Sunday, March 4, 2012

Leather Looks

This spring I'd really like to get my hands on a pair of leather trousers, or maybe leather shorts or a skirt, even. Leather clothing can sometimes be difficult to style and successfully pull of, especially if you've never tried it before. The fabric is something of an attention grabber, a bomb. But there are many different ways to make the outfit look elegant and glamorous. What I find important to keep in mind is that what works on the runway won't necessarily work in real life.

1. The first way to dress up leather is pairing it with simplistic pieces and giving that final touch in detail with accessories and shoes. Like a pair of Sam Edelman Lorissa pumps, white shirt and a nude-coloured blazer, like the outfit below.

Leather Chic 2

2. In this option, think glamorous and elegant. What we want to do here is transform the inherent 'rock chic'  undertone of leather pants to sexy effortlessness. And how exactly shall we do this? With red, of course. Red is a very strong colour, but it is also glamorous. And whilst having two strong elements in an outfit may cause a clash, paying proper attention to how you style it will go from clash to crush.

Leather Chic

2. Another way to style leather is working it into an all black outfit. This might actually be my favourite, even though I don't particularly wear a lot of black; the times I've worn an outfit which was predominantly in this colour are very few. I find that outfits entirely in one colour can easily become boring, which is why I steer clear of it by second nature. However, one thing leather definitely isn't, is boring.

Leather Look

Rachel Zoe Fall/Winter 2012

4. The fourth way to style leather is with a minor print going on. Like a floral top, or a faded print. Not something over-dramatic but preferably sheer and light. This will soften the look and make it look more aesthetically balanced.

Leather Look

That's my post for today. :)
Any comments and feedback are obviously very welcome. If you like, you can check out my other blog, Shrine of Whim. It's more of an 'etc' blog, with bits and bobs about practically anything.

Thanks for reading,
Tina x

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