Singer and star of Smash Katharine McPhee attended an event in NYC last night looking superslick in a pair of black leather pants. We too are huge fans of the leather look, but as of late we've been searching for a new way to rock our favorite pairs — that's where Katharine comes in. We love that instead of the typical sexy or edgy vibe, the actress opted for a preppy feel that's still totally night-out appropriate. Katharine started with a jewel-collar blouse by Equipment — shop the white version here ($310) — then topped it with a cozy gray crewneck sweater. On bottom, she matched her leather pants with sleek leather booties, then accessorized with a black clutch and just a few gold baubles. Mimic Katharine's latest with our editor-approved pieces below, and note: if you're looking to inject a little more glamour, all you need is a bold red lip to finish it off.
Australian model Nicole Trunfio strutted NYC in the perfect outfit we can't wait to mimic next weekend. In true New Yorker fashion, Nicole donned all black — ribbed sweater, leather pants, and ankle boots — then added a pop of print via a cool camouflage jacket. The brunette beauty completed her off-duty style with a black leather crossbody bag, cat-eye sunglasses, and a gold chunky watch. To re-create Nicole's effortless outfit, just layer a camouflage jacket over your black-on-black staples, then finish it off with cat-eye shades and a signature model strut.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had a PDA-filled holiday, and on one of the nights, they headed to Spago in Beverly Hills, CA, for a fancy dinner. We love the trio of colors Kim sported for the occasion: black, white, and camel. Up top she wore a crisp white blouse with a leather camel coat. On bottom she sported black leather pants with black lace-up ankle boots. While her exact coat isn't available, you can easily re-create this look by matching up a white blouse with black leather pants, then finishing off with a plus camel coat. For a casual take, switch the long coat for a cardigan or blazer.
For the girl who knows what she wants (and wants a little bit of everything), this outfit equation just happens to offer up a solution that's both edgy and cozy. Say "hello" to your new favorite combo: a knit sweater + leather pants. Our latest styling obsession may have been jump-started by Diane Kruger and Lauren Conrad's expert takes on the wintry topper-vs.-slick leather bottom counterpart — but one great look isn't necessarily going to convince us of its real-life wearability. That's where this pairing's undeniably cool juxtaposition — both on proportion and finish — comes in. Leather pants are awesome (even if you aren't a rock star), but they can be a tricky piece to incorporate into your wardrobe rotation. If you offset the luxe bottoms — whether they be a coated iteration or a liquid legging rendition — with an "opposites attract" approach in mind, you'll take the look in a totally unexpected (but very welcome) direction. The chunky, knitted, comfy, laid-back sweater is the perfect complement to even the most rocker-tough pair of pants, mostly because it provides the styling setup with twofold texture. To finish, just add a shoe that renders the ensemble polished; in this case, we chose lace-up boots and a pair of classic black pumps. Now you've got an outfit that channels the best of both worlds.Shop looks, from left to right: Topshop Knitted Tweedy Cable Jumper ($80), J Brand Super Skinny Leather Pants in Cognac ($599, originally $895), Tod's Lace-Up Ankle Boot ($528, originally $660); J.Crew Collection Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater ($100, originally $198), Generation Love Faux Leather Leggings ($140), KORS Michael Kors Aberly Leather Pump ($250); A.L.C. Joni Sweater ($277, originally $396), Faith Connexion Blue Leather Fitted Pants ($927, originally $1,325), Reiss Kristina Lace-Up Booties ($370)
Kristen Stewart attended a Vanity Fair screening of On the Road in Marin County, CA, over the weekend, and for the special occasion, the actress created the perfect pairing for the holidays: a gray BCBG tuxedo blazer with black leather H&M pants. In true Kristen form, she kept a casual vibe via a white tee, but then added mega dazzle with these red Christian Louboutin pumps ($795) and matching red lips. Re-create Kristen's latest look by sporting a tuxedo blazer with black leather pants, then finish off with a pair of striking red pumps.
Beyoncé is known for rocking the coolest pieces — especially at basketball games — and we are totally smitten with her latest colorful Stella McCartney letter blouse ($994, originally $1,485) she sported while cheering on the New Jersey Nets in Brooklyn. The singer then styled her quirky topper with slick leather pants, blue suede pumps, and a black leather hobo bag, then tossed on a gold chain-link necklace and a few gold rings for a touch of bling. Score Beyoncé's exact blouse to pair with leather leggings, blue pumps, and a few noteworthy accessories for your next movie date.
Katie Holmes stopped by Jimmy Fallon's studio in NYC looking understated chic in Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang, and A.L.C. Up top she wore this T by Alexander Wang silk camisole ($195), topped with this cozy Etoile Isabel Marant knit cardigan ($418). On bottom she sported these A.L.C. leather pants ($1,175) and tan suede Isabel Marant bow pumps. If you can't afford Katie's high-end ensemble, re-create it by pairing your favorite white camisole with leather leggings, a printed knit cardigan, and less-expensive bow pumps.
Rachel Roy may have matched the black and white backdrop at the NYC screening of Rust and Bone, but she definitely made a loud statement in her fuzzy white Mongolian fur vest. The designer layered her luxe topper over a white cashmere sweater, then slid on a pair of slick black leather pants and matching Rachel Roy boots ($495). She completed her red-carpet ensemble with a gray crocodile tote, a silver square-face watch, and sparkling diamond studs. Rachel's latest look proves that fur vests are still a thing, so style yours with black leather pants and ankle boots or swap the pants and boots for a black sheath dress and patent pumps for a ladylike touch.
Hey hot mama! We're all about finding ways to look fab throughout your pregnancy, and leather is one of the hottest trends this season. So, what do you think of leather (or faux-leather) maternity pants?The pairs shown above, from Seraphine Maternity ($90) and Hatch Collection ($148), are both built to flatter pregnant bods, with faux-leather fronts and stretchy back panels.
What do you think? Is this a trend you'd embrace while pregnant?
Elizabeth Olsen fought the NYC chill in a stylish layered look complete with chic accessories — blue suede Pour La Victoire oxfords ($250), a rust BCBGMAXAZRIA fedora ($24, originally $58), and a classic black leather tote. The actress started with a knit oatmeal sweater and black leather pants, then layered a blue peacoat and red-piped scarf for extra warmth. Shop Elizabeth's exact shoes and hat to work with slick leather pants — or these faux leather Romeo & Juliet Couture leggings ($49, originally $130) —and a cozy oatmeal sweater and navy peacoat for a street-chic style that's both fashionable and functional. For more tips on how to nail fall-friendly palettes check out our sister site FabSugar.