Leather at the office? Just say yes. We partnered with Sears Metaphor — who knows a thing or two about hot faux leather styles with their new lineup — on this post to show you how to pull it off.
Delete images of skin-tight hip huggers from your leather memory because we found fashionable wares that look pulled together — even for the office. No matter if your workplace is hip to leather (or faux leather!) as a mainstay, you can blend it into your everyday wardrobe without causing any raised eyebrows. Finding the perfect mix and match of edge plus professionalism lets your leather fashionista shine while still looking like you rule the boardroom. Here are nine street style inspirations for expertly adding a touch of leather to your office attire.
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The Right Fit
Leather pants don't have to hug inappropriately, causing discomfort for you — and others in the office. Go with a smart cut, like an embellished cigarette pant or perfectly fitting faux leather leggings, pair with something feminine, and top with a structured blazer.
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And you can always go with pants that have a bit of a wider cut, like slouchies. Wearing with a fitted shirt, tucked at the waist, works while at the office.
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We know most fashion girls have a moto jacket in their closet, but if you aren't excited about donning leather, opt for a bold coat for a fun way to add a bit of edge to your office attire. And the vibrant blue of this jacket looks so chic paired with all-over black. Or do the opposite and pair a colorful top with a chic, always-in-style
leather bomber jacket.
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Check Skirt Length
A leather skirt is always in style, and wearing one to the office is so fitting. Just double-check the length to make sure it's appropriate for your work space. Remember, when you sit, your skirt shortens by around three inches so do a double-check before heading out the door.
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We love the cut of this leather skirt, but the touches throughout this outfit really pull it together. The wide leather belt cinches the jacket, creating a look that is so suitable with a professional edge.
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Add Leather Boots
OK, this is a trend that isn't going anywhere, but
over-the-knee boots can (potentially) lead to a few raised eyebrows if worn incorrectly. But this look can work for the office — when paired with the correct clothes. Sure, leather boots plus a leather skirt might be too much, but we love how this outfit looks so professional thanks to a white dress shirt.
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Full Skirts Rock
If you haven't heard the fashion news yet, full skirts look good on any body shape — even in leather. And it's a smart addition to your workwear, playing well with basically anything in your wardrobe.
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And the addition of leather doesn't have to be black. Going with brown or nude tones looks stylish with lighter hues, giving a bit of a laid-back look to your casual work attire.
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Weather you're donning your favorite moto jacket over a white dress skirt and fitted pants or rocking a big leather bucket bag, make sure embellishments add to your look instead of detracting from it. Here, the circles add perfect texture to this black leather skirt, giving it a total powerhouse feel.
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