I’m all about wearing leather – real or faux. It’s the perfect transition fabric that you can sport from Summer to Fall with ease – and it’s super sexy! Synonymous with cowboys, biker gangs and rock legends, leather pants will inject your closet with some rebellious spirit – and they’re surprisingly wearable, too. Leather pants have a colorful history. First sported by cowboys in frontier times, their association with wild behavior is an integral part of their DNA. A symbol of rebellion, they enjoyed a renaissance in the ’50s when they became part of the ‘Greaser’ uniform, and again in the ’70s as the go-to choice for rock’n’roll and punk royalty.
Leather pants might seem like a daunting proposition, but you’d be surprised just how wearable a classic black pair can be. If you’re looking to take your off-duty look up a notch, opt for the cropped styles and match them with a white tank top and elevated slides for a luxe daytime look. If long lunches stretch into the evening, simply add crystal-encrusted statement earrings and kitten heels – you’ll be ready for wherever the night takes you.
If you go for a statement top in leather – or even an all-leather look from top to toe, make sure to accessories it correctly. Keep it simple; classic boots or pumps, a statement belt, and a miniature clutch or WOC will ensure that these leather trophy pieces get the attention they deserve. I like to keep my make up and styling minimal when I wear leather – a red lip and slicked-back hair is my favorite!
My boots are from Christian Louboutin’s Fall’18 collection (get them here), top from Victoria’s Secret (currently in-stores), necklace from Chanel, pants from Balmain (previous collection), and belt from Gucci (get it here), palette from YSL (get it here). xoxo Charlotte
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