February 4th, 2016 at 2:00am

Winter has arrived on the East Coast and it is a beautiful time for fashion. Unlike last year, the temperatures are unseasonably warm. As a result, this makes it possible to continue to show off our outfits without them being overpowered by oversized jackets and snow boots. Accessories are an essential part of winter, because they make our outfits stand out on the days that we are forced to bundle up. Leather accessories are a popular winter trend. They instantly make a look more masculine, and the texture enhances any look.

This Fashionista shows us how to add some edge to a casual outfit. The olive green blazer has tapered leather cuffs that dress up the graphic T-shirt worn underneath. Also, she accessorized her left wrist with a gold watch with a leather band. This accessory is perfect because the gold details dress up the watch and prevent it from being too masculine. The gold bib necklace worn rests on her graphic T-shirt. The watch adds a glamorous flair to the look and it totally stands out. Bib necklaces were a trend that emerged in the summer, and this Fashionista shows us that it can be styled to be worn in the winter too.

A light wash boyfriend jean brightens up the outfit. The rolled cuffs and distressed rips give the denim a worn look. This Fashionista’s leather booties are her key accessory. I love these boots because they give the overall look a biker feel. Also, it ties all of the leather accessories together. This Fashionista looks like she’s ready to take on her day with confidence and style.

How To: Add some leather to your wardrobe by incorporating it into your accessories! Pair them with gold pieces in order to have the perfect balance of glam and edge.