Five Lady-Like Ways To Mix Bad-Girl In To Your Wardrobe, Right Now!
Every girl wants to feel a little rough-and-tough once in a while, and leather is definitely the best way to get there. Girly-girls can get an edge with this staple, while the ultimate bad-girl knows that there truly is no substitute for it. From boots, to jackets, to shirts, there’s always something for everyone. Here are five classic, yet fresh ways to use leather in any outfit this upcoming spring and summer.
Let’s face it, once the tiniest hint of cooler weather comes, who isn’t dying to throw back on their oh-so-comfy, super worn in, never go anywhere without them, leather boots? Well, keep them around this spring! Pairing your favourite slouchy or structured, or studded boots with a pretty floral or sorbet shade dress will keep you from overdosing on sweet by adding a dash of spice.
Find the perfect well-worn pair at Aldo (www.aldoshoes.com)
When in doubt, belt it out! It’s common sense by now that wrapping a belt around any top or dress instantly pulls a look together, while showing off your great waist! Brown or black, wide or skinny, leather belts are always a must, but this spring and summer try something candy coloured! Whether around your waist or slung through the loops of your favourite skinny or boyfriend jeans, a belt is an anchor to any outfit a-drift.
Pick out a classic or bright coloured skinny belt this season from The Gap or J.Crew. (www.thegap.com) (www.jcrew.com)
Everybody knows that it’s very much impossible to leave the house without your entire life shoved in to your bag – you never know when you may need a sweater, water, spare shoes, two pairs of sunglasses, your cell phone charger, and of course a first aid kit! (Hey, you never know when you may need something in that jungle of a city.) Fortunately this season, there are tons of great options to choose from that come in a durable enough material to withstand our tumultuous social lives. Not a fan of real leather? Opt for faux. There are tons of choices available, so take your pick, just make sure it holds all the “essentials”!
Grab a vegan handbag from Matt & Nat, while still sporting the leather look. (www.mattandnat.ca)
Even though leather jackets have been popular since the 80’s, they’re still not going anywhere. They can toughen up any look, while still looking pretty with great details that can make any jacket special. Like boots, a great worn-in jacket will always be your best friend. Throw it on over classic spring and summer prints, and you’ll look like a modern day James Dean... in floral.
You can always pick up another version of the classic from Urban Outfitters. (www.urbanoutfitters.ca)
A true fashionista knows that without risk there is no reward, and this season a new emerging trend never rang more true. Designers are taking the ultimate risk by ditching comfortable cotton in the rising temperatures and swapping in leather. A new way to infuse your wardrobe if you already are full to the brim with leather pieces, a leather shirt is the ultimate fashion statement. Worn with torn skinny jeans, a pastel pencil skirt, or denim cut-offs, this new version of the classic tee could be this summer’s substitute to the leather jacket.
Caution: Not for the faint of heart, as you might overheat in this look.
Gawk over the new cropped version of the leather tee by 3.1 Phillip Lim at www.style.com