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.
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 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 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!
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 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?