Posted on May 13 2013

Leather Knows No Boundaries: How to Wear Leather Year Round

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There’s a sleek look leather adds to any outfit. Many seem hesitant to roll leather over into spring and summer, but I disagree. Here’s how I recycle my leather year round:

  1. Avoid heavy leathers – I go for paper thin leather instead. There’s no denying leather gets hot, so I avoid overheating by staying cool with a slim layer.
  2. Stay neutral – Leather already adds an amazing texture to any outfit, so I keep it neutral to compliment seasonal colors.
  3. Keep it tight – By creating a simple silhouette with a skin baring shape, leather serves as my beautiful basic to any form fitting or free flowing counterpart.


To me, leather is an essential for every season. I always keep an eye out for a new bomber jacket or a cropped pant to update my day or evening looks. The key is to mix leather with t-shirts, denim, or light-weight dresses. Given that most leather tends to have a bit of an urban edge, I keep things fresh and simple when mixing and top it off with some funky/somewhat masculine jewelry to tie it all together. The look is modern and versatile.

My favorite brands right now are Helmut Lang and Vince. My favorite combinations are:

1) Black leather shell with a white jean, cool sandal with a chunky leather and metal cuff.

Get my look: DL1961 jeans, Vince top, Lanvin heels, Chanel handbag, Chanel sunglasses, old school leather and chain cuff

2) Cognac-colored leather sheath dress with a wedge or sandal.  If it’s chilly, throw on an open weave sweater or military jacket.

Get my look: Vince leather dress, Theory sweater, Mui Mui wedges, Barton Perreira sunglasses, gold jewelry from my closet

 Xo –



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