This fall, chunky sweaters, oversized coats, repeating patterns, and leather are fashion’s favorites on the runway. While it’d be expensive to implement an overhaul of your entire wardrobe, a smart way to stay hip without completely changing your style is to simply integrate the trends as accessories into your existing outfits.
While I doubt that chunky sweaters and oversized coats are easy to pull off for many people (or escape the fashion world’s rapid shifts), leather, on the other hand, is a classic.
As one of the “it” accessories of the runway, leather is an easy runway staple to work into your style. Here is a roundup of leather items that will give your everyday clothing an edge, without going over the edge:
These textured leather bracelets are made in Spain and give outfits a boost whether out for a night on the town or in the office. More than an accessory, it’s a piece of art, featuring handcrafted rustic leather strands and sculptured metal detailing.
Simple, elegant, and functional are what Alicia Klein strives for in her signature line, having honed her skill for design while at Burberry. She builds her unisex bags with a focus on luxury with built-in practicality. The Solle wine carrier is made of pebbled leather cowhide and is an impeccably fashionable way to bring your wine bottles for picnics or dinner parties.
handcandy: Leather Earbuds ($49.95)
Mix up your look by contrasting leather earbuds with your sleek iPad, smartphone, or iPod. Hand-braided of genuine leather, the strands are tangle-resistant and the earbuds come with three different sizes of silicone extras for maximum comfort.
With these leather accessories, you're ready to hit the town -- or office. According to Harper’s Bazaar, leather has an urban sensibility that's a little bit tough, a little bit punk — indeed, rebellion has never looked so chic.
What are some of your favorite leather looks? Tweet me your best accessories.
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