19+ Leather Pants Outfit Ideas That Prove You Need A Pair

Looking for chic leather pants outfit ideas? Whether you want black leather pants outfit inspiration or brown leather pants outfit ideas, you’ll love these stylish looks!

woman wearing a grey sweater with black leather pants and white heeled sandals

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Originally published Sept 2022, Updated July 2023

How To Style Leather Pants

Leather pants have always been a fashion trend. Through every decade they hold strong and in 2023, leather pants are a fashion fave.  

Compared to leather leggings, leather pants have a more tailored look and are still just as versatile. We are absolutely loving the new styles of real and faux leather pants coming in straight-leg cuts, jogger-inspired looks, and a variety of neutral hues.

Paired with the right top and shoes, leather pants can easily be dressed up or dressed down. So if you don’t have a pair in your closet yet, these leather pants outfit ideas are sure to inspire you to get some!

image of a chic black woman wearing a black long sleeve shirt and leather pants with sneakers

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Leather pants are very versatile and look great styled in many different ways. You can dress them up with a nice blouse, camisole top, or tank top, along with a pair of heeled sandals, pumps, or ankle boots. 

Leather pants can also be dressed down with sneakers or flats, and a casual t-shirt, sweater, or denim jacket. If you choose black leather pants, there are endless outfits you can create that look both chic and modern. 

Read on to see our fave leather pants looks from the top fashion influencers. 

Whether you are dressing up for a fall date night or holiday dinner, or simply running errands and want to look très chic, leather pants are a great option. Try any of the outfit ideas below!

leather trousers + a shirt jacket.

image of a woman wearing a black top, green long shirt jacket, leather pants, and black pumps

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This is a perfect outfit for meeting friends for brunch, or heading out for happy hour. It’s chic and classy, while still being casual with the green shirt jacket. 

If you wanted to dress this black leather pants outfit down, you could easily swap the pumps for black sneakers and go for a basic white t-shirt under the shirt jacket. 

perfect for the holidays.

image of a woman wearing a beige bomber jacket, white shirt, black leather pants, and black flats

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We love this black leather pants outfit for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays. It’s chic, classy, and yet still laid-back enough for lounging at home with friends and family. 

If you are hosting a dinner party, try this look with straight-leg leather pants, a shearling top, and black flats. Add some pretty jewelry to elevate the outfit even more, and put on some red lipstick for color! 

camel coat + leather pants outfit.

woman wearing a long camel coat over a beige turtleneck sweater with leather pants and tan suede ankle boots

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In the fall and winter months, this outfit is definitely one to try. Wear a long cardigan or wool coat in a rich camel color and pair it with a cozy sweater, leather trousers, and ankle boots. 

This black leather pants outfit is stylish and chic, but still comfortable enough for many different occasions. You can opt for straight-leg leather trousers, or change it up with wide-leg or a flared crop trouser. 

leather pants for the office.

image of a woman wearing a white blouse with beige sweater vest, neutral leather leggings, and black loafers

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If you want to try leather pants in a more professional setting, go with a pair of taupe or beige leather trousers with a slim cut. Wear them with loafers and a knit top or sweater vest to complete the look.

This outfit is chic, polished, and perfect for a business meeting, a day at the office, or luncheon. Another option would be to switch the sweater vest for a neutral or plaid blazer to make the outfit even more office-approved.

leather pants, blazer + loafers.

woman wearing a black blazer over an ivory knit top with black leather pants and Gucci loafers

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Here is another great business-casual black leather pants outfit. Pair straight-cut leather pants with a simple black blazer (or leather blazer) and black leather loafers. 

This outfit is sleek and sophisticated and comfortable enough to wear from the office right to happy hour. Swap the loafers for simple black pumps to dress the look up even more for a date night or evening out. 

leather joggers outfit.

image of a woman in a pair of black leather joggers, sneakers, a blazer, and ball cap

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A pair of leather joggers with an elastic waistband and straight or elastic cuffs, look excellent with trainers or basic sneakers. It gives off a cool-casual vibe and the outfit can be worn comfortably all day while out and about.

We love the look above with the leather joggers, New Balance sneakers, an oversized blazer, and a casual ball cap. It’s stylish, cool, and laid-back all at the same time. 

monochromatic simplicity.

image of a woman wearing a black knit tank top, leather pants, and black leather loafers

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In the spring, late summer, or early fall, try this simple and sleek monochromatic leather pants outfit. Pair a knit tank top with cropped ankle-length black leather pants, and a chic pair of black loafers. 

You can wear this outfit pretty much anywhere, and you’ll turn heads (in a good way!). If the weather is cooler, add a knit sweater worn over the shoulders, a denim jacket, or a chic wool blazer. 

denim jacket + leather pants.

woman wearing a denim jacket over a long sleeve white top with leather pants and white New Balance sneakers

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For a cute and casual look, pair an oversized denim jacket with leather pants and sneakers. Black leather and denim go great together and give edgy leather pants a more relaxed vibe. 

