STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Better with Leather

January 30th, 2015 at 2:00am

I have been seeing leather everywhere lately; and by everywhere, I mean everywhere. Coincidentally, one of my favorite details in my last article was a great leather top. Leather seems to be having a major moment in all areas of wardrobe: pants, tops, jackets, boots and so much more! In my earlier days, when I thought of leather I thought of big leather jackets and guys on motorcycles, but not anymore! It’s such a chic way to take a seemingly casual outfit to the next level.

When I spotted this Fashionista, her stylish ensemble immediately impressed me, considering it was such a cold, blustery day. I know how hard it can be to stay fashionable when cold weather strikes. It takes a lot of effort not to just throw on a sweatshirt and cocoon myself into my big puffy parka. However, this Fashionista’s leather vest instantly caught my eye. I loved that she took a simple red dress and added some fierce accessories to give her overall look a grungy feel.

While the dress already had a slight texture, her tights added another element of pattern to her look, yet it was all effortlessly cohesive. Her lace-up boots enhanced the grunge element, while her statement necklace brought back the feminine edge. For me, the leather vest tied it all together, like a bow on top of a present. It encompassed elements of grunge, but was still fierce, chic and classy. There is no denying the outfit would not be the same without the vest. Add a touch of leather to your next outfit! There are so many options, including accessories.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “When the temperatures drop and you need to stay bundled up, focus on accessories. That way you can still represent your style without covering it up in the cold.”