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Faux Leather Pants
If you typically live in black leggings (my go-to these days) and want to spice things up without sacrificing comfort, faux leather leggings are your answer. This pair from Banana Republic was an unexpected find, thanks to the positive online reviews! None of that thin, spandex-y pleather nonsense here – these are made of a substantial material that feels soft and “buttery,” and are stretchy with an elastic waist. In addition to the two simple looks here, I can see them styled with a draped blouse (like this one in olive) plus a longer boyfriend blazer, or with a tunic-length sweater and ankle boots. These pants would also be great for travel since they seem pretty wrinkle and crease-resistant! Fit-wise, I would size down if you want a tight leather pant look (I’m currently 5′ tall, 98lb wearing sz 00 petite for reference).
Wrap sweater (light weight)
I’m getting great feedback from you guys on nursing-friendly finds, so I’m going to keep ’em coming! This draped wrap top is another one – it’s listed as a “tee” but is actually weightier like a light sweater. This would also be great tucked into a higher waisted pencil or A-line skirt for work. There’s a clasp in the center neckline, which I opened up here to show a peek of my lace camisole underneath (the neckline is less revealing with the clasp shut).
Boyfriend Sweater (thicker weight)
My mom was visiting this weekend, so I also paired these leggings with her olive boyfriend sweater and black ankle booties (not pictured) for a casual look! She’s 5’2″ 105lb and got this sweater in XS petite, which has a slouchy-casual fit on me. The “boyfriend” cut of this sweater is a little looser in the torso but with normal fit sleeves. The material is mostly cotton (great for those with wool sensitivities or allergies) and nice and soft, and the curved hemline is slightly higher in the front than the back. Even with a more casual sweater, you can also dress the look up a bit with a luxe accessory like this faux fur snood and a structured mini bag.
Thank you to Banana Republic for partnering on this post. Which of these looks do you prefer?