10 Ways to Welcome Leather Into Your Wardrobe

Whether you add a touch of leather to a classic look or wrap yourself in hide, leather looks are hot and here to stay. (And we couldn’t be happier!) Here are 10 of our favorite ways to work leather into your wardrobe—and look good doing it.
Leather Accents
Leather Panels
Leather Sleeves
Quilted Leather
Leather and Lace
Leather Skirts
Leather Dresses
Leather Jackets
Leather Pants
Leather Boots
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Leather Accents

Whether it’s a simple wool crewneck with patches at the elbows or an A-line skirt with a trimmed hem, leather accented-pieces are everywhere this fall, making it easy to participate in the trend. Wearing just a little leather means there’s less commitment to the look. Pairing separates with a bit of leather gives you a little edge, even in the most conservative environments. This classic sheath gets just the right amount of edge from a bit of leather accenting at the waist and shoulders.

Leather Accent Dress
Brand: Calvin Klein
Price: Out of stock
Store: Piperlime

Leather Panels

Combining leather with knit, jersey, suede, or cotton turns up the texture effect and adds a laid-back quality to any look. We love the urban vibe of this leather-hooded parka.

Leather Sleeves

A dress with long, leather sleeves helps you play up the personality and dimension of an outfit without adding extra bulky layers. Look for leather sleeves on shirts and jackets as well. One of our favorite looks? A simple cotton tee with leather sleeves. Instant elevation.

Quilted Leather

A quilted detail can make any leather piece more special without adding bulk. Look for quilted details on skirts, dresses, or leather jackets.

Leather and Lace

Combine two hot trends—lace and leather—for the perfect blend of feminine badassery (it's a word now). Keep it from crossing into 50 Shades territory with a feminine peplum, unless that's what you're into.

Leather Skirts

Leather skirts are an easy way to integrate leather into any wardrobe. This season, the midi is really hitting a high note by making it stylish and perfectly placed between party and professional.

Leather Dresses

Depending on its cut and style, a leather dress can make you look like a power diva or trendsetting queen. Consider a corset dress with a peplum waist for a night on the town, or opt for a streamlined sheath for sophisticated, daytime wear.

Leather Jackets

The leather jacket is timeless. This season, we’re seeing everything from dropped shoulders with sculpted collars to distressed and double breasted. There's a just-right version for every girl. Find yours and prepare for a long, happy jacket season.

Leather Pants

Don't run away from these fesity outfit-makers. Find a pair in a jewel tone and pair it with a loose-fabric top to rock this trend. If real leather is out of reach budget-wise, try a faux leather pair or coated leggings for an almost-the-same look.

Leather Boots

There's really no excuse for not having at least one great pair of classic, durable leather boots in your wardrobe. Ones that will wear beautifully and get that broken in look without looking ready for the trash bin a year from now. Sassy and edgy or sleek and girly, boots like these can complete almost any outfit.

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