Leather trending guide

Leather trending guide

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Staying up-to-date on leather and suede fashion trends takes effort and creativity. When favorite items come in expensive materials, the challenge becomes even greater. Is there a happy medium between what you might already own, and acquiring future purchases? You’ll want to stay on top of this season’s trends, but you also don’t wish to buy an expensive item that may be out of style in few months. You’ll be stuck then with a leather purse or jacket that is dated, and you might not want to wear.

The good news is leather and suede are simple materials that are here to stay. Coats, purses, and footwear have all stayed in style in one way or another. Since leather is such a durable product, the material itself is not going ever to be out of date.

Here are some tips on some new attractive looks, and how to review if the leather and suede items you already own can be dusted off and put back into the rotation.

Leather Jackets

Hands down, fitted, zip-up black leather jackets are very trendy right now. This might not be a ‘forever’ look. Do you have to have this look, though? If you love it then go ahead and splurge, but understand the risks – this might not be the look women are after next season.

Vegan Leather Hooded Motorcycle Jacket
Vegan Leather Hooded Motorcycle Jacket

Otherwise, a more classic look with simple lines and a more muted color might be a better option that can pass for the ‘in’ look today, but also be wearable next season. Getting to the back of your current closet, if you still have your leather jacket from the 90’s, take another look. This can also make another appearance these days; the grunge look is back!

Leather Handbags

Leather handbags will be in style one way or another as a classic accessory. Do you want the look that all celebrities seem to keep coming back to in the magazines? The bag that appears to be here to stay is the leather hobo style handbag.

Michael Kors Jet Set Medium Shoulder Tote
Michael Kors Jet Set Medium Shoulder Tote

These now come in all shapes and sizes, and can either be your all day carryall in a larger version, or a smaller bag for out on the town.These bags are versatile for all looks and work well with a feminine look as well as a more hipster, grunge look.

Leather Boots

There are so many boots to choose from today; the best advice is to make sure you end up with a pair you like and will go with items in your wardrobe. Slouchy suede boots are making quite an appearance right now, and may be a good option for a look that is in style, but will most likely be a wearable look for some time to come.

UGG Dree Leather boots
UGG Dree Leather boots

Make sure you pick boots that go with your wardrobe and can seamlessly be worn with pants, dresses and leggings. The slouch boot in suede is an excellent choice for this. What if this just isn’t your look? Leather boots are so varied; just make sure you pick a pair that you love and will wear.

Trend Alert – Leather Pants

Leather pants in a legging style are very hot right now. The upside is that they are an excellent unique look that is very much in style. The bad new is once this trend is gone, you will be stuck with a pair of pants that aren’t very versatile and might not come back into the mix of fashion trends for a decade or so.

David Lerner Clean Side Zip Leather Leggings
David Lerner Clean Side Zip Leather Leggings

These leggings can either be the real deal, or if you wanted to fake it and not break your budget, faux leather is the way to go this season. The good news is that if you do splurge, this trend is so popular you can wear leather leggings out on a fancy date, or to a concert at a dive bar and rock your look no matter what.

Leather and suede is a powerful look that isn’t going anywhere. By combining items you might already have in your closet with some of the unique items mentioned here, you will have a fresh, current look that will keep you looking your best this season.

Paying attention to what is ‘in’ right now, and deciding if a look will last – or is a flash in the pan – is a skill that as a customer you need to practice and use to your advantage. So get out there and make sure you are shopping stylishly as well as smartly.

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