Yeah, I’m going back to the edgy-leather-Daddy well for more slick & shiny options, this time for my pants. In my pants. On my legs. Whatever you want to call it.
I love the faux leather shorts thing, but I’m admittedly more of a pants & leggings person. Not just for comfort, but for versatility reasons. You can wear them under a dress, or a tunic, or wear them like pant-pants, or just wear them with your pajama shirt and high heels while watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians when you’re alone on a Saturday night. Everyone has their own thing.
Faux leather pants, though… They are so hit or miss. You can search for “Faux leather leggings” and I swear, 40% of the results are basically shiny, black spandex. “Liquid leather leggings?” Last I checked, liquid leather was not a thing that occurs in nature. Perhaps they meant “patent leather,” which is a thing, but I’ll let you know when I want patent leather leggings by typing in “patent leather leggings” into the search field. Ok? Ok. (Sometimes shopping a lot makes you real bitter, real fast.)
The other sad alternative is the tupperware-like PVC pants that have a matte sheen, and sound like a million tiny mice farting every time you take a step. Not interested. Anyone who knew me in middle school knows that I speak from personal experience. (That’s right, it’s me! Glow-in-the-dark vinyl pants girl!)
But if you dig through the sad bike-pants and bizarrely cut-up leggings, you’ll find some pieces that actually look like leather but don’t carry the leathery price tags.
I define leggings as pocket-less, button-less leg sheaths. I want a pair because I feel like they look the best with tunic/dress-type things – better than pants or jeggings. I feel weird wearing a dress over pants because it’s not 2001.
I am a big, big fan of the quilted leggings from Shopbop. They come, of course, with the heaviest price tag… but I can’t help but be drawn to them. I think the shoes they’re paired with may have something to do with it.
Jeggings & Treggings…?
Treggings. That is a word that is now forever emblazoned on my website, so I may as well just accept the fact that we have smashed together trousers and leggings to create something that sounds like an underwater industrial procedure.
These, I think, would be awesome to wear with long, sheer things. They’re almost pants, but not so much pants that I want to wear a crop top about it.
Buttons! Pockets! Functional additions like belt looks and seams! These are just a few of the reasons I really would like to have a pair of these ASAP.
My bias is clear. I just wish the prices were so much higher than the others! But for hunter green faux leather pants… I’m kinda thinking it’s worth it.