Jumper – Wyse London
Camel Coat – old but similar here (and currently half price!)
Leather Leggings – Dom Goor
Bag – Aurora London Style
Leather leggings, now there’s a wardrobe investment that you’ll never regret. I have had mine for years and there is no denying they were a LOT of money for a pair of trousers, but I have definitely got my money’s worth over the years. They are so comfortable, always look good, never go out of fashion and are lovely and warm in the winter. I should add that because they are real leather, you never experience that sweaty, boil-in- a-bag feeling that you get with faux leather trousers.
These are the pair I have. They feature a comfortable elasticated waist, unfinished cuffs meaning you can chop to suit your leg length and a clever design with a join above the knee to avoid bagging at the knees. I really love my pair and took a size 6. They would always recommend specialist cleaning, but I can assure you that I wash mine in the washing machine on a 15 minute cycle at 30 degrees and they are absolutely fine. I don’t wash them very often and find that a baby wipe is a good way to spot clean any marks you get (mine are usually from make-up fingers!) I have never taken mine to a specialist dry cleaner. I have tumble dried my leather leggings, and they were absolutely fine but I have been told that the heat can melt the stitching so do be careful. I tend to dry mine in our boiler room.
I don’t have these but they are extremely popular and I have been told they are a great fit. Sadly only size 6 left but do check back as they are sure to restock.
Since my post I have had lots of messages to say how fabulous the Baujken version are. Apparently they regularly have a 15% discount offer.
Joseph leather leggings are supposed to be the cream of the crop, so these are a bit of a steal price wise. Still expensive though!
Another pair that came highly recommended were these from a brand called Inwear. Not a brand I had heard of, but if you are looking for a pair with a straighter leg, then these would be a good option.
If you are a bit unsure of leggings and how to navigate the exposed crotch problem if you don’t have the correct length top/knit, then these would be a great option. They are matt black, higher waisted with a straight leg and look great on. (An influencer on the Riviera trip had a pair)
If you prefer more of a smooth, shiny leather, then these are a really lovely shape and perfect for those that aren’t blessed with tall gene.
The high street offering…Personally, I think if you are going to invest in leather leggings, then I think you should wait and save up a bit more for a good quality leather, but I thought I would include these anyway.
I think that’s probably enough to be getting started with. I would always go for a snug fit, as just like denim, they will stretch with wear.
I have had lots of messages from people today asking if I had finally found my beloved YSL sunglasses. I wish I could say yes. I have missed them so much, so I decided to replace with an inexpensive copy from Next for £10. Sadly they appear to have sold out, but Mango still have these if you are looking for an inexpensive pair.
Thanks for reading and as always, I would love to hear from you in the comments below if you have found a pair of leather leggings you love (or indeed if you own any of the leggings in this selection) It’s always so useful for people to read feedback in the comments.