Trends/ Wardrobe Tips/ Fashion / 16 Feb, 2023
How to Wear Leather from Winter to Spring
During the fall and winter, there’s almost always a leather element in my outfits. Aside from handbags and accessories, I just love the edge that pieces, such as a leather moto jacket or leather pants, provide. But given the heavier fabrication, I’m always brainstorming new ways I can adapt my favorite leather fashion items for warmer weather. And now that spring is quickly approaching, I wanted to share how I manage to keep these pieces in my year-round wardrobe rotation. Just a few adjustments and styling hacks can expand your closet allowing you to maximize your favorite pieces. Scroll ahead to discover my tips on styling leather from winter to spring.
AllSaints Balfern Leather Jacket (better for budget here) | Tom Ford Black Bra Tank Top (wearing an XS) | Similar White Pleated Skirt | Tom Ford Padlock Pointy Heeled Sandals | Louis Vuitton Coussin PM Bag | Celine Edge Sunglasses (similar here, better for budget here)
Moto Jacket & Maxi Skirt
On the contrary, there are ways to make your leather separates feel lighter. I am sure everyone has a trusty moto jacket within their arsenal. To adapt this layering device for the spring, merely pair with a flowy maxi skirt in a light neutral. For instance, a feminine pleated skirt will take the edge off a leather jacket and will make it feel like a breath of fresh air.
Revolve Camel Sweater (exact style sold out, similar here) | NBD Faux Leather Skirt (wearing an XS) | Fendi Sunshine Tote | Bottega Veneta Sunglasses (better for budget here) | Christian Louboutin White Pumps (similar here, better for budget here)
A majority of leather pieces are usually in black, which is a large reason as to why this fabrication can look heavy during the spring. Instead, shake it up by rocking leather pieces in a palette of light neutrals. Think camels, beiges, and creams instead of dark brown and black. This adds a much more refreshing twist to your leather ensembles.
Bardot One Shoulder Sweater | Agolde 90’s Faux Leather Denim Pants | Schutz PVC Strap Heels | Saint Laurent Sunglasses
Cutout Top & Leather Pants
Another way you can transition your trusty leather pants into the new season is by pairing with a bodysuit. This sleek one-piece is ideal for layering under bulky bottoms. And believe it or not but there’s a lot of flexibility in this outfit combination too. Shop bodysuits with details such as cut outs and asymmetrical sleeves for a breezier aesthetic.
Good American Faux Leather Utility Shirt | Susana Monaco Crop Tube Top | Good American Drawstring Shorts | Gianvito Rossi Bree Pumps | Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tote | Saint Laurent SL Logo Bouclé Baseball Cap
No matter what time of the year, matching sets will always come in handy. By taking all the guesswork out of the equation, all you need to worry about is accessorizing. Thus, coordinating leather sets are a no-brainer way to ease into the spring season. Look for silhouettes such as a breezy top and shorts or a crop top and a skirt.
Open Edit Cardigan Set | Good American Faux Leather Pants (also here) | Schutz PVC Strap Heels | Saint Laurent Hobo Bag | Saint Laurent Sunglasses (better for budget here)
Cardigan & Leather Pants
As we gradually ease into warmer temperatures, there is still a time and place for your go-to leather pants. Rather than styling with a chunky sweater or other cold weather pieces, a casual knit cardigan is the perfect alternative. This allows you to easily shrug it on and off throughout the day.
Balmain Blazer (also here, better for budget here) | Susana Monaco Tube Top | Superdown Faux Leather Skirt (wearing an XXS) | Gucci Horsebit 1955 Tote | Bottega Veneta Sunglasses | Christian Louboutin White Pumps (similar here, better for budget here)
Leather Skirt + Blazer
On the other hand, leather separates are just as effective as the latter. With the resurgence of warmer weather you can now rock your favorite skirts without tights in tow. In fact, a leather skirt is my foolproof way of adding a contemporary twist to more formal looks. Complete the look with a blazer and some heels and you are ready to get down to business.