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Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu Spring 2013, Images: IMAXtree
One of this season’s fashion favorites is the make over of luxurious leather to be “warm-weather leather.” With dramatic colors, feminine cuts and lighter weights, the addition of a touch of leather to your outfits will give the bit of edge you have always wanted. We saw designers; including Fendi, Valentino, Marni, Salvatore Ferragamo, and many more, feature the different spring styles of leather on their runways. Though the luxurious material seems impractical for the weather, designers have created a new perfected style that can be flirty and fun yet sophisticated and stylish for the spring. The different styles of leather in shorts, shirts, dresses and blazers have made these soft and bold pieces more intriguing than ever. So if you didn’t invest in a leather piece last season, now is the time to get to it.
Mastering the leather look is all about pairing its hardness and edginess with a light womanly touch. To ease into the “warm weather leather,” try lighter colors such as beige and nude. If you are ready to jump in, add a piece of colored leather to your wardrobe like a blue leather pencil skirt or emerald green leather dress. Mix it up and try all the unique leather combinations, below, to give you that sexy and classy look.
Look Number One: Leather Shorts
Do this don’t, and let a pair of leather shorts be denim’s alternative this spring! A soft and flirty blouse paired with black leather shorts and heels is a perfect outfit for a night out with the girls. To keep it more casual, pair black leather shorts with a casual t-shirt and flats. Blazers, button-ups, and tucked-in oversized plaids paired with a leather short are also a perfect combination for a stylish leather look.
Shorts: Glamorous Leather Look Shorts at ASOS, $40.69
Look Number Two: Leather Skirts
The leather skirt is probably the most versatile leather piece and can create many different looks. Choose a leather pencil skirt with a sophisticated blouse and pumps for a day at the office. Try a more flowy leather skirt with a simple tank and a piece of jewelry for a more flirty look.
skirt: Alice + Olivia Pleated Leather Skirt, $495
Look Number Three: The leather shirt
Replace your simple tanks with a light weight leather top. This Trina Turk nude, leather peplum top paired with white skinny jeans and flats would be perfect for a day out in the city. To dress it up, you can replace it with a pair of wedges and some fun jewelry.
Top: Trina Turk Drapey Leather Taiyana Peplum Tank in Nude, $398
Look Number Four: The Leather Dress
The leather dress is a major trend this season, but can be a challenge to stylishly pull off. The trick to the leather dress is to keep it simple and to not over accessorize. If a black leather dress looks too harsh, try a more subtle color to soften up the look. Pair the leather dress with a classic pump and cuff bracelet to give you the complete chic look.
Dress: Milly Saxon Leather Dress, $750
Don’t be afraid of the edginess of leather. A touch of leather to your wardrobe can be the little essence of high-end style that will set you apart from the rest. So don’t pack up your leather pieces quite yet and let the “warm weather leather” be your “go to” look this season.