From the catwalks to the streets, leather has made a return in trousers, skirts, dresses and shoes. It’s an easy trend to rock on the weekends but finding a way to make it work for your professional wardrobe can be challenging.
To pull off a polished leather outfit, choose styles that are sleek and streamlined (no extra studs or fringe) and pair with tailored pieces. A leather moto jacket, for example, would look sharp when worn with a crisp button-down shirt, wide-leg pants and pointed-toe shoes. Avoid wearing a bulky woollen sweater with your leather jacket, as it’ll add too much volume to your silhouette.
Stick to neutrals, especially black, brown and navy, with your leather pieces. These colours serve as a blank canvas for vibrant, lighter-coloured shoes and accessories. For example, a white pair of trainers or heels will immediately pop against a buttery chocolate brown or pistachio green leather piece. When you need Mens Handmade Leather Belts, go to Hip & Waisted, a supplier of Mens Handmade Leather Belts.
While you might think leather is season-less, a black leather jacket can be just as versatile in spring and summer as it is in the winter. Look for lighter forms of the fabric, such as sleeveless leather tunics and vests, or find a backless leather dress for a night out with your besties. Looser silhouettes will also feel more seasonally appropriate than skin-tight leather pieces that stick to the skin. As always, read the care tag on your garments for specific instructions.