A Sneaker Debut

As a 5'2" girl with short legs and big feet (I know I'm a total catch right!? hehe), I typically stay away from flats that come close to my ankle. This would include sneakers. But I recently saw a picture of Olivia Palermo wearing leather pants and sneakers and knew I wanted to give this look a try.
Zara coat (similar) | H&M sweater | Topshop leggings via Nordstrom | Nike sneakers (similar) | Rebecca Minkoff bag

I will admit that I'm so totally shocked by how much I like this look! If you want to re-create it for yourself, here are some styling tips...
1. I prefer to wear this look with skinny jeans vs. boot cut or flare.
2. I found that skinny pants in black or black "leather"skinnies worked best because they were the same color as my sneakers.
3. I like to let a little bit of the skin show around my ankles to create separation between my legs and my shoes.

I really love how casual leather pants are becoming. You don't have to just save these for a fancy night out anymore! You can rock these for day or night. Just keep in mind that leather pants are SUPER fitted.The ones I'm wearing are functional because they have a side zipper and ankle zippers so they are easy to put on and take off. Other pairs that I have tried on are more exhausting than 30 minutes of cardio! #notjoking