What Shoes To Wear With Leather Pants

What Shoes To Wear With Leather Pants

Leather pants have come onto the scene hot this year and I love the style. I grabbed a pair of straight-leg faux leather pants this year and have worn them with tons of different shoe options. Leather pants can be worn to work, out to dinner, date night, and so many more occasions! Changing up your footwear can keep your leather pants versatile, giving them a different look based on your shoe style. I’m sharing a round-up of my favorite shoes to wear with leather pants.

I kept my tops simple to focus on the footwear options and show how the shoe option changes the whole look of the outfit. My leather pants below are from Banana Republic Factory and they are great quality at such a great price!

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What Shoes To Wear With Leather Pants

Black Booties

A classic shoe pairing with leather pants is a black bootie. I have these pointed-toe booties that flatter the pants and a simple all-black outfit really well. They make your leg look longer blending into the pants and extending them. They can go with almost any top, from sweaters to blouses, to a more casual t-shirt. Black booties would be great for most occasions from work to date night!

What Shoes To Wear With Leather Pants

Velvet Ankle Boots

I love mixing textures, and these velvet booties stand out so much against the leather pants! It is hard to tell in the photo, but they are a dark burgundy which adds a touch of uniqueness to the style against the all-black look. Play with textures when you are wearing leather pants. They are super smooth and sleek looking, a rougher fabric like a velvet, beaded, or studs is a great contrast.

What Shoes To Wear With Leather Pants - Velvet Ankle Boots

Ballet Flats and Mules

Ballet flats have come back to popularity with a vengeance recently, and I love some of the looks, I don’t own any yet! I have several pair of flat mules that I love and wear when I need a flat. For this look I chose a black with a buckle, but a light pink would soften the look, or a studded pair would give an edgier vibe.

What Shoes To Wear With Leather Pants - Ballet Flats and Mules


I love a loafer, they are such a classic style. You can choose a suede pair like I have here, or a leather would pair great too! These keep the pants more casual, but upscale. Loafers are a classic style that can give a more classic or even preppy look to leather pants.

Loafers outfit idea

Platform Booties

With these booties, I am dressing the look up with some brown platform stiletto booties. I love this style because so many people think that you can’t mix black and brown, but you absolutely can! I love a chestnut brown with black. these boots add a classy and dressed-up air to the outfit.

Platform Booties With Leather Pants

Combat Boots

On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have the very casual and practical combat boot. I love these, I wore them walking around New York City at Christmastime for somewhere around sixty blocks! These boots dress down the outfit, adding an edgier style. Mine are cream, but you can choose any color!

Combat Boots With Leather Pants


Keep it casual and pair your leather pants with sneakers. On top, you can choose a T-shirt, moto jacket, or sweater to give you some ideas. This is a great way to dress down leather pants and make it an everyday type of look.

Sneakers With Leather Pants


Pumps are a classic shoe that can go with almost anything, so I would be remiss not to mention them here. They add such a classy look to these pants and give any outfit an air of confidence and elegance. I love a nude pump because they extend the leg making it look longer and thinner, but with a neutral pair of leather pants, you can go in so many directions with the color and style of pumps.

Pumps With Leather Pants

Platform Heeled Sandals

Platform sandals are a really fun way to add a statement to any outfit. These add both color and texture along with height. I love how they stand out and contrast the pants. Platform sandals, especially in velvet or even suede would be a great option and can stand out in any color against the pants. You can pair on top with an equally as interesting top, or stay simple with a more neutral look.

What Shoes To Wear With Leather Pants

Lace Up Boots/Heeled Combat Boots

Lace-up booties are a great option for a casual look but you still want to wear a heel. These are crocodile embossed and give a cool look to the outfit.

Lace Up Boots outfit

Strappy Pumps

These heels were an impulse purchase, but I love the D’Orsay style with the ankle straps. These have three straps and zip up in the back. The patent leather stands out with this all-black look and adds pretty detail to the ankle.

Strappy Pumps outfit

White Booties

I love these white booties with these black leather pants. They add such a cool element of contrast. Keep the checkerboard styling concept in mind when choosing white booties here. You’ll want to balance the look with white or a light color on top as well as your booties.

What Shoes To Wear With Leather Pants - White Booties

Heeled Sandals

Similar to the platform sandals, a classic pair of heeled sandals can look so classy with leather pants for a night out. They are a little bit at parity due to the open toe typically reserved for cooler times with the heavy leather, but work in a dressier situation. Pair on top with a blouse or dress top.

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