It’s been years since I purchased my first pair of SPANX Faux Leather Leggings.
They are one of my Fall & Winter wardrobe staples — they literally go with anything!
You may find yourself asking how to wear faux leather leggings , or what to wear with faux leather leggings. Look no further — I’ve got you covered!
I’m going to show you how to style SPANX faux leather leggings . . . and while there are endless ways to wear them, I’m going to show you some great ways to start styling them today!
Figuring out how to style leather, or even faux leather leggings might seem intimidating. But I’ll show you how to wear faux leather leggings no matter the occasion — they can even be worn for a fancy night out on the town!
And besides styling faux leather leggings 9+ different ways, I’ve also included some SPANX faux leather legging FAQ’s at the end of this post where we talk sizing, style , cost and more!
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How to wear SPANX Faux Leather Leggings
In the video you can see how I styled a weeks worth of faux leather leggings outfits. I’ve listed even more examples below throughout the rest of the post!
SPANX Leggings Outfits
#1: denim jacket
Denim jackets look great with SPANX leggings. This makes the perfect casual outfit for running errands, attending sporting events or even travel.
The denim jacket I’m wearing is from Old Navy and I’ve had it for years. I sized up one size to a Medium for a looser fit, especially if I wear it with a thicker shirt or sweater.
leggings | sneakers | tee | jean jacket
denim jacket | similar tee | leggings | slip on shoes | sunglasses
tee | leggings | shoes | jean jacket | sunglasses
#2: Button down shirt
A button down looks good with your faux leather leggings both untucked or tucked in.
I’m wearing a chambray shirt from Old Navy. Here is an updated version of that shirt.
The black and white button down is from Amazon – I sized up one size to a M for an oversized fit. I also wanted it to be a leggings friendly length when untucked.
I love this button down so much I also have it in a pretty blue stripe pattern too.
A button down is so versatile especially heading into the Fall and Winter Season. I like to wear a tank with a button down wrapped around my waist for when it’s chilly.
I’m wearing the blue/white color of this button down shirt in an XS from Nordstrom, but here is a similar looking one too.
similar button down | moto leggings | original leggings | booties | reversible tote | tank top | sunglasses | necklace
button down | moto leggings | original leggings | sneakers | similar vest | sunglasses
tank | button down | similar button down | leggings | sneakers
similar button down | leggings | similar booties
I love cardigan sweaters for Fall – they are perfect for layering especially with the changing temperatures throughout the day.
The leopard cardigan is a favorite of mine – wearing in size small. It also comes in other colors.
Barefoot dreams cardigan – more of a splurge cardigan but I wear it all the time. I liked so much I also got it in black. These are so soft and comfy and make great gifts for her. Wearing smallest size and it comes in other colors.
The golden cardigan is from Old Navy a few years ago; I found a similar one on Amazon here.
Camel colored cardigan – so soft and warm. I’m wearing in a small and I love pairing it with an all black outfit and combat boots.
Color block cardigan – wearing size small. This cardigan comes in other colors and is so soft and comfy; it also comes in other colors.
Pink pom pom cardigan – wearing smallest size. It comes in other colors and is available in kids sizing so you can match your minis. I got the child’s version of this for my daughter for Valentine’s Day.
cardigan | similar cami | leggings | similar booties
tank | leggings | cardigan | similar sneakers | sunglasses
tee | leggings | similar cardigan | similar mules
tee | leggings | similar cardigan | similar mules
leggings | cardigan | similar boots | similar turtleneck | necklace
cardigan | tank | leggings | similar mules | similar purse | sunglasses
leggings | cardigan | similar cami | similar heels
#4: Flannel shirt
Flannel shirts perfectly pair with your leggings in those chilly months.
Red/white/green flannel – from Old Navy a few years ago. Here is a similar one.
Light plaid flannel – wearing in XS from Abercrombie. They have lots of color options here.
Black/white checkered flannel – also from Old Navy a few years back. But here and here are similar looking ones.
similar flannel | leggings | similar boots | pom beanie | purse
flannel | leggings | similar mules | reversible tote | necklace
similar flannel shirt (and another one) | leggings | similar flats | sunglasses | cami
similar flannel (and another) | leggings | similar flats | sunglasses
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I love a cozy sweatshirt or pullover with my faux leather leggings! This gives a really casual/sporty vibe and looks great running errands, sporting events, etc.
I couldn’t decide which color snap up fleece to get from Abercrombie, so I picked this one and this one. It comes in other colors too. I’m wearing size small in both.
This pullover sweatshirt sweater with a zipper is from Amazon. I’m wearing size small. This sweatshirt comes in lots of colors.
The pink sweatshirt is tunic sweatshirt from a few years back at Old Navy.
