Top Pick: Elizabeth and James Danikah Leather Leggings
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 • Permalink •
So, the biggest considerations tend to boil down to pants vs. leggings, and all leather vs. leather panels. I've been steering away from pants because I don't particularly like the lines created by the button closure and pockets -- leggings are much more streamlined.
On the panel debate, I like the idea of a mix of leather panels and stretchy legging fabric panels. It sounds much more comfortable, and it seems like a great way to keep the leggings in shape since fabric bounces back from wear much more quickly than leather. But, there's a problem. Most of the panel-type leather leggings either look like they were built for comfort (yawn.) or because someone was trying to creating a cheaper legging by limiting the amount of leather. Neither look is all that great.
Then I ran into these Elizabeth and James Danikah Leather Leggings. They are a sleek, pull-on legging style with panels. But, the panels are fabulous. The treatment of the legging fabric and the leather panels creates a super cool moto/ leather chaps look. This is the first pair of leather panel leggings I've seen where the panel design actually creates a better looking pant. The vibe is fashionable and sexy, but with the added comfort and practicality of a panel design. Super in love with these.
→ Buy the Elizabeth and James Danikah Leather Leggings, $565.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.