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  • Writer's pictureLisa Taylor

Casually Chic Style

Howdy Peeps! As promised, I'm going to give you some styling tips on those faux leather leggings that you're seeing ALL over the place. One of my wardrobe staples, these leggings can be worn so many ways that regardless how much you pay for them, you'll get your money's worth in one season. So, let's start with the leggings first. I'm going to show you three options at three different price points.

This pair of leggings is from Spanx and it's one of my favorites. Because they are Spanx you can be sure that they fit like a glove, keeping everything in place. The price is reflective of the well known brand and the amazing fit. $98.00

The next pair is made by BLANKNYC and is available at Nordstrom. A sleek faux-leather finish and center seams fashionably elevates these high-waist leggings. Priced on sale right now at $49.00 they are a bargain compared to the Spanx brand.

This vegan leather pair of leggings from Express is a combination of great fit and great price. On sale right now for $30.00 they are the a perfect option to add to your closet.

Now, let's talk about styling. When I was running all over Rome last year shopping, wine drinking, and sightseeing I wanted to look great but also be comfy so these leggings were my comfortably chic go to option.

Perfect for traveling, they take very little room in your suitcase and can be worn many ways. Here, I've pair them with a ribbed White Turtleneck Sweater and this awesome Houndstooth Blazer, both from Express, and both on sale right now for 50% Off.

Add a pair of simple White Sneakers and some Black Oversized Shades and you're ready for brunch or a day of shopping. I like to pop a hat on my head to keep my often unruly hair tamed and under control.

Waa-Laa - Casually chic.

If you want to take this outfit to dinner or happy hour then simply change out your sneakers for a pair of the VERY trendy Combat Boots like these from Michael Kors.

If you're looking for more of a bargain then this pair from Steve Madden gets all the style points for half the price and they are a great Gucci dupe.

Another great way to style these leggings is with a simple Black Blazer covering a sleek Black Camisole.

I've added another ball cap here as well as those same oversized shades to complete the look. If you're going to be doing a lot of walking then I always throw on a Crossbody Bag like this one from Amazon.

When it's time to dress this outfit up switch out your plain black blazer for an eye-catching Animal Print.

Of course, animal print elevates anything and this outfit is no different. Switch out those sneakers for a pair of Black High Heeled Booties like these from last season.

The exact pair I'm wearing is sold out but this pair from Express is a perfect alternative. The Croc Embossed Bootie looks expensive but it's on sale right now for $46.80.

My bag is from Dior but an affordable option for a Top Handle Bag is this one from Express.

There ya go ladies! Four different ways to style the same black pair of faux leather leggings. Like a great blazer or a simple white blouse, adding a pair of black faux leather leggings to your wardrobe staples will be money well spent. I wear mine all the time and they always make it into my suitcase when I'm going to be traveling.

Cheers! XOXO

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