Here is a similar sweatshirt and I just love this sweatshirt that I just got in from Target! It’s a pretty pink color – a little darker than the pink one pictured below (also has matching joggers). It’s so soft and cozy- a recent favorite find!
fleece pullover | leggings | sneakers
sweatshirt pullover sweater | leggings | tank | similar boots | necklace
sweatshirt | leggings | sneakers
similar sneakers | similar sweatshirt | leggings | keyring | sunglasses
similar sweatshirt | leggings | similar sneakers
#6: T-shirt (long-sleeved or short)
Long sleeved tees, short sleeve tees, graphic tees all look great with your leggings. Wear them alone or layered under a sweater or jacket and you can dress up or down any look.
Striped tee – I have this in several colors; I also have in white and a blue color. I’m wearing size small; striped isn’t currently available but there’s several other options here.
Long sleeve waffle tee is from Aerie last year. Here is a similar one from there this year.
Wearing the Anine Bing graphic tee in XS. I could’ve also fit in the small for a more oversized fit.
The Beatles graphic tee from Walmart in XS. This would also be cute with a jean jacket over top.
The pink striped tee is from Target – no longer available (similar one here).
The long sleeve black/white tee in the picture below it is from Amazon and comes in lots of colors. And a current fave is the affordable utility jacket from Nordstrom (wearing in XS)
The long sleeve Free People tee is super popular and so comfy and loose fitting and pairs perfectly with faux leather leggings. I’m wearing the black one in XS and also have in another color. Here is a similar looking one from Amazon.
leggings | similar scarf | similar tee | similar mules
moto leggings | tee | jean jacket | sneakers | sunglasses
similar tee | leggings | similar boots
utility jacket | tee | leggings | sneakers | blue light glasses | necklace
leggings | similar mules | tee (and similar) | purse | sunglasses | necklace
similar tee | similar scarf | leggings | similar flats
Blazers can really dress up your leggings outfit. They are chic and pull the outfit together nicely. This makes a great holiday look, date night or happy hour outfit.
I like wearing all black and then pairing it with a black or white/cream blazer. The black blazer I have is a double breasted blazer from Express. It’s not currently available but this is a great one from Amazon – I have it in the Ivory color. It’s oversized but I think still runs big. I’m normally a S or XS but I sized down to XXS.
similar blazer | similar blazer | similar cami | leggings | similar heels
leggings | heels | blazer | purse | blouse
Look stylish this Fall and Winter with a Jacket, Coat or Shacket paired with your leggings.
My sherpa jacket looks so cute with my faux leather leggings and combat boots for an edgy look. This is the updated version of the jacket. And this Vuori sherpa jacket is so pretty and looks just like the one I’m wearing in the picture below.
Both shackets are from Amazon and I’m wearing both in size small. See all Amazon shackets here.
leggings | similar turtleneck | similar jacket | this year’s version of the jacket | similar boots | beanie
tank | (similar tank) | leggings | sneakers | shacket
shacket | bodysuit | leggings | similar boots | sunglasses | necklace
I have to say, wearing a sweater with my faux leather leggings, is my Fall uniform.
Pink sweater is one size; stretchy and cozy and can be worn as a boat neck or off one shoulder. It’s super comfy and comes in other colors.
The white tunic sweater is an oversized sweater; I’m wearing size small. you can front tuck it, untuck it or tuck in the front or back. I even wear this sweater by itself as a mini sweater dress too.
I should have said my old sweater vests from the 90’s! The one I’m wearing is from Amazon – true to size. I’m wearing it over an oversized white poplin button up shirt from Abercrombie (XS).
Red sweater and pink sweater are both in size small. These are favorites of mine and I have them both in other colors too.
Purple cashmere sweater is from J. Crew years ago but still looks great. Here is a similar cashmere sweater from J. Crew and here is one from Nordstrom. I layered the sweater over this Amazon button down shirt.
White sweater is same as the red one pictured above – wearing size small; comes in lots of colors and I love it paired with my leggings and over the knee boots also from Amazon!
Leopard print tunic sweater – I’m wearing in size small; I also wear this sweater alone with boots as a mini sweater dress. This sweater also comes in lots of colors.
leggings | sneakers | sweater |
sweater | leggings | similar boots | tote
poplin shirt sweater vest | | leggings | mules | necklace | purse
sweater | leggings | backpack purse | similar boots | earrings
sweater | leggings | earrings | similar boots
button down shirt | leggings | mules | similar purse | similar cashmere sweater other similar sweater | bracelet
sweater | leggings | over the knee boots | sunglasses
similar sweater similar sweater | leggings | similar heels | similar necklace
sweater | leggings | similar mules
SPANX Faux Leather Leggings FAQ’s
What Type of SPANX leggings should I buy?
I purchased a best seller, the classic faux leather leggings in black. Where better to start than a bestseller, right?! And I figured the classic black faux leather legging would pair with so much and I’d really get my use out of them. You can see all of their best selling leggings HERE.
What size faux leather leggings should I buy?
