24/02/2011

Leather without the Punk

Leather. What's the first thought that comes into your head? A scary punk with green hair and a leather jacket covered in studs. Ok, definitely not the look I'm going for, but for fall/winter 11-12 leather is being used and in a softer, more fashionable way. 


A perfect example is Acne who gave us some amazing leather looks in their fall rtw collection







Their use of colour, instead of the obvious black, gives it a fresher, newer feel and mixing it with interesting textures makes it more feminine.

Another example is Phillip Lim who added leather detailing like leather sleeves to give the look an edge.




Here are some pieces on the high street with a similar style

PREMIUM TAUPE STITCH DETAIL LEATHER SHORTS - TOPSHOP




RENEWAL LEATHER POCKET DENIM SHIRT - URBAN OUTFITTERS






Cracked Leather Look Sleeve Top - ASOS





Selected Femme Leather Sleeveless Dress - ASOS





Seamed Biker Leather Skinny Trousers - ASOS

Cropped Leather T-Shirt - ASOS


Wear with brogues or high heeled boots

WHITE WATCH Soft Leather Ankle Boots - ASOS


Just remember keep the look feminine, make sure the colours aren't too dark, and stay clear of studs (although if you're going for the biker look which is also fashionable at the mo then pile them on all you want)!


    21 comments:

    1. love these photos,especially the first one :)
      nice blog :) i'm gonna visit it again :)

      come and check out my blog :)
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    2. mmmm I want those biker trousers...

      great post! I'm a bit of a leather jacket obsessive myself lol, so it's always nice to see a few alternatives!

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    3. thanks for the feedback everyone

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    4. i'm inlove with the beige asos leather pants!nice blog you got here!and some pretty good pictures!i am following!i hope to see you on my list as well!!
      kisses from greece!!

      www.ffffashionmixxxx.com

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    5. of course i will follow you back! thank you for such nice comments :)

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    6. I love my leather jacket but I'm definitely going to try some different pieces after seeing this xxx

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    7. totally obsessed with leather! cant wait to get me some leather shorts!!!!

      http://style-palate.blogspot.com/

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    8. I loved the way Acne used leather in their collection! That asos t-shirt is fantastic!! :)SArahD

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    9. that asos shirt and those leather shorts are soo gorgeous! i love it

      hope you'll visit/follow
      www.marylee31.blogspot.com

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    10. Thanks for all the positive feedback it means so much :)

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    11. Got to love the leather! :)
      http://stylishoverflows.blogspot.com/

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    12. i love how acne and phillip lim used leather, it has a very basic, minimalist feel instead of rocker!

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    13. Acne's leather overalls are out of this world!

      xoxo
      jO
      http://fashionbyjo.blogspot.com/

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    14. You're sorely tempting me! Adore the burgundy leather acne overalls. They look so fresh
      x

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    15. great post!
      xoxo


      townofstyle.blogspot.com

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    16. i am now following all your blogs and they are all so good!
      hope you'll follow me back x

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    17. the blue top + clutch is soo chic xx

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    18. These selections are sooo good.
      I love the 2nd look in the first set!
      Amazing color palette! :)
      stop by sometime, xx natalie

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