5 Ways to Style Faux Leather Leggings

September 28, 2020

My Spanx faux leather leggings have been a closet staple for me for years. I recently polled my instagram followers about fall content for LegalLee Blonde & one repeated request was to show multiple ways to style an item rather than just sharing it once. I wear my faux leather leggings a ton during the fall/winter so I figured they would be the perfect item to share in a “5 ways to style” post!

Looking for even more style inspiration? I’ve teamed up with a group of 8 other women to show you how we style our faux leather leggings. Their outfits and blog links are at the end of this post. This collaboration is part of my friend Laura’s “Chic in Every Shade” blog series, where bloggers of all different skin tones team up to share how they style things. It’s a great way to see an item on many different women and to increase representation in the fashion blogger industry.

Before I get into my five outfits, let’s chat about Spanx faux leather leggings and whether they are worth it. 👀

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings Review & an Under $20 Lookalike:

Coming in at $98 Spanx leggings are not cheap. In my opinion, they’re 100% worth the price though! Other faux leather leggings fade easily ( the faux leather gets cracked looking ). I’ve had my Spanx ones for 3 years and they still look brand new! The other selling point is that the Spanx leggings don’t stretch out with time or wear. I machine wash mine and they still haven’t stretched out at all. They fit true to size (I wear a M) but remember they are supposed to be tight – they are Spanx after all! You can buy them either directly from the Spanx website or from Nordstrom.

If you’re interested in trying out the faux leather leggings look but the Spanx are out of your price range, I’ve heard from other bloggers that these faux leather leggings are a good Spanx dupe, and they’re under $20! They have the same thick waist band as the Spanx and have the same ‘ not too shiny ‘ faux leather look. I haven’t personally tried them, but as I said, a ton of people have told me they are a great Spanx leggings dupe! 

Ps. If you want more save vs. splurge finds, be sure to follow me on LiketoKnow.it! I share a few a week! You’ll also sometimes find good ‘dupes’ or save items in my weekly Friday Finds!

5 Ways to Style Faux Leather Leggings

Outfit 1: Leggings with a Bra Top &a Blazer

My go to date night look in the fall and winter: a bra top, a blazer & my faux leather Spanx! Add in heels (or OTK boots if it’s cold), and a statement necklace and you are good to go! My exact bra top pictured here is sold out, but I’ll link similar ones one along with my plaid boyfriend blazer!

Outfit 2: Leggings with a Rust Tunic Sweater & OTK Boots

On fall weekend’s my go to outfit is probably this: a tunic, faux leather leggings and OTK boots. Faux leather pairs so well with suede (texture mixing is an easy way to look chic) and a comfy tunic length sweater just makes you feel cozy and fall ready.

Outfit 3: Leggings with a White Tee

For an effortless outfit, throw a white tee on with your faux leather leggings and call it a day! I like to add a black bralette or tank under mine for a layered look but either way this outfit looks polished without trying hard.

Outfit 4: Leggings with a Dark Green Sweater

outfit inspiration ways to style faux leather leggings

Dark green shades look great in fall and winter and a cozy green sweater pairs really well with faux leather leggings! My exact sweater is sold out, but I’ll link some similar options below.

Outfit 5: Leggings with Faux Fur Coat

ways to style faux leather leggings

When the temperatures get cooler you can’t go wrong pairing faux leather with faux fur. I have three faux fur coats now, including the above leopard one (I’ll link similar ones below) and they make me so happy! It’s like getting dressed into a giant teddy bear hug lol.

Below are the links to the other bloggers I’ve mentioned I’ve teamed up with to share our faux leather leggings looks. Head to their blogs to check them out! I hope you all have an awesome day ahead of you! It is randomly summer 2.0 here in Vancouver – it’ supposed to 80 degrees today! So while I have a busy day of Court and trial prep (#LawyerLife) I plan on taking advantage of the warmer weather after work! I think Alex and I are going to go for dinner on a patio (socially distanced of course) and for a walk on the sea wall. Ever since moving to Vancouver 6 years ago I’ve made a point of getting down to Ocean for a walk or just to hang out by the beach at least once a week. I find it so calming and good for my mental health!

Chic in Every Shade in collaboration with Have Need Want

ways to style Spanx faux leather leggings for fall. #chicineveryshade #spanxleggings #spanxfauxleatherleggings

Lee from LegalLee Blonde | Kali from Love Laugh Explore | Laura from Have Need Want | Sara from Sweet Serendipity | Crystal from Crystal Levy | Afroza from Chic Stylista | Danielle from The Sports Brat | Francisca from The Fancy Francy | Amanda from AMWSTYLED

How to style Spanx faux leather leggings for fall. #chicineveryshade #spanxleggings #spanxfauxleatherleggings

39 comments so far.

39 responses to “5 Ways to Style Faux Leather Leggings”

  1. jenniferpickering22gmailcom says:

    You look amazing in those leggings!

    Curated by Jennifer

  2. Lizzie says:

    These are great ideas! I think my favorite is the first one and the last one! That coat is cute!


  3. Nancy says:

    I love leather leggings! They look so cool!

  4. Technitizer says:

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!

  5. Kileen says:

    These are the best and cutest leggings in the world! I could never have enough of this style of leggings. And wow I didn’t realize how cute and how cheap the other leggings were!

    cute & little

  6. Lily says:

    What a fun series! I love all of the looks you shared, along with the other ladies!

  7. Rebecca says:

    Yessssss these are my favorite leggings too! and totally worth the price in my opinion

  8. gretahollar says:

    Faux leather leggings are one thing I haven’t invested in yet! I love how you style them!

  9. annaefox01 says:

    I have the SPANX faux leather leggings, and they are truly my favorite thing to wear during fall/ winter!

  10. Celyn says:

    You look great! Loving all these ideas!

    Life is a Shoe

  11. Faux leather leggings and a staple for me and I love how you styled them! xoxo, Sarah

  12. dousedinpink says:

    I finally pulled the trigger on the Spanx leggings and don’t know what took me so long! Love all of these outfit ideas!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  13. I am REALLY loving the look with the crop top and blazer. so you and so chic!

    xo Laura Leigh

  14. Stephanie says:

    Talk about some seriously gorgeous ways of styling leather leggings! I love the outfit with the cozy oversized turtleneck sweater. It looks like a comfy and chic outfit. It’s amazing how the leggings can really up the WOW factor with any of the looks!

  15. Ah very inspiring, love all five looks, thanks for posting 🙂

    Allie of

  16. Rachel says:

    I’m a sucker for a great pair of faux leather leggings for fall! Such a staple. Love yours paired with the OTK boots and sweater!


  17. hillheady says:

    I LOVE my faux leather leggings and can’t wait to wear them this fall! This post is totally giving me all the inspo!

  18. Mica says:

    They look good on you and you wear them well! I only wear leggings under skirts and dresses, really need to try mix it up a bit!

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope that you had a wonderful weekend 🙂

  19. Maureen says:

    These are great looks and love it styled with that orange sweater. What a fun outfit and pop of color. I have this on my wish list! I did try to buy it during the NSale this year but unfortunately the size was wrong and I needed the bigger size. 🙁

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  20. miaioad says:

    You cannot fault and leather and leopard combo!

    https://www.saintgenies.co.uk/talisha-black-faux-leather-high-waisted-belted-flare-leg-trousers/ – these are my wardrobe staple!!xxx

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