It’s easy to get caught up in wearing denim day to day because it literally goes with everything. To refresh your look, you have to venture out of what you know and try something new. Faux leather pants are comfortable, stylish, and super chic. I’m finding more and more clients asking for comfort when it comes to what we buy. The pants are comfortable because they’re so soft and the style is forgiving to your body.
For Fall and Winter, my number one recommendation is to try some sort of faux leather pants. In this case, a jogger style for an everyday option.
CAN I WEAR FAUX LEATHER PANTS?
Depending on your personal style, you’ll either love a faux leather jogger or you won’t. Faux leather joggers are definitely for people with a style that is either:
- Has a bit of edge to it
- Loves a good power piece
- You like a mix of sexy in your look
- A bit of boho
If you consider your style to be extremely classic, very matchy, or preppy, you’ll definitely try these on and feel out of place. If you are looking for an alternate option to jeans, I’d recommend trying a wide leg crop or long pants in a soft fabric. Soft fabrics will drape nicely on your body and won’t create a boxy look.
CAN I SHOW THE STRETCHY WAISTBAND WHEN I WEAR THEM?
It is totally appropriate to wear a shirt tucked into the jogger. The stretchy waistband is acceptable in this case because you are dressing it up. Some pants don’t even have the stretchy waistband around the whole waist. From the front they look just like regular pants with the secret stretchy waist hiding in the back.
Since faux leather joggers tend to have a bit of extra fabric around the legs, doing even a partial tuck with your shirt you wear can make a difference in the appearance of the outfit. I promise you, you won’t be shunned by the style police.
WHERE SHOULD THE HEM OF THE PANT HIT MY LEG?
Depending on how tall or short you are, they will fit differently and that’s totally ok! When you shop for clothing online, you should NEVER have the expectation that the item will fit the same on your own body. The way you style it and look in it will be different and that’s what makes it unique to you.
When it comes to joggers, the difference between these and crop pants are that joggers cinch in at the hem of the pant. It’s actually really flattering on many body types. For example, if you are more rectangle built with not so much of a waist, having pants that come in at the waist and at the hem make the illusion that you have some curves. And in retrospect, if you are curvy, you have extra room in the pants for your hips.
The hem is about 2 to 4 inches above your ankle, depending on how tall you are. Quick style tip, if you are tall and crop pants make you feel self conscious, opt for a tall version of joggers. If you still feel more confident with a full length pant, you can skip crop pants altogether, but don’t make a judgement until you’ve actually tried on a few pairs.
CAN I WEAR FAUX LEATHER JOGGERS IF I’M PETITE?
Yes! Don’t limit what you wear because of your height. Throw the rules out the window and try things on before you decide what works for you and what doesn’t. If you are petite, you can see if the joggers are available in petite. If they’re not, just roll them up. Easy as that!
When you roll them and they still feel a little long, pair them with booties that have a shorter shaft. You want them to hit right above the bootie, with a little bit of skin showing in between. You can also wear them with other shoe options including chunky block heels, slip on mules, or even sneakers if you want a more casual look.
HOW DO I WEAR FAUX LEATHER JOGGERS WITH BOOTS?
When it comes to boots, it can feel a little tricky finding what boots to pair with the joggers. You want to make sure you wear a boot that has a more fitted shaft rather than a wide opening. Most boots from 2008-2020 have the wider opening, so you’ll want to find a newer bootie to add to your shoe collection. You can either wear booties with a shaft that is short, at or under the ankle or a taller one.
If you wear a taller shaft to the bootie, make sure that there is a little bit of skin in between the hem of the jogger and the top of the boot. This is more of a problem if you are 5’4” and shorter. If you are 5’ 5” and taller, you’ll have a lot more skin showing. Up to 4” or a little more. Both look good and are totally acceptable.
WHAT TOPS CAN I WEAR WITH FAUX LEATHER JOGGERS?
You can wear pretty much anything on top with a faux leather jogger. It really depends on if you are wearing it casually or dressing it up for a girls night. For outfit ideas, check out my blog post
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