How To Style Faux Leather Leggings For The Holidays


When a leggings-hater and a leggings-expert (ha!) are challenged to dress up faux-leather leggings for the holidays….this is what happens.   Perfect for when you don’t want to trade cute for comfort (and of course turtlenecks are featured).

First, Our Favorite Pair of Faux-Leather Leggings

Scotti and I (independently) searched for our favorite pair of faux-leather leggings….and both arrived at the same conclusion:  this pair, from SPANX.

The link above is to the SPANX leggings at Nordstrom, but if they don’t have your size in stock, below we’ve linked to Macy’s, or try Amazon, here (prime shipping!!).

(Sidenote:  avoid Spanx’s moto-inspired faux-leather leggings – they’re insanely tight and uncomfortable.)

Scotti’s Outfit: Idea 1

Blazer: Zara, similar: Express

Shirt: Express

Leather Leggings: SPANX 

Bralette: Free People 

Shoes: Free People Cecile Boots

Earrings: J.Crew

Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff

Shana’s Outfit: Idea 2

Turtleneck: Old Nordstrom, similar: Everlane or ALLSAINTS or ALLSAINTS

Leather Leggings: SPANX 

Boots: Stuart Weitzman

Clutch: Mom’s Clutch, similar: Rebecca Minkoff

Earrings: Kendra Scott

Shana’s Outfit: Idea 3

Shirt: Cami NYC

Slip:  old Free People seamless slip (here’s a link to this year’s version) – Free People has a ton of different layering slips, perfect for this kind of thing.  They come in a range of necklines and lengths, and are super comfy.  The whole line can be found here.

Scotti’s Outfit: Idea 4

Turtleneck: H&M

Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff

Boots: Marc Fisher LTD

Earrings: J.Crew

Shana’s Outfit: Repeat of Idea 2

Sweater: J.Crew

Earrings: Kendra Scott

Boots: Stuart Weitzman

Clutch: Mom’s Clutch, similar: Rebecca Minkoff

Shana’s Outfit: Idea 5

Sweater: Love Stitch Off-The-Shoulder Slouchy Sweater – c/o Shop Social Threads (I’m wearing a medium)….this sweater, that I actually do wear many days of the week, is currently 25% off, and comes in a ton of colors (I’m eyeing up the black…..)

Bracelets: Similar: Express

Black Clutch: similar, Nordstrom

Glitter Clutch: J.Crew, similar: Old Navy or Kate Spade

Boots: Stuart Weitzman

Scotti’s Outfit: Idea 6

Shirt: Lush 

Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff

Boots: Vince Camuto

Earrings: Nickel and Suede, similar: Halogen

Shana’s Outfit: Idea 7

Blazer: Maje, similar: Lovers + Friends, George Loves, House of Harlow 1960, Tommy Hilfiger

Sweater: La Ligne (sold out) similar: Saint James

Necklace: DLNLX

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Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name's Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and shorts known as denim-underwear, always.

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