AJ Wears :: Leather Pants

 Leather pants are not exactly a "year round" kind of staple. Honestly, I don't even know what possessed me to buy these in the first place, but I'm kind of glad I did. They've got a way of making any outfit instantly cooler (although I live in constant fear that I'll end up like Ross every time I go to the bathroom). I picked these up at Forever a few years ago for cheap, because something as ridiculous as pleather covering the entire bottom half of your body is certainly what I'd consider trendy and not worth the splurge - unless you're always Olivia Newton John at Halloween. Two pop culture references in one blog? What am I, Gilmore Girls?

 This is also the coat I mentioned on Twitter the other day, and I'm pretty pleased with it for a $10 purchase. The sweater sleeves are just kind of fun and different. I also finally stretched these shoes out enough that they're comfortable to wear.

If you are in the market for some faux leather pants, I suggest you search for a pair that's got less sheen. Shinier pleathers come off cheap and kind of dominatrix-y. I also like that these have a nice high waist, so I don't get leather muffin top. Or, if you're not totally convinced, try a coated denim! It's a lot more comfortable but still has that cool leather look. I liked these at NY&Co.

Pants, Forever 21 (similar).
Coat, Forever 21.
Shoes, ShoeDazzle.
Necklace, Baublebar.