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What to Wear With Leather Leggings: 20 Easy Outfit Ideas

what to wear with leather leggings

I’ve been a longtime fan of faux leather leggings—specifically this pair from Spanx—but it took me a while to figure how to style them. They’re not quite as easy to wear as a simple pair of jeans yet they go with everything and are a total closet staple (in my opinion).

Do you go with boots or flats? Sneakers or heels? Can you throw on a stiletto without looking like Sandy from Grease?

These are all very valid questions. If you’re wondering what to wear with leather leggings, not to worry. This guide has plenty of inspo for you!

What we’ll cover:

  • what tops to wear with leather leggings
  • how to wear boots with leather leggings
  • what to wear with leather leggings for a night out
  • which accessories to wear with leather leggings

I also have suggestions on the best (and most flattering) leather leggings that I’ve tried, depending on the look you’re going for.

Read on for a list of easy-to-pull-off leather legging outfit ideas.

What to Wear With Leather Leggings

Our Favorite Leather Leggings:


1. Leather leggings with knee-high boots.

You already know how I feel about my Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots—and they look amazing with a pair of leather leggings. It makes for a super easy, put-together look that’s ideal for cold weather.

Leather leggings with knee high boots
Photo Credit: @krystalschlegel

2. Leather leggings and a classic black turtleneck.

Nothing looks more chic than leather leggings paired with a simple black turtleneck, in my opinion. (Especially if you happen to be spending a weekend in NYC.) Add a hat to dress up the look. I love this one from Lack of Color.

Leather leggings and a classic black turtleneck.

3. Leather leggings with an oversized sweater.

The proportions of the looser-fitting sweater and tight pants are perfect, and it’s a flattering look for every body type. I love this cable-knit turtleneck sweater from Amazon.

leather leggings with an oversized sweater
Photo Credit: @nicoleeecutler

4. Leather leggings with a camel coat.

Wear your favorite faux leather leggings with a camel coat, blazer, or trench coat (I love this one that I found on Amazon!). A black turtleneck underneath makes the perfect base.

Add smoking slippers to keep it comfy.

amazon fashion fall blazer

5. Leather leggings with faux fur boots.

I wouldn’t have thought the combo of lace-up faux fur boots with moto leggings looked good together, but I tried it last winter on a girls trip to Park City, and I actually think it looks pretty cute!

Here’s a list of my favorite winter boots if you happen to be in the market.

faux fur boots winter outfit

6. Leather leggings with a plaid coat.

There’s something really sophisticated about a classic plaid coat, don’t you think? I like how it dresses up the casual look of a leather legging.

One of my favorite tricks: add a belt to your coat if you feel like it needs a bit of shape.

plaid coat fall outfit
Photo Credit: @shannonroseblog

7. Leather leggings with faux fur.

This gorgeous gray cropped faux fur one in the photo below is perfect. Add a heeled boot and a beanie for the ultimate chic-snow-bunny moment.

faux fur jacket winter outfit

8. Leather leggings with white sneakers.

For a more casual look, pair leather leggings with your favorite pair of white sneakers and a cashmere sweater. This look is perfect for running errands or grabbing a bite with a friend. Plus, you’ll get so much use out of white sneakers since they go with everything. This is my favorite pair at the moment — so simple yet chic.

leather leggings with sneakers
Photo Credit: @fashion_jackson

9. Leather leggings with a graphic tee.

Graphic tees are another closet staple that look good with just about everything. I love throwing a classic denim jacket over mine and calling it a day.

Annie Bing graphic t-shirts are my favorite but Abercrombie also has a ton of cute options. I’m currently eyeing this cute martini top (which is ideal if you want a more subtle graphic tee.)

leather leggings with a graphic tee
Photo Credit: @lulus

10. Leather leggings with denim.

Pair leather leggings with a denim shirt or oversized jean jacket for a simple, classic look. This is another good option if you’re looking for a casual outfit that can transition seamlessly from day to night.

leather leggings with a denim shirt
Photo Credit: @natalieborton

11. Leather leggings with camo.

Camo jackets and leather leggings create the ultimate Cool Girl combination. You could wear this outfit with white sneakers as shown, or take things up a notch (and really lean into the theme) by wearing combat boots.

leather leggings with a camo jacket
Photo Credit: @mykindofsweet

12. Leather leggings with animal print.

Take a walk on the wild side by combining black leather leggings with a pop of animal print. My main advice if you try this outfit is to stick to one patterned piece to avoid overwhelming the eye. This look would be perfect for a date night, whether you’re grabbing cocktails or going to a movie.

leather leggings with a cheetah cardigan
Photo Credit: @laurmcbrideblog

13. Leather leggings with a white tee.

Fact: you simply cannot go wrong with a plain white tee. Ever. I’d pair one with the iconic (and insanely comfortable) Spanx faux leather leggings for a classic and easy-to-put-together look.

leather leggings with a white tee
Photo Credit: @fashion_jackson

14. Leather leggings with an oversized hoodie.

Take a page from Kendall Jenner’s book by styling faux leather leggings with an oversized hoodie. This is the ultimate off-duty model look (or just a good look to grab coffee in.)

oversized hoodie winter outfit
Photo Credit: @kendalljenner

15. Leather leggings with a blazer.

This is probably the chicest way to get away with wearing leather leggings to the office or to a business meeting. A plaid blazer is such a classic wardrobe staple, so it’s likely you already have one in your closet. Just add a belt and some boots or ballet flats to complete the look.

leather leggings with a blazer
Photo Credit: @slgunton

16. Leather leggings with a baseball hat.

While this outfit idea is more about accessorizing, it offers an unexpected and relaxed look. I’d say this is the perfect go-to for travel days or road trips.

leather leggings with a baseball hat
Photo Credit: @miamiamine

17. Leather leggings with layers.

Because leather leggings are, ahem, leggings, take the opportunity to play around with proportions— layer a shorter sweater under a longer white tee for extra warmth and a hint of contrast.

leather leggings with layering
Photo Credit: @lynzyandco

18. Leather leggings with a leather jacket

A bold yet stylish way to rock leather leggings is by going all in with a head-to-toe leather outfit. Style an oversized hoodie or sweater with a leather jacket and a baseball cap to replicate the look.

leather leggings with a leather jacket
Photo Credit: @miamiamine

19. Leather leggings with heels and a sexy top.

Take your leather leggings out for a night on the town by pairing them with a black tank or lacy top and killer heels.

leather leggings with a sexy top
Photo Credit: @revolve

20. Leather leggings with a vest.

When the weather calls for bundling up, throw on your go-to vest (I like this white one), a turtleneck or sweater, and leather leggings. You could wear white sneakers or boots to finish it off.

leather leggings with a vest
Photo Credit: @pinterestingplans

So there you have it! 20 solid leather legging outfit ideas that are easy to put together. I love that these are all comfy yet look stylish and sophisticated.

I swear that once you start wearing leather leggings, you won’t want to reach for any other style of pants. They feel like you’re wearing pajamas but obviously make you look much more put together.

Plus, leather leggings are the ideal pants to wear when the weather starts to cool off — and they make a great transitional piece to sport from season to season. All of these are major wins in my book!

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