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11 Leather Leggings Outfit Ideas

by Geneve Anderson - Copywriter

Here’s the thing, there’s no denying that leather leggings are the epitome of cool. It’s no wonder why they’ve always been a favourite of bikers, celebrities and rock stars alike. These days though, you don’t need to ride a motorcycle or be in a band in order to wear coated faux-leather leggings . At first glance, they might seem to look a bit intimidating, but once you get to know them, you’ll soon realise that they’re easier to pull off than you think. The outfit opportunities are endless and they’re a great substitute to your skinny jeans. Plus, when the temperature drops, leather leggings keep your legs nice and toasty.

Need some inspiration to get you started? Keep scrolling as we’ve rounded up the best looks that show you what to wear with leather leggings. Get ready to have some serious fashion moments a lá Sandy 2.0 from Grease…

1. A Biker Jacket & White T-Shirt

For the ultimate model-off-duty style, we love how Miranda Kerr is rocking a biker jacket with her black leather leggings outfit. Basics will never fall short as adding a plain white tee into the mix rounds off the look nicely. On brighter days, sunglasses always add that extra touch of cool.

2. A Printed T-Shirt & Knee-High Boots

There’s something about knee-high boots that instantly takes any look to a whole new level. It’s no wonder why Kate Bosworth decided to style her pair with leather leggings. Opting for a cool photograph printed T-shirt like we see here is a great way to make a statement if you’re not in the mood for the same old basics.

3. A Puffer Jacket & Crop Top

Kim Kardashian always seems to love wearing a puffer jacket, doesn’t she? Bundling up in this super-cosy and super-stylish layer is never a bad choice during the winter months. To go for a more elevated version of the athleisure look, opt for a crop top and heels like Kim K classically does.

4. A Dogtooth Coat & Chelsea Boots

Monochrome never fails in creating the perfect fashion moment. Deepika Padukone shows us how to style leather leggings with a classic dogtooth coat, thus making it a go-to layering option. On colder days, you can always rely on a pair of easy-to-wear Chelsea boots to round off the outfit.

5. A Faux Fur Coat & Quilted Handbag

It’s never a bad thing to stand out for all the right reasons. Here we see Nicky Hilton Rothschild making a killer statement in an animal print faux-fur coat and showing us how to wear leather leggings. On the go? Pairing a cute quilted handbag with this look goes a long way.

6. A Cable Knit Jumper & Heeled Boots

Don’t be afraid to combine different textures when planning your leather leggings outfit. Soft and snuggle-worthy knitwear is especially welcomed when the temperature drops. Throwing on a cable-knit jumper like Katie Holmes allows you to look stylish and feel cosy. Elevate the look with some chic heeled boots.

7. A Stripe Top & Pops of Colour

With this classic black-and-white stripe top, Vogue Williams is giving us great inspo on tops to go with leather leggings. Want to break up the monochrome shades? Mood-boosting bright pink accessories are always a good way to add pops of colour to your outfit. Also, can we just say that Vogue’s handbag is some serious eye candy…

8. A Bomber Jacket & Chunky Trainers

Take note from Jennifer Lopez and pair your leather leggings with a bomber jacket and chunky trainers on casual days. Perfect for when you’re quickly heading out to go to your local supermarket, this outfit is not only easy to put together, but also gives off serious street-style vibes.

9. A Nice Top & Heeled Sandals

Because we’ve been at home a lot more these days, sometimes it’s just nice to swap the loungewear for something a bit fancier even if you are indoors (kitchen disco, anyone?). Ashley Graham shows us what dressy tops to wear with leather leggings by choosing this sleek button-up number. Adding the final touches with heeled sandals channels effortless sophistication.

10. A Shacket & Trainers

Comfort is key with this leather leggings styling inspo. Shay Mitchell reaches for relaxed layers with a loose-fitting shacket. Sporty trainers are also a must to complete any laid-back look. We also couldn’t help but notice the cute water bottle that she’s carrying - always good to stay hydrated.

11. A Logo T-Shirt & Court Shoes

Nicky Hilton Rothschild proves to us, once again, how she’s (absolutely) nailed leather leggings styling. Got something to say? Let a selfie-worthy logo T-shirt do the talking like her. Court shoes add that little touch of glam to any outfit. Get ready to upload this look as your next Instagram post – likes pending…