The cost-per-wear of these imitation leather pants from H&M (last worn here) is mere pennies now which proves that there is no correlation between the original price of an item and its versatility.

I fully expected to retire these pants after one or two wears but find myself reaching for them repeatedly. The color, a dark olive green, is a more muted alternative to black.

H&M Denim Shirt (similar) | J. Crew Tweed Dauphine Jacket | H&M Imitation Leather Pants (similar)
| Tory Burch Daria Top-Handle Satchel Bag | Marc by Marc Jacobs Rose Gold Watch | Massimo Dutti Nappa Leather Court Shoe

It’s been ages since I last shared a WIFW (not for want of trying; there were many thwarted efforts) so I thought I’d do one for these well-worn new closet darlings.

Wear it with a relaxed tee (printed might be better) and some pumps. Or wear it with booties and a denim top layered under a sweatshirt.

Left: Ann Taylor Factory Jacket | Zipia T-shirt | Ann Taylor Perfect Leopard Pump (similar)
Right: American Eagle Faded Denim Jacket  | J. Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt | Forever 21 Faux Leather Wedge Booties (similar)

Also can’t go wrong with a drape-y blouse, large scarf, and statement necklace.

J. Crew Leopard Scarf (similar) | Zipia Blouse | Zara Maxi Pearl Necklace (similar) | Charles by Charles David Pompadour Pumps

“Camouflage” and leather pants go surprisingly well together.

F.A.N.G. Jacket (similar) | Ann Taylor Estate Shimmer Necklace | Zara Parka with Detachable Waistcoat | Forever 21 Faux Leather Wedge Booties (similar)

Wear it as leggings under a dress and top it off with a layered necklace.

Forever 21 Eyelash Lace Dress | Ann Taylor Modern Classic Pearl & Chain Necklace | BB Dakota Leather Jacket | Miu Miu Taupe Pumps (similar)

Or, try it with a thick sweater, pumps, and an oversized coat.

Left: H&M Multi-Knit Turtleneck Sweater (similar) | | Charles by Charles David Pompadour Pumps
Right: c/o Aéropostale Knit V-Neck Sweater | c/o Choies Beaded Necklace With Gemstone | Miu Miu Taupe Pumps (similar)

A composite for comparative purposes:

How would you wear these imitation leather pants?