Leather pants are a wardrobe staple in the closets of trendsetters. They’re versatile, unique, and perfect for making a statement, both when you’re going out to grab drinks with friends or just running errands around town.
Of course, this amazing piece of clothing can be difficult to work into an outfit, especially if you don’t have much experience with it. But what’s great about leather pants is that there are so many ways to wear them—you can make them super casual or really dressy depending on your mood. The best part is that they can show off your personality and sense of style without being too over-the-top (unless you want to go for that look). So let’s take a look at some options below!
Pair your leather pants with a neutral-colored top.
When it comes to choosing the perfect top for your leather pants, you can’t go wrong with a neutral color. You don’t want to pair black leather pants with a black shirt or other dark-colored clothing. It’s going to look like an all-black outfit, and what’s the point of wearing leather pants in that case?
Instead, go for something more neutral—think white sweaters, nude shirts, tan blouses, cream shirts. That way, the focus will be on your fabulous leather pants. A different texture or pattern on top adds visual interest without taking away from your famous bottom half. If it’s summertime and you’re not in the mood for wearing a shirt at all (which is totally fine!), then make sure that whatever you’re wearing on top still works with your leather trousers.
Accessorize with a bold or colorful scarf.
Your leather pants look so good with a pop of color. Try adding a bold or colorful scarf to your outfit – it’s an easy way to add a little something special and really stand out.
You can show off the scarf by wearing it around your neck, or use it to hide a bad hair day. Don’t have time for another shower? Cover your unbrushed hair with a cute scarf and no one will ever know! It’s also a great way to add some warmth on those cold days when you just don’t feel like putting too much effort into your outfit but still want to look stylish.
Keep the rest of your outfit simple.
Now is the time to keep things simple. It’s important not to overdo it with layers, accessories, and fabric choices. There are a lot of different elements that can be pulled from this look: the leather pants (duh), the gold statement earrings, maybe even the stacked rings. But what makes this outfit work so well is that it doesn’t try to do too much.
By keeping everything else simple and classic (a plain white tee, black strappy heels), it lets the best part of this outfit shine: those amazing leather pants!
Choose a loose, soft-fitting top that is in the same color family as your leather pants.
To help your leather pants make more of a statement, you should wear them with a top that is loose fitting. A baggy top will allow the leather pants to stand out, whereas a tight top would detract from the pants and make the outfit look too busy and overdone. To further simplify your look, choose a soft-fitting top in the same color family as your leather pants. This way, you create a streamlined look where all of the colors match or closely match each other. For instance, if you were wearing brown leather pants with a sage green shirt, they wouldn’t be too far apart on the color wheel and could work well together (green and brown are considered analogous colors).
If you don’t want to go for an all-brown or -black palette, then it’s fine to choose another neutral shade like grey or white. It’s also acceptable to try out bright colors like reds or yellows so long as they aren’t aggressive neon tones. The key is to always stay away from very bright colors like neon yellow because those don’t mesh well with dark shades such as black. Or if you did wear black and yellow together in this case—it might be difficult for others to focus on anything except that color combination!
Wear similar colors throughout one half of your outfit, while wearing a different yet complementary color on the other half.
Here’s an easy way to make sure you always look put-together:
For most outfits, wear a similar color on one side of your body and another complementary color on the other side. For example, if you’re wearing a yellow tank top with orange leather pants, then you want to balance it out by wearing something blue or purple on the other half of your body. If that sounds like too much yellow, don’t worry—you can also do blue and green or yellow and orange. You get the idea!
Make sure that your outfit is well-balanced by paying close attention to proportion and fit.
- Proportion, in the context of fashion, refers to the combination of shapes and sizes of the items comprising an outfit.
- Fit is how well an item of clothing fits your body.
- If you want to wear leather pants and look good doing it, you’ll need to make sure that your outfit is well-balanced by paying close attention to proportion and fit. With proportion, there are no absolutes; what looks good on one person may not look as good on another person. Generally speaking, though, try not to create outfits that are visually top-heavy or bottom-heavy by combining very loose tops with very tight bottoms (or vice versa). Also try to avoid oversize hats unless you’re going for a clownish look. As for fit, if your leather pants aren’t hugging your body properly then they’re either too loose or too tight. You can identify which problem is occurring based on where the bagginess begins: if it starts at the waistline then they’re likely too big overall; conversely, if they start billowing halfway down then they’re probably just too big in the legs.
Purchase a tank top that fits snugly against your body, and wear it with a pair of skinny leather pants.
For a more casual look, try wearing a tank top with your leather pants for men. Choose a tank top that fits snugly against your body, but not so tight it’s uncomfortable. If you’re wearing skinny leather pants, choose a long tank top so that you aren’t showing too much skin between the bottom of the tank and waistband of the pants. Slip into some ballet flats or Converse high-tops to complete this chill look.
Consider pairing your black leather pants with bright colors or pastel hues so that you will stand out from the crowd.
The best rule for pairing leather pants with other items is to tone down colors and textures so you don’t look like a rock star. If you are wearing colored leather leggings, pair it with a neutral-colored top such as white or grey. Leather leggings can be paired with a chunky sweater, but make sure the colors are muted and the sweater isn’t too heavy. The same tips apply when wearing black leather pants: pair it with bright colors such as purple or pink, or pastel hues in subdued fabrics such as silk or linen.
Don’t be afraid to experiment!
Don’t be afraid to experiment! Seeing how leather works with different clothes is all about the fun of getting dressed—try combining leather pants with a button-down shirt for an androgynous, rocker look, or try them with a white t-shirt for that classic look. There are so many ways to wear leather pants in your everyday life. If you’re just starting out, it’s best to stick to outfits that seem more natural and comfortable to you; however, as you get more experienced wearing leather pants, feel free to try on radical new looks. The most important part is finding what makes you happy!
Let’s review the main points:
- Leather pants are in style this season.
- They can be dressed up or down.
- The trick is to balance them with other items in your outfit, such as a chunky sweater or loose blouse.
That’s it! You should now have everything you need to rock leather pants like a fashionista.
Have you ever worn leather before? It’s a tricky material. On paper, it sounds like it shouldn’t work—it’s thick, clunky, and heavy—but in practice it looks great.
However, pairing your leather pants with the right accessories can be a difficult endeavor. You want to make sure that your overall look is balanced and that none of the elements are too overpowering or too muted. It can be tricky to find an appropriate balance between the boldness of leather and the subtlety of other materials.
One thing you should consider when deciding what to wear with leather pants is whether they’re real or not: real leather usually requires more attention than faux leather because it tends to have a shinier finish which may reflect light in ways that could draw attention away from your outfit as a whole.
If you are wearing real leather pants, try pairing them with something that has similar shine but less texture so there isn’t too much contrast between the two pieces.”