As you could read in my fall 2012 trend report, leather is everywhere this season. And as much as I like leather, it’s not a trend I could indulge in easily. I believe in shopping for your dominant season and for Singapore that means clothes that are light and breezy. But of course that does not stop me from indulging in the trend and sharing my favorites with you. And actually there are quite a few dresses that incorporate leather, but are still breezy like the ones below.
A leather dress is the ultimate power statement and few women over 40 may feel comfortable in a full leather dress. I would much prefer to go for a dress that incorporates leather, rather than wear a full leather dress. I simply love all of the dresses above with the cheapest one (by Robert Rodriguez) my favorite. The sophistication and simplicity of this dress is just superb. In fact that dress would work also perfectly well in a hotter climate like Singapore !
Leather skirts are also perfect for adding this trend into your wardrobe. It’s not as overwhelming as a full on leather dress and they look wonderful with a button down shirt or draped t-shirt. They are also easy to combine with jackets. The pencil skirt is the most classical way to wear a leather skirt, but I’m really loving the Alexander McQueen A-line skirt. This particular one is very pricey at $1110, but I’m hopeful that cheaper stores will pick up this design.
The easiest and most classic way is to wear leather is to go for a leather jacket. Even here you can opt for a mixture of fabrics as is shown in The Michael Kors blazer at the left. Or go for a softer suede look. I’m loving this suede trench coat from Overland. And how cool is that red leather jacket from the same brand?
Some more leather looks can be found on my leather pinterest board.
Are you planning on wearing any leather this coming fall? Will you opt for a full on leather or wear garments with leather elements added?
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