STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Fair Weather Leather

Style Advice of the Week

Fashion is an institution—a long-standing, ever-changing institution with rules and traditions. Despite the perpetual development of the fashion world, there have been a few constants.

In the past, as trends came and went, these constants never seemed to digress. White was to only be worn between Memorial Day and Labor Day, floral prints were meant for spring and leather was explicitly to be worn in the winter.

Today, it seems as though the trend is to break these long-standing traditions, which is exactly what this Fashionista is aiming for. She is right on trend by choosing to sport a pair of leather leggings on a sunny spring day. Just as we saw white all over the fashion scene throughout the winter months, leather is sure to be spotted in every Fashionista’s wardrobe this summer.

As the trend of breaking the cardinal rules of fashion continues to rise, Fashionistas are finding creative ways to make these no-nos into showstoppers. By pairing her leather pants with a bright aqua blazer and a simple off-white blouse, she turns what used to be solely winter apparel into a summer classic.

This bold and bright ensemble can go from day to night. With the addition of her funky gold leopard necklace, she creates a unique look that is perfect for anything from a class presentation, to a night out on the town.

Her gray lace-up booties are the perfect casual shoe to top off this trendy, rule-breaking ensemble. This outfit exudes confidence—by choosing to don fair weather leather, she shows the world that she is fearless. Her fearlessness shows through the combination of her bright blazer and one-of-a-kind statement necklace.

In essence, fashion is all about that one courageous trendsetter who chooses to try something a little bit different. Without a daring move made by someone, fashion would be nonexistent; in order for trends to emerge someone must be the first to try it out. This summer, dare to be that girl. Who knows, maybe you will be the one to start the next fashion revolution!


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