STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Face The Weather In Leather

Style Advice of the Week

Fare the weather this season in leather. You don’t need to join a motorcycle gang or imitate Keanu Reeves’s Neo in The Matrix to wear leather this fall; however, you might feel like you are strutting campus in slow motion when you adapt leather into your wardrobe.

From the head to the toe, there are so many ways to go. With cooler weather quickly approaching it’s time to pack away your sandals for good and extract your boots from the back of your closet. Leather boots were made for walking and that’s just what they’ll do. The leather boot ranges from the riding boot to the combat boot. A leather boot option that has already made it onto my quickly approaching Christmas list is Coach’s collaboration with Frye. Boots are perfect not only with pants, but they can be worn with dresses as well. For cooler days let tall socks peek out from your boots for added warmth or pair tights with those boots and a dress like this Fashionista.

Kick it up a notch and try clothing trimmed with leather. Imagine the dominant Peter Pan collar edged with leather. Think of the classic blazer collar exuding leather. If you dream it, you can most likely find it. Touches of leather can spice up any outfit. Not only is clothing trimmed with it a feisty option, but leather accessories like bracelets are as well.

Bold individuals should note this fall’s runway collections that incorporate leather like Peter Som’s blazon leather pants and DKNY’s feminine leather skirts. The leather jacket is a timeless option that exudes confidence with a side of don’t mess with me. Instead of throwing on your over-worn North Face jacket, battle the elements in a leather jacket. Let leather play the transitional role from day to night simply by switching up your accessories. Pair a leather skirt with tights, an Oxford shirt and a blazer for day, then switch it up with an elaborately jeweled necklace and heels for night.

Listen to that devil on your shoulder and give into temptation. Leather can punch up any attire.


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