I Didn’t Know I Needed Leather Leggings

August 20, 2014

I’ve never really been a gigantic fan of leggings. I think they are riiiiiiight there on the edge of frumpy, and generally my policy has been to stay away from them.

But then I saw a pair of $8 leather leggings at Forever 21, and I thought, ” . . . I could be convinced.”

And then I tried them on and I was.

I think the leather gives them enough edge to keep them from being frumpy, and they are stretchy enough that I’m hopeful I can wear them through at least a good chunk of this pregnancy. And if not, well, I’ll just go buy a pair in the next size up. If I can swing $8.

I also love that they can be dressed up and down (we’re leaving this weekend for Europe, so I’m really thinking about packing stuff that’s as versatile as possible).

 Shirt: Kohl’s (similar) // Leggings: Forever 21 (similar, but I’ve seen the exact ones I bought in multiple stores) // Shoes: Kohl’s

I like it dressed down for doing my regular day kind of stuff with the girls. Any excuse to wear tennis shoes without looking like I’m going to the gym is thumbs up in my book.

But they also dress up easily too. I paired them with some neutral heels and this tunic from eShakti.

I have (possibly insane) dreams of wearing them on a date with Bart to see some fun show in London.

Tunic: c/o eShakti // Heels: Nine West 

Also, when I was wearing this outfit, Ella said, “You look like you’re in a wedding.” I didn’t dare ask if she thought I was the bride or the groom.

P.S. You can see more of eShakti on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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  • Reply August 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Those will be right on point for London this fall! I just picked up a leather skirt at a market and am fairly itching for the weather to change enough to merit wearing it (acknowledging that I'll begin complaining of the chill directly afterwards).

  • Reply rebeccalately August 20, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    I didn't think I'd ever say this about leather leggings, but those look super cute. And, did I miss something? You're pregnant?! Congratulations!

  • Reply Loribeth Tanner August 20, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Oh man, now I need some too! And for 8 dollars a little fashion risk won't hurt anybody! I love the white top, how cute!!

  • Reply Norby family August 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Cute but they look so hot to wear. Reminds me of an episode of Friends when Ross wears something similar and can't get them off, haha. But you look very cute in them.

  • Reply Erica August 20, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    welcome to the club 🙂

  • Reply JoLee August 20, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I found a pair of jeggings when I was pregnant with Felix at H&M that were real denim. They were such a good find because I am not a fan of maternity panels (weird, I know). I spent most of that pregnancy in nice, thick leggings, and I was so happy.It's nice to feel like at least one part of your body is skinny.

  • Reply Jodi August 20, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    They do look cute! Aren't they super hot? (I'm sure you've gathered by now with my comments over time that i don't do hot ha!) And yes, the only time I wear leggings is when I'm frumpy. Or in the winter when I'm pregnant.

  • Reply Elisabeth McKnight August 20, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    looking as beautiful as ever – love the dressed up version!

  • Reply Jessica August 20, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Ooh, I love them with the white. Good luck traveling – hope it goes wonderfully!

  • Reply Ruth Maldonado August 22, 2014 at 1:22 am

    I totally just bought these! Love the casual look! Denim on leather is fabulous!

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