The Best Leather Trousers On The High Street, Because It’s Time To Move On From The Sweats

Influencers, celebrities, probably your friends – tell them it's time to dust off the leather.

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by Molly Haylor |

The highs and lows of the great British summer is that we can absolutely, probably, realistically wear leather come the end of June when we can lockdown is finally lifted. The countdown is on and there is no better way to celebrate than to purchase an item that will see you through the whole year: leather trousers.

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Camille Charrière ©Getty

Think less Sandy in Grease, more Kate Moss in Paris. We can never really say the leather trouser is having a come back, because realistically it doesn't ever go away. From Meghan Markle to Sophie Turner, celebrities love the leather trouser look – a staple in a models' street style wardrobes, while countless influencers pack them for Paris Fashion Week.

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Street style at Milan Fashion Week ©Getty

From the front row, it looks like the hottest leather trousers are wide-leg styles, not the skin-tight kind you, and definitely Olivia Palermo, wore in the early noughties.

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Street style at Paris Fashion Week ©Getty

The thing about leather trousers is that they’re great at giving outfits extra polish. Wear whatever you would normally with jeans - a cropped cardigan, an oversized shirt, a checked blazer, for example - and you’ll instantly look like a more pulled-together version of yourself. Camille Charrière wore hers with a high-necked short-sleeved sweater in Paris, while another street-styler paired her slit-leg leathers with a slogan sweatshirt and stomper boots in Milan. That’s the other great thing about leather trousers; you never have to try too hard - they’ve got in-built cool.

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