Mon Armoire: How to style black Leather Pants

I’ve always been a fan of leather pants but I’ve never really had the courage to wear my own pair! However, I really find such pants to be one of the most timeless and unique  investments that you can ever fashionably make! Last weekend, I’ve finally decided to wear that pair that I’ve kept hidden in the closet for the entire season!

Why are leather pants a great investment?

Leather pants are one of the most timeless and unique investments that you can ever fashionably make! In fact, it’s just like buying a little back dress, you can wear your pair for various occasions and style it differently every time. One has to be aware of the quality of the leather you’re investing into because you won’t be buying such a piece every season!

Leather pants on the catwalk for Winter 2011:

From left to right:  Alexander Wang, agnès b., Derek Lam.

I must admit that it took me over an hour to really be sure about how to style mine as there are tons of way to do so! This is why I thought that sharing with you my styling won’t be enough tonight and I’m going to ad additional ideas on how to wear sleek leather pants!

How I styled my leather pants:

As I was going out for cocktails for one of my dear friends’ birthday, I’ve picked to wear my leather pants in a very fun yet classy way.

I’ve paired these ZARA leather pants with a Sandro blouse and a gorgeously embellished denim waistcoat by Vanina (Lebanese designers). Simple black patent Dior clutch and marc by marc jacobs heels to keep the attention on my clothes. As accessories, I only had a simple snakeskin bracelet by Barbara Bui (previously featured on the blog).

As for my makeup, I’ve used: brown Sephora eyeshadow, MAC Mascara, “Orgasm” blush by NARS, “Dragon Girl” NARS Lip Pencil and Chanel’s Peridot for my nails.

Additional styling tips:

1) As a first choice, I would say that you should wear your own pair with a very large vintage tee, ankle boots (or even sneakers!) and loads of silver and studded jewelry/accessories. Gorgeous for weekend afternoons!

2) Leather pants can also be a key component to a great date outfit as it can be sexy and elegant at the same time. You have to be careful to keep the rest of your outfit very feminine, you don’t want to be going for over-done.

3) Finally, if you have a cocktail or a gala to attend and you want to stand out and stay away from short dresses, well pair your tight leather pants with a sequined top, gorgeous stilettos and a tailored blazer. Wow!

How celebrities styled their leather pants:

From left to right: Anja Rubik, Miranda Kerr, Olivia Palermo

As you can see, each one of them looks very different: very edgy outfit for Anja Rubik, classical statement for Miranda Kerr and a more casual/street style combination for Olivia Palermo. Personally, if I had to chose, I’d do it as Anja Rubik! I LOVE her embellished jacket and the choice of kitten heels is just so elegant here!

From Left to right: Anja Rubik, Miranda Kerr, Olivia Palermo

I hope I brought in new ideas for you to style your leather pants! Be quick before it gets too warm to wear yours!

Fashionably yours,

                                Lana xx

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