Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Wishlist... Hell For Black Leather.

So despite many of us trying to cling on to the sunshine with the tips of our brightly varnished talons, it’s time that we embrace autumn with a welcome grimace and wrap ourselves against the cold in the A/W trends we saw hit the catwalks for this season.

One of my favourite things to wear in A/W, (ok, make that all year round), is leather. Cropping up in so many designers collections and trends; punk, rebel, ‘boy meets girl’ etc, leather adds some serious sex appeal to any outfit and you can add depth to an outfit by layering textures, and if you keep it black, well that’s as classic as it is badass.

I find mixing leather with different softer fabrics works the best, head to toe leather is for the extremely brave, most people cannot pull this off without looking like a gimp, and most people do not want to look like a gimp… at least not in public. For instance a faux leather bustier would look gorgeous layered under a sheer or lace tunic or shirt loosely tucked into a high-waisted skirt.

On the other end of the spectrum and a true indulgence of a piece is this gorgeous body-con jersey and faux leather dress by Cédric Charlier. Sexy and classic, team it with metallic accessories like a gold statement necklace and heels. Cédric Charlier’s gorgeous collection can be found on one of my new favourite websites Avenue 32.

To bring the leather effect to everyday work wear pair this Dotty P leather effect panelled top with tapered black trousers or skinny jeans. And for everyday wear this T by Alexander Wang leather sleeved jacket is perfect to throw on to toughen up a winter floral dress.

These faux leather trousers and a delicate cami would make a perfect date outfit, especially with some leather court shoes to complete the look. Kurt Geiger never fail to impress in the boot department and these are just one of the four (ok, six) pairs I have my eye on. Though I’m still iffy about embracing the over the knee boots, the knee-high boot train is something I’m ready to get aboard. 

How will you be embracing leather this season?

Love Keeks xo

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