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Turning Heads Linkup- Styling Faux Leather Leggings with a Long Cardigan

Faux-Leather leggings are becoming one of the staples to have in a woman’s closet for Fall/Winter. With various ways to wear them, they are a way to look stylish and have fun with fashion.


These dark chocolate brown faux leather leggings are something I pull out from my closet every year. I enjoy wearing them different ways, and today have styled them with a delicate lace cami and camel colored open cardigan from H&M.

I have been tempted to buy the Spanx faux leather leggings which are hugely popular each year at Nordstrom, but the name indicates that there is some compression in them and I don’t like anything tight against my tummy! With various GI problems, I am sure you understand. So, instead, I have this Zara pair which adds a bit of flair with the zips at the ankles and dark brown color different from your typical black.

The pretty tan lace cami would go with various cardigans and jackets, and give some of the menswear a more feminine vibe.

I also wanted black, and bought a pair of faux leather leggings from Ann Taylor years ago, that I take out to style in the Fall months.

Ways I am thinking and have worn faux leather leggings include

  1. With a long soft cardigan, cami and leggings. Add fun booties for an added print or texture.
  2. I wear faux leather pants with a long tunic sweater. Tunics are often “the choice” when it comes to leggings for certain women.
  3. Wear with a longer, double breasted blazer. Add block heels and you have a sophisticated, conservative look. You could always add some “whimsy” with an unexpected booties. ( leopard print, croc texture) ..


It was beautiful on Friday when we went to look at leaves and enjoy driving the scenic route of The Blue Ridge Highway.

Much of the rest of the weekend it rained, so we continued to do work around the house, and ew ordered Italian from a local place, and watched the movie, The Princess Bride from the 80s. It was moms pick and she was surprised I didn’t see it. We laughed at one of the lines, at the “man in black” who wore a mask, saying ” Many people will be wearing masks in the future!” I don’t think this is what they had in mind. It was fun though, with its “Monty Python-eque” humour!

Do you have faux leather leggings you wear often in the Fall? How do you style them>?


cami- H&M

Zara brown faux leather leggings ( option 1, option 2)

Long Cardigan – H&M ( in XS here)

Jaquard boots- Franco Sarto

Bag- Louis Vuitton

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  • Lisa Richardson
    Posted at 23:11h, 10 November Reply

    I am a huge fan of faux leather leggings. Love this outfit. It’s totally my style. XO

  • Aidan Brogan
    Posted at 01:23h, 07 November Reply

    Classy and elegant colors! These are all we have for fall outfits!

  • Shauna Crymble
    Posted at 01:22h, 07 November Reply

    Leggings and cardigan is a timeless combo!
    The New Wallet

  • carmen
    Posted at 22:00h, 29 October Reply

    Awesome autumnal outfit Jess! I have faux leather leggings which I’ll be showing in November. Love your booties! ❤️


  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 09:31h, 29 October Reply

    Beautiful fall colours! I’ve been looking for a long cardigan like yours, they’re so versatile. Those booties are gorgeous!

    Emma xxx

  • Lucy Bertoldi
    Posted at 19:44h, 28 October Reply

    Faux leather is so good this year! And honestly those booties are to die for how cute!! xx

  • Phyllis Lerner
    Posted at 10:01h, 28 October Reply

    As always a great head to toe look. So perfect for fall!

  • Celyn
    Posted at 03:57h, 28 October Reply

    You look super chic! I really love everything about this outfit! The scarf really ties the whole look up and makes it all look so elegant! Thank you also for hosting a linkup 🙂

    Life is a Shoe

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:29h, 29 October Reply

      Thank you Celyn! I love dressing for Fall, even if I am not going anywhere!

  • Graceful Rags
    Posted at 00:12h, 28 October Reply

    I still don’t have a pair of faux leather leggings, but I really need some! I love that yours are brown instead of black, and those booties are so cool.

    Miles of smiles,


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:30h, 29 October Reply

      Thank you Grace! I love shoes, especially boots, they are just so fun to wear. The Zara leggings dont compress as much as the Spanx.

  • Lovely
    Posted at 23:38h, 27 October Reply

    You look amazing in this lace cami and long cardigan look!

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 22:16h, 27 October Reply

    That is such a gorgeous sweater!


  • Maureen
    Posted at 21:12h, 27 October Reply

    This is a beautiful outfit Jess. The lace and the snakeskin print shoes really elevates your look! I also wanted the Spanx faux leggings but I needed to size up. By the time, I got around to doing that, the NSale ended. There’s always next year though right? I don’t know that I have seen the Princess Bride but it sounds like a great movie to watch. Perhaps this holiday season I can finally sit down to actually watch something long enough without having to do homework?! My son’s remote learning is really taking too much time and energy. I know it won’t be like this forever but I won’t lie, I am crying on the inside! Btw, thank you so much for the feature. It means a lot to me and I appreciate it very much. I hope you are doing well and having a great day so far.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Neti*
    Posted at 20:47h, 27 October Reply

    I Love this look Jess and those booties are still a Favorite. Be Blessed. . . .

