look 1: top, via Marshalls | leggings, Topshop | scarf, J Crew | boots, J Crew Factory | earrings, J Crew Factory | necklace, Etsy | sunglasses, Karen Walker
look 2: top, Paper Crane via Marshalls | jacket, J Crew Factory | shoes, Christian Louboutin
Leather leggings are totally a must-have in any gal's wardrobe. They are such a fun alternative to your favorite pair of jeans or black skinnies. I bought these Topshop faux leather leggings a few years ago (definitely a "trying to be thrifty" phase, I didn't want to spend more than $40!) and I wear them all the time. I've definitely lusted over the real leather version from J Crew, but haven't been able to pull the trigger on a $300+ pair. In the meantime, these will do just fine!
Surprisingly, I've found that these leggings are super versatile. I thought it would be fun to show you all two of my favorite ways to wear them! For a more casual daytime look, I balanced them out with a long, striped jersey top I scooped at Marshalls. (You'll soon come to learn that I am 100% addicted to Marshalls & TJMaxx!) A pop of colorful cashmere, sparkly earrings & my favorite black booties finished it off.
For a more going out on the town look, I switched out the tee for a bright, flowy cami & leopard moto jacket and the booties for nude pumps. It's so easy to take these leggings from day to night! The only downside is that these are TRULY leggings, so you really have to wear a longer top to cover your badonk. Next time I'm in the market, I'll probably opt for more of a pant style so it doesn't limit my top selection!
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