7 Trendy Basics to Wear With Leather Pants This Fall

Lauren Eggertsen
·4 min read

Leather pants always seem like a good idea until you go to put them on and realize that they feel like a bigger deal than they actually are. This often results in a state of confusion when it comes to how to style said pants, and before you know it, you're throwing them on the floor and slipping into the same jeans you've worn for days straight. This fall, I refuse to let that happen to you again. Instead of feeling like you have to assemble some insanely noteworthy outfit to do your leather pants justice, treat them like you would any pair of jeans and style them with the basics—trendy ones, to be exact.

Your season of stressing over your leather pant outfits is officially over thanks to the 7 trendy basics ahead. From big button-downs to menswear-inspired coats, the curation of simple yet stylish items ahead will ensure you always have something to wear with your leather pants.

Ahead, get ready to shop the 7 basics that will result in the perfect fall leather pants outfits every time.

Big Button-Downs

Big button-downs are the move this season. Whether you style them tucked or untucked, this wardrobe staple is one that feels cooler than ever this season.

Shop button-downs:

Madewell Downtown Shirt ($80)

Acne Studios Oversized Cotton-Blend Poplin Shirt ($340)

H&M+ Oversized Cotton Shirt ($25)

Shop our leather pant pick:

Levi's Faux Leather Rib Cage Straight Pants ($128)

White Tank Tops

There is nothing chicer than a clean white tank and leather pants. The combination of these two basics is timeless yet somehow extremely forward.

Shop tank tops:

Amo Long Rib Tank ($79)

Good American Micro Rib Tank Top ($45)

Re/Done Ribbed Cotton-Jersey Tank ($80)

Shop our leather pant pick:

Deadwood + Net Sustain Phoenix Leather Straight-Leg Pants ($350)

Leather Shackets

Shackets are one of this season's heaviest-hitting outerwear trends and while the plaid and wool versions are certainly among the most popular versions, it's the faux leather iterations we enjoy most with leather pants.

Shop shackets:

Zara Belted Faux Leather Shirt ($70)

Nanushka Martin Vegan Leather Shirt ($935)

Weworewhat Boyfriend Shirt ($168)

Shop our leather pant pick:

Who What Wear High-Rise Belted Pleat Front Pants ($37)

Menswear-Inspired Coats

If you're looking for a versatile yet classic fall outerwear purchase, look to menswear-inspired coats and menswear-inspired coats only. This structured garment paired with sleek leather pants is guaranteed to be a match made in heaven time after time.

Shop coats:

H&M Oversized Wool-Blend Coat ($149)

Vince Twill Coat ($895)

Lauren Ralph Lauren Wool Blend Coat ($290)

Shop our leather pant pick:

Eloquii Slim Faux Leather Pant ($90)

Chunky Sweaters

Play with textures by wearing a chunky knit sweater with your sleek leather pants. With just two items, you suddenly have a well-rounded outfit in seconds flat.

Shop sweaters:

& Other Stories Balloon Sleeve Knit Sweater ($149)

Remain Birger Christensen Diana Cable-Knit Cotton-Blend Sweater ($285)

Violeta Openwork Knit Sweater ($60)

Shop our leather pant pick:

Frame Le Sylvie High-Rise Slim-Leg Leather Pants ($950)

Crewneck Sweatshirts

Not sure how to make all the basic sweatshirts you loaded up on during quarantine feel cool? Pair them with leather pants. You can thank us later.

Shop sweatshirts:

Agolde Balloon Sleeve Sweatshirt ($128)

Topshop Flatlock Oversize Sweatshirt ($32)

Hanes Ecosmart Fleece Sweatshirt ($11)

Shop our leather pant pick:

Mango Leather Effect Straighth Trouser - ($80)

T-Shirts With a Twist

While yes, leather pants are exciting in their own way, there is no harm in jazzing them up a bit more with a warped basic. As of late, white T-shirts have received quite the update via twisting, cropping, and more. Pair your favorite version with your favorite leather pants of choice and call it a day.

Shop T-shirts with a twist:

The Line by K Joseph Cropped Gathered Cotton-Blend Jersey T-Shirt ($95)

A.L.C. Kati Tee ($135)

Ganni Shirred Organic Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt ($135)

Shop our leather pant pick:

& Other Stories Kick Flare Leather Trousers ($379)

Next up, shop the cult affordable basic every fashion girl owns.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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