Leather is notoriously known for its edgy appeal. Leather trends are always revolving, yet styling leather is tricky, especially when the leather item often becomes the piece you must try and style around. As holiday parties and events start rolling in, pairing leather pieces with sparkles and gorgeous holiday colors sounds like a good idea until you start battling elegance vs. edgy. Follow the guidelines below to create chic leather looks during the holiday season and beyond with ease.
Choose Your Fighter
Finding the right leather piece is the first step in creating a chic outfit that includes leather. Instantly chic leather pieces start with clean silhouettes and minimal details. For example, a leather moto jacket looks edgy because of the heavy accents from silver zippers and studs to the sharp features like the lapel. A chic leather piece will be minimalistic. Finding simple leather pieces makes building an overall elegant look much easier.
How to Style Trendy Leather Pieces
- A-Line Skirt: A simple skirt is a classic style, and it works for any season or occasion, especially the holiday season. It’s easy to imagine this with tights and a gorgeous red blouse or a fitted base layer top with a fur jacket and heels.
- Blazer: A relaxed blazer for fall and the holidays is a go-to for many different looks. Adding a leather blazer adds visual appeal, while styling will be the key to really selling the chic look. A body con dress paired with strappy heels is a simple yet effective way to achieve a holiday look that’s both chic and versatile.
- Colored Pants: Generally, pants are easy enough to style, yet leather pants prove to be a bit more challenging. Take the path less traveled for a fun holiday twist by wearing colored leather bottoms. It doesn’t matter which fits your choice; the interest created by the colored leather is enough to achieve a chic look. Pair with a matching top or a closet basic.
Classic Leather Pieces
I know I said a moto jacket is edgy, but with pieces like leather-look leggings, trousers, or a trench coat that are classics, it’s possible to create chic looks without ditching a leather item completely. Trying to pair classic leather garments with basic pieces can change the entire identity of each piece. Simply add saturated colors, other luxe fabrics, or sparkles to marry the pieces to a look that screams chic overall.
Don’t be afraid to go against the status quo by incorporating leather into your fall and winter looks in a chic and glamorous way. Fashion doesn’t know many fast and hard rules, and this goes for leather, too. Leather will help keep you warm, fashionable, and looking luxe this holiday season and beyond!
How would you style leather for a holiday party this season? Leave a comment below!