For the past year everyone seems to have a slight obsession towards going up a few sizes, hence the oversized coats, sweaters, and boyfriend borrowed looks. Have we just had enough of the bombshell looks, that we now couldn’t care less if we come across as stylish hobos or oversexed pop stars? Even the golden rule of style – balance – is every now and then ditched in favor of comfy meets quirkiness (the rule – if your bottoms are tight, your top has to be slouchy and vice versa – is suddenly dated). I would have thought though, a few items would never make it to the oversized shortlist. Ha! Think again, said the Leather Trousers. When you hear about this new trend – Baggy Leather Trousers – you immediately say wtf. Buuut, once you see them… you may just reconsider. Sure not all baggy styles look great on leather, but some are actually pretty fantastic. It’s all a hip hop meets glam combo. Or a late 80’s meets 2013 urban glam or sporty luxe thing. It’s cool, effortless and this way you may just be able to pull off leather trousers style for work.
While the skin tight looks are still in (think it’s safe to assume they will always be hot), this slouchy version of the leather trousers does make it more appropriate for various situations. Sure, eventually it depends how edgy (read baggy) you’re going with this look as well, but, at the end of the day, any piece of clothing that is less fitted and slightly oversized, will look a bit more tamed rather than sexy. On where this Baggy Leather thing came from, safe to say it’s one more extension of the boyfriend look. I mean up to now, it was just men who wore baggy leather trousers. They would have looked a bit too exposed in skin tight. As much as we loved those 80s and 90s with Bon Jovi and Axl Rose rocking the shit out of our generation… some things are better left in the past.
Personally I love how fashion is always switching up between trends and looks, inventing or redesigning weird-at-first-sight-styles. Gives us a chance to experiment and express ourselves. Having said that, let’s see what the fuss is with these baggy leather trousers.
Basically there are 2 versions of this trend:
- The leather sweatpants (remember my sweatpants & heels post? something like that only with a different fabric. It’s somehow a tamed down version of what pop stars and celebs wear on stage.)
- The tailored oversized leather trousers. Hence the baggy name. They can be any style, resembling a suit or tapered version of the trousers, high waisted, boot-cut, wide leg, or au contraire tight around the ankles.
What to wear with Baggy Leather Trousers? Anything. They are normal trousers in a more edgy, glam, sophisticated fabric. What’s great about these is that the looser cut makes them a bit more work appropriate. They look very professionally chic when paired with a blouse or T-shirt and a blazer. Shoes wise. Again anything works. personally I love how they look with heels. Overall, when not extremely oversized, the baggy leather trousers trend is quite fantastic. It’s sophisticated yet effortless.
What do you think? Some things are better left skin tight, or not?