This season, leather went from practical to fantastical — and we loved virtually every piece. Designers used this skin liberally throughout their collections, and while there was plenty of black to suit the expected fall color palette we saw a few shades peek through that are anything but typical. If you have one standout piece to purchase this autumn, consider a full leather dress, a bright hue or a pair of pants you'll be wearing for years to come.
A contributing writer to theFashionSpot, Marisa has penned articles and features in over a dozen online and print publications. She's worked as fashion critic and creative director for papierdoll.com, been the managing editor for Caribbean-based Ocean Style Magazine, and worked with Set Magazine, a luxury lifestyle magazine based in Zurich, as a contributing editor. She splits her time between New York, Los Angeles and her hometown as a freelance fashion and cultural copywriter, editor and journalist. You can find out more at her site marisaswanson.com and follow her on Twitter @mraswan.