A Month of Fashion Risks: Leather Pants Under a Skirt

What better way to ring in a new year than by stepping out of your comfort zone, style-wise? Check back here all month for a photo of a blogger, celebrity, or street style star who we feel took a fashion risk—and made us want to try it out ourselves, stat. 

pants under skirt trend

The dress-over-pants trend has been gaining steam in recent months, but we can all agree it’s not exactly the easiest look to pull off. Here, fashion blogger Pandora Sykes nails it by understanding proportion. Her leather pants are tight and straight, yet have just enough slouch to send the message that they’re pants, rather than, say, footless tights.

A simple solid skirt that hits right above the knee looks elevated, while a shrunken sweatshirt, and neutral low-heeled pumps keep the entire look from looking too slave-to-fashion. Add an oversize clutch or pouch, and you’ve got tomorrow’s outfit!

Are you planning to try out this fashion risk? Weigh in below!