How to Wear Leather Leggings

H&M leather leggings, Burberry scarf, leather pants
I've worn these leather pants probably over a hundred times. Here are just three examples from previous blog posts: Neutral Colours & Geometric Print, Leather on Leather Outfit, and 2013 Trend: The Baseball Cap. For me, leather pants/leggings are super versatile because they work with almost everything I already own. Ideally, I'd like a Helmut Lang pair, but this <$40 H&M pair (old) will do. :D

Which outfit is your favourite?

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For work, I usually wear my leather pants with a boyfriend-style blazer to offset the casual "toughness" of the leather. Adding heels and a statement necklace will create a more polished look in a professional environment.

Silence & Noise boyfriend blazer (via UO) • Zara statement necklace and mid-heel court shoes • Babaton tee (via Aritzia)

I originally wanted to do this post styling leather pants and a simple button down shirt in multiple ways, but decided to diversify it a bit. (This is why you see the same white shirt in three of the looks above.) For fall/winter layering, this outfit is actually pretty warm. I like to fold the cuffs over the sweater and pop the collar a tiny bit.

Gap cable knit sweater • Tommy Hilfiger Oxford Shirt (white)Alexander Wang Rockie bag (Tundra) • Zara patent slippers (similar)

For casual days, a simple t-shirt will look great with a pair of leather pants. I'm wearing the cutest Marvel tee (close-up) that I found at Target this past summer. Top this outfit off with a hat and MORE leather and you have the perfect "model off-duty" outfit!

H&M pompom hat • Target Marvel teeeBay faux leather jacket • Zara mid-heel court shoes

This is probably the most basic outfit in this blog post. Wearing a simple blouse (long enough to cover the bum if you're wearing leggings) with your leather bottoms is the easiest way to style them without putting much effort into it.

Tommy Hilfiger Oxford Shirt (white) Balenciaga Classic City BagVince Camuto Hawn ankle boots (black)

This might be my favourite outfit here because of the fall layering and mix of patterns.The layers create an overall "softer" look than some of the other outfits I posted above.

Burberry wool scarfZara short army green parka • Tommy Hilfiger Oxford Shirt (white)Balenciaga Classic City Bag Halogen Marlie calf-hair pumps (leopard print)

Take a look at my previous style guides

P.S. I'm starting to list more items for sale as I clear out my closet/house. Follow @shopjessydust for listings and email me if you have any questions! 


  1. Super cute! I definitely want to buy a pair of these! Great ideas ;)

    Jennifer Ashley

  2. I love all of these looks! I have a pair of similar pants so its super helpful to see outfit ideas like this. Thanks :-)

    1. Yay! Hope you got a couple of new ideas from this post. : )

  3. Awesome...such great looks...very inspirational!

  4. I love 4 and 5 the most, chic and cool without trying too hard . All of the looks are great, though. Nice work!

    1. Thanks Leanne! #5 is probably my favourite, too. : )

  5. Great looks Jessy! Leather Leggings are my go to this time of the year. They go with everything

  6. Love the looks! First is my fav. Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know on my blog where you're following and I'll follow right back! xo

  7. I like the second outfit.

  8. Love that leather jacket! Can you share the ebay seller? I'm super petite and it's been hard looking for one that fits nicely

  9. Hi Lise! Unfortunately, this jacket isn't on eBay anymore. Multiple people have asked me for a link and I'm so sad that I can't share it! If I find it anywhere else, I'll update my readers for sure. : )

  10. I like your 5th outfit. I unquestionably need to purchase a couple of these leather leggins for my wife! Awesome thoughts