Some trends are just meant to be classics, and leather is definitely one of them. Its effortlessly cool and clean look is just part of what has made it such a staple in both men and women’s wardrobes around the world. Like many modern trends, the leather bomber jacket actually originated from military gear, worn by aviators as part of their uniform. The transition to motorcycle jackets was next, and once Hollywood decided to take on this new trend, the leather jacket became a staple. In today’s world, leather has a traditional presence in jackets and boots, but can also show up in smaller trends like skirts, shirts and pants.

I spotted this Fashionista on campus who was rocking leather in more than one aspect of her look. Her cool mixed media leather jacket added different textures to give her outfit more detail. And when you are in a rush to get to class, a casual yet classic piece like this is just what you need to make your outfit come together. To accent the army green on her jacket, she paired it with a pebbled black leather bag that had suede camouflage detail on the inside. These elements along with the studs on the bag compliment the edgy look. Throw on a pair of your favorite leather boots and the look is complete!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I think it’s important to feel confident in what you wear and choose pieces that make you feel good. I love leather because of the edgy look it gives to an outfit.”