Leather Pants Over 40??
The answer is YES! Yes, you absolutely can wear leather pants over 40 and look sophisticated…and hot. In fact, because they’re so luxe, you’ll also feel special when you put them on. They add some sizzle to your wardrobe…and an edgy touch that says you got it going on. Updating your wardrobe with cool modern pieces is a sure-fire way to keep your style fresh and youthful over 40.
If you’re interested in some of the hottest fashion trends of the season, make sure you check out this post.
If leather pants are a little out of your comfort zone, try starting out with leather or coated leather jeans instead! You might remember these cool coated jeans by Good American from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. They’re super flattering, stretchy, and comfortable. The look of the coated leather is so chic and sophisticated, and the fit is amazing. They have a high rise and on-trend straight-leg silhouette (that’s easier to style than you think!). I’m wearing them with a cool chain-detail camisole, leather blazer, and booties. I’d wear this look to dinner, but you could easily dress it down for errands or carpool by wearing a tee and sneakers. Quick sizing note on the jeans…they run very small. I would suggest getting 1-2 sizes up from your normal size.
Keep scrolling for my favorite leather pants and tips on how to wear leather pants & jeans over 40…
Believe me, I’ve tried a lot of leather, faux leather, and vegan leather pants… And THESE are my new favorites. They add impact and make a statement, but they’re effortless at the same time. That’s not an easy combo to find! They feel good on the skin and are more breathable than any other leather garment I’ve EVER put on. And somehow, they are stretchy! I know… it’s a mystery to me too. Not sure what kind of magic is weaved into the fabric! AND, the paper bag waist is super flattering.
Style Tip: I like to tie the waist belt off to the side–it looks more elegant and won’t draw the eye right to the middle of the tummy.
I paired these pants with a basic white button-down shirt and some stunning Isabel Marant black ankle boots. Wow. When I saw these boots, I knew I had to have them! This exact pair is sold out and from last year so I linked another version. But, you could easily wear any heeled black booties or flats you already have in your closet. You could also swap out the shirt for a t-shirt or sweater.
How To Wear Leather Pants Over 40
- Don’t Size Up – So there may be a temptation to size up, but don’t! The leather stretches. You want them to fit like a second skin.
- Keep It Simple – Leather pants are a standout piece so keeping the rest of your look simple and classic is key.
- Accessories/Shoes – Shoe choice is important. To keep a long, lean line, wear shoes that are the same color as your pants. You’ll also want to keep any other accessories, like jewelry, very simple.
- One Trend Rule – Sometimes you might wonder, “Does this make me look like I’m trying too hard?” If you are feeling that way, rock your leather pants and keep everything else, very minimal and classic. Don’t add other trends to your look and I promise you’ll feel better. I call it the one trend rule which is great to pull out anytime you’re in doubt.
How do you feel about wearing leather pants over 40? Yay, or Nah? Please share in the comments below.
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