Bold Moves (Or How to Be Brave Enough for Leather Pants)

A year ago, a friend mentioned she was thinking about buying a pair of red leather pants.  I thought, “Rock on.  Go on with your bad self.  But I will never, never, ever own a pair of red leather pants.”

For one thing, I’d been afraid of red for a long time.  It just wasn’t “my color,” or so I thought.  Besides, red leather?  It just seemed so. . . loud.  A bit brazen, really.  Who was I to wear red leather pants?

It wasn’t long ago that leather pants (of any shape or color) seemed too “out there” for me.  Leather is a bold fabric, particularly for pants.  They literally are a “second skin,” and conform to your body.

But they are oddly flattering for exactly these reasons.  They conform to your shape in a way that doesn’t add a lot of bulk, and they smooth unflattering lines because they are, in fact, a second skin.

And, if you’re still frightened, here’s how you start wearing leather pants: wear a long shirt or flowing sweater on top.  Gradually, as you see how good you look, your top can get shorter and more fitted.

From the pictures above, you know how my leather pants story ends.  With red, burgundy, maroon, etc. everywhere this season, I opened my mind (and closet) to the possibility of red leather pants.  And, it turns out, they’re just black leather pants taken up a notch.

It may have taken me a while, but here I am.  A proud owner of red leather pants.  Are you?  Would you?

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12 comments

  • sandra

    you look great! i still get shocked when i see you in color. haha…
    love the look, but i feel like i would look so dumb but you pull it off fabulously

    • Alexandra

      Sandra-
      See? I’m getting braver!! 😉 And I know you would look amazing in them!!!
      xo,
      Ali

  • Oh, you look absolutely stunning in those red leather pants! And I love your Chanel bag! I had been eyeing a pair of burgundy leather pants at H&M and now they’re sold out. Yours really look perfect! xx Kayin

    • Kayin-
      Thank you so much!! I hope you find yourself a pair of red leather pants– I think you’ll be so happy with them!
      xo,
      Ali

  • Oh! I knew I wanted a pair of red leather pants the moment I saw the red cropped leather ones by Isabel Marant in 2010! Yours look amazing!
    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com

    • Alexandra

      Nina-
      Thank you so much! I love nearly everything Isabel does, so maybe subliminally that’s where I got the idea! In fact, I’m sure that it didn’t hurt that she had so much red in her collection this season. 🙂

      Thanks so much for your comment!
      xo,
      Ali

  • They actually look really great on you! Maybe I should convince myself to get a pair as well!

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    • Azrakun-
      Thank you! I think you should! get some. You’ll love them!
      xo,
      Ali

  • Those are such an incredibly beautiful shade and it’s cool that you put yourself out there and tried something that you weren’t too sure of! They fit your figure amazing and I just love them with that chunky knit and sneakers and imagine how awesome they’re going to look with a heel. Awesome buy!

    xxTheresa

    • Alexandra

      Thanks so much, Theresa! I agree, they’ll look even better with a heel!
      xo,
      Ali

  • Veronica lopez

    Those leather pants are hot!!! I love every look!

    • Alexandra

      Thank you, Veronica!!! I miss seeing you!
      xo,
      Ali