Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Leather Look...

It's no secret that the trusted leather jacket has become a sweet staple of Winter wardrobes over the past years. Today, however, the leather look is being taken to a whole new level with catwalks everywhere sporting leather skirts, leggings and corsets.

Leather accessories, bags and shoes have been around for a long time but leather this year means a whole lot of variety. Name it and I bet you it's been flaunted down the runway: coats, capes, even jumpsuits!

If that's too daring for you then you can always step out the door wearing a tough leather jacket or stick to leather-covered accessories for a simple yet effective way of wearing this trend. In this blog post, I've put together a selection of leather/leather look fashion items that'll ensure that your fashionista self is ahead of the game that everyone likes to call fashion.

First up, here's a few picks of some the best leather jackets under £35 to add a touch of rock chic to your wardrobe:
(clockwise) Boohoo Orla real leather bomber jacket £35; Boohoo Terri biker jacket £25; Missguided Breana studded jacket in cream £29.99; Republic Crafted tassel waistcoat £19.99; Matalan imitation leather cream jacket £22; Matalan long line imitation leather jacket (brown) £28

Next, I present to you some edgy leather look leggings, shorts and skirts- all of which look especially great with heels, shoe boots or ankle boots:

Next up are some of the cutest clutch bags, purses, satchels, as well as across the body bags for a casual, vintage edge or a touch of feminity:
(clockwise) ASOS Pieces leather clutch bag £11 on sale; Topshop leather mini bow stud purse £10; New Look micro pouch bag £6; New Look ruffle front purse £4.99; New Look studded crossover bag £7; Topshop large leather clasp purse £10
(clockwise) Debenhams aqua logo across body bag £32; Miss Selfridge tan leather satchel bag £22; New Look mini satchel £8; Debenhams Fiorelli orange 'lizzie' across the body bag £18; Boohoo Dina tassle detail slouch bag £18

Belts are a great accessory that can often make your outfit. They can be used to accentuate your waist, add colour to the ensemble, or add body to an otherwise shapeless, oversized jumper. So here are some luscious leather belts to add to your wardrobe:
(in chronological order) New Look layered bow front belt £6; Next tan cameo plaque belt £18; ASOS Warehouse leather strip section belt £20; Boohoo Chelsea circular strap belt £10; New Look leather look ring belt £6.99; Missguided Essence elasticated bow waist belt in black £7.99
Miss Selfridge tan plaited leather belt £20; Topshop leather bar clasp skinny belt £22; Topshop asymmetric 2 tone leather belt £28

Next is fabulous footwear! Think strappy heels, pumps, sandals, brogues, boots- the lot!
(clockwise) Asos Killah fringe detail boots £30 on sale; Boohoo Gretal folded cuff shoe boot £30; New Look buckle ankle boot £19.99; Republic Soul Cal studded sandal £24.99; New Look buckle strappy heel £20; Boohoo Michaela leather criss cross strap heels £25; New Look lace up brogue £16.99; New Look lace up brogue court £20
(clockwise) Next tapestry mix brogues £35; Missguided Vianne tribal wedges in beige £35.99;  Missguided Lexi boots in grey £38.99
New Look stud pointed flat £25; Miss Selfridge green leather stud bow pump £28

Autumn is fast approaching which means we're all gonna need a pair of gloves to keep our fingers from frosting over! So take a look at these stylish leather gloves for inspiration:
(left, top to bottom) Next leather two finger glove £18; New Look leather frill gloves £10.99 (right, top to bottom) New Look punchout driving gloves £8; New Look studded leather driving gloves £8; Next mink studded cropped leather gloves £20

No outfit would be complete without a set of accessories. If leather clothes just aren't your thing then be a trend ticker with these cute and pretty leather accessories instead:
(clockwise) ASOS Oasis tan leather detail wooden bangle £8 on sale; Miss Selfridge leather look flower cuff £8; Boohoo Maria rose ring £8; Topshop mega leather strap £14
Miss Selfridge purple leather flower ring £6; Miss Selfridge leather flower studs £6; Topshop leather and chain half drops £12.50; Topshop leather bow headband £15

Let me finish off by presenting you these lovely leather laptop cases from Motel Rocks priced at £23 each (on sale):

Check out their site for more designs- I'm really tempted to get one myself!
So why not keep warm and fashionable this Autumn/Winter by investing in a key leather piece- whether it's as small as a sweet leather ring or as big as a fierce leather jacket, this wardrobe staple is a must for every fashionista! Available in a variety of colours (tan, black, greycream, green), this ageless fabric will make a big impression so stock up in lots of lovely leather as this trend is sure to be around for a while yet! :)

(Psst! It's the start of New Look's 20% student discount today, offer ends 11th October! You can also get 20% off online with a valid NUS Extra card number)
"That's the thing about needs. Sometimes when you get them met, you don't need them anymore."

Goodnight gorgeous girls!


  1. i really want a leather aviator jacket, and some soft leather boots! gotta keep searching though, havent found the right ones yet! x

  2. I <3 soft leather! Got a few soft leather bags from TK Maxx :) I'm not sure if the leather aviator jacket is me or not, I just have a black normal leather jacket from New Look! I'm now following :) *congratulations* on your graduation and you're very pretty! :) xx