Tips & Tricks

How to: Wear Leather

November 29, 2015

Here I am with my debut post and it’s all about L.E.A.T.H.E.R. Way to start strong, am I right? 😉

I am excited to officially launch my company, Styled by Madison! Please take a look around the website to see what it’s all about.

Back to the main squeeze of this blog post…leather.

I have not always been a fan of leather. At all. But this year has been different for me. For some reason, once I slid on these leather leggings, I have been obsessed with all things leather. I am here to tell you that leather can be classy and worn in a subtle way OR it can be showstopping. It’s not one or the other and that makes this stylist a very happy lady.

12065872_1513008819019978_3991118039742202498_nHere is how I am wearing leather this season. In leggings!

First rule: if you wear leather leggings, you MUST have your blouse/top of choice cover your rear end. If you don’t, it starts to get Olivia-Newton-Jon in Grease. It was cute back then and for a theatrical number but not for bumming around down or a date-night. Or actually, ever.

I paired my leather leggings with a suede short boot, a grey tunic and a tweed vest. It all worked well together because none of the clothing was fighting with each other. If you have something statement like leather leggings, you need to keep the rest of your outfit pretty simple. Otherwise, your outfit will be competing and it will not work.

Leather leggings aren’t your thing? That’s okay. You can wear leather LOTS of other ways! Here are some of my favorite ways.

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I own a skirt very similar to this one but the color is oxblood. I love to pair a leather skirt with black tights and a beautiful button down top or turtleneck. Again, it’s all about keeping it simple.

Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 2.55.25 PMYou can also find leather pants at lots of places these days. This photo doesn’t do it justice, but these a leather skinny pants and hug to curves but NOT as much as leather leggings do.

Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 2.55.52 PMAnother one of my favorites for this season, intricate leather skirts. I love the pattern on this one. I would pair it with a chunky ivory turtleneck sweater and brown boots.

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Finally, this drapery cardigan with leather sleeves has my heart buzzing. It’s great paired with jeans and boots for a casual date night out.

Looking to dive in to leather but not sure how to style it? Contact me HERE or email me (styledbymadison1@gmail.com) if you are interested in a style consultation.

Tell Me: Are you a leather lover?

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