This post is sponsored by Gap and ShopStyle Collective.
The second I saw Gap came out with a bunch of faux-leather pants, I had to try them. I’ve loved faux leather for years, and because Gap does elevated basics really, really well, I couldn’t wait to see its iteration of this trend. I ordered a few pairs (the High-Rise Vintage Slim Jeans, the High-Rise ’70s Flares and the Mid-Rise Baby Boot Jeans — all faux leather, not actually denim!) with the idea that I would keep my favorites. And, as you may have already guessed, I loved all three.
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My Fave Faux-Leather Pants From Gap: Straight-Legs + ’70s Flares
But keeping THREE pairs of faux-leather pants miiiiight be stretching it a bit (even for me), so I kept my favorite two: both of the high-rise fits. (The Mid-Rise Baby Boot Jeans actually have the highest rating from customers — 16 out of 17 people gave them 5 stars — but I still prefer a higher rise!)
One of my favorite things about Gap is its sizing. All of these pants come in regular, tall and petite sizes (24 to 35) as well as short, regular and long inseams. At 5’4″, petite doesn’t usually fit me, but I definitely need a shorter hemline (especially if I wanted to wear them with flats). I got my usual size, 28, in the short inseam, and they were perfect.
High-Rise Faux-Leather Vintage Slim Pants
The High-Rise Vintage Slim Jeans are so, so good. The 11-inch rise goes up to just under the belly button, which makes them perfect to pair with all of the cropped/shorter tops this season without worrying about flashing too much skin. The leg is straight (formerly known as Gap’s Cigarette fit), and I like having a non-flared option to wear.
The inside lining is really soft, and there’s just a hint of stretch to the fabric. These pants are warm, so they’ll be perfect for fall. I’ll swap out these sandals for booties and throw a flannel over the top (and maybe add a denim jacket depending on how cold it is!).
I loved this cutout shirt when I saw it paired with this Mid-Rise Baby Boot Jeans, so I tried it as well. I ordered a small and an extra small and ended up going with the small (my regular size — both could have worked, but I liked the ever-so-slightly roomier fit of the small).
There’s also a mock-neck version of this cutout top, and I’m loving that deep purple for fall.
High-Rise Faux-Leather ’70s Flare Pants
I mean, Gap had me at ’70s flares, but I wanted to make sure they weren’t too good to be true. Most faux-leather flare pants (unless specifically “cropped”) are too long for me, and unlike denim jeans, I can’t just cut them off. The ability to choose the right inseam made all the difference. Inseams come in 29 (petite), 30 (short), 31.5 (regular), 33.5 (long) and 35.5 inches (tall), so it’s easy to find the perfect length. I love that I can wear these with sneakers and heels. 😍
The 11-inch rise comes up high enough that there’s no muffin top, but there’s no gaping at the waist either. The thickness of the faux leather helps to smooth everything out, and the hint of stretch means there’s a bit of forgiveness in the fabric. I went with the same size as the High-Rise Vintage Slim Jeans (28 short), and they were perfect.
I also have to say that this Cropped Skinny Rib Sweater Tank is a great layering piece for transitioning into fall. I tried both small and extra small, and I found that I liked the more fitted style of the XS. I love my classic black and am wearing it so much that I’m now also eyeing up that gorgeous green color.
I’m very happy to report that Gap absolutely nailed its faux-leather pants…and there’s more where that came from!
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Photo credit: Vafa Photography
A huge thank you to Gap and ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post! Gap is my go-to place when shopping for the family or looking for elevated basics — and these faux-leather pieces are amazing! As always, all product choices and opinions are my own! Amy, thank you so much for the pictures. And, readers, thank YOU so much for your continued support. It’s so very much appreciated!
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