STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Red Lips, Black Leather

Style Advice of the Week

As a rule, the combination of black leather, cheetah print and red lipstick are things strictly saved for a Saturday night out. But with leather now becoming a hot trend for the everyday, it openly permits a bit of rule breaking. However, don’t be fooled into thinking “The Walk of Shame” is now being spun into a fashion statement. But with the right pieces, any outfit can be translated from day to night.

For starters, leather pants are an easy alternative to leggings. They instantly upgrade any outfit, but still retain the comfort level of your favorite leggings. They pair well with just about anything and look especially chic with sweaters, cardigans or any other solid color top.

What I admire most about this Fashionista’s outfit is the way in which she incorporated certain elements that we all adore about nightwear, but made them appropriate for the day. Not only that, but her outfit is seemingly effortless and can easily be recreated. This outfit works well during the day because of its simplicity; nothing is too flashy and the combination of leather, red lips and cheetah print aren’t competing with each other. Furthermore, the beige sweater pulls everything together with a hint of neutrality and scaled down perfection.

Next time you have a have a mid-afternoon coffee date lined up, ruffle some feathers and try out this look. Considering red lipstick is rarely seen anywhere other than at night, it helps break up the monotony of the everyday. In addition, black leather can be incorporated almost anywhere in an outfit, from pockets to sleeves to shoulders. Pair this look with cheetah print shoes or a handbag and you’re bound to turn some heads – in a good way, of course.

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