Leather on Leather is taking over

In 2012 and 2013, we saw a ton of designers send leather on leather down the runway. Generally in the fashion universe, we frown upon wearing the same material on top of one another. Suede on suede? Gross. Plaid on plaid? Wrong. Leather on leather? Not okay…except fashion is evolving, and we are starting to see these rules break and fade away (as if we didn’t even remember there were rules…). Designers and Clothing Manufacturers understand the demand for something like leather, especially on the runways. Even on the high street, you’ll notice that affordable pieces of high end items are stocked for people who can’t afford to spend thousands on a jacket or shoes. With the emergence of leather, we can guarantee that we will be seeing it even more over the months.

Fall/Winter 2013 – Runway London

Today, I am going to cover how you should be jumping on the leather on leather bandwagon…and why. Maybe you don’t follow runway fashion, or simply don’t think that what walks down the runway even applies to you. However, as Meryl Streep tells us in “The Devil Wears Prada”, fashion starts at the top and trickles down into all of our closets.

Who says you can’t wear two leathers together? Whether you mix up the colours or pair the same leather pattern on the same leather pattern…it looks hot and fresh. Personally, I love a good leather pencil skirt paired with a leather moto jacket and there are different ways to rock the leather-leather trend. Obviously, when you own any leather item, taking care of your leather should be a big concern for you. So when you wear leather on leather, your leather care efforts should, in theory, be doubled.

Let’s look at some of the leather-leather trends that are making their way around the world of Pinterest, shall we?

Leather Crop + Leather Pencil

This is a particular look that I am a huge fan of right now. I wouldn’t necessarily rock this for a school lecture or at work…but I would consider this a viable option for drinks with friends or even a party that I was hitting up on the weekend. What I particularly love about this look is the detail in the leather crop. I think the “rose-like” pattern is really cool and intricate.

Leather on leather - Pearls and Polkadots


Leather Moto + Leather Mini

The leather moto jacket is a staple in any gal’s closet. Particularly in black. Black goes with everything – we already know that – and black leather adds texture to any look. People tend to classify the “black leather jacket” as edgy or hard-looking, which is not untrue. It gives your look that hardness that it may need.

Leather on leather - Pearls and Polkadots


Leather Moto + Leather Pants

I have not made the leap in getting myself a pair of leather pants. Personally, I don’t know if I would love wearing them…but I know that I love how they look. I think leather pants make you look sharp, and they are the trend that keeps resurfacing in fashion. Paired with the leather jacket, it steps up the look – although leather pants themselves would be a statement, complimenting the bottom use of leather with a moto jacket (or even a crop…) is a leather overload in a positive way!

Leather on leather - Pearls and Polkadots


So why should you jump on the leather on leather train?

Leather is everywhere. It’s on the runway, it’s in the department stores, it’s in the magazines. It’s hugely in trend right now. We have seen it on the Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein runways in New York this year.

Leather on Leather - Runway New York

Fall 2015 – Runway New York

Leather is no longer a “hot” seasoned piece. Wear it in the Fall and transition it to Winter. This sexy fabric will tide you over through the months and keep you looking hot all year round. Ultimately, leather gives your look texture and edge…it makes a statement, and is currently all the rage right now.

As long as there is no snow or below zero weather, why not keep rocking it right?

What are your thoughts on leather on leather? Let me know in the comments below…


  1. November 13, 2015 / 5:19 pm

    This is a look I’ve always been to afraid to try! I’m talking have it on and change before running out the door. I’m going to assume I’d been subconsciously seeing it in the fashion world the reason I’m constantly drawn to it! Knowing HUGE designers Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein have done it and seeing the other cute outfits here I’m inspired to finally rock it myself!!


    • November 13, 2015 / 5:21 pm

      GO FOR IT! I just shot a look the other day (that’s coming out soon) where I rocked the leather on leather, and trust me it looks hot! I love this trend! Definitely try it 🙂

      Thanks for the comment Roxy!! 🙂

  2. November 13, 2015 / 5:23 pm

    Great post, absolutely LOVE the rose design top in particular! Give us a look if you fancy it at http://www.fashiondujour.co.uk for more great style and beauty posts.x

    • November 13, 2015 / 5:28 pm

      Thank you!! I am going to check it out now 🙂 Thanks for the comment!

  3. November 13, 2015 / 5:34 pm

    It’s a great look, although I don’t wear leather myself. Not a follower of fashion but I know what looks good.

    • November 13, 2015 / 5:38 pm

      Thanks for the comment A.J.! Leather is a great look for anyone, really! I’m a huge fan of it right now (as you can tell)

  4. November 13, 2015 / 5:42 pm

    Fashion is about evolving and breaking taboos so personally wearing a leather top and a leather skirt is a fantastic fashion choice. The key is to-like you said- to mix textures- i.e. the leather brocade crop with the split pleather mini and add accessories that will enhance the cool rock chick vibe aesthetic that you are going for. Great post and thank you for your comment x

  5. November 13, 2015 / 5:59 pm

    I love the leather on leather look! And I agree with you, everyone should have a leather jacket! I wish I could find leather pants that fit me properly though, oh well.

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