Day leather.

December 28, 2012

Filed Under: Style

Don’t be deceived by that title, these aren’t real leather pants. Kai actually calls them my wader pants because they feel more like rubber than anything. Last time I wore these, I styled them out for evening, but a couple days before Christmas, I decided to wear them more casually for some last minute shopping. The jacket on the other hand – real leather, and I love it. I’d also like to mention that I finished my Christmas shopping well before the actual holiday. I was assisting my mom, who was a slacker this year.

To dress these pants down, I wore a lot of layers and flat shoes. The tee that I’m wearing underneath is actually turned inside out because there is a pattern on the outside. I am in the market for some long, comfy tees but am struggling to find some I really like. Any suggestions?


I’ve been wearing this necklace nearly every day since I received it. It’s so simple and pretty!






Outfit Breakdown:
Jacket: Banana Republic (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Sweater: Ann Taylor (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Necklace: c/o RedEnvelope (Same. *on sale)
Tee: Target (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Pants: H&M (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden c/o Shopbop (Same. Save. Spend. Splurge.)





19 Responses to “Day leather.”

  1. Ashleigh says:

    The red faux leather pants are super cute, and I loved them dressed down this way!
    Here’s an option if you are looking for longer tops that cover your bum in winter: trendy top. They are these tube-top type things they sell on TV that sit on your around your hips and cover your butt. They sell them in drugstores now. You can wear a regualr top and then this thing and stay fully covered and layered. Just a thought!

  2. ahhh i can see why you wear that necklace all the time – it’s gorgeous!! and those pants!! this is the perfect way to dress them down. love it, kayley!

  3. Samira says:

    super cute outfit!! I really love how you styled the shoes!

  4. Alex says:

    I used to work at a screenprinting shop, and I swear by both American Apparel tri-blend unisex tees and Alternative Apparel unisex or ladies. They are both the softest I have found and they are fitted without that clingy juniors-fit look.

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  5. Love the neutral palette here and this is some excellent use of layers. I recommend StyleMint or Pickwick & Weller for great slouchy/longer length tees (similar to T by Alexander Wang, but much cheaper)! :)

  6. Naomi A says:

    This look is the bee’s knees!

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  7. Karis says:

    Love that necklace! It looks very similar to something I would design. It compliments your outfit perfectly!

  8. Magooch says:

    Did you just tell the whole SWR world that I was a slacker this year?! Yep. I just went back and re-read it. This does not bode well for your 2013 Christmas. I’m already feeling the beginnings of extreme slackishness coming over me :)

    • Nika says:

      I wish I could look bad ass. Like the chick from underworld. She’s hot in her molorcycte jacket and leather pants!Though that only works for ladies. Sometimes I go to bars and I see guys in those neon molorcycte jackets and I laugh. I mean, that’s your “nice” jacket for going out? :S

  9. Christine says:

    This is a fun outfit! I love the color combo!

  10. Christine says:

    I really like the outfit. I like that you showed how versatile the pants are.

  11. I really love the colors in this outfit! And the boots are amazing.

  12. Judy says:

    Oh, this is just wonderful.

  13. Charlotte says:

    I just bought some long-sleeve tees at J.Crew the other day- great sale- only $2.78 each. Good basics that will last a while and can be dressed up super easily.

  14. Jupe says:

    I love the colour of these pants, esp with the cream/brown/salmon kind of pallette. It makes them more relaxed and shabby-chic looking…but they could also be dressed up with black for a night out. Really cute!

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  15. Liz Beth says:

    Kayley, I recommend the Everlane tees (sold at! They are so very soft! Let us know if you try them :)

  16. GREAT Leather Jacket! AND I LOVE YOUR pant as well !

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