Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The Leather Leggings Trend

It began on the catwalks of Cavalli, Chloe, Beckham and Balmain, then streamed over into supermodel domain and onto the streets of Celebsville. From there, it reached the webpages of fashion bloggers everywhere. One of the biggest Winter 2012 trends has been 'leather leggings'. These are some inspiring styles on how to wear it.

The Supermodels
Cara Delevigne rocked her two-tone leather leggings with a cropped tartan jacket, white tee and chunky platform boots.
Ana Beatriz Barros paired her tights with a white satin shirt for a more feminine look, along with studded heels.
Anja Rubik took on a masculine theme, with a white t-shirt, black blazer, fedora and ankle boots. This is my favourite way to wear the trend.
Rose Huntington-Whiteley added some colour to her leather look, with a long tangerine Burberry coat, khaki top and clutch.
Miranda Kerr took on casual sophistication, wearing her glossy trousers with a sheer print top, black blazer and buckled ankle boots.


The Celebs
Kate Beckinsale went for a uniform all-black look, which included a black t-shirt, tuxedo jacket and black platforms.
Kim Kardashian brightened up her leather leggings with a sunflower yellow blazer, white shirt and black Louboutin heels.
Annalynne McCord opted for a punk rock look, pairing her liquid leggings with a funky print tee, metal belt, yellow bracelets and a black blazer.
Sarah Michelle Gellar chose a matt-look pants, wearing it with a sheer crimson cape and stunning red and black platforms.
Olivia Palermo shows off two different ways to wear leather leggings. First with an oversized fur vest and fringed boots, and second with an ivory wrap over cape and teal clutch.


Get With The Trend
There are many ways to wear the trend, the most popular being with a chic blazer. simple tee and ankle boots. If you haven't already jumped on the leather clad bandwagon, these are some worthy options you may want to consider. 




How will you wear the trend?


48 comments:

VintageDanielle said...

I love leather leggings but I don't think I have the legs to carry them off properly. They are so cool and remind me of Sandy from the musical, Grease, during the ending.

Ash Louise said...

I'm totally ready to get with this trend :) And I think I like how the models paired theirs with their outfits the best :)

Diva Naomi Addy said...

They all look great, but personally am not a fan of this trend!!
XX

Viv said...

i have been looking for a pair everywhere.. thanks for sharing some, i'll be checking them out!


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Charlotte's House said...

I like this trend. Especially celebs look great in them!!!!

The Sunshine District said...

I am really loving this trend! Great pictures!
-Jenny
http://thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com/

lucia m said...

love it!

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Marie Martell said...

Love leather pants! They make me feel like a bad ass sexy rock star!
great post :)

xoxo Marie
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Anna said...

I LOVE this post as I adored this trend but hadn't yet found any pants that I liked enough to buy, but I would happily add any of the above pants to my wardrobe. Thanks for sharing.

Anna xo

http://lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com.au/

Marianne M. said...

i own myself a pair of leather leggings and they rock.
love kate Beckinsale's outfit more than the others, its so chic.

Oh my Dior! said...

Cara looks divine I want a pair of those!!

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Purvi said...

I have not really liked this particular trend, its not really for me :)

Emm said...

Gellar's shoes caught and held all my attention!

Paolita@BerryHaute said...

I would wear them with some platform mary janes, tee and blazer. Kate's black on black ensemble is perfect.
It's good to be back, thanks!

Nicole said...

I need a pair! Wonder where we can find one in SA?
XX

Fatima said...

I love leggings, & the leather leggings seem like such an amazing, edgy trend! But I don't think I will be following it, since I'm not much of a legging person! <3

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Rahul Bhatia said...

Good to see the new trends:)

ftashion said...

Honestly, I have been eyeing these leather leggings for months! lol. I'm so hesitant to get them because it's incredibly warm in SG and leather stuffs are really impractical. But I'm REALLY tempted now after reading your post. lol.

Fang Ting
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SadeeStyle said...

stunning pos ti love leather legging
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Vicky Fernández said...

I like this trend but I haven't got mine yet... Wow, girl! Where do you find the time to make so good posts???

Vicky
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Daniella said...

