A great classic of women’s and men’s fashion, leather knows how to stay in the spotlight. Summer or winter, it is indeed difficult to miss this material that is both soft to the touch, aesthetic, and very resistant, traditionally associated with American bikers and bad boys/girls. Skirt, coat, jacket, pants or even dress, the major ready-to-wear brands are full of imagination when it comes to bringing leather up to date every year in a casual and/or lighter spirit. Worn with fluid and colorful materials, it allows above all a multitude of modern and feminine looks, whether for an afternoon with the family, an evening with friends, or even a day at the office. Do you need a little inspiration for this fall-winter season? Zoom on the 5 iconic pieces of leather to wear this winter.
The leather skirt, one of the great classics of winter fashion
Pretty and feminine, the leather skirt is one of those must-have clothes in our wardrobes; timeless, unbeatable, and sensual, it is ideal in all circumstances, as long as we know how to associate it with the elements that will enhance it. Also, if you want a relaxed and casual look, opt for a short, high-waisted, straight or trapeze cut leather skirt, which you will associate with white flat sneakers and a flowing white T-shirt. For a little rock side, choose studded ankle boots and/or a grunge t-shirt. Conversely, if you want to bring a more formal side to your outfit, turn to flat loafers, a long blazer jacket, or even possibly a White shirt. In any case, it is important not to overload your look with dozens of accessories; indeed, the leather skirt is a strong piece that is largely sufficient on its own.
The long coat, this winter’s key trend
While the long coat follows a rather cyclical trend in women’s fashion – like many pieces and/or styles – it remains one of those pieces of clothing that never completely gets lost. Sooner or later, we end up finding it in haute couture fashion shows and/or the shelves of major ready-to-wear brands. And so it is this winter, with a strong comeback of the famous long leather coat, both serious and casual. To be on top of women’s fashion this season, wear it with a midi or maxi sheath skirt and nicely colored mules in pastel tones (purple, green, etc.). The advantage of the long coat is that it also offers an immense capacity for adaptation, whatever the circumstances. Also, if you are going for a brunch with friends, opt for the long leather coat look – patterned flared trousers (scottish, gingham, …) – black leather (or imitation) ankle boots. For a night out or a Sunday outing, pair your leather coat with a sweater dress, as well as flat (or heeled) boots. You can even dare black thigh high boots if you wish, it will accentuate your feminine side in a subtle and elegant way.
Leather shorts, an alternative to the leather skirt
You are not so skirt? Never mind, leather has more than one trick up its sleeve. Instead, opt for leather shorts, particularly trendy in this fall-winter season. Again, it’s all about pairing it up correctly to avoid any missteps. Also, we avoid heeled pumps, transparent tights, and/or too indented T-shirts. Choose opaque black tights and big flat boots, which will give you an outfit that is both chic, feminine and resolutely modern. On the top side, a little white shirt, for going to work, or a sailor-style T-shirt, for a more casual look, are two particularly interesting options.
The leather dress, the newcomer to the front of the stage
If this season’s trend takes up the essential classics of leather fashion, it can’t help but create and reinvent itself. Also, this year, we don’t hesitate to dare the leather dress. Like the skirt, the leather dress is worn straight, not too tight, and with flat sneakers. You can even pair it with a casual white T-shirt underneath to complete a modern and casual look.
The Perfecto, the essential of leather fashion
It is impossible to mention the flagship garments of 2021 leather fashion without mentioning the unbeatable Perfecto. Crossing the ages and trends without ever flinching, the famous American biker jacket knows how to reinvent itself to always stay at the top. Depending on your personal preferences and desires, you choose it straight or curved, sober or adorned with details (zippers, inscriptions, chains), or even all-leather or bi-material, …. When it comes to the Perfecto, it is rare to make the wrong choice.