OOTD: Leather Leggings for the city + the country, Part 1

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OOTD: Leather Leggings for the city + the country featuring the LOFT Camo Twill Jacket, Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater, Leggings in Faux Leather and Double Layer Stone Pendant Necklace with the Express Tortoise Heavy Brow Cat Eye Sunglasses, Anthropologie Dreia Envelope Clutch and DSW Adidas Courtset Sneaker :: Effortlessly with Roxy

I didn’t realize it until I went away from NYC for college but there is a definitive city uniform — especially in the Fall and Winter! It centers on black, grey and white. It’s fun to play around with those three yet I like life with a little more color. This year I’m playing around with using black, grey or white as an outfit base and then adding a pop or subtle infusion of color. This outfit represents the latter.

It turns cold in NYC without warning! I’ve been delighted by the Leggings in Faux Leather (now $40) from LOFT! I’m delighted that LOFT just restocked them this morning! They come in a classic black and a warm fig color and they are nice and warm on!! Over this OOTD post and one more on Friday I’m going to show three casual outfits for these amazing pants. I like them more than my Spanx leggings and that’s saying a lot!

First up, early morning light in DUMBO.

OOTD: Leather Leggings for the city + the country :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Leather Leggings for the city + the country :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Leather Leggings for the city + the country :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Leather Leggings for the city + the country :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Leather Leggings for the city + the country :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Sweater: LOFT | Leggings: LOFT | Jacket: Anthropologie (super old, here’s LOFT’s version, prev 1 | 2)
Necklace: LOFT | Sunnies: Express | Shoes: Adidas via DSW | Bag: Anthropologie (previously here, here)
Photos: Eva Phan (follow her!!)

Fall colors inspired me to take the green cowlneck sweater and camo jacket out for a spin. My jacket has inspired touches of purple in it — it’s old, but I’ve linked to LOFT’s version which also coordinates nicely.

This time of year, my day job involves a lot of going from event to event or store to store ensuring that my juniors and clients are working well together. Comfort is key! I like to fashionable yet not too dressed up unless the event calls for it. This outfit is ideal — I can run after a bus or across avenues if needed! It’s also an ideal weekend look.

Here’s another way to style the black version of the leggings.

OOTD: Leather Leggings for the city + the country featuring the LOFT Leggings in Faux Leather, AE Ahhmazingly Soft Boyfriend Buttondown Top, Aerie Real Soft Ribbed Henley Tank, Express Key Largo Sunglasses, Loeffler Randall Pari Pump, Amazon Slouchy Pom Pom Bobble Hat and Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Leather Leggings for the city + the country :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Leather Leggings for the city + the country :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Leather Leggings for the city + the country :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Flannel: American Eagle Outfitters | Tank Top: Aerie | Leggings: LOFT
Hat: Amazon Fashion | Pumps: Loeffler Randall (old, similar 1 | 2 | 3) | Necklaces: AE 1 | 2 | 3
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (on sale!) | Sunnies: Express
Photos: Austen Tosone (follow her too!!)

There’s something so funny about the way we people in the tech industry dress. I notice a concerted effort to dress down, or to wear very high-end clothing in a way that looks dressed down. I’m totally OK with this but still take strides to look put-together. For a recent event (as in, yesterday) I realized that even a cowlneck sweater might be too fancy for the client I visited, so it was flannel all the way! Do you notice differences in the ways different industries dress too?

AE has some amazing flannels. (Here’s another one on me early last Spring, shop it here.) American Eagle and Aerie remain one of my secret styling weapons! Have you checked them out recently? Here are some of my current picks. So many of their items coordinate beautifully and make getting dressed each day easy. It was simple to find layering tops that work super well over my beloved new faux leather leggings.

That’s two ways to style the leather leggings, both for the city. Coming up on Friday — how I style them for a weekend out in the country.

Bonus news — right now at LOFT, pants and jeans are $39.50, including the Faux Leather Leggings featured in this post!! LOFT has spectacular fits, especially its Julie/Curvy fits for hourglass figures like mine. If you’re a straighter or less curvy shape, the Marissa/Modern cut will be perfect for you. They also have long, petite and plus sizes in most styles. Below, some of my picks from this promo.




  1. MollyBee
    November 14, 2018 / 10:07 am

    Oh Roxy I love these outfits! I live in Chicago and I struggle with how to look cute in the cold weather. We've already had a bit of snow! I know you've mentioned these leggings before and I was tempted. Now I'll take the plunge and get them. We're about the same height, did you buy the regular or the tall length?

    • MollyBee
      November 14, 2018 / 10:08 am

      Between this and the Anthro promo there is so much temptation today.

    • November 14, 2018 / 5:45 pm

      They would be perfect for Chicago! They keep so warm even on really windy days. I bought the talls, they pool just a bit at the ankles when I wear flats.

