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Wearing leather this season
November 4, 2013, 11:19 am

Leather in all its forms, from skintight peplum dresses to bomber jackets, dominated the fall runways; perhaps it is time to consider a fashion challenge. Here are a few ways to cross over to the leather side that gives you both a rebel edge and fashionable cause.

Leather gloves: Opera-length leather gloves sleekly pulled over the elbow and adorned with gold bangles can be a hit. Certain brands of shiny, elongating gloves are perfect for taking that sleeveless summer dress into a chic and weather-appropriate fall fashion look. Wear pulled over the elbow or with ruches around the forearm with a three-quarter length-sleeved fall jacket to keep your outfit toasty and classy.

Leather detail:  Leather detailing has updated everything from LBDs to sheer red dresses this season. You can outshine and conquer at this year’s office holiday party with any party dress retrofitted with leather trim. Then, pair with patent pumps and a studded clutch for a rocking night look.

Leather trench: Can be worn over your ultimate statement dress — or as your ultimate statement piece with sleek cropped black trousers underneath; either way, go for a killer pair of heels and a bold red lip.

Leather dress: A studded and stunning patent leather peplum dress is perfect for the overtly bold. Sparkly heels or silver-studded leather boots are equally transfixing.A leather dress decorated with a trendy collar and flirty peplum is classy for day and night as the studs and leather evoke feminine appeal.

Leather jacket: The celebrated motorcycle jacket has changed to feature numerous variations on the classic. Wear a quilted leather jacket with dark skinny jeans and a pair of matching pumps to look like a cool biker chic.

A black leather jacket dotted with studs can amp up the edge and channel the punk fashion trend, even over a fuchsia dress. Wear a rebellious version of the leather jacket to a concert.
Although a leather jacket is timeless, switching up its color is essential to keeping the fashion staple fresh. A rich coral or cobalt shade is a great twist for your leather jacket and will carry you through the changing seasons.

Leather pants: The new way to wear biker chic is to go baggy. Team baggy leather pants with an oversized leather jacket, a style tip not for the faint-hearted. Alternatively, keep the look casual and the pants dark green partnered with a slouchy checked shirt. The right top and accessories can really make the ensemble work. Statement jewelry such as a chunky necklaces and a pair of on-trend spiked heels provides rock-chick appeal.

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