Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fall 2013 Trend: Leather leggings from day to night

Happy mid week, ladies!

I am teaming up with 5 other fashion bloggers for a fun collaboration. Over the next 6 weeks, we will be showing you our takes on the latest trends. This week's topic is leather. Leather has been a Fall trend for several years now, and it is a no brainer that it is back this year. From leather panel leggings to a leather jacket, it seems that leather is popping up anywhere and everywhere this season. Add a leather accent of two, and you'll be chic and stylish this season.

Top : Christine from The Fashion Pledge / Christine from Petite Hues / Fallon from Sage + Sparkle
Bottom : Kileen from cute + little / Olivia from The Corporate Catwalk / Sydney from Sydney's Fashion Diary

I chose a pair of leather leggings as my styling piece. I bought them from Express last year but they've been sitting in my closet unworn. When it comes to leggings, I have 2 general rules. Rule #1: They should be form-fitting but not skin-tight. Leggings tend to be less forgiving in general so pay close attention to your undergarments when wearing them out out in public. Rule # 2: Whatever top you're wearing should cover your behind.

What I am wearing:
Bottom: Express scuba front leggings - size XS
Blazer: Banana Republic blazer
Shoes: Ann Tayor perfect leather pumps
Shirt: H&M (buy similar here or here)
Watch: Michael Kors 5128
Sunglasses: Prada 17OS
Clutch: Topshop (buy similar here)

While outfit # 1 is perfect for a date night, leather leggings can also be worn more casually during the day. Pair them with a slouchy tee and your favorite denim jacket for a chic casual outfit to run errands. Truth be told, I meant to pair with outfit with a pair of flats but forgot to bring them to the location but you got the idea =)

What I am wearing:
Bottom: Express scuba front leggings - size XS
Tee: Forever 21 v-neck tee
Pumps: Ann Taylor perfect leather pumps
Bag: Longchamp Planetes
Sunglasses: LOFT
Jacket: H&M (buy similar here)

Leather leggings are very versatile. As you can see here, they can certainly be dressed up or dressed down for the occasion. Not to mention they are super comfortable and add instant chic to any outfit. I hope to inspire you to try this trend. Don't forget to visit other bloggers to see how they style their leather pieces.


Gina Daily said...

Ah, this post comes at a perfect time. :) I've been thinking about getting the Scuba leggings at Express but on the fence because I didn't know how many ways I would be able to wear them. Thanks for the extra inspiration...I think you just pushed me over the edge! Looking forward to checking out your collaborators. :)

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DD said...

Sydney I love how you paired the leather leggings. I have a pair of leather leggings from Asos since last year in my closest and I have yet to wear them without feeling "tacky" but your options are very stylish so might bring them out after all :)

Linh N.L. said...

Great outfit ideas Sydney. I wish people would be mindful when wearing something tight like leather leggings to cover their bottoms. Thanks for sharing!

-Linh N.

Always Maylee said...

I LOVE your leather leggings. You look absolutely gorgeous!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

The Fashion Pledge said...

I love how you showed a day to night transition for your leather piece! Leather leggings are also a must-have in my book :) You and your pictures are so gorgeous - can't wait for the rest of our collab! Have a great day Sydney!


Inge Jane said...

Both of these outfits look great. You kept the leather leggings totally classy.

Unknown said...

How fun! Leather leggings are a true classic--I'm still wearing the ones I bought last year!

Sheila said...

You look great in those leather leggings!! I'm jealous! :)

xo - Sheila

Fallon Carmichael | Sage + Sparkle said...

Sydney - I love the day to night look and I agree, leather leggings are a must as they are so versatile!

Looking forward to the next 5 weeks!


fabulouspetite said...

Sydney, you are rocking this leggings and you look great in them. What a great collaboration with fellow petites.


Julie said...

I LOVE this post! You look incredible in leather leggings!

xx, julie

Kileen said...

wow, what a great look with leather leggings! i love how you transitioned it from day to night.

cute & little

Cassandra Too said...

LOve the day look better but you did a great job with the styling! :D

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lisacng said...

Good tip to cover up the bum! Definitely classy ways to wear them! I love both looks, especially the HM top in the date night outfit!

Unknown said...

Highfive for styling the same item! I love how you did a day to night look, it just shows how versatile these leggings can be and I agree that the top should definitely be long enough to cover the behind. I'm looking forward to next week's collab, have a great weekend Sydney! :)

Courtney said...

Just found your blog looking up the express scuba leggings. I really want them, I wasn't sure if they were meant to look like leather though from the website image. Anyways, I'm glad I found your blog! I love it! Will definitely be following along :)