Take a cue from the likes of the Valentino and Alexander Wang leather-clad collections and start vamping up your fall wardrobe. From accessories to apparel, leather feels more refined this time around. While previously an all-leather ensemble, especially when done in black, gave a gothic impression, this season leather silhouettes and designs are sophisticated, feminine, and sexy. Nevertheless, Lara Croft's choice of garment still maintains that tough and slightly edgy attitude that empowers us ladies, no matter where we are heading or who we are facing. Prepare yourself by shopping the 10 hottest leather picks available now.
This super-luxe marigold crepe dress from Milly is not only stunning, but is also a practical and versatile piece that you will love incorporating into your wardrobe. Spliced with midnight blue leather, this modern design is both directional and perfectly polished. Keep the rest of your look smart and fashion-forward by adding ankle boots and a bright shoulder bag.
Get your leather fix with the season's most chic statement jewelry. Gucci's chunky gold-plated and leather cuff not only makes for a killer statement, it does it in the most glamorous way possible. As with every piece from the iconic Italian label, this bold design is right on trend, yet manages to remain categorically a classic that you will be able to treasure forever.
Take on two of the biggest trends this fall in this oxblood tailored leather dress from Derek Lam. This beautifully cut dress has a ladylike air that is exceptionally chic and on trend, while the oxblood leather adds a fierce component that makes the overall look modern and sexy. Wear this stunning dress with black accessories for an edgy fix and you are ready to paint the town red.
Just another hit, or better yet, "it" bag for Mulberry comes courtesy of this Tassel Studded Leather Shoulder Bag. Featuring some of the hallmarks of the coveted 'Alexa', Mulberry's latest is without a doubt a hot new addition to the brand's design portfolio. Gold stud trim gives this style a bad-ass sensibility while its structured silhouette keeps it feminine and polished, the perfect combination for it-girls everywhere.
Give your feet a dose of modern cool in these sculptural black leather wedges from Diane von Furstenberg. Effortless and chic, these will take you from summer to fall without having to bat an eyelash. Not only are these shoes minimalist and sophisticated, they are also practical as they pair with pretty much anything and everything. Wear these city-girl shoes now with bare legs and put on some opaque oxblood or blue tights come fall for a fashion-forward contrast.
Versace's leather trimmed mesh boots as seen on the Fall 2012 runway are pretty much as fierce and as fashion-forward as boots can be. This statement pair will inject your wardrobe with the iconic label's glam-rock attitude. To go all out and play up the wow factor, pair these hot boots with a full leather ensemble and vampy makeup.
The Moto Jacket
Upgrade your leather outerwear with this quilted leather moto jacket from Catherine Malandrino. A tailored silhouette is inset with curved panels of topstitched jersey, lending a sleek and feminine touch to the motorcycle vibe. Its plum hue is perfectly in sync with fall's autumnal colors and also helps offset the edginess of the overall jacket. Dresses up jeans and a t-shirt while giving a dressier ensemble a more laid back look.
Leather Your Vest
What more can you ask than soft, velvety leather that comes in a structured silhouette, all components of one of, if not, the hottest wardrobe additions you will need this fall. Confused? I'm talking about this gorgeous leather vest from Veda, which comes in a luxe ruby color and is accented in the front with a small snap-flap pocket and a buckled strap for a casually-cool fit. Other details like a notched snap collar which flows into the off-center zip placket, and snap epaulettes which glint at the shoulders give this luxury item extra charm.
Scared that this season's leather trend will overwhelm your delicate sensibilities? Then how about you start small by incorporating a simple and feminine leather piece instead. Kaelen's Reversible Zip top features delicate intricate lace designs that are etched into a reversible laser-cut leather tee, a combination that is edgy but still posh and sophisticated. Pair this short sleeve top with oversized black trousers and minimal jewelry for a modern look that is both directional yet practical.
Siwy's leather skinny jeans will instantly upgrade your fall wardrobe into the fierce/ferosh category. These skinnies feature leather panels at the yoke and inseam for an edgy contrast that works with either crisp white button downs or silk black camisoles. Although these jeans will make a statement no matter how you wear them — or where you wear them — their versatility is limitless as they pair with pretty much any separate, whether tough, sweet, laid-back, or polished.