It’s (Almost) Leather Weather: 4 Ways to Wear Fall’s Coolest Trend

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A leather biker jacket is a fashion classic, that’s for sure, but this season, the tough textile is reimagined with everything from sexy skirts to boyish shirts. Designers were really going all out with leather for their Fall/Winter runway collections, showing head-to-toe hide (the season’s answer to double denim?) and going beyond the usual black and brown hues.

 

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On the high street, if it’s investment pieces you’re after, there are some beautiful real-leather options, while budget-conscious shoppers – and vegans – will love the I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-leather appeal of PU fabrics. So, whether you’re going for the real deal or faking it, here are four ways to style the leather trend.

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Leather Trousers

If the first thing that comes into your head when you see the words ‘leather trousers’ is Ross Geller from Friends, you’re not alone. But we’ve come a long way from the tight trews of the Nineties, and now it’s all about high-waisted leather joggers and wide-leg trousers as seen on the Isabel Marant and Roberto Cavalli runways. If you’re bored of jeans, a pair of paperbag-waist black trousers are just as versatile teamed with a tucked-in fine-knit top or a chunky sweater and sneakers.

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Leather Shirts

Probably the edgiest iteration of the trend, you might be surprised by how wearable a leather shirt can be when tucked into a tonal midi skirt or pair of camel-coloured high-waisted trousers.

 

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Leather Skirts

It’s all about the 80s when it comes to skirts this season, so says Isabel Marant, whose fall collection was extremely leather-heavy. Swap last winter’s A-line mini for a longer length with a cinched-in waist. Whether it’s pencil-tight or a little bit looser, this skirt will take you from the office (teamed with a neat knit or blouse) to evening (add a bardot top and heels).

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Leather Dresses

A leather shirt dress is the wardrobe staple you never knew you needed. It can be styled in so many different ways – layered over a roll-neck knit, unbuttoned over trousers, or belted and teamed with heels and statement earrings for a cool evening look.

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