fall staple// leather leggings

HEY HEY! It’s day TWO of my fall staple series and today is all about leather leggings. No matter how basic you think they might be, once you try them, you’ll be so on board. Below I’m sharing how I’ve styled them, how I never pay full price, and why they are a true fall staple.

I’ve shared variations of this outfit before, HERE and HERE, but it’s been a while. It’s still so hot outside so I only broke them out to take pictures, but I seriously wear them all the time once it’s cooler out.

If we’re being completely transparent, there is no comparison to the Spanx Faux Leather leggings. I’ve tried the Target version and they don’t hold a flame to the Spanx leggings. However, if you don’t need the support or the slimming effect that Spanx give, the Target version is a great alternative. Commando has a line of faux leather leggings and pants, but they are the same price and I’d rather stick to my Spanx. Aerie just launched a shine legging that looks super similar to the Spanx leather legging and I’m ordering to see if they compare.

In regards to sizing, I have two pairs, the classic faux leather and the moto leggings and I wear an XL in both. HOWEVER, a lot of times people like to size up so they aren’t so tight, so keep that in mind. It just comes down to personal preference.

money saving trick

I know that a pair of leather leggings are an investment. I’ve worn mine enough times to get my monies worth x10, but I have never paid full price. Here’s how:

  • A lot of the colored or specialty leather leggings go on sale HERE and other stores will price match. Currently, THIS retailer is still offering the Nordy Sale price so snag them before the price goes back up.
  • Wait for retailers to have discounts on the entire store. That’s how I got my first pair of leggings. Anthropologie was doing 20% off the entire store, so I snagged them. Best. Decision. Ever.

They’re obviously my favorite bottoms to wear during the fall and winter, so you’ll be seeing a lot more of these babies. I’ll be on the lookout for them to go on sale throughout the season, so make sure you’re following me on Instagram and the Liketoknow.it app. That’s where I share sale finds. (: For now, here’s a couple ways I styled them last year. p.s. my gunmetal moto leggings are already on SALE! WOOP WOOP.

ways I’ve worn them

** I’m wearing the ON SALE moto leggings in the pictures on the left. You can see the detailing on the thighs and they’re gunmetal. On the right, I’m wearing the classic Faux Leather leggings.

outfit details//

you probs remember this aerie sweatshirt from this try on sesh, and I’m so excited because it’s currently on sale. they are selling out so don’t pass it up. you will live in this thing, I promise.

cheers,

caitlin

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