Leather was a big hit in 2013 and will be seen in 2014 as well. Leather is one of the most exclusive materials for this winter and spring, it’s spunky and can give a strong accent to your outfit, but can be infinitely chic. Wearing imitation leather is definitely a good option if you like change or don’t want to spend a huge amount of money on real leather. Leather or imitation leather pants and blazers can be worn for the day and as evening wear. During the day you can wear a sweater and in the evening blouse with sequins.
Leather can be worn all year round. In fall and spring it’s very suitable to wear leather jackets and pants and in summer an ultralight leather peplum top or dress looks stylish. A cool look is to wear a leather jacket underneath a trench coat. Leather is quite pricey so you can buy imitation leather or look for leather items which are on sale. If you look for pricey leather go for the classic models, a dark brown leather jacket or a black leather pencil skirt which you can enjoy for years.
Leather can be combined with virtually all materials; cool combinations are leather with chiffon or other light fabrics. One of the most audacious but also most fashionable combinations is leather on leather. Leather is a material with a very distinctive character. Combine only leather with leather if you want to go for a very striking look. Infinitely chic is a black leather dress covered with a black leather jacket. Or a leather skirt with a leather top. Go for ‘butter soft’ and thin leather so it all looks quite sophisticated.
Trends: unfinished leather. Skirts, dresses pants and leggings in unfinished leather are stylish and suitable for any occasion. At H&M, Forever21, ZARA imitation leather jackets and pants are on sale of course the material is not leather and will not last very long, but I think it looks pretty good. For a rock look, browns and burgundy are very classy. Powder colors, pastels and white are perfect for the cooler seasons. Leather can be playful combined with material such as faux fur accessories, fur gloves and hats.