If you love this look you’ll also want to check out our list of New Balance outfit ideas

a hint of green.

image of a woman wearing green leather pants, a black shirt, and black ankle boots

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If you want a change from the usual black leather pants, try another hue like army green. Leather pants look great in any subtle shade and green is no exception.

Paired with a simple black top and chic black ankle booties, this look is both professional and put-together. You could easily wear this outfit to the office and for a happy-hour to follow! 

converse + leather pants.

image of a woman in a white button up linen shirt, black leather pants, and black Converse sneakers

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If you are looking for casual outfits that have leather pants, this is one to try. Pair Converse high-top sneakers with straight-leg leather pants for a cool, laid-back vibe that is great for running errands, school drop-off, and lunch with friends. 

A button-up shirt looks great with the leather pants and elevates the outfit, but you could also go with a chic sweatshirt, or a basic long-sleeve top. 

oversized tee, leather pants + heels.

woman wearing an oversized white Jil Sander t-shirt with leather pants and white heeled sandals

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For another casual black leather pants outfit that has an elevated vibe for date night or an evening with friends, opt for an oversized tee and heels. This mix is edgy yet feminine, and we love the Jil Sander tee as the perfect statement piece. 

While this outfit would look great with sneakers, the strappy heeled sandals dress it up perfectly for a fun night out! 

What kind of tops go with leather pants?

We love leather pants for their sleek look and versatile design! These bottoms are easy to dress up or down and can pair with just about anything. We’ve put together a list of our favorite tops to combine with leather pants for an effortless outfit:

  • Classic tee or graphic tee
  • Tank top or camisole
  • Sweater vest
  • Long-sleeved henley
  • Button-up
  • Flowy blouse
  • Knit sweater
  • Sweatshirt
  • Denim jacket
  • Leather jacket
  • Blazer
  • Long wool coat or trench coat

Date Night Leather Pants Outfit Ideas:

image of a woman in a long sleeve black henley shirt and long straight leg black leather pants with heeled sandals

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We love this outfit for a date night or drinks with friends. It’s sexy and chic, while still being classy and put-together. The black leather pants look excellent with a fitted black top that has a henley detail. Dainty sandals finish the look perfectly.

But, if the weather is too cold for sandals, swap them out for ankle boots with a higher heel. This outfit would look fantastic with a teddy jacket for a night out in the fall or winter. 

woman wearing an oversized grey turtleneck with black leather pants and while heeled sandals

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In early fall when the weather is still warm enough for sandals, try this transitional leather pants outfit for date night.

An oversized knit sweater looks great with cropped leather pants and heeled sandals. And s simple pouch bag or dumpling clutch will hold all your essentials while tying the whole ensemble together. 

Brown Leather Pants Outfit 

If you want a change from the usual, go with a classy brown leather pants outfit. This rich color adds warmth to any outfit and looks so great with creamy neutrals and earth tones. 

casual in brown suede pants.

Give us all the suede! We absolutely love an elevated and stylish suede brown leather pants outfit.

Suede pants are soft and warm and look excellent with a cashmere knit sweater or cardigan. We also love tying sneakers into the outfit to keep the look casual and comfortable, but still very chic. 

What goes with brown leather pants?

When creating an outfit with brown leather pants, it’s always a good idea to stick with neutral shades for the rest of your outfit. So ivory, beige, cream, black, and even grey will look fantastic with brown. These are some of the best pieces to pair with brown leather pants for a stylish look:

  • Plain t-shirt or tank top
  • Turtleneck sweater
  • Button-up shirt
  • Bomber jacket
  • Plaid blazer
  • Long belted coat
  • Loafers
  • Boots
  • Heels or sandals
  • Sneakers

brown leather pants + plaid coat.

image of a woman in brown leather leggings, a plaid long jacket, white sweater, and white sneakers

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This brown leather pants outfit is definitely our fave. It is cool, casual, and chic with a tailored and polished look. 

The brown leather pants look excellent with the ivory knit turtleneck sweater and long plaid trench coat. The sneakers keep the overall outfit looking laid-back, but not too casual. 

You could easily wear this outfit for a day of running errands, school drop-off, a casual meeting, or ‘Casual Friday’ at work. 

creamy neutral layers + brown leather.

image of a woman in an oversized ivory turtleneck, wool cream blazer, brown leather pants, and brown suede pumps

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Warm, cozy, and classy – this look has it all. This brown leather pants outfit proves that in the fall or winter, this hue of leather pants are a must.

We love the layering of a knit turtleneck sweater with a wool blazer coat, and the rich cognac leather pants. The suede brown pumps complement the pants and elevate the whole look. 


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