Friday, August 1, 2014

The leather look: How to style it right

Leather Look
Mink Pink Break It Down skirt
Luck &Trouble Two Tone bucket bag
Mr Mare bootie
Nixon wrap watch
Le Specs sunnies

Leather pieces are wardrobe staples!  So many things are made from leather now, think jackets, skirts, shorts, dresses, bags, shirts, belts, shoes and watches – just have a look at the leather looks on display at  Here are a few tips on how to wear leather to make it look stylish and fit your personality.

Head-to-toe leather is definitely something to avoid. Try to pair your leather pieces with different fabrics and textures, or you might end up looking like a character from the Matrix. For example, try a more loose fitting leather skirt with a cotton, silk, or satin top tucked in. Or a leather jacket with skinny jeans and a loose fitting pretty top- so chic.  So the message is, if opting for leather in your outfit, keep it simple; choose only one leather piece to wear and contour it against other textures and colours.

Leather doesn’t have to be just black! A peach leather top can be the perfect edgy addition to a casual daytime outfit. White leather can be chic and sexy and is a versatile way to incorporate leather in a more subtle and innocent way. If you can’t seem to get away from the black leather, change it up by adding a colour somewhere else, like your accessories. Leather is one of the fabrics that can go with anything, as long as you have the confidence to own the look! Guaranteed, whatever you have in your closet, if you pair it with a leather jacket, your outfit is now complete.

Not sure about wearing leather? Start small, mix-and-match, and be confident. Play around with leather pieces to see what works best for you and your closet.  Try a beautiful leather bag, a fabulous statement watch,or stunning shoes.  Get used to leather in smaller doses before splurging on something bigger. The best fashion moments come from taking chances and being confident. Just go for it! If it doesn’t work the first time, go back and change it up.