9.24.2013

leather weather

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Style doesn't get much more fierce than a rocker-esque leather jacket; but if you so much as glance at the always-covetable model-off-duty looks, you'll find that leather has taken on an entirely new life form. What was once reserved for handbags, shoes, and outerwear has cropped up in the oh-so wearable realm of basics. Flippy minis, skinnies, and even the sports-centric baseball cap have been reimagined in leather; indicating that this is a tempting trend that you need in your wardrobe for fall - and beyond.

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ONE: ASOS leather cap {$40.50} TWO: DKNY leather-paneled leggings {$205.00} THREE: Forever 21 skater skirt {$17.80} FOUR: J Brand skinny pants {$895.00} FIVE: Vince leather dress {$995.00} SIX: Skaist-Taylor peplum top {$695.00} SEVEN: alice + olivia leather skirt {$395.00}

Snapbacks have become a fashionista staple. Opting for an all-leather aesthetic, like this ASOS Leather Cap, is a chic twist on the typical sportswear fare; and the perfect way to dip your toes into the leather look. Leather skinnies have become a uniform of sorts for channeling that effortless-yet-glam look that supermodels do so well. Top J Brand's Stretch-Leather Skinny Pants with a slouchy sweater for a dressed-down daytime style; or dress them up with a cropped blazer and power pumps. Not ready to rock full-on leather? You'll love these DKNY Leather-Paneled Stretch-Jersey Leggings! The vertical leather panels are elongating and add just the right amount of edge.

In the words of Karl Lagerfeld, “One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.” And when the little black dress in question just happens to be leather {like this ultra-fab Vince V Neck Leather Dress}? Even better. The A-line aesthetic makes it sophisticated; the leather construction makes it sassy. Peplums are notoriously feminine and elegant courtesy of their ruffle-like detailing; but in leather, like this Skaist-Taylor Leather Peplum Top, they take on a more modernistic tone that is equal parts flirty and avant-garde.

My current fave? The leather mini. Styled alongside a slouchy knit and suede over the knee boots it's of-the-moment; paired with a blousy, chiffon button-up and pointy-toe pumps it's classic. I love the pleated detailing on alice + olivia's Box Pleat Leather Skirt, and the swish effect of Forever 21's Rock n' Roll Skater Skirt.


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15 comments

ellie said...

They all look fab! Tiz the season too. Definitely up for Leather Love!

ivy said...

AWESOME picks! Love that skirt from Forever 21!

Tiffany Kadani said...

If I could pull off leather pants, I would wear them on the daily. So hot!

Matea Saric said...

I really want a skinny leather pants, they've been on my wishlist for years :)

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing looks!
Those J Brand pants are on my lust list :)

xoxox,
CC

she.is.the.one said...

cool pics :)

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Melissa Blake said...

Those prices are outrageous, but those outfits are amazing!

Sara Gerard said...

AH! That Alice + Olivia skirt is perfection!

Sherin said...

I do love a bit of leather in my life. Love that dress.

Janet Taylor said...

only one word: yepp!


Krystal said...

i am glad that leather is back for another season, i didn't get my full use of it last winter/fall!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oooh I want those skirts!

London Loafers said...

Absolutely loving leather ! Personally, I wouldn't be able to wear it from head to toe but I LOVE the way Rosie & Miranda pull it off!

Hayfa
http://londonloafers.blogspot.com

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love the leggings!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Oh to look like one of these ladies in leather! I do love the peplum top and your mini skirt pick as well!


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Chic 'n Cheap Living

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