It was after looking through a dozen different lines at Coterie, the big semi-annual market in New York, that we realized how major this trend is: leather is EVERYWHERE this fall. On the sleeves of tee shirts, composing entire dresses, adorning sweaters, even in hair accessories.
This is not the Hell’s Angel’s leather. It’s restrained in feminine silhouettes, toned down with other textures (think cozy knits), and matched with organic and tribal shapes in jewelry.
The leather skirt has long been sequestered to the nightclub, where said skirt might be paired with a sequined top and sky-high pumps to compose an outfit ready for the ‘walk of shame.’
This is not that leather, either. This is ready for the daylight, for the office even. Matched with blousy silk tops in neutral colors, that leather skirt has just become a new staple.
The best part is: these pieces can be worn now, as shown, and later – just throw on tights and boots. Versatility ups the appeal of everything, doesn’t it?