Leather is really having a moment in the fashion world right now. We’re seeing leather pieces from all directions, such as leather skirts, blazers, and now leather joggers are making an appearance – both faux and real!
You may not have thought so, but leather joggers are extremely versatile. They can be dressed up, dressed down, worn to work, and on special occasions.
While this item of clothing may seem out of your comfort zone at first glance, styling it appropriately will have you falling in love!
This article is going to provide you with a guide on how you can wear these joggers, no matter the occasion!
What Are Joggers?
Joggers are essentially athletic pants that allow for comfort and movement. They are lightweight in their design, allowing for your skin to breathe beneath them.
Leather joggers are either joggers made with real leather, or with a faux leather coating, (the latter being easier on your pocket, and animals!).
Dress Them Up
Leather joggers are wonderful and shiny, which makes them an easy piece to dress up, while their loose, baggy fit also makes your style look effortless.
You can try wearing a loose-fitted strappy cami, and stepping into a pair of your favorite heels. This outfit just screams date night, and the drapey cami adds softness to the look, while the heels add some sophistication.
If you’d like to dress up even more, why not try a sequined sweater in the same black as your leather joggers. Add some colored suede pumps and a sparkly clutch, and you’ll be feeling more glamorous than ever!
Dress Them Down
Although they are leather, they are still joggers, which offer a relaxed and casual style, so dressing them down is not difficult.
Pair the joggers with your favorite cropped sweater and a pair of white sneakers. This can work as a casual day-to-day outfit.
If you’d like to add a little more sophistication, swap the sneakers for a pair of loafers, or even some kitten heels for a nicer occasion.
For a similarly casual look, you can throw on a button-down shirt in whatever style you like! Denim shirts work particularly well, and this is an outfit that would look great with loafers.
The denim and black pairing also mean you can play around with different styles of loafers – leopard print ones would be great here!
Dress Them For Work
While you normally wouldn’t wear joggers for work, the leather coating on these gives them more of a dressy look, making them a great option to wear for work.
Layering is going to work very well here, so try a plain-colored cami under a soft, and cozy cardigan. Pair with your favorite heeled boots, and you’ve got yourself a great work outfit.
Another outfit suitable for work would be a cropped cardigan (works best with high-waisted joggers), and some flat pumps. If it’s a little chilly outside, you can also wear a black blazer to complete the look!
As we mentioned earlier, you can dress down these joggers very easily for a more casual look.
Try these joggers with a hooded sweatshirt and some converse, or any other of your favorite sneakers. The glossy finish of the leather works well to balance out the casual style of the outfit, still giving it a put-together look.
Additional Tips On How To Style Leather Joggers
While the above styles will cover you for most occasions, here are some additional tips on styling these joggers.
One of the best things about these joggers is just how versatile they are. When it comes to shoes, pretty much anything goes! If you’re looking for a put-together style, some flat sandals or pumps are a great option.
The same goes for any kind of sneakers if you’d like to dress them down and go for a casual style.
Dressing them up is just as easy as dressing them down, so throwing on a cute pair of kitten heels or even stilettos will really elevate your look.
When it comes to your top half, you also have the chance to experiment as anything goes here too!
However, as the joggers are loose-fitted, baggy tops and shirts may overwhelm your figure, so tight-fitted tops will really accentuate your waistline and give you an all-around flattering look.
Tips On How To Find The Right Joggers For You
These joggers can look very flattering on women of all shapes and sizes, there are just a few things you need to look out for in order to find the perfect pair for you.
You must ensure that the joggers are drapey. They are supposed to allow for quite a lot of movement, so making sure they aren’t stiff will mean you will be comfortable when you wear them, as you would be with regular joggers.
It’s also important to find a pair that sits naturally at your waistline. This is so they can accentuate that natural curve in your body, and serve as a nice contrast against the volume around your hips and thighs.
If you opt for low-rise leather joggers, they won’t be as flattering.
Opting for a pair that has a zipper on the ankle that can be zipped up and down, or a cuff that can be rolled up will enable you to be able to have more versatility when it comes to choosing shoes.
If shopping online, always read reviews, as some may fit more snuggly than others, and you need to make sure you’re purchasing the right fit for you.
If you are physically shopping for some, then always try them on before making a purchase.
Video: Dionne Crowe on How to Style Leather Joggers
Digital Creator, Dionne Crowe, demonstrates six unique outfits on how to wear leather joggers. Jump to 5:25 in the video to see a smart casual look – an oversized sweater and blouse. Next skip to 6:47 for a dressy outfit.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s The Difference Between Joggers And Sweatpants?
Many get confused by both clothing items, but joggers are used more athletically than sweatpants. This is because joggers are lighter and more breathable, making them more comfortable for athletic purposes.
What Are Faux Leather Pants Made Of?
Faux leather is also known as synthetic leather. It is usually made with a base of polyester, and then an imitation leather finish is created by using a variety of things such as wax, dye, and polyvinyl chloride (PV).
Is Faux Leather Vegan?
Faux leather is considered vegan as there are no animal products used in order to manufacture this imitation leather.
While this is a benefit when it comes to animal cruelty, the production process for making faux leather can be damaging to the environment and humans, as there may be certain toxins in the plastics used to create them.
Can All Body Shapes Pull Off Wearing Leather Joggers?
Leather joggers can suit women of all shapes and sizes. Their high waist makes them very flattering, and they tend to follow the natural silhouette of the body without hugging it tightly, making them very comfortable.
For those on the smaller side, there are also petite leather joggers that would look beautiful on those with a smaller frame.
In summary, leather joggers are just like regular joggers, but their shine and glossy finish gives them a more sophisticated look.
They are comfortable and versatile and can be dressed up or down by simply pairing them with a few simple items.