Leather Trousers: Your Guide To Getting Them Right

Leather trousers should be part of your winter uniform. Classic, chic but a touch risque, when done right, leather trousers can be one of the most wearable items in your wardrobe. So have no fear, join the likes of Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in making leather trousers your winter staple.

Appreciate Their Versatility

Leather trousers can be even more versatile than your trusty old pair of jeans. From an airport run to a night on the town, leather trousers should be your go-to whatever the occassion – it’s all about how you style them up. Kourtney Kardashian gives a lesson in the art of after-dark dressing teaming her trousers with strappy stilettos and a lacy top. Charlize Theron, on the other hand, goes all casual with a Breton and trendy trainers.

Kourtney Kardashian and Charlize Theron rocking leather trousers. Kourtney Kardashian and Charlize Theron rocking leather trousers.

They Actually Work For Work

Leather trousers may not immediately spring to mind as perfect for the office, but as proven by Julia Roberts and Ece Sukan, they won’t look out of place in a business meeting. Simply pair with a chic blazer and smart heels to inject your officewear with something seriously snazzy.

Julia Roberts wearing leather trousers. A sharp blazer will take your leather trousers into workwear territory.

Don’t Stick To Skinny

While we love a pair of leather skinnies, not everyone is a fan of such a skintight look (especially when it comes to a material like leather). So whether you plump for leather joggers or a straight-leg style, don’t be afraid to try out some more fashion-forward shapes.

Street stylers wearing leather trousers. You don’t have to wear them super tight.

Try A Culotte

In the realm of trans-seasonal dressing, a leather culotte is like gold dust. As with any leather trouser, they can be worn day or night, but this shorter style will see you into spring too!

A street styler wearing leather culottes.Make like the fashion-week pros and try two trends at once.

Keep It Classy

This is especially important if you’re not wearing proper leather. The best way to ensure your leather-look trousers look super expensive is to team them with modest items like a long jacket or shirt rather than a skimpy little crop top.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Olivia Palermo in leather trousers. A long jacket keeps your leather trousers looking expensive.