I think it’s safe to say that fashion-lovers are having a moment with leather right now. Fashionistas rocked leather pants all fall and winter long, and we’re all dying to get into leather vests and colored leather pieces for spring. It’s a major trend that doesn’t seem to be close to dying anytime soon. Bring on the leather everything, please.
The funny thing about leather, though, is that before it was trendy, it was classic. Picture a collegiate Fashionisto walking around campus wearing corduroy pants, a cozy sweater, leather Oxfords and a broken-in brown leather backpack. See what I mean? Any Felicity fans here? She wore leather in a great, classic way too. When I spotted this Fashionisto, I couldn’t help but notice how he managed to rock leather in a trendy and classic way simultaneously. Does it get anymore perfect?
Guys, if you want to emulate this look, start with a great pair of classic, well-fitting jeans. They are the perfect first step to an outfit that has a lot of other elements going on. Grab a trendy leather jacket, and throw it on top of your outfit. You will find that a black leather jacket will be so versatile that you may never take it off again. I say the more details and zippers, the better. Invest is some leather brogues and an amazing leather backpack; these should be classic pieces you can wear for years. Light brown would be a good color choice. Pair them with your leather jacket and finish everything off with a cool pair of sunglasses.
Leather is an easy way to reinvent your look in a non-dramatic way. Make it your second skin this spring, guys.