New Years Eve Outfits Feat. Faux Leather Leggings

Okay. The secrets out! I am a faux leather legging convert. I really tried to resist the trend you guys. Like, I really tried (not sure why actually ha!)… but then I gave in, and there has been no looking back. So to share the love I have for faux leather leggings with all of you guys, I thought I would do a little New Years Eve styling post.

And you guys… if there was ever a year to wear leggings on New Year’s Eve this. would. be. it.

In fact, let’s all make a pact that we will reject fussy, complicated (and not warm enough) New Year’s Eve outfits this year and instead all wear fancy athleisure!

Okay fine. I won’t make you make a pact with me… but you may just want to after you see the outfit inspo. 😉

Anyway. I will, once again, stop rambling and get to my New Year’s Eve outfits:

Outfit 1:

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I have to admit, this is a very edgy outfit compared to what I normally go for… but I’m totally digging it! I’ve noticed lately that I’ve been having a slight shift in my style preferences, and honestly? It’s because I’m finally being honest with myself about what I actually like, and dressing 100% from my own style instincts instead of taking my cues from external resources. BUT more on that another time.

I wasn’t sure if I’d love the leather on leather look of this, but I really do! It definitely helps to soften the look by putting a ivory colored sweater underneath it all, but I think this would look equally good with a black sweater for a monochrome look or a bright red sweater for a more festive look. And even without the jacket this outfit would stand up nicely thanks to the added touch of the leather leggings.

Outfit 2:

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Bag is gifted, and no longer available. This cardigan comes with a pretty steep price tag so I found a much (much) more affordable alternative that I’ll link here for you guys.

This is a much softer look, but it still has just a little bit of something extra! I loved playing around with wearing the cardigan as a stand alone piece. This isn’t how I typically would style a longer cardigan, but I really love the end result. But to make the look feel a bit more special (i.e. NYE special), I added some suede heels to push it over that edge. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it 1,000 times more… don’t underestimate the power of adding a pair of heels to a casual outfit!

New Years Eve Outfits Feat. Faux Leather Leggings, black turtleneck, black sweater vest, black booties
Black Turtleneck
Sweater Vest
faux leather leggings
Black Booties

Boots were gifted

This is my final outfit, and I’m loving the monochrome look! I think it stands out a bit more in a sea of all black outfits due to the extra touch of the sweater vest. I have really been loving the power of a sweater vest and it’s ability to bring an outfit up a notch (but in such a simple way). And this one is long enough that it’s a great option for anyone not super comfortable with wearing leggings as pants. This offers just a touch of extra coverage! I love pairing this with the black turtleneck, but I also would have loved this with a white button down for a slightly crisper look.

Well those are all of the New Year’s Eve outfits I have for you guys today! I hope you found some inspiration… and maybe permission to wear leggings. 😉 Which outfit would you wear? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,


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  1. 12.17.20
    Martine said:

    Love all the outfits! They are all very comfortable to wear but festive at the same time. A few years back I have had a faux leather legging and at the time it was my favorite. I owre it all the time. But the quality wasn’t that good and it was not so thick so I couldn’t wear it often enough. What do yo think about the quality of the one you’re having? Is it thick enough to wear it during the winter? And does it hold its shape? Anyway I have put one on my shoping list…. 🙂

    • 12.17.20
      Karin said:

      Hi Martine! Thank you! They are so fun to wear aren’t they? The Spanx version is made really well! They are lined so they are not thin at all, and they will probably be my go to leggings for winter for that reason. I haven’t washed them a ton yet, but I did read online that you should wash them inside out to retain the leather look on the exterior. They definitely hold their shape! I really can’t recommend them enough! I’ve worn them SO much since I got them!

  2. 12.30.20
    Martine said:

    I ended up buying a wonderful faux leather legging at Abercrombie & Fitch.
    It’s olive green and also has a lining which is so soft and warm.
    Appearently the Spanx legging are also available here in the Netherlands (and the rest of Europe) so I will wait for sale to start in januari and maybe I will get me a Spanx as well 😉

    • 1.1.21
      Karin said:

      They sound really nice! I’m glad you were able to find a pair.

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