If you follow Kim Kardashian on Instagram, you may have noticed that the reality star and entrepreneur has a new fashion obsession: leather trousers. The 39-year-old has been snapped wearing leather trousers on multiple occasions in the past few months, proving that the shiny separates are winter’s most versatile trend. Why? Because, as the mom of four has shown, they can be dressed down for day or styled up for evening with a ‘going out’ top.
On recent runways, we clocked leather trousers were at Tods, Isabel Marant, and Bottega Veneta, while Roberto Cavalli showed skin-tight moto trousers. However, there are so many convincing-looking faux leather trousers available, so you don’t need a millionaire’s shopping budget to get on board with the trend.
But which style is right for you? That’s a matter of preference. Take a leaf out of Kardashian’s book by teaming straight-leg trousers with sporty separates like puffer jackets or hoodies. For evening, try playing with proportions, such as a sleek body top teamed with loose paperbag-waist trousers or a puff-sleeved blouse over PU (polyurethane) leggings. Here’s our pick of the best faux-leather trousers to shop circa now.