  2. Caroline
    November 14, 2018 / 10:12 am

    I love seeing you mix old and new pieces! I actually own the version of that Anthro camo jacket with the red embroidered roses. It will look great with your first outfit idea. Agree on AE's flannel. It's pretty much all I wear on winter weekends.

    • November 14, 2018 / 5:46 pm

      Oh no way! I wasn't sure whether I'd keep the jacket or not but I'm so glad I did. It's come in handy. You're right, the red embroidered version will look great with the leggings too. 🙂

  3. Rach DiMare
    November 14, 2018 / 11:18 am

    So glad that the faux leather leggings are back in stock! I've been eyeing for them to come back haha! I love the way you styled them because they can totally be dressed down or dressed up!

    • November 14, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Thanks Rach! Yes you are so right. I had to email like 10 people this morning to let them know the leggings were back. These are highly sought after. Can't wait to see how you style them.

  4. Anna English
    November 14, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    I love the pop of print the camo jacket brings to your look! So cute.

    • November 14, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Thank you so much Anna!

  5. sylvs
    November 14, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    great outfit

    • November 14, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Thank you very much sylvs.

  6. Lindsey
    November 14, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    Thanks for these great styling ideas Roxy! I get tons of inspiration from your outfits and shopping posts. I may try the leggings in the fig color.

    • November 14, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      You should Lindsey! I find that the fig color works with black and brown nicely, as well as lavender and light pink.

  7. November 14, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Loving both of these looks! Black, white and gray are definitely my winter colors too haha

    • November 14, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Yes it's totally a city girl thing!!

  8. Azanique S. Rawl
    November 14, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    I love these leggings babe! You look so cute 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

    • November 14, 2018 / 5:48 pm

      Thank you kindly Azanique!!

  9. Caitlin
    November 14, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    I love how you styled them two ways!

    • November 14, 2018 / 5:48 pm

      Thanks Caitlin!! And a third way coming Friday.

  10. Tracy Elle
    November 14, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    I really like both of these outfits! I have the Spanx leggings but now I want these too. I have a flannel top too so I could do the second look.

    Really like your outfit in the liketoknowit app today too! So glad you’re doing outfits again.

    • November 14, 2018 / 5:48 pm

      I may like these even better than my Spanx moto leggings. They're just awesome. And thank you!!!

  11. tanviidotcom
    November 14, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    You look great in those leggings. I wouldn't be able to carry them off at all. You also got some great shots at Dumbo.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    • November 15, 2018 / 9:40 am

      Thank you Tanvi! I have seen women of all different shapes and sizes pull off these leggings, I know you could do it! And yes DUMBO is absolutely gorgeous especially with the Fall leaf colors!

  12. legalleeblondeblog
    November 14, 2018 / 11:03 pm

    Im still on the hunt for faux leather leggings; Ill have to try these ones out!

    • November 15, 2018 / 9:40 am

      Highly recommended!!

  13. Nam
    November 15, 2018 / 8:00 am

    Well well well! My goodness Roxy u know how to be chic and cute?

    Absolutely beautiful. My favorite pic of urs is the last pic. Love ur expression ( u look so pretty) and stylish as always. Who knew the leather leggings can be styled in such a superb way 😉

    • November 15, 2018 / 9:40 am

      Thank you Nam for the lovely compliments. 🙂 It's wonderful having you here.

  14. November 15, 2018 / 9:37 am

    Give me the NYC uniform all day, every day! I love those Loft leggings .. that price is great!

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    • November 15, 2018 / 9:41 am

      Agree! I can't believe they're under $40 right now.

  15. Louella Reese
    November 15, 2018 / 10:11 am

    Great leggings! Love the second more casual look with them!

    xo Laura Leigh http://www.louellareese.com

    • November 15, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Thanks Laura!!

  16. Jessica
    November 15, 2018 / 11:34 am

    I have been LIVING in my faux leather leggings for the last few weeks. They really class up an outfit and they are so comfortable!

    • November 15, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Well said Jessica!!

  17. Jess
    November 15, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Very cool yet casual look you got going there Roxy! It's dressy yet not overly done and I like that style and the price:)

    • November 16, 2018 / 8:04 am

      Thank you so much Jess!! =)

  18. Kelsey
    November 15, 2018 / 11:49 pm

    HUGE fan of leather leggings! So versatile!

    • November 16, 2018 / 8:04 am

      Agree! They're just as comfy as jeans, if not more so.

  19. Danielle
    November 17, 2018 / 10:59 am

    Love the last look and will try to recreate! I haven't pulled the trigger on these leggings as I am in Canada and the promotion doesn't apply! Sold out in my size in stores ;( so with shipping and customs the cost climbs to about $160 Cdn for faux leggings!

    • November 17, 2018 / 12:09 pm

      Oh my god that's so lame Danielle! I wonder why the promo doesn't work in Canada? Have you looked into any of the cross-border shipment services? A lot of them are in Washington or Maine, though it's probably not worth it for just one item.

      • Danielle
        November 17, 2018 / 12:21 pm

        Thanks for this tip – will check that out.

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