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 20:43h, 27 October Reply

    Oh, I love Princess Bride! I’ll have to watch that one again. It is fun and funny. You look amazing in these faux leather leggings. You are right about the Spanx leggings–they are definitely compressing!! I like them sometimes, but prefer my Lou and Gray most of the time. Have a great day, Jess!

    xx Darlene

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 20:34h, 27 October Reply

    This is beautiful with the fall tones! I especially love your boots! I just got some brown leggings and I think I need to pair them with camel like you did here. It’s a beautiful combination!

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 20:04h, 27 October Reply

    I just got a pair of the Spanx faux-leather leggings and WHEW are they heavy on the compression! These look lovely on you, and I love how you styled them with a cozy long cardigan!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Jodie
    Posted at 18:49h, 27 October Reply

    How funny, because I just wore my dark brown faux leather pants yesterday in real life. It’s like we were channeling each other!!

  • OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com
    Posted at 17:17h, 27 October Reply

    OH MY STARS. This outfit is so delicious. It is wearable for running errands, date night, lunch with the gals. I just wish life could return to normal so we could do those things. You look so pretty. Love the cami…so feminine. And those boots. Was glad to get a closer look at them. Divine.
    I have faux leather leggings just in black but I think brown would really work better for my closet. I am more of a warm color gal. Love how these look with the warm tones in your other pieces.

  • Ashley
    Posted at 15:10h, 27 October Reply

    So here for this perfect fall ‘fit! Leather and a cozy cardigan, yes please!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 13:28h, 27 October Reply

    I just love all of the neutral/autumnal colors in this outfit. I have the black Spanx faux leather leggings and I do think they have some compression in the stomach (and they’re high waisted), so probably wise you avoided them. I just got some brown leggings (altho, they’re not faux leather) and thanks for the inspo on a way to style them!


  • elizabeth0109w
    Posted at 13:10h, 27 October Reply

    For me, not any other outfits can beat the combination of cardigan and leggings! Such a timeless combination.

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:45h, 27 October Reply

    Love the brown faux leather legging from Zara! I have to check those out…I have them in black but had not seen the brown.
    Great look Jess so cozy and chic at the same time.

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 11:02h, 27 October Reply

    Good colours and I love the faux leather jeans. Thanks for hosting. Jacqui x

    Posted at 10:14h, 27 October Reply

    What a great look for fall!
    I just ordered my first pair of faux leather leggings!
    Cardigans are such a great classic piece to have in your closet.
    the best movie ever!

  • isthismutton
    Posted at 09:40h, 27 October Reply

    You’ve inspired me to try a long cardigan with my new faux leather leggings! Thanks for the inspo. Great outfit Jess.

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 09:14h, 27 October Reply

    Love all of the different texture in this outfit: very pretty!

  • Mica
    Posted at 07:32h, 27 October Reply

    The colours in this outfit are so perfect for autumn and I like the mix of textures too! 🙂

    Thanks for the link up 🙂

    Hope that your week is off to a good start 🙂

  • Deborah Stinedurf
    Posted at 06:05h, 27 October Reply

    I absolutely love this look Jess! And those boots are magnificent!

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 05:52h, 27 October Reply

    I love your chocolate brown faux leather leggings! I tried the Spanx leggings once and sent them back – I am not a fan of anything that tight – way too much compression for my liking. The colors in this outfit are so perfect on you and so pretty for fall!
    I’ve never seen that movie either, maybe one day I will!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 05:50h, 27 October Reply

    Beautiful outfit, Jess! I love your lace cami and all the fall tones. I just listed all of my faux leather leggings on Poshmark because none of them fit me right. Now I might have to look for a new pair that fits properly! And I can’t believe you never saw The Princess Bride before either! It is one of my all time favorite movies and books. I just laughed out loud at that man in black line as well. How funny is that!


  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 04:31h, 27 October Reply

    I’m just loving these long cardigans Jess. I bought one in a medium from H&M and I find they run really big! I’m saving this one’s link. I’m going to buy it! xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 03:35h, 27 October Reply

    I love to wear faux leather trousers. Just like you with a cozy cardigan.

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 02:42h, 27 October Reply

    Wow! Surprised my post was the most clicked, but cool! Lovely outfit, Jess! Love those booties. Fabulous! The Princess Bride is one of my husband’s favorite movies. I agree, it is really funny.


  • Katie
    Posted at 02:19h, 27 October Reply

    Love this fall outfit! I am going to need to add a pair of faux leather leggings to my wardrobe!

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 01:13h, 27 October Reply

    Like the way you mixed different textures into one nice outfit, Jess. The boots are great, they look like they were made specifically to reflect the autumn colours

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