As if we needed another reason to fall in love with fall, the crisp air means it is time to bust out those treasured leather pieces again. As wonderful as a leather jacket can be, it’s also worth trying some other ways to experiment with the fabric. From leather chokers to thigh-high boots to caps, there’s an expansive array of options. As such, why limit yourself to just one piece? The only downside is narrowing down your long list of options. Tat’s where we come in. Here are five new ways to rock the leather trend.
Adam Lippes does a daring take on the culotte by using nothing but leather for a structured effect. This is surprising, given flared pants are often associated with a relaxed fit. Cut from 100% lamb leather and fully lined, this pair has a concealed fastening for a seamless and fitted look. For a dramatic effect, wear yours with a full-length coat when you are out and about.
Karl Lagerfeld’s stretch leather leggings might be the only pair of leggings you need this fall. The fitted essential will go with anything from a flowy top to an oversized sweater. These edgy leggings are also the perfect for layering. Try wearing them under a lightweight fall coat for a sophisticated look that’s plenty toasty. Style yours with ankle booties for an urban finish.
The choker was the accessory of the season this summer, but there’s no reason it can’t work just as well for fall. Bring this trend to the latest season with Sophia Bahai’s leather choker. The silver metal oval makes a strong statement, instantly adding a cool, hip feel to any outfit. The textured leather gives it a worn-in look, which contrasts nicely with a crisp white collared shirt. No matter what you pair it with, keep other accessories to a minimum. This is the definition of a statement piece.
4. Thigh-high Boots
Stuart Weitzman’s thigh-high boots are seductive for a sexy date night. The extra coverage is the perfect reason to adorn a mini skirt, as you won’t have to worry about your legs being cold. Cut from soft, stretch-leather, this over-the-knee pair will feel like a second skin. The block heel offers extra support while giving you the elevation you desire. No more wobbling around on teensy heels.
Maje’s leather vest is a nice change from the good old biker jacket this season. Cut from soft leather and complete with edgy silver hardware, it has the same feel as a leather jacket but an added versatility. On warmer fall days, it can even replace your standard jacket. Layer yours over a cozy cashmere sweater and dark skinny pants.