Give Leather A Try This Season With 6 Items On Our Wishlist

Rishika Devnani , 15 Sep 2020
Leather Fashion | (Source: Instagram | @shopweworewhat, @nanushka)
Leather Fashion | (Source: Instagram | @shopweworewhat, @nanushka)

We have already established that leather is a great transitional piece to own. It lasts you from fall to winter to early spring before it gets too hot to wear through summer. Leather is unlike any other material; it is edgy, super-structured and makes you look sharp! Moreover, you can own separates which look great with all your basics, or don a leather item on its own, making it a great trans-seasonal material.

Usually, the first thing that comes into your mind when you think of leather is a biker jacket. While this is the most common leather staple, there is a variety of stylish leather items out there that are worth trying out. Have a look at models or street-style fashion influencers rocking leather pants, shorts, mini-dresses and onesies. Moreover, designers are going a step further by blending sturdy leather with different trends such as pleats and patterns. 

If you are concerned about leather being sticky or unappealing, you are in luck. The silhouette for the upcoming season is loose, but structured which allows for a more forgiving yet flattering profile. Dipping your toe into the leather pool is going to be more fun than you expect! Don’t forget, in support of animals, try and shop from sustainable brands for vegan or faux alternatives.

To help you choose some trendy leather clothing, we have rounded 6 trendy picks:

1) Bermuda Shorts

Leather shorts are sexy and have been around for a while. However, wide-leg Bermuda shorts are the new microtrend this season and they can be seen all over. These trans-seasonal culottes can be teamed with casual tops, such as the trending padded shoulder top and some sandals for a day time outfit. Additionally, once winter approaches they will look super trendy with some knee boots and a blazer as well.

2) Over-sized Biker Jacket

We all need to master the art of layering for the forthcoming season. While there are many different jackets available, a classic leather jacket is unshakeable. However, this year around, we are taking a break from the traditional fitted style and going for a more relaxed fitting. Long length makes it easier to wear them with a lot of outfits such as leggings, midi dresses and even flared jeans. Inspired by All Saints, an all-black ensemble comprising bicycle shorts and ankle-boots exude ultra-chic vibes! 

3) Pants + Top

Leather with a textural twist is always fun. Adding some sort of texture to the sturdy material tends to give it more structure. If you really want to stand out, have a look at this set by Nanushka consisting of a tunic and leather pants with elevated with knife pleats. Appropriate for a night out, it is the best way to make a statement in leather this fall. However, when it comes to leather trousers, ensure the fit is tailored, preferably straight-legged with a cropped hem. This allows you to get maximum wears out of it while looking sharp throughout. 

4) Oversized Dress

We love that flowy outfits have made a comeback. A basic, oversized, black leather dress is the most versatile piece you can own this season. Stick to a minimalist theme and style it in ample ways to suit your preference. High-knee boots, ankle-boots, sliders, sandals and even kicks can be teamed with this adaptable dress. It’s an outfit to experiment with—use a belt to cinch the waist for more definition or layer it over some stockings for a boho vibe. 

5) Colourful Skirt

If you aren’t loving the all-black leather-look, add some colour to your ensemble via a skirt. For instance, this long length fitted skirt from Santaella in a camel hue is a unique yet elegant pick. The details of the zippers along the sides are adjustable to your preference. While they add to the overall aesthetic, it is also functional and allows for movement when walking. Pair it with some white sneakers and tank top for a casual-chic look, or amp it up with a lace top and some heeled booties. 

6) Jumpsuit

For rocking a serious badass vibe, a jumpsuit in leather is all you need. Our pick would be a well-fitted utility jumpsuit from We Wore What that is figure-flattering as well. The accents of silver hardware through the zippers at the front and along the pockets have an industrial-luxe finish to them. Resulting in a sharp-looking laidback ensemble. Be daring and zip down to the elastic waistband for a sexy look, or even pair a stylish bralette below.

What is your favourite leather pick? Let us know in the comments below.

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