Now we’re officially in the depths of autumn, we’re fully embracing all the autumn/winter 2021 trends. One of our favourites is leather trousers and, whether you faux or real, there’s a pair out there to suit all styles and budgets.
There are plenty of options on the high street, with ZARA, M&S, Oasis and Warehouse all stocking plenty of styles, be that a classic plain black straight leg or a coloured wide-leg crop.
A faux leather trouser offers a more affordable access point into the trend and also means you won’t blow your budget if you go for a less timeless style (hello red skinny!). But fabric innovations mean that they look just like the real deal, so no one will even know the difference.
On the other hand, real leather will probably be more durable and last longer without showing signs of wear, so if you decide to invest in real leather trousers, we’d recommend going for a more timeless, goes-with-everything style and colour.
We’ve found 10 pairs of real and faux leather trousers on the high street that we think are worth your money.
10 faux and real leather trousers from the high street
A wide leg crop with a tie belt modernises the classic (faux) leather trouser.
These also come in black, but tan makes for a warmer take on the trend.
Our only suggestion is to not eat spaghetti when wearing these!
The typically autumnal hue of burgundy works very well on these culottes.
Add some feminine details with the rest of your outfit to counterbalance the masculine cut here.
Pair these with the matching shirt for a bold, fashion-forward look.
Simple but effective, Nobody’s Child’s leather-look culottes are a safe bet.
We love the khaki tone that’s been used on Ted Baker’s wide-cut real leather pair.
Considering they’re made from the real deal, Warehouse’s cropped style are well-priced.
Finally, for a bold look go for traffic-stopping red – pair with a crisp white shirt and loafers for a Parisienne vibe.