Based on the popularity of leather, it’s no surprise that girls are still rocking the leather look even as we head into spring. When it comes to leather you want to avoid any fashion faux pas and instead find the most flattering look for your body! This week’s Fashionista embraced the trend with leather leggings that were not only the right cut for her, but paired with a loose shirt and over-the-knee boots made for an even more slimming look.
Name: Marina Theodorobeakos
Major: International Business
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing today?
Marina Theodorobeakos: Today I’m wearing black leather pants from Zara, a white shirt from Helmut Lang, Michael Kors boots and a Vince Camuto purse. I’m also wearing a Hermes bracelet, a Michael Kors lock bracelet, a gold bracelet from my baptism and a David Yurman ring!
CF: Accessories are definitely important to an outfit and you’re rocking some today! What’s the best accessory you own?
MT: My favorite accessory would probably have to be my Ray-Ban aviators. My grandmother, who passed away, gave them to me so they have special meaning. I feel like I can always throw them on and instantly look more put together when I’m in a rush.
CF: What are your tips for transitioning leather leggings from winter to spring?
MT: Paired with the right shoes and top you should be able to wear leather leggings all the way into spring. You can try wearing them with ballet flats, instead of boots. Also, try wearing a lighter shirt, as I did, making it more wearable for warmer spring weather. To top it off, try pairing the pants with light color accessories, pastel shoes, pastel purses, or colorful tops to really embrace the spring season!
CF: Leather has been huge this year! Aside from leggings, how else do you work leather into your wardrobe?
MT: I have just about everything in leather, because it’s so easy to wear. Recently, I got leather heels with studs that give off a punk rock look. I also have a mini leather dress that is perfect to go out in! I have a black leather purse and a white leather purse that match any outfit I put on. However, my favorite leather item would have to be my leather jacket! I throw my leather jacket on all the time, and I instantly add edge to whatever outfit I’m wearing.
How To: The more popular leather became, the more versions of leather pants and leggings became available. For those of you interested in a simple pair that can be worn with practically anything, try these. For the more adventurous Fashionistas out there, step outside the box and try these with a sexy top and black stilettos! Looks like leather’s going to be around for awhile so find the leather look that’s right for you!