This season leather is a really strong look on the high street, inspired partly by emerging top to toe leather trends on the autumn/winter 2013 catwalks. While full on leather outfits may work for some, however, the look is not exactly practical for everyday wear. At Caramel, we want to show you how to wear this trend in a more understated way. We suggest just accenting you look with a little leather (or leatherette). Follow the example of Calvin Klein and add some leather trimmed items to your wardrobe.
For a subtle approach, we think these fab casual items are just perfect for adding that hint of leather to your everyday wear…
The Great Plains leggings have discreet faux leather panels down each side, making them the perfect new season update. Wear them with a simple block colour tunic for a modern, pulled together style. The fluffy grey jumper from Fransa has a contrasting leather effect pocket detail, ideal for introducing the trend to your casual wear. Team it simply with jeans or cords. The black leatherette jumper from Fransa is a little more daring. It looks great worn with subtle printed trousers and some slouchy ankle boots, for a look that is modern and edgy.
The leather trend also works really well with occasion wear, as long as it is not too overpowering. This leather trim dress from Ted Baker is absolutely to die for.
The shoulders feature real leather accents that work beautifully with the modern, angular shape of this dress. Minimal accessories work best to keep the look clean, simple and elegant. Black heels and a gold wrist cuff are all that is needed.
For a more casual approach, try this grey jersey dress from Fransa, featuring a black leather effect panel down the front and over the shoulders. The silver stud detailing at the neckline works perfectly with the leather look. Style this dress with black opaque tights and knee-high boots. Finish your look with kohl eyeliner and a messy up do for a modern, wearable outfit.
If you are looking for a new take on a jacket or cover-up this season, then these offerings from Ted Baker and Sandwich are ideal.
So why not try adding a touch of leather to your new season wardrobe? And remember: subtlety is the key.