Leather looks are ripping up the runways and dominating fashion editorials. The luxe material isn’t just for ‘80s-style biker jackets and studded belts, we’re seeing designers use it to make dresses, jumpsuits, trench coats, trousers and even pant suits. And not just in a range of blacks and browns – this season sees leatherware coming in vibrant maroons, forest greens and royal purples.
Want to try the trend? Invest in one of the wardrobe staples below.
Black leather pants
Leather trousers are a wardrobe staple. For a contemporary look, opt for a straight-cut or cuffed pair, and wear them with a puff sleeve blouse and minimal sandles or boots (the square-toe silhoutte is all the rage) – as recently seen on Justin Bieber’s wife, Hailey Bieber.
Another ‘90s trend has resurfaced with a vengeance – the square toe boot is back and set to be one of the biggest trends of the year. In summer we saw the square sandle taking the limelight, but the colder months are all about the boots. The style is available in a wide variety of heights, from knee-highs to ankle boots, which can be paired with trousers or skirts.
Never considered wearing a leather shirt? This trend will change your mind in no time. Switch out your structured work shirt for one made of leather, for a fresh, trendy take on workwear. Pair with tailored trousers or a pencil skirt for a professional look, or try tying it all together by picking out natural tones.
Never been a skirt girl? Add a little swag to your outfit and make it as cool as the real money pokies NZ offers with this season’s hottest trend: the leather culottes. They work well with a matching blazer for a slightly smarter look, but can also be worn with sneakers or sandles and a tee. And they’re not just for summer either: wear your culottes into winter by pairing with over-the-knee boots to keep you warm.
When you think leather jacket, the first thing that springs to mind may be the classic leather moto – but it’s a different leather jacket that all the fashionistas are favouring at the moment. In line with the tailoring trend that’s been dominating for several seasons, we’re seeing the leather blazer on all our favourite style icons. Worn belted, like a trenchcoat, the leather blazer can be styled with a leather skirt for a little leather on leather action, or mix it up and pair with jeans and boots for something a more casual.
Opt for a pair of quality leather gloves to add a little class to your winter get-up. Not only do they look real chic, but they’re terribly practical and durable too. Spice up your look by picking a pair with a fluffy or scalloped cuff, embossing, a laced-up side, or bit of blingy detailing – or get one of each! This season, we’re seeing gloves in all the neautral shades, along with some bright pops of colour and even some colourblocking variations.