Leather is the perfect thing to wear when you want to feel sexy or when you want to stand out. This week I ran into a Fashionista who definitely stood out. She was wearing faux leather leggings, a gray top with a leather pocket and leather sleeves and flats with cool designs. Now that we have finally entered the spring season I would stay away from too much leather because it can get too hot and uncomfortable to wear. She was smart to avoid too much leather and wear leather on leather because too much of a good thing can look over the top and tacky. Even Sandy from Grease knew better than to have an entire look made up of leather. Our Fashionista paired the leather leggings with a top made up mostly of cotton with pieces of leather accenting the pocket and the sleeves. The shoes are great because the brilliantly placed gems really stand out against the black and the design.
I would stay away from wearing this outfit during the day or to class, but if you love this outfit so much then you can wear it to your next date. Black is slimming and the leather is edgy and cool. The outfit is nice and it doesn’t scream, “I’m trying too hard.” You’ll look great and you’ll feel great.
If you want to go in the same direction this Fashionista was going then get ready to fall in love with these Moto Babe Faux Leather Pants or this Faux Leather Trimmed Denim Shirt, both from Forever 21.
My STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK is if you want leather to be the trend you’re rocking this spring, do what this Fashionista did by wearing a shirt with leather accents but try not to pair it with leather bottoms. If you want to wear leather leggings pair them with a pastel top, which is sure to pop. It’s either leather accents or leather bottoms, you must choose one.