Leather pants by Michael by Michael Kors
Michael Kors is an established global fashion empire. With multiple lines, some more reasonably priced than others, most people have encountered Michael Kors in some capacity. His carry-all tote bags and oversize wrist watches became “it pieces” to the point of saturating the market. I even recall Anne Romney during the last presidential campaign being totally into her Michael Kors watch and talking about it during interviews. This is a woman who can afford any watch she desires! While those are probably the most recognizable items from the Michael by Michael Kors brand, there are many items in his lower priced collection, including these leather pants, that are worth checking out.
Leather pants styled with faux fur scarf by Banana Republic; sweater by Acne; shoes by Kate Spade; rings by Maison Margiela
For many years I thought about purchasing a pair of leather pants. I finally found this pair on sale recently and decided I would give them a try. I am very happy I purchased these pants because they are a great wardrobe staple. Any wardrobe can benefit by adding a pair of leather or faux leather pants and here are some reasons why:
-When I received these pants, I couldn’t stop thinking of ways to wear them. I knew that by having this one pair of pants in my closet I had multiple new outfit options.
-Also, it is freezing outside right now and I am uninspired to dress up. I can put these pants on with anything, including an oversize cozy sweater like the look I am featuring today, and be warm, comfortable and stylish.
-Lastly they increase your cool-factor. I was recently styling someone and the point was to come across fresh, hip and cool. One of the easiest ways to do this, is by wearing leather pants.
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Gone are the days when leather pants were only for rebels and rock stars. Mainstream women are all now wearing leather pants. From corporate executives to ladies of the Junior League, leather pants are everywhere and I am a big advocate that leather pants can be worn most anywhere. Washingtonians, listen up, you can even wear leather pants for work. My best advice is that you make certain the pants aren’t too tight or form fitting. For example, I have curves so I would wear a longer shirt that covers my backside and a blazer for the office. There can definitely be limitations, but there are always ways make leather pants appropriate.
Photo Information: photos taken by Anna Meyer at the Hirshhorn Museum.