My 1st Pair of Leather Leggings

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EXPRESS Extreme Circle Hem Sweater  | EXPRESS Scuba Leggings  | WHITE MOUNTAIN Carmella Suede Boots  | GIGI NY All in One Bag  | GORJANA Taner Pave Bar Necklace,  Mia Necklace,  Aldridge Earrings  | BAUBLEBAR Slim Hinge Bangle,  Pave Links Bracelet,  Ladder Cuff  | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses  | ESSIE Nail Color in Plumberry  | MAC Lipstick in Faux

After years of looking and indecisiveness, I finally did it. I bought my first pair of leather leggings! Well sort of leather.  I have wanted a pair for a couple years because they look super chic.  I love how they dress up an outfit for winter.  I was hesitant because 1) I have watched that Friends episode where Ross wears leather pants one too many times and 2) they seem uncomfortable and not super forgiving.  I was intrigued by these leggings because they are not actually leather or that super thin faux leather, but rather a scuba type material.  I also liked that they have a more matte look versus the super shiny you see in some pairs.  I tried them on 100% expecting to hate them.  These leggings are actually really comfortable and fit like my normal comfy cotton and gym leggings.  They are soft on the inside too.  I imagined it would be sticky and uncomfortable, and would make loud swishing sounds when I walked, but it didn’t!  I personally think the scuba material is a little bit more forgiving than thinner leggings, but I would still only wear tunics or long sweaters with these.

Before I purchased I also checked the washing instructions, because I had no idea how to wash something like this.  The directions say to turn inside out and machine wash on gentle, lay flat to dry, and do not dry clean. Those directions work perfect for me, as that is generally how I wash many of my clothes. I haven’t officially worn them out yet, but I did lounge a bit around my house in them after taking these photos. 🙂 I told you they are comfortable.  I absolutely love them paired with this red sweater.  It is going to be that perfect semi-casual holiday party or happy hour outfit.  This sweater has 3/4 length sleeves which is perfect for Texas winter, because we tend to overcompensate sometimes with our heaters once the temps dip below 50.  I usually end up pushing my sleeves anyway at friends’ houses, so I like that the sleeves are shorter.  This sweater comes in multiple colors too!  Happy Monday Ya’ll and thanks for stopping by today!


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14 Responses to My 1st Pair of Leather Leggings

  1. Rachel says:

    i love your leather leggings ! so pretty !

  2. Rachel says:

    These look amazing on you, glad you gave them a try. I need to get on the scuba or leather pants train.
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me”
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

  3. Katey says:

    I finally bought a pair of leather leggings this year too!! I had wanted a pair all last year but never found the right pair. hehe. Love the sweater too! I rarely leave my sleeves all the way down either. I always tend to push them up slightly.
    Thanks for joining our Tuesday Fashion Party Link-Up!

  4. I’ve always been afraid of leather leggings, too. But they are so cute. Thanks for sharing this, you’ve inspired me!

  5. Kimberly says:

    The leggings look great on you. I like the fact that they’re not that shiny looking material. #bestofbloglinkparty

  6. Christie says:

    You look great! I just got a pair of leather leggings, too, and I love them!

    The Closet by Christie

  7. Shea says:

    I think you found a great pair of leather leggings, and I agree I like that they’re not super shiny. They’re perfect with that cozy sweater–I love those two textures together.

  8. Rachel says:

    So glad you took the plunge and decided to get a pair! They look great on you.

  9. Johanna says:

    Those scuba leggings look amazing on you! I’ll have to check those out…go Express!

  10. Nicole says:

    Congrats on owning your first pair of leather leggings. They’re life changing! Love them w/ the oversize sweater. x Nicole |

  11. Alicia says:

    The leggings look great on you! They become such a staple after you finally get them.
    This look is so cute and I love the deep red top.

    Alicia | Between the Pearls

  12. Amy says:

    Love this outfit!

  13. Maggie says:

    I love how you rock these!! And I especially love what you paired them with 🙂

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