One thing I love about fashion is how old trends are constantly reinvented in new and exciting ways, and leather is no exception. Leather is a timeless material that will always be in style no matter the season, but this is especially true during colder weather. And while I love my classic leather jacket – I basically live in it - here are a few new ways to wear this fun fabric.
THE LEATHER SKIRT
A basic leather skirt is not technically new, but the way Jessie wears hers is so modern! A baggy shirt hanging out of the bottom of your skirt is not for the faint of heart, but it's not as unattainable as it may first seem. The trick is to purchase a white dress instead of a shirt so that you have the length without the added bulkiness. If you aren't sure about this look, try a tight leather mini skirt with an oversized white blouse tucked in to give a similar effect.
1. THE ROW Leather Mini Skirt 2. HANKY PANKY Soft-cup Bra 3. TOME Cotton-poplin Shirt 4. ETRO Bomber Jacket 5. L. ERICKSON Drop Earrings 6. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Leather Emmy Convertible Clutch 7. PAUL ANDREW Cut-out Pumps
Pleats are a current obsession of mine. If you're more on the retro side of style, this look will be right your alley. I've been wearing mine with a cozy fur vest and some chunky boots, similar to Alex’s outfit below. The best part of this piece: the flowy pleats help hide the extra Christmas cookies I ate this past December ;)
1. GUCCI Pleated Metallic Leather Midi Skirt 2. CALVIN KLEIN Striped Top 3. BOTTEGA VENETA Bracelet 4. ANNA SUI Shearling Gilet 5. MEL BOTERI Black Croc-Embossed Emmy Convertible Clutch 6. KENNETH JAY Chain Link Necklace 7. GUCCI Platform Pumps
A great pair of leather leggings or skinny jeans will always be a part of my repertoire, but I am loving the variations in leather pants that are currently in style. As mentioned above, all the sweet treats I consumed over the holidays have left me longing for some loose-fitting clothing, and a pair of drop-waist, baggy leather pants are just what I need. I love Elshane for always pushing the fashion boundaries, and she has me inspired to try her entire look below!
1. FORTE FORTE Tapered Cropped Trousers 2. SPLENDID Jersey T-shirt 3. MISSONI Knit Poncho 4. ILLESTEVA Mirrored Sunglasses 5. MICHAEL KORS Bracelet Watch 6. MEL BOTERI Cocoa Brown, Croc-Effect Leather Cara Envelope Clutch 7. STELLA MCCARTNEY Platform Oxfords
THE LEATHER DRESS
The leather dress is very minimalist and feminine this season with loose silhouettes and basic features. The key to making sure this look doesn’t step on the verge of boring is to accessorize it appropriately. Courtney's shoes, sunglasses and scarf-wrapped handbag bring an extra level of chic that Jackie O would envy!
1. ACNE STUDIOS Leather Mini Dress 2. COMMANDO Bandeau Bra 3. BP. Cat Eye Sunglasses 4. H&M Patterned Scarf 5. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Leather Watson Tote 6. LOREN HOPE Crystal Cuff 7. BAUBLEBAR Pave Ring 8. NEIMAN MARCUS Striped Pumps
As my leather obsession continues, I hope you found some new inspiration on how to incorporate this classic into today's crazy world of fashion!
Love them or hate them, chokers are all the rage right now so next week I will be showing you how to style a few of my faves. Hope to see you then!