When we were in Switzerland a couple of weeks ago, I was shocked at how pricey Zara was there, compared with everywhere else. The prices seemed at least a third more expensive! Clearly I had no intention of buying anything…until I spotted these faux leather leggings on a sale rail! You can always trust me to find the sale rail in any shop lol.
I think they were only about ten or twelve euros so I snapped them up and went and tried them on. My friend—who is brutally honest—told me they looked good from the front but weren’t very flattering on my bum. But I figured I wouldn’t wear them with anything short anyhow, so I bought them.
This was the first time I wore them, to go food shopping. When I got home, I grabbed the vacuum and did a spot of cleaning. But the moment I started getting warm, the faux leather leggings started getting on my nerves. I could feel myself overheating and begin to sweat, so I had to go and take them off! I’m sure I will wear them again, but certainly not to do anything taxing. I was way more comfortable in my trusty jeans!
For the rest of the outfit, I wore an old black turtle-neck top, my new (ish) cardigan from H&M, an old pair of Chelsea boots (from Secret Sales), a snake-print, cross-body bag from Parfois and some silver jewellery (all inherited). It’s a very simple outfit, but it’s me getting out of my comfort zone again, by wearing all neutrals. I am really drawn to these beiges and taupes right now. It’s so weird because I always disliked how these colours looked on me. There are still some light beiges that make me look like death though lol!
I did try and wear a belt over the top of the cardigan but there’s just something about me and belts… we don’t always see eye to eye. I think if the cardigan was much thinner, perhaps I might have stuck with it, but I just felt it was too bulky around the middle—even when I lifted the belt to give myself a higher waist (which is more flattering on most women), it didn’t quite work. Having said that, my belt collection is a little dismal. I must try and improve it!
Are you a fan of faux leather leggings? How do you wear yours? Now let’s get on with the Neverending Style link-up! I’m a few hours late this morning because I had a lovely long video chat with an old friend who I haven’t spoken to since May! So, apologies for that. I hope you’ll link up all your recent posts!
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These neutral shades look great on you! I have some leather-look coated leggings that don’t make me hot because they’re quite thin and stretchy, but I can imagine the thicker faux leather can get a bit sweaty. I was shocked at how expensive everything is in Switzerland. We had a day in Zurich and all we bought was lunch and a cocktail! I prefer shopping in Madeira and Spain. Hope you have a great weekend!
That is a great find! Those leggings look fabulous on you and even better you got them for a steal! I love the color!
Oooh, I love the taupe colors in this outfit! The leggings look really nice with the long cardi. I have resisted the faux leather pants trend because I overheat easily and they don’t seem comfortable in that respect.
I think faux leather leggings look fabulous. But I never wear then myself anymore, because they sting on my white leather chairs. Thanks for hosting and have a lovely weekend.
I think you look great in neutrals! I’m admiring those faux leather leggings. Everything is over priced in Switzerland so you were lucky to find a sale rail! Thanks for the linky xx
I’m more of a fan of real leather than fake leather, partly because of the heat issues (real leather breathes), and partly because I loathe the sticky feeling of fake leather. I love the taupe colours on you, Suzy – they are a nice break from loads of colour (if that’s your normal jam), and good for showing off accessories. You can find amazing belts in second-hand stores. I have a Dior, an Yves St. Laurent, and many beautiful real leather ones, all bought for under $10.00.
I never even thought about it like that, Sheila! I think I would probably much rather wear real leather too. Perhaps I shall keep an eye out for a pair next time I’m shopping. I wish we had better thrift stores here in the Algarve though!! Next time I am in them, I shall keep a keen eye out for their belts though! Thanks for the advice 🙂
I am not a huge fan of light neutrals on myself either, but it is a nice change up from darker and brighter colors for some variety. This outfit looks really cozy and chic. I love your new leather leggings. The color is gorgeous! By the way, my bum (or lack of one) rarely looks good in anything…maybe that’s why I love all of my long duster like things!
LOL Shelbee, is your bum (or lack of one) really that bad??!! However, you do look absolutely fabulous in your long dusters!!