Leather - Fall's Must-Have Piece
From small accents to full pieces, leather is everywhere this fall. Where it once felt like a masculine style dedicated to moto jackets, it's taken a feminine twist with detailing on dresses, A-line skirts and trim on sweaters. We decided to take this trend and make it our own by each picking out our favorite leather piece of the season and showcasing how we would wear it.
Make The Trend Your Own
Megan has been coveting Jigsaw's leather wrap mini and couldn't wait to pair it with a deep blue turtleneck sweater by Joie. Once considered a fashion no-no, black and blue make great color companions and add an easy look of sophistication to your outfit. To add a bit of East Coast sass, acessorized with Banana Republic gold-tipped heels (similar)and a Halston cross body chain bag (similar).
Don't Be Afraid to Push the Limits
It's no secret that Kimberly loves a good sheath dress. There is nothing like the ease of slipping into a dress and feeling complete. This leather patch dress by T Alexander Wang is a fun step away from from the classic sheath and packs one powerful punch. Kimberly paired it with a black oxford from Banana Republic to keep it appropriate for crisp autumn days. You can coordinate it with animal print flats and denim jacket for a softer day time look or sleek pumps (similar) for a fierce office to evening look.
Go Faux or Keep It Real
Faux leather has come a long way over the years (the term pleather has been replaced with vegan leather). So, if you are vegan or don't want to splurge on a real leather item, look for similar faux options.
When buying any new leather pieces, always take into consideration that leather stretches quite a bit. If you try something on and it fits perfectly, try the size down because it will stretch.
A special thanks to Kelsey Johnson for capturing our story so beautifully!