Leather is one of those fabrics that will always be in style. As soon as the weather permits each year, leather skirts, pants, and jackets come out of storage to be welcomed back into heavy rotation in your wardrobe. The subtle shine in the leather adds beautiful texture to anything it’s paired with—while also adding a certain cool-factor as well. Typically black leather reigns supreme, but this season colored leather has taken the fashion world by storm and knocked black leather off the top spot. Shades of brown, red, purple, orange—you name it—have been the most coveted leather pieces across the board, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Since leather is one of those fabrics that can be worn well into spring, you can bet this trend will be going strong over the next few months.
One of the reasons leather is so popular is because it truly goes with everything, and colored leather is no different. Whether paired with jeans and a t-shirt or a sleek sweater and heels, this rich texture instantly elevates your look and makes it feel modern. It’s also an easy way to add a pop of color to your outfit, especially if you like keeping most of your look neutral colors. Colored leather looks ultra chic paired with muted colors like black and beige, or with similar colors for a cool monochrome look. Whatever you choose to pair it with, it provides an overall polished vibe.
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Dress: Nanushka | Bag: Bottega Veneta
Dress: Camila Coelho Collection Mia Leather Dress via Revolve
Designers across the board have made colored leather a priority in their recent collections, with a rainbow of hues to choose from. Budapest-based vegan leather brand Nanushka has been one of the labels leading the charge on the colored leather trend, as you’re barely able to scroll through Instagram without spotting one of their rich-looking pieces. Luxury brands like Bottega Veneta and Joseph have also been championing this fabric recently, showing chocolatey-brown and deep red styles. If you’re looking for a deep burgundy dress or sage green leather shorts, contemporary brands like Equipment and Ganni have some seriously chic options for you. And then of course affordable retailers like H&M and Pixie Market have already debuted expensive-looking colored leather pieces at reasonable price points that are an easy, attainable way to try the trend.
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Coat: Nanushka | Earrings: Jenny Bird
Top: Frame | Skirt: Camila Coelho Collection Clementine Skirt via Revolve | Bag: Chloé
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Top: Nanushka | Pants: Nanushka
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