For years now leather leggings have been a winter essential. Why have they not made their way into my closet: they’re so damn expensive! For the $1k price tag I want something that fits like a Saint Laurent stiletto: comfortable, snug, and sexy. This year I resolved to hunt down a pair and hand over my card happily. After weeks of shopping, I had tried the standard J Brand, Rag & Bone, Vince, Helmut Lang, and a handful of boutique designers. None of their cuts fit my chicken legs and tiny ass. Even my Intermix stylist was shocked.
It wasn’t until I was browsing for work clothes in Club Monaco
(my vote for conservative chic corporate attire) that I stumbled upon this front panel leather and spandex combo
. When I first saw them I thought to myself, “Those are cheap….and totally cheating. I want the real deal.” Then I saw the price tag…. “Well, for $99 on sale, it wouldn’t hurt to try them on.”
I actually love the way the panel cuts in and gives my legs more definition. The spandex is just what I needed to hug my barely-there bum!
For 1/10th of the price I now have an edgy, sophisticated pair of “leather” leggings I love MORE than anything I tried from the contemporary powerhouse brands. People stop me and ask if they’re IRO or Rag, when I tell them faux by Club Monoco, fashionista jaws drop.
High Low Leather Head to Toe:
UPDATE: YOU LOVE THEM TOO!
Other things I loved pictured with Mason: