Last Updated on 19th October 2013

steep v cheap leather trousers

When it comes to the relatively modern fashionista, leather trousers have come to be known as the epitome of dressed up/down cool : perfect lounge partners, equally cool paired with statement heels and the unequivocal go-to piece for last minute Fashion Month style panic.

But the sound of leather ringing in your ears may also sound something like “KERCHING”, as you‘ve yet to land a pair of these trans-everything beauties that won’t dent the bank balance like its handbag counterparts.

Well, you fashionable lot, we’ve got that problem sorted by combing through the variations of leather trousers to bring you options from both ends of the price spectrum.

Steep – and we’re talking very steep – comes in the form of Valentino skinny leather pants. Uber-luxurious, much like the design house they come from, these exquisite skinny pants are lined for comfort and cut for a flattering fit. The butter soft lamb leather and zip detailing make them easy on the eye, but with a high-end handbag-worthy price tag of £1,605, not so easy on the eye! A total blow-out if you’re looking to go all out with your next luxe-leather purchase.

The easier-on-the-pocket version comes courtesy of Sara Berman, whose sexy, ankle-grazing design is all we want and more! Suede-trimmed back pockets add a textured edge, whilst sheeny leather confirms their party staple status. And at £229, a meagre pocket pinch compared to the gulp-inducing Valentino version.

Whether you choose to splash the cash, or simply want to cut back on sartorial expenditure without wholly compromising on quality let our steep vs. cheap options inspire your next leather shopping trip.

Steep: Valentino leather skinny pants, £1,605, available at Net-a-Porter

Cheap: Sara Berman skinny leather trouser, £229, available at My Wardrobe

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