If You Can Find Someone With More Leather Pants Than Kim Kardashian, I'll Buy You a Pair
Kim Kardashian recently stepped out for lunch at La Plata in California, rocking the 2000s pop-star trend to full effect in a pair of lace-up leather flares. She actually debuted these months ago while shopping at Balenciaga in New York City, and that led us to wonder (as we quickly backtracked on Kim's latest looks), how many pairs of leather pants does this woman actually own? Short answer: a lot.
As soon as Fall hit, Kim was slipping into different versions of these slacks left and right, including, but not limited to, snake-effect Gucci leather pants, snake-effect leather pants with a lace-up cutout detail racing up and down the front of the leg (yes, these are different than the Gucci ones), and a brown, lived-in, vintage-looking pair that appeared to be butter-soft. Kim even showed us a mixed-media denim take on the style on the red carpet, dressed by Riccardo Tisci of Burberry.
It's just like Kim to announce the trends, then move on to something else while everyone tries to keep up, so before she stows away her leather, we're taking a look back at her greatest outfits that revolve around leather pants and shopping out similar versions for your closet. Don't worry, you won't be behind the times if you buy these now, Kim is just really, really ahead of the game. PS: we highly encourage you to search for faux and vegan options when it comes to leather.
Kim Kardashian's Black Lace-Up Leather Flares in California
She wore the early-2000s pant style with a tight-fitting metallic knit cardigan and silver pointed-toe boots.
Kim first debuted these while leaving the Balenciaga store in Soho on Sept. 10. This time, she styled her slacks with a shimmery chainmail tank.
Kim Kardashian Wearing Peach Leather Pants in LA
Kim got in some early December shopping while mixing red and blush tones.
Kim Kardashian Wearing Lace-Up Croc-Effect Pants in Miami
Kim showed off her curves in these revealing, tight-fit pants styled with a vintage tee.
Kim Kardashian Wearing Brown Leather Pants in Malibu
Kim's slacks looked perfectly worn-in with a vintage vibe.
Kim Kardashian Wearing Black Leather Trousers in Calabasas
The loosest-fitting option of all her leather pants, Kim's floor-length joggers cinched at the waist and were styled with a knit mockneck and a miniature Hermès bag.
Kim Kardashian's Patent-Leather Pants in NYC
She wore these with a coordinating shearling leather coat in an oversize fit.
Kim also styled these months before with a plain white tee and snake-print mules for an outing in West Hollywood.
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Kim Kardashian's Burberry Pants in NYC
Kim was dressed head to toe in Burberry for the WSJ Innovator Awards, which she attended with Kanye West. These pants were spliced with raw denim to match her corset top.
Our Pick: Telfar High-Waisted Denim and Leather Trousers
Telfar High-Waisted Denim and Leather Trousers ($349, originally $582)
Kim Kardashian's Black Leather Pants in NYC
These butter-soft pants seem to be Kim's go-to. She wore them with a sheer going-out top and thong sandals in NYC in early September.
Kim wore them again in October with the same PVC sandals and a silk shirt while out with Kanye in Manhattan.
Kim Kardashian's Black Croc-Effect Leather Pants in NYC
Kim went full-on croc from head to toe for an evening out in early September.
Our Pick: Weekday Croc Effect Faux Leather Pants in Black
Kim Kardashian's Vex Leather Leggings in LA
While taking on a slightly sexier fit, Kim's Vex leather leggings ($400) worked with PVC sandals and a croc-effect crop top for a night out with Kanye.
Kim Kardashian's Python-Print Gucci Leather Pants in Paris
Kim was just starting to step up her leather game when she wore this head-to-toe python look with an Hermès bag and matching Yeezy python booties in Paris.