What To Wear With Faux Leather Pants

I don’t always gravitate towards trendy pieces though occasionally I will find something that is slightly trendy but I feel I can still wear it for years to come. These faux leather joggers/trousers are one of those pieces. I love the look of faux leather skirts/leggings/pants as I think they can add a slight edge to an outfit without being overly inappropriate. Faux leather is much more acceptable for the workplace than it ever was before (though I understand there are still environments where it will never be appropriate), and the styles are so much more versatile. I saw these faux leather trousers and was intrigued to give them a try.

If this jogger style trouser isn’t a fit for you, there are still so many great classic faux leather pant styles out there. Here are some tips on what to wear with faux leather pants as well as some outfit ideas on how to style faux leather pants for a ton of different occasions.

What To Wear With Faux Leather Pants

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When looking for a pair of faux leather pants to add to your closet, the most timeless shape is a trouser style. Something with a straight leg fit, not too tight but also not a loose fit or wide leg. This style is not too trendy and will remain a classic piece in your closet. I have a few different faux leather pants and faux leather leggings in my closet but I mostly reach for the ones that I’m wearing in the below pictures. When deciding what shoes to wear with faux leather pants, I often opt for a heel or simple pair of flats but they can also look great with sneakers, lug sole boots, combat boots, sandals, etc. If you already own a great pair of faux leather pants, here are four items to wear with them that will always look chic and polished.

Button Down Shirt

Though faux leather pants are not as professional as traditional trousers, I still love the look of them worn with a silky button down blouse. It elevates the pants and creates a classic look.


Faux leather pants are often best worn during fall and winter and one of my go-to tops to wear with them is a simple turtleneck. It lets the pants stand out and become the focal point of the look.

Monochromatic Look with Colorful Accessories

If your faux leather pants are black, try going for a monochromatic look and adding a pop of color with your accessories.

Cozy Sweater

I love mixing textures in a look and wearing faux leather pants with a cozy sweater always works. Choose whatever neckline you prefer but the mix of something soft with the edginess of the pants always makes a gorgeous combination.

Faux Leather Pants Outfit Ideas

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Faux Leather Pants with a Chunky Turtleneck

Tons of texture going on with this look though the basis of the outfit is quite simple. However when you blend the softness of the sweater, the shiny texture of the pants, tweed shoes and the braided bag, it completes a look that is much more interesting.

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Faux Leather Pants with a Lace Top

I may sound like a broken record but I truly love mixing feminine pieces with edgier pieces to balance out an outfit. This lace top is a stunner and pairing it with these faux leather pants creates a glam look for a night out.

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Faux Leather Pants with a Wrap Bodysuit

As someone with a bigger chest (I am a 32E), wrap style tops are some of my favorite to wear. Mainly because they can actually minimize the look of my bust versus a crewneck or high neck top. A wrap bodysuit would look good with a variety of pants or jeans, but styling them with faux leather pants looks chic and polished.

What To Wear With Faux Leather PantsSweater | Pants | Shoes (similar)

Faux Leather Pants with a Puff Sleeve Sweater

I’m back again with another feminine/edgier combo by styling these pants with a puff sleeve sweater. You can opt for a solid color shoe as well but I personally like the unexpected pop of print to complete the look.

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Faux Leather Pants with a Button Down Blouse

If your workplace allows faux leather pants, I would add a pair to your closet because they easily can be styled with traditional workwear pieces. Obviously choose a style of pant that is similar to a trouser which would be more professional, but they will be just as easy to style with your favorite workwear tops.

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Faux Leather Pants with a Cashmere Scarf

I feel like this look is effortlessly chic and easy to replicate with what you already have in your closet. Cashmere and leather are two of those fabrics that have a luxe look to them but you can find options at more affordable price points. You can choose faux leather pants and a cashmere blend but the concept of both of these items are timeless. You can wear this outfit today and 10 years from now and it will always look current and stylish.