Though fashion is cyclical by nature, there are certain elements that never really go out of style. Items like leather jackets and purses are truly timeless wardrobe staples that allow you to look effortlessly chic and trendy, even when you’ve had the pieces for years. Leather isn’t just a popular choice for street fashionistas and style bloggers, but major designers use it all the time on the runway. For instance, Chloe Moretz modeled fine leather goods for Coach’s spring campaign in 2016, and leather continues to make countless appearances in collections and runway shows around the world.
If you love the look of leather but aren’t quite sure how to infuse it into your wardrobe, we’ve come up with our four favorite ways to wear leather this fall:
- A leather skater skirt
A good fit-and-flare skirt is a must-have for many women. When you have one in a dark leather, you can effortlessly go from the office to your dinner date. Your black skirt will be anything but basic and will pair perfectly with a statement blouse, warm sweater, or even a band tee. It’s endlessly versatile and has the perfect combination of feminine edge. Try it with tights, booties, and a colorful jacket when the weather turns chilly.
- A leather backpack
Leather backpacks aren’t just for school. They’re perfect for traveling, for interviews, or for exploring your own city. They’re highly functional and endlessly stylish — the perfect complement to your printed dress, denim jacket, or even your workout gear. Whether you need to catch your flight or catch the closest subway, leather backpacks can help you look totally together and ready for anything.
- Leather shorts
You might think that shorts are over for the season, but wearing an adorable pair of black leather shorts with sheer black tights is a stellar look for fall and winter. Denim shorts are ultra-casual, but leather shorts dress up any outfit — especially when paired with a sweet flowy top or brocade jacket. Whether you prefer high-waisted or loose-fitting, leather shorts can give you a rockstar mystique without ever saying a word (or playing a note).
- A leather tote bag
If you think tote bags are just for moms, you’re dead wrong. Sleek leather tote bags for women carry just as much as leather backpacks but give you a bit more versatility. They require little maintenance and will soon replace your worn-out shoulder bag. And adding that little bit of chestnut or jet black leather can give your entire look a lift. From work to play, a leather tote cements your good sense of style and practicality.
How are you rocking leather clothes and accessories this season? Let us know in the comments what styles we missed!