mixed media” or duo fabric tweed jacket we’re wearing below is by Son Jung Wan from her fall 2012 runway collection. The details on this jacket are incredible! The tweed has silver metallic threads woven through for a brocade-like effect and the braided sweater sleeve says, “I am so casual“. The back of the jacket buttons to the top so you can play around with how much you want to button-up or un-button. We’ve added a fur shrug with sequin details for added warmth, also by Son Jung Wan. The rhinestone crystal smoking slippers, by Sam Edelman, are needed to balance the tweed jacket and leather pant. A silk, white ruffled blouse is worn underneath with a Chanel crystal flower chain belt wraped around the waist. The Chanel CCs and the large brooch-like rose at the back take the place of the brooch worn typically on the lapel of a jacket.
Son Jung Wan’s Fall 2012 Collection is available at Catherina in Oakmont, PA and Miss Jackson’s in Tulsa, OK.
Silver Tweed Jacket: $825 | Fur Shrug: $880
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