Leather, once just associated with biker gangs and heavy metal bands, is now an integral part of fashion and a key trend for this season.
Leather is now treated by designers as a fabric—dyeing it in punchy colours, cutting it into feminine shapes, and draping it in novel ways—the supple skin has taken on a whole new versatility. Paper-thin hides, as well as hidden slits and clever perforations, keep you feeling (and looking) cool.
Top of the pops on the runways at Sydney fashion week and New York leather is here to stay and we will be seeing a lot out for the next couple of seasons.
How to wear it: Although I love leather in traditional colours such as black and brown there are lots of colour and different shapes coming through. Designers are creating complete outfits in leather from skirts, shirts and pants to dresses, blouses and t-shirts. Choose an unexpected shape like high-waist pants, a trenchcoat, or shorts in a flirty hue, a nude, or a shiny metallic. Steer clear of anything with tough details like studs, laced-up sides, or grommets—this is a ladylike vibe. Pair it with delicate silk or lace, or even more leather, and opt for a super-sheer body shaper, such as Spanx’s Skinny Britches, to slip on underneath.
Leather Pants - Not just for a Fleet Wood Mac concert! Team with shirts, jerseys or a plain tee. They are as comfortable as track pants!
Leather shorts - So hot right now!!! Weather them with tights and tucked in top! A bit more daring but there are loads of relaxed styles for a more dressed down look.
Leather dresses - Sounds scary but they are so classy and sophisticated! Loved by celebs there are also options for us mere mortals. Check the winner by Blak Luxe it's one of our season favs!
Leather Jackets - Warm, easy to care for and built to last for seasons I urge everyone to invest in one at least once in their lifetime! Some of my favorite leather jackets are by Sass and Bide who pull out winners season after season but most designers will have one in their collection.
Leather tees - Sounds strange! But they look great! Check out Sisters for the latest brand Stanzee. Perfect teamed with baggy pants, skirts and under jackets.
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