A trend we continue to see on the runway season after season is leather. Leather everything: leather tops, leather jackets, leather skirts, leather pants, leather shorts, leather bags, you name it, we’ve probably seen it in all leather or at least with leather accents! Not only are we seeing leather all over the runways, but fashionistas are flocking to the trend like you wouldn’t believe. It’s safe to say that style mavens everywhere are rejoicing in this reoccurring leather trend. But how do you translate the leather look to fit your specific style? It’s quite simple.
Although incredibly chic, leather can also be pretty intimidating. Have no fear, leather can we worn a million ways! If you’re a leather newbie, I suggest starting small. Try wearing a top with leather sleeves or accents. This is a great way to start feeling more comfortable with this fall fashion trend without going to far.
When you get to be more comfortable with the leather look, try two of the most popular leather styles: a leather skirt and leather leggings. I love to pair a fun bow-tie blouse and a leather skirt. And then there's leather leggings. Girls, this will be your go-to for fall! Not only do leather leggings look fabulous with a great going-out top, but they also look great with a graphic tee and fun blazer. Basically, the options are endless. Every girl needs a pair of leather leggings and a leather skirt! You’ll make so many outfits from these two. It’s truly a chic win-win situation.
I clearly love wearing leather. Whether I’m mixing up textures and prints or adding a little edge to an otherwise girly outfit, leather works with almost everything! Here’s how leather plays an active role in my wardrobe:
1. Throw on a leather jacket over a colored maxi dress. 2. A blouse with leather shorts works for day or night, dressed up or casual. 3. A leather LBD is super hot for a date night with the boy or a night out with the girls!
4. Toughen up your inner flower child with a light leather jacket. 5. A leather pencil skirt works perfectly for your 9-to-5 work day. 6. Leather leggings are perfect for on-the-go errands.
7. Take a girly top and add some edge with a leather skirt. 8. A leather peplum top is perfect for hot summer days. 9. Throw on a vest to add a layered leather look.
Start small with these items:
Go big or go home with these:
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