Skinny leather pants are a magic weapon when your closet is splayed behind you on the bed, a result of trying on at least eighty percent of its contents, including items you were sure you've thrown out already. When it's creeping towards the pulling-your-hair-and-screaming point, and you’re dangerously contemplating not leaving the house at all, you've hit the 'I need a miracle' point.
We all aim for fail-safe shopping, it’s a ratio game. Thirty percent day-to-day clothes, work clothes that make us happy, confident, more likely to wake up on Monday. Twenty percent weekend clothes that range from sportswear, casual dinner attire, to weekends-in-the-countryside cashmere sweaters. Twenty percent of fashion that generates uncontrollable excitement, the kind of runway pieces that have little practicality but make your heart sing. Ten percent occasion wear, weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Christenings, dinner with your in-laws and so on. Now, the fail-safe percentage. Twenty percent of your closet that, if you had five minutes to get dressed for a date, you'd go to first.
Leather pants are the strangest of companions, as they cater for almost all aspects of your life. They are a best friend that only needs dry-cleaning in return. For work, leather culottes worn with an elegant shirt and paired with a variety of blazers works perfectly. Weekends are super enjoyable when hanging out with your leather skinny jeans, or leather leggings, sneakers, an oversized hoodie or designer sweatshirt. We guarantee that every fashion season will do at least one pair of leather pants that would make your heart ache if you didn’t buy them. The pièce de résistance, a pair of leather pants that feel like they were made especially for you. Leather that hugs in all the right places, that goes with all of your shoes, that boosts your superb conversational skills.
Style leather pants your way
The fit is obviously the most important, and nobody knows how you want your leather pants to feel and the shapes that work best for your body better than yourself. Leather leggings will fit, quite literally, like a second skin. Stouls strike a nice balance, super soft and very slim to the leg, but with enough texture and movement to show the beauty of the leather itself. They also do a crazy big selection, so you have ions of colors and shapes to fit the occasion, and the body. Isabel Marant, reigning cool-girl queen of fashion, has a very unique cut in her leather creations. Either firm around the waist with a little space in the thigh and ankle, suede leggings that are cut more like pants, or super high-waisted leather pants that hug the hips and are quite slim all the way down. Her range always strikes a cord with us, obviously gorgeous, but it has this effortless wear ability factor that Parisians do so well.
We could not talk about ladies leather pants without talking about Balenciaga. Being one of, if not the first, to do black leather leggings, Balenciaga have collected such a die-hard following for their leather leggings, we could imagine protests on the streets if they one day disappeared. Sleek is the best way to describe them, cut very close to the body with a buttery leather that moulds instantaneously. The Balenciaga leather leggings are a basic ingredient to put with almost anything. So if you took nothing else from this other than the importance of having at least one pair of black leather pants in your closet, than we have done our good fashion deed of the day.