Leather and in some cases, “˜pleather is everywhere on the high street at the moment, but how can you incorporate it into your look without being over the top? Weve put together a guide to styling leather for three different occasions to help you out, and theres even something for those who arent so daring.
In the Office
Incorporating leather into your work-wear might seem like a no-no, but when done properly, it looks chic and sophisticated. A loose-fitting leather pencil skirt is work-wear essential if you want to channel this trend in the office. Pair it with a cropped, chunky knit, a statement necklace and a pair of ladylike heels to balance out the look. The knitwear will dress down the leather, whilst popping on a pair of heels will complement the feminine shape of the skirt, leaving you with the perfect smart-casual ensemble for a day at the office.
On a weekend, you can afford to dress down the leather look. Rather than going for the easiest option and throwing on your leather jacket, why not be a little more adventurous? A pair of soft leather trousers worn with ankle boots and a well-cut cotton t-shirt will exude that effortlessly cool look. Add a chunky knit scarf and an oversized boyfriend jacket to finish things off and keep you cosy in the cold weather.
Whilst a leather bodycon dress and skyscraper heels will look far from classy, if you get it right, leather can look perfect at Christmas parties. The trick is to pick a dress with a more casual shape, like a classic shift dress that will skim your figure in all the right places without being skin-tight. Add a short, statement necklace and keep other jewellery to a minimum; simplicity is key to keeping this look classy. Strappy, simple stilettos will exude femininity, balancing out the toughness of the leather. Thankfully, these kind of shoes are everywhere on the high street at the moment, so check out somewhere like Designerwear if youre looking for a pair.
Prefer Something a Little More Minimal?
If youre not ready to invest in a leather skirt, trousers or dress just yet, then you can still channel the trend through your accessories. A pair of leather boots is a winter essential, and a leather bag is always an investment that will last you for years. If you want something a little out of the ordinary, then a leather cuff bracelet will add a tough edge to an otherwise simple ensemble.
However you choose to wear leather this season, incorporating it into your autumn/winter wardrobe in some way will ensure youre on-trend throughout the colder months.