Who says you can’t wear leather in summer? Whilst it is true that exercising and leather don’t mix, there’s no reason at all that you can’t mix a little leather into your summer fashion. This is the UK after all, it really doesn’t get sweltering hot for more than a handful of days each year. The key is to know how to layer leather with the rest of your outfit to create a stylish on-trend look for 2017. So, don’t confine this fabulous textile to your autumn and winter collections – learn how to use it to maximum effect this season.
First of all, we’re going to come right out and say it. You don’t need to spend a fortune on authentic leather garments to look fantastic. There are many faux leather styles out there that make just as much of an impact for a fraction of the cost. Here are some of our high-street favourites.
Summer Leather Jacket
There’s no better way to combine leather into your summer wardrobe, than with a fashionable on-trend jacket. This blush biker jacket is the perfect choice because it incorporates this season’s popular pretty shade into an edgy look. Team it with almost anything – a slogan tee, mini skirt and trainers, super skinny jeans and wedges or a bodycon dress and heels.
Faux Leather Mini Skirt
This striking faux leather skirt is another quick way to show off a stunning leather look in one quick move. The A-line and button detail make this bold textile look incredibly feminine. Simply add ankle boots, a shoulder bag and possibly a denim jacket if you want to cover up, and you’ll simply ooze street style.
How do you turn a simple pair of black leggings into a super glamorous evening outfit? Easy – add leather! These Violet Leather Look High Waist Skinny Leggings are the perfect choice for a night out on the town. They’re 5% elastane which makes them move nicely to allow greater flexibility when you’re sashaying into a bar, or hitting the dancefloor. Add a glitzy top, high-heels and a diamante clutch and you’ll look a million dollars.
Pastel Mini Skirt
Add some seasonal pastels into your wardrobe with this mint green leather look mini skirt from New Look. This leather number is a great foundation for a summer casual look and will look great paired with Converse trainers and a white t-shirt. If you’re looking for more of a vibrant, bolder statement then ditch the pretty pastels and swap for a bright pink leather look mini skirt version. Both of these shades are an easy way to incorporate leather into your everyday wardrobe this summer.
The key to wearing leather attractively is not to overdo it. If you’re dressed head to toe in it, then this will be absolute overkill. Either layer up, by adding a leather jacket on top of your outfit made up of cotton and denim textiles, or layer down by using leather as a foundation garment and then adding other textures of clothing to go with it. Check out more options below.