Love love leather leggings!!! I have even said in a previous post of mine that in my opinion leather leggings/trousers have almost become a wardrobe staple now!! I love how the models wear them,i think they put more of an edgy effortless twist on them,compared to the celebrities. With he section of Olivia Palermo. :)
Great post my dear!! :)

Take care,Daniella xox

Re_becah said...

sooo beautifl I want to buy them here in Brazil!

Beeeijooos,

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Style Servings said...

I've just purchased my first pair after wanting them for ages, and I'm loving them!

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Lyosha said...

lovely trend. I'd definitely buy myself a pair.

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

Nuar said...

Hey Sam!
I'm excited with this post, for I'm so into the leather-leggins trend!!!
Just in my last NYC trip, I found the perfect ones at Helmut Lang's: they are black, soft and fit me ideally. I also got from there a featherweight, irregularly cut blouse to match it. Along with my cool Wang booties, the result leaves me very happy!
Hope you're doing great sweetie!
XOXO, María José
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GlamorousGirl said...

cute!!!

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Bailey Schneider said...

One of my favourite looks! LOVE IT!
Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

Melissa Soldera said...

I love this look- you look so dressed out without actually trying. I love the leather leggings with a simple lose bf white tee and a phenomenal pair of edgy boots or pumps. I also find that you need a clutch as opposed to a shoulder bag when rocking that look.

PS: I love Alyssa Milano- what a complement, thank you! I usually get JLo mixed with Drew Barrymore!

FashionJazz said...

I am so in love with this trend!! I own 3 pairs :) Hope you are having a lovely week hun xx

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I can't pull it off but admire those that can!

p.s. the Kate Spade Spring 2012 is along the same lines for them - clothes top out at $500 but will likely go on sale!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Alexandra Rebelo said...

Great post :) I was always in doubt if i could wear or not but after your explanation i satr to like more, maybe a i buy a pair !!

love the outfit of Miranda Kerr

kisses Alexandra

Teresa said...

i saw them last weekend at Zara.. i love the trend, but not sure if i could rock it! i'm not tall :/

my faves are Miranda & Olivia<3

xx
teresa
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Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

I love this trend on other people but I don't know if I could personally rock it! Very cute on the models and celebs though!

Bonnie said...

I happen to adore leather leggings! I wear mine a lot with longer jackets and blazers. They give a cool rocker look to any outfit.

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Zoe said...

I love this trend, actually I have one like those and I don't use them, I don't know why.......
xoxo

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Well after your post Sam it's gonna be easy for me to find inspiration for wearing the leather leggings!:)
p.s. I have just started to follow u on bloglovin as well, I must to keep up with your new posts!:)
kisses

Jelena
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Sandra Leiva said...

I love them! <3

Cheryl van den Berg said...

honestly, i think all of these ladies are wearing these pants so well. i like to call them wet pants, and i have a pair from F21 that I've worn on the blog. totally love them, but definitely can't wear them in the summer.

GLAMOURMOES said...

Hi sweety!

I am not the kind of girl that wears leather leggings, but I like the way the supermodels and the celebs combined their leggings! Very fashionable!

xxx

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

I think you have to be super toned and tall to wear these, otherwise you could end up looking like someones leather sofa!! ;-)
All the celebs you picked look stunning!!

rolala said...

Leather leggings aren't for me but these models and celebrities you featured looked great in them!

escondidas en tu armario said...

i really like them!! but i don´t have any, because i think they will make my hips bigger!!hahah
kisses

maitane

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I'd love to try these but sizing is always such a huge issue for me. I'll keep a look out though :)

Alexandra said...

You have to have an amazing body for them but I love them when they look good!

Alexandra xo

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I'm not slim enough, but they rock!
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Fashion-Bridge said...

I really really love the trend! Though I think it looks better on skinnier girls. I found a perfect solution - black legging with leather inserts!

Xx

Alexandra

www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

DXiredDiamond said...

I LOVE this trend! I happen to think that leather leggings is cool. Cool post hun! :)
LB
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Joyce said...

I love leather leggings, I think they are awesome! I especially love how Olivia Palermo wears it :)