Wearing: Why You Need A Pair of Leather Leggings This Season

What a week this has been! I know many of you come here to see some style and travel posts, not for politics or to hear me complain. With that in my mind, my online life is a very filtered view of what my day to day is like. To be honest, being a teacher is very heavy. You get questions every day that don't have an easy response but you have to do give a response anyway. This week I talked to my students about difficult topics. But, as I've explained to many before, my online life and my real life are separate. I come here to talk outfits, places to go, and how to create a life you love. So it's not that I'm ignoring the current state of affairs. I'm choosing to keep this space light. However, I couldn't write a post about faux leather leggings without clearing the air first. November's here and fall finally decided to show up! It's still not cold in New Jersey but a chill is definitely creeping in. I could honestly live in this low humidity, sunshine climate all year. Mostly because the days are beautiful but also because I conquered fall style. Really it's not hard when you know what pieces to invest in.

Why You Need A Pair of Leather Leggings This Season

Why You Need A Pair of Leather Leggings This Season

Why You Need A Pair of Leather Leggings This Season

Why You Need A Pair of Leather Leggings This Season

Why You Need A Pair of Leather Leggings This Season

tunic: lularoe (similar), leggings: bp. (c/o octer), shoes: moda (similar), necklace: madewell, sunglasses: warby parker

Finally, finally, finally faux leather leggings are mine! Not to be too dramatic or anything but faux leather leggings have been at the top of my list for so long. They're definitely not something new and they've been a staple for fashionistas for awhile. But in my usual fashion (no pun intended) I waited before taking the plunge. Ugh, I wish I hadn't waited! Leggings are having a moment in my life right now and these faux leather leggings are the perfect next step.

Now that I officially found faux leather leggings to love, I'm hear to spread the love! Oversized is in when it comes to fall-ready sweaters and tops so leggings are just the thing you need to wear this winter. What's so awesome about leather leggings is that they look more like pants than cotton leggings because you know, leggings are not pants (though I may be one of the last holdouts). The subtle sheen of faux leather leggings helps them stand on their own. That being said, you'll definitely want to find the perfect long top because you don't want that wonderful shine drawing attention to, um, things you don't want to.

Another awesome thing about these leggings are that they can be dressed up or dressed down, even with just a change of shoes or top. Fancy heels and leather leggings? You're ready for girls' night out. Slip-on sneakers and leather leggings? You're ready for a day out in the city. Or to go shopping for more faux leather leggings because you're going to be obsessed as soon as you get your first pair. And then I'll have someone to chat leggings with, please!