Fall trends: wide-leg leather pants

It's been awhile since I've bought a pair of leather pants, but I'm feeling confident enough that there's a major silhouette shift happening that I'm ready for another pair. This season, it's all about a wide-leg cut, either in a full length or cropped cut. The upside is that this silhouette is super-flattering; the downside is that unless you go with faux leather, it's a bit of an investment. Then again, I've had my current pair of leather pants for years, and I think of them exactly as that—an investment. Here are my favorite wide-leg leather (and faux leather) pants of the season. 

1. If you want to go cropped, these Reiss leather culottes are pretty damn gorgeous. I particularly like the seam detail along the front of the leg.

2. But if you want to take cropped a step further, these oxblood-leather cropped pants are like a juicy glass of Merlot. 

3. Ganni is one of my favorite labels right now, and it's details like the paperbag waistband that make them really stand out. I should also point out that this is the most reasonable pair of actual-leather pants here. 

4. I love the olive-green color of these—surprisingly hard to find even in leather—and you kind of can't go wrong at this price. 

5. The older I get, the more I realize that navy is a more forgiving alternative to black—it's just as flattering but not as harsh against my skin. These are maybe not as practical as black, but then again, are leather pants ever practical?

6. These pants are more than my monthly housing costs, but hey, if you can afford them, who am I to stop you? Just imagine how buttery soft they are in that rich caramel color. 

7. I love that these trousers look like chinos, but they're not-so-secretly super-luxe nubuck leather. 

8. If you're iffy on this trend—or if you're on a budget—these have the look of the $700 pairs above, for a fraction of the price. 


Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom said...

Love these! My fave is the black leather pair with the paperbag waistband!


Michelle said...

What a cool pair of pants. I'll need to try this trend


Vale ♥ said...

I have them and glad they are having a comeback. I am all in!

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Shelbee on the Edge said...

Cheryl, these leather culottes are fantastic! I particularly love the olive green ones! Honestly, this style trend was off my radar until now! Thanks for sharing and linking up.