Fash fanatics will be well informed that leather was the order of the season for autumn/winter’12.
A sexed up guise took form for Fall as black leather made an appearance in glossy, patent and belted versions. Designers such as Valentino took the trend up a few notches by offering our leather hungry eyes the pleasure of viewing sleek, all-leather gowns, forcing us to rethink traditional evening wear choices.
From the high-sheen, super desirable, oversized black leather jackets seen at Alexander Wang, to the leather-clad romantic Goth witnessed at Givenchy; leather is set to be far from a predictable new season statement maker.
But for those fretting about the three figure prices for these high end designer garbs, have no fear! We’ve rounded up three of the best new season high street leather buys to update your wardrobe in a pocket-friendly flash!
The leather biker jacket is a perennially cool must-have every style maven should own. But this season we’re not talking about conventional biker, no. We’re opting to oversize (another major trend) and wearing ours slouchy over a plaid trouser and loose tee.
Oversized leather biker jacket, £200, available at Topshop
Ankle boots are the shoe-cessory of the season, and nothing beats a trusty leather version! The berry-hued Chelsea boot inserts are a perfect way to update a classic.
KG Susie boots, £160, available at Kurt Geiger
It’s the LBD reimagined! The clean silhouette and corset detail are the prefect nod to this season’s refreshed take on the Black Dress, and paired with statement accessories this minimalist dress promises maximum effect!
Theodora corseted leather dress, £295, available at Reiss