Now that the glitz and glam of the holidays have passed, I often find myself in an unfortunate fashion rut for the months of January and February. I’ve out-glittered myself from Christmas and New Years, already worn all my cute cold-weather outfits to casual friend gatherings throughout October, November, and December, and can’t get excited about holidays to dress up for in January and February, so it feels like an endless rotation of sweaters and jeans until the weather starts to warm up again. By February, I’m itching to break out the sundresses and sandals! It’s kind of like a waiting game for fashion inspiration, if that makes any sense?
BUT I’m happy to report that since incorporating a pair of faux leather leggings (or pants, if that’s your preference) into my wardrobe this past fall, I’ve opened my wardrobe up to so many new outfit possibilities! By just switching out my jeans for faux leather leggings, I add an edginess to any look and immediately seem sleeker and more put together. They elevate chunky winter sweaters and seamlessly go with all types of winter boots. Faux leather leggings truly are the unsung heroes of the cold weather wardrobe!
I’m sharing my actual pair of faux leather leggings (yes, they are the iconic Spanx ones – I think they’re a worthy investment piece, but also have been around forever so it’s worth waiting for them to go on sale at Nordstrom), along with plus, tall, and petite sizes and a host of different styles to suit your wardrobe. I hope you can use this to find a perfect pair for yourself!
My Top Picks:
My exact Spanx faux leather leggings ($98 – sizes XS to 3X) // Spanx Quilted Faux Leather Leggings ($110) // BCBGMAXAZRIA Croc Embossed Legging ($178) // Athleta Elation Ultra High Rise Shimmer Tight In Powervita ($70 – comes in Tall, Petite, Plus, and Regular) // Mango Biker Leggings ($40) // Torrid Leather Fleece Lined Leggings ($43 – all Plus sizes)
Another great thing about faux leather leggings, is that they also make great transitional pieces. I’m wearing them with a fuzzy coat in these photos, but also have a light printed top on underneath. It’s a great way to have a warm base while transitioning to breezier tops and sandals without sacrificing style.