Fashion Trends Style Guide

Leather You Like It or Not


To say that leather is a popular trend this season would be an understatement. In trend forecasts I read that it would be in, but wasn’t sure how the hardcore leather looks from the runway would translate into everyday wear. Then while shopping for some fall goodies, I stumbled upon a leather pleated skirt at Forever 21, a pair of leather shorts at Mango, and a leather biker vest from H & M. Then it all made sense.

There is no better way to spice up your wardrobe. You don’t need to get decked out in a full on leather ensemble, but throwing some leather into the mix could turn a blasé look into the look of the season. If you’re daring then you don’t need much convincing. If you’re a risk-taker, you probably have more leather in your wardrobe than me!

On the other the hand, the faint of heart may be fearful of a pair of leather pants and would never be caught dead in a biker vest. Don’t knock it til you try it my friends! If your wardrobe is missing a leather piece you are missing the trend of the season! Before you rule out leather entirely check out some of the looks I put together. Maybe I will able to change your mind!

Biker Vest


Leather vests don’t always make you look like you’re about to join a motorcycle gang! Try wearing this vest with a basic sweater and floral print pants. Add some low heeled blue pointed pumps for a pop of color and you will definitely turn some heads.

Biker Vest: $34.95- H & M
Sweater: $22.80- Forever 21
Floral Pants: $79.90- Zara
Pointed Pumps: $28.00- Lulu’s

Leather Pants


Besides the fact that it is are quite costly, real leather can be uncomfortable and stretch out. Stretching out can be  benefit for certain leather products such as shoes, but not something you will like when you want your pants to be form fitting. For this reason, I suggest that you go for waxed jegging. It has a leathery look but feels like a pair of jeans. This look is simple. Pair it with a fun sweater and suede studded booties. This is a perfect weekend outfit for grabbing a quick lunch with the girls!

Waxed Jegging: $49.00- Joe Fresh
“Love” Sweater: $22.80- Forever 21
Studded Booties: $104.99- Steve Madden

Leather Shorts


Give prim and proper an edgy twist! Pair these coated shorts with a peter pan collar top, throw on some tights and heel-less Mary Janes, and your look is complete!

Leather Shorts: $44.99- Mango
Peter Pan Collar Top: $19.80- Forever 21
Heel-Less Mary Janes: $68.00- Tobi
Sheer Tights: $5.80- Forever 21

Leather Skirt


Make your typical office look a little more exciting. This striped bow top and leather pleated skirt are an adorable combination that can make any work day fun!

Leather Skirt: $25.00- JCPenney
Striped Bow Top: $29.00- Dorothy Perkins
Lace Tights: $18.00- Neiman Marcus
Platform Lace-up Booties: $39.99- Target

Leather Accents


Nothing is tougher than a military inspired look, especially one with leather accents! Wear this military jacket with a graphic tee, black skinny jeans, and sneaker wedges. 

Military Jacket: $68.00- Lulu’s
Skull Graphic Tee: $38.00- Nastygal
Black Skin Jeans: $34.99- Macy’s
Sneaker Wedges: $34.99- Lola Shoetique

If you somehow missed the leather trend, it is not to late to join the rest of the fashionistas. If you are already with the the trend then maybe I gave you some new ideas. Try one of these looks and you will not be disappointed!

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