Traditionally, leather is not a summery material. Humans have been wearing it to keep toasty and protect against the elements during winter months since … well, forever. But, as we've been reminded by the spring runways, leather has a lot to offer even when it's warm outside.
Lightweight leather garments came down the runways this season in colors and styles that could have only been imagined by high fashion's tastemakers. We're looking forward to spring attire that pairs tough with femme and allows us to mix not only color and pattern, but texture as well.
Red Letter Day
An oxblood mini tank dress with side cutouts isn't for your average Saturday afternoon BBQ. But, my oh my, will it turn heads on a hot night out or at an outdoor cocktail affair. Whether you pair it with gold flat sandals or heels, something like this will add a little something to your special occasion.
Need outerwear for spring's rainy days? Sure there's your bright yellow slicker or even your winter coat, but behind door number three, there's a stunning patent duster in a perfect spring hue. Which will you choose?
The neutral tones of this snakeskin mini definitely make this a major investment piece. Pair it with sandals in the summer, knee-high boots and tights in fall.
Not into the full leather look? Keep an eye out for subtle leather or faux details in shops come summer. Whether we're talking piping or a standout sleeve, don't miss this trend detail.
It's black, it's sexy, it's strong. If you see something like this, buy it.
Pop of Color
You're used to seeing leather in neutral shades, which is why an item like this packs such an impact. If you go for a leather bright, keep the rest of your look simple. You won't go wrong.
A way to hack your look is by focusing on mixing textures rather than color. If you go monochromatic, try mixing soft and edgy by pairing a leather skirt with a gorgeous top.
Admit it, you've got a pair of sailor shorts somewhere in your closet. They're classics and perfect for boating outings. Why not amp it up and sport a leather pair? They're waterproof!
We love this full leather piece, as it reminds us of fall's woman-warrior trend.