I can’t get enough of faux leather pants at the moment; there are just so many amazing styles to choose from on the high street! From tapered, baggy, skinny, high waisted – you name it. Not to mention, they’re so much more affordable than real leather, and in my opinion, can look just as good. I also find that real leather can feel quite heavy and stiff to wear, whilst faux leather styles can be so much more lightweight and soft. So here are my 6 favourite styles on the high street right now.

Belted Paper Bag Trousers

This super chic feminine cropped style, will look great with heels and boots, worn with a tucked in silk shirt or knit. They look really flattering with the classic straight-leg, and high waisted paper-bag fit.

H&M, £24.99

Pull-On Coated Leggings 

I bought these pants a few months after having Rio, and I have worn them religiously ever since, and they look just as good! They are probably the most flattering black pants I have ever owned; I love the ultra skinny, high-waisted fit, with the black coated leather-look. Fortunately, they still sell them (in lots of different colours too).

NEXT, £26

Leather-Look Joggers

If you’re after something a bit more casual, these leather-look joggers are the perfect style for you. With the drawstring waist and relaxed straight leg fit, they will look great with cosy knits and trainers (or boots) this coming season.

New Look, £22.99

Straight-Leg Cropped Pants 

Another elegant belted style, which is a bit more slimmer than the previous paper-bag style. Again, a straight-leg and cropped style, and I really love the detailing at the waist and the overall style. You can wear these with just about anything, but I’m thinking with a relaxed t-shirt and black blazer – worn with both heels and boots.

H&M, £24.99

Faux Leather Croc Leggings

Fancy something a bit more skinny, and perhaps a bit more edgy? Then these black skinny leggings with a subtle croc effect, will be the perfect choice for you. I will be wearing these with an oversized chunky knit (like this cream style), trainers and boots.

Bershka, £17.99

Tapered Leather Look Trousers 

This is another flattering pair, with the tapered style from the knee to the ankle. With a stretch waist, they’re on the more casual side, but can easily be glammed up with a pair of heels. I really like the added zip detailing with the pockets, which adds a bit of edge to the overall style.

ASOS, £30




  1. Lovisa
    October 10, 2019 / 18:55

    Hi Anneli,
    such a great post. Really love the next pants, but have difficulties to chose a size.
    May I ask you some questions that would help me?
    What size did you buy?
    How tall are you?
    What size do you normally have in skinny jeans (inch)?

    Thank you so much!

    • October 11, 2019 / 16:30

      Thanks! I sized up to a size 10 (regular fit). I am 167cm tall. Hope that helps!

  2. November 24, 2020 / 08:17

    These leather pants look good when it’s tight with the body

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