This Wardrobe Staple Is Our Go To For Fall Dressing, Year After Year

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In my household, we have a category of clothing called “fancy leggings.” A class completely separate from yoga duds and the stretchy cotton leggings worn at bedtime, fancy leggings shine during restaurant dinners, nights out, even work meetings.

And if the league had a royal family, leather leggings just might be the queen. Super comfy but unfailingly chic, the pants play well with fall boots, sweaters, and trenches. Try dressing ’em down, too (hey, I never said fancy leggings weren’t flexible!). Don your pair with sneakers, a white tee, and a denim jacket for an easy weekend outfit.

Sold, but not interested in shelling out hundreds for stretchy pants? Thanks to the wonders of improved fashion technology, faux leather is nearly indistinguishable from the real thing. You can hop on this timeless trend for less than the price of the girls’ lunch where you’ll inevitably be wearing them. 

Read on to shop our favorite faux leather leggings, just in time for cooler days.


Our Fave Faux Leather Leggings

Maybe you’ve spotted these babies on your Instagram feed — they boast droves of devotees thanks to their supportive waistband and sleek fit.

SHOP – $98

Hello, wildly affordable Spanx dupe. I like these polyester leggings’ slightly cropped length.

SHOP – $18

Snug, shiny, and on sale. Toss on a shacket with the leggings and you’ve got the simplest (and sharpest) fall outfit ever.

SHOP – $31.15

Moms-to-be can join the Spanx fan club, too! These pants’ bra-height elastic waistband cradles a growing bump.

SHOP – $110

In addition to standard length, these comfy pants work for a broad range of body sizes thanks to short, tall, and petite fits.

SHOP – $89

Tame from afar, tough up close. I’m a huge fan of these leggings’ cool faux-croc texture.

SHOP – $118

High-waisted and more matte than other pairs, H&M’s budget-friendly version is a great go-to for Saturday errand running. Pull ’em on with a cozy crewneck sweatshirt.

SHOP – $24.99

Try the trend in brown for an office-friendly look that goes with flowy button-downs and your favorite loafers.

brown leather leggings

SHOP – $89.95

Want to take fancy leggings up a notch into party pants? Go for an ultra-shiny patent version and add heels. Even better: these are on super-sale.

SHOP – $29.97

The subtle pleated detailing gives this take on the already-edgy leather legging extra street cred.

SHOP – $34.97


How do you style your faux leather leggings? What fall trend are you most excited to wear this season? Let us know in the comments!

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