Friday, 12 April 2019

Styling Faux Leather Trousers - The Evening Edit

Styling Faux Leather Trousers - The Evening Edit

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Last week, I told you about the challenge I set myself to style up my faux leather trousers, in order to save them from languishing in my wardrobe while I continued to wear skinny jeans on repeat! I brought you the daytime edit in that post, and, as promised, I am back today with the evening edit.

Now I must confess, I got a little carried away with this part of the process. The object of the exercise was to find two different ways to wear a pair of trousers I already owned. Buying an additional pair is definitely not the way to do that, but in searching for inspiration for the evening look, I stumbled across these paperbag waist trousers and fell head over heels in love. What can I say - the flesh is weak. In my defence, however, I really do think it's the particular style of these trousers that make the look.

How To Style Faux Leather Trousers

The trousers feel like something of a special piece. The faux leather is super soft and comfortable to wear, and they even have a fleece lining, which makes them feel even more luxurious. The legs are slightly tapered to just above the ankle, giving you the opportunity to show off a nice pair of heels, while the very high, belted waist is incredibly flattering. They even have pockets, for optimum posing.

As the trousers are such a statement piece, I chose to pair them with a fairly simple white blouse. Mine has a few ruffles going on, as I usually find I need at least one feminine element in an outfit to soften the overall look. That said, something sleek and sharp would also work beautifully if you can pull it off. The simplicity of the blouse lets the trousers take centre stage and keeps things sufficiently fuss free to allow a little room for fun when it comes to the accessories.

Faux Leather Trousers Outfit

Faux Leather Trousers Outfit

Speaking of which, I'm completely obsessed with these zebra print mules. I am constantly on the lookout for shoes which classify as "proper heels" but won't reduce me to agony on a night out, and these tick both boxes nicely. I wouldn't want to run a marathon in them, but getting from car to bar to restaurant and back again is no problem. I also love how fun they are, and am seriously tempted to pick up the same pair in blush pink (AD) as I think they would be really useful throughout the summer.

To complete the look, I added my trusty red Zara clutch which probably qualifies as a vintage piece  by now, as I have had it so long. I always think a pop of red works really well with black and white, and  using your handbag to do it is such an easy way to make an impact.

River Island Faux Leather Trousers Outfit

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While I might not have completed the challenge exactly as planned, I have definitely ended up with two outfits featuring faux leather trousers which I love and know I will get plenty of wear out of. So I guess you could say that's a win! 

How do you feel about this particular pair? Would you wear them?

Kate x
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23 comments

  1. So elegant with these amazing pants!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  2. These trousers are fabulous! Love that combination!

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  3. I think this looks a lovely evening outfit. I like how you have put the patterned shoes and different colour clutch with the outfit, just to add something more to it.

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  4. Absolutely love the pants! They look so cool

    Candice x

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  5. Love those pants!! Not sure I could wear those heels though. They look like they might hurt my feet!

    Jennifer
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  6. I love the way you styled your faux leather pants. I wear mine khaki vinyl pants with a blazer or camel sweater.

    Veronika
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  7. They look gorgeous on you! Love the shoes and the clutch looks more Balenciaga than Zara! xx

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  8. Love this look and you are right a pop of colour does have a huge impact on the neutrals So beautiful xoxo Cris
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  9. The belted waistline on these leather trousers is so flattering; love how you've styled it with the blouse as well - so chic Kate!

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  10. Beautiful outfit!!!! Those shoes are fab and I also love them in pink, they are so classy!! x

    Yiota
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  11. I completely understand you in terms of high-heels and how some are perfectly comfortable to run a marathon in while others try to kill you after 20 meters. I really love your leather pants, they are a great statement piece and they clash perfectly with a rather elegant, but simple white top.
    Dorota
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  12. What fun pants! You wear them so well, I can see why you had to have them! The red wallet is a fun pop of colour with your outfit too :)

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend! I had brunch with some other local style Instagrammers yesterday and it was so fun :)

    Away From The Blue

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  13. Love the combo
    xx
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  14. You look so FAB!!
    xx- Nina

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  15. That trousers is gorgeous and I have been looking for something similar! It's so chic on you!

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  16. These trousers are a total catch and so fashionable. I would totally wear them!

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  17. I love how they look on you, but sadly the paperbag waist looks incredibly unflattering on my current body shape.

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  18. You look amazing!Love those pants:-)

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  19. Is there anything that you can't pull off, Kate? :) You seriously are pulling these off so well, they look beautiful on you. My mom bought me a pair of white faux leather pants, similar to the ones you're wearing, and I burried them someplace at the bottom of my closet, haha!

    Paula | Thirteen Thoughts

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  20. the pants looks good on you
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  21. Wow they are amazing trousers! I definitely couldn't pull them off, but they look killer on you xx

    Gemma • GemmaEtc.com ❤️

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  22. love the trousers! the fleece lining is so pretty too! i liked how you styled them and the shoes are also fabulous!

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