After reading the size guide and inseam length, I ordered them in small petite since I’m shorter and don’t like leggings bunching a lot at the bottom.
For reference, I’m around 120 lbs, 5’3″ and usually wear a size 2/4 or size XS/Small depending on the brand. For me they fit true to size using their size guide and have been very comfortable.
**NOTE** Per the SPANX website, they state that some people have found the faux leather leggings to run on the small side. Therefore, I would recommend that if you are between sizes, to go up one size. I found this to be true since I can sometimes wear an XS or a S – and the small fit perfectly.
So make sure to check the size guide. The leggings size guide on the SPANX website gives you sizing guideline and I’ve found them to be accurate.
How much do SPANX Faux Leather Leggings Cost?
SPANX faux leather leggings are definitely an investment. I know they aren’t the cheapest leggings in the world, but I think they are worth it because they’re gonna last you a while.
They range from $98 for the orignal faux leather to $128 for the faux patent leather leggings, but they often go on sale during holidays and popular shopping events.
They’re usually majorly marked down during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and several other times throughout the year, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’ve even seen flash sales.
They are made well, comfortable and you can wear them with so many outfits. Whether you pay full price or snag them on sale, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth with these leggings!
How do I wash my Spanx Faux Leather Leggings?
The leggings come with care instructions for machine washing and how to dry them. I make sure to follow these specifics to keep my leggings looking as good as when I first got them. And years later, they honestly still look brand new. The stitching and quality have held up great.
Why did I buy SPANX faux leather leggings and not a cheaper knock-off?
Over the years, lots of less expensive versions of the SPANX faux leather leggings have come out.
I hear the Time and Tru ones from Walmart and the Amazon ones are popular, but I’ve never tried another pair because mine have lasted for years and I love them so much! And here’s why:
- You had me at high-waisted. After having 2 children, my post baby belly needs all the support it can get. While I workout regularly too, my SPANX pieces (high waisted leggings in particular) are one of my post baby body wardrobe secrets. High waisted leggings are a mom BFF!
- I’ve been a big fan of the SPANX brand even before I had kids. I already owned several pieces of SPANX shapewear and swimwear. Not to mention they have great customer service and the cutest packaging!
- Seeing pics of SPANX faux leather leggings all over Instagram looking A-MAZE-ING, made me curious. I needed to see if they were worth all the buzz. Ladies, these leggings live up to all their hype! And after owning them for years now, I can honestly say they’re a favorite.
What I love about my SPANX faux leather leggings:
Spanx Faux Leather Leggings are a wardrobe staple. And here’s why:
- Perfect thickness: The leggings are thin but not flimsy. They feel like a second skin.
- Comfortable: It feels like the leggings give my legs a snug hug without being too tight. They can be worn comfortably all day (and night!)
- Versatile: Spanx faux leather leggings are the perfect mix of a leather-like look without being too shiny. They come in a variety of colors too. Therefore, they can be styled so many ways—from everyday casual to dressy.
What I’m not wild about:
- Not all leggings have the petite sizing option, although many styles have become available in petite and tall sizes in recent years. I like the shorter legging length that the petite size offers since I’m only 5’3″.
- SPANX leggings in petite can’t be found everywhere. Department stores often have limited inventory. This is why I purchased my leggings online.
Would I buy them again?
And you can’t say I didn’t warn you! Be prepared to buy more than one pair! I intended to only buy these and also purchased these!
I recently bought a pair for my daughter now that there’s girls sizing too. And I’ve since added the faux leather moto leggings as well. They have a cool texture to them, but I sized up one size to a petite medium since there’s a seam that runs across the back of your knee. The leggings still fit just as well but was more comfortable across the back of my leg.
And don’t forget – you can try your leggings risk free since they offer free returns! That makes it so convenient when ordering online.
I hope you found it helpful seeing what and how to wear your faux leather leggings!
Which look is your favorite?!
Let me know if you have any questions!
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XO – Meatball Mom
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Love love love your many different ideas . Each one is better then the last ! Great job Janine
Thanks for checking out this article! Glad you enjoyed and I hope you found it useful. Have a great week!
Luuv Spanx leggings also have the Navy & Black thanx for sharing useful ideas!
I have the original and the moto, and put the croc on my Christmas
Iist because I love them so much! However, I found them to run small per the sizing guide. I was solidly a small per the measurements, yet they were way too small and I had to send them back for a medium. I would caution your readers if they are in doubt at all, order up. I live in FL and don’t wear long pants that much, but these are always what I reach for on those cooler days!
Ahhh the croc sound so fun! Hope you get them:) And thank you for your feedback! I updated my blog post to reflect your comments regarding size. Thanks again and happy holidays!
Well this post officially convinced me I need a pair of these leggings!! Thanks for all the adorable outfit ideas!
Hi Ali! I’m so happy to hear that! They’re amazing:) Glad you found this post helpful and hope you enjoy!