Leather isn't necessarily a sudden trend that came out of nowhere, but I am not referring to the obvious: jackets, bags, belts or shoes. Those are all a given when it comes to owning leather pieces. I am talking tops, vest, pants and accessories.
Leather is showing itself in an array of colors, styles, patterns and textures from high ended designers to affordable faves like Target.
Most of you know that I live in Texas and we are still experiencing summer temperatures, so most of my leather lusts are tucked away on the "fall/winter" side of my closet. The beauty of the trend is because of it's current coveted status, brands and designers are creating pieces that are not entirely made of heavy leather.
As you will notice in some of my favorite picks above, there are items that are simply accented on the sleeves or pockets. The vest I included (which I own) can be worn with a light weight top and will easily tolerate warmer days.
If you still are sitting on the fence about being too dramatic with any sort of hide, I suggest starting with an accessory such as a scarf, collar necklace or studded cuff.
I must also mention that everything included in this round up is faux/vegan leather which makes a happy, guilt-free heart and wallet.
Have you picked up any leather pieces lately? Tell me what you got. All I know is that I am itching to wear this top from Express. Don't be surprised if I sweat my "you-know-what" off in it real soon.
I am thinking that this could be a new series every week. What do you guys think about Trend Watch Tuesday?