I'll Just Say It: This Trend May End Skinny Leather Pants As We Know Them

Anna LaPlaca
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Leather pants have always been a winter staple in my book. I can't imagine getting through the season without at least one go-to pair, which is what I usually opt for in place of jeans. This winter is no different, but instead of the skinny leather pants and leather leggings that used to be the default, there's a new style in the mix that's threatening to overthrow the skinnies as we know them. The rising trend I'm referring to is leather trousers.

Pants, in general, are leaning towards the more relaxed end of the style spectrum right now with wide-leg jeans and slouchy trousers dominating—and leather pants are no exception. More specifically, I"m seeing a rise of both wide-leg and denim-inspired straight-leg fits that feel so right for the times we're in. It's not just me, though—dozens of influencers have been experimenting with the trend and there are plenty of options to choose from, shopping-wise, too.

My personal favorite way to style them is with a boxy blazer, turtleneck, and retro sneakers but the women of Instagram are offering up so many more ideas. Behold the best leather pant outfits that define the leather trouser trend (and shop my favorite pairs) below.

Magic happens when you pair wide leather pants with a structured jacket.

Nanushka Rhyan Wide Leg Vegan Leather Pants ($445)

A perfect example of how to wear them for casual days.

Rag & Bone Leather Wide-Leg Pants ($1195)

Oversize sweaters just look so much cooler paired with slouchy leather trousers.

Mango Leather-Effect Straight Trousers ($60)

Tuck in a button-down shirt for a polished finish.

Eloquii Tie Waist Wide Leg Faux Leather Pant ($105)

This easy outfit formula consisting of a turtleneck, leather pants, and sneakers is one I'm wearing on repeat this season.

Cos Straight Leather Pants ($390)

They're basically a showcase for your favorite knits.

Agolde Recycled Leather Fitted '90s Pants ($298)

...and statement tops, too, for that matter.

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

Leather separates lend a '90s feel to any outfit (cue the bucket hat).

Wilfred Melina Pants ($148)

The slouchy shape was basically made for wearing with cozy separates.

Vero Moda Straight Leather Look Pants in Black ($36)

Sometimes all you need is a great basic to create a simple, chic ensemble.

Neul Neul Eco Faux Leather Pant ($321)

See what I mean about boxy blazers? They add such a cool element.

Zara The Patch Pocket Marine Straight Pants ($50)

Though they're a winter staple, here's how I'd transition the pants into spring.

Simonett Kika Pants ($159)

You can't go wrong with sneakers and a big sweater.

SourceUnknown Leather-Paneled Wide Trousers ($116)

Next up: We Called This Anti-Skinny Jean Trend Ages Ago And, Well, We Were Right

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