Loving Leather? 9 Trends to Try

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Loving Leather? 9 Trends to Try
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Like a classic pair of denim jeans or a chic cardigan layered over an easy tank, leather never goes out of style. The key to making leather work in your wardrobe, though, is to wear it in moderation and accent with hip details that pull the look together. For example, a playful, colorful pump paired with a black leather dress looks fresh and fun, while a leather cuff adds edge to an otherwise girly getup.

Leather Belts
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Leather Belts

A belt cinched at the waist defines a woman's figure no matter her size or body shape. Jessica Chastain wears a chunky black belt with a bright yellow dress, giving her a curvier silhouette. Try pairing your leather belt with a gown, billowy top or shirtdress.

Leather Details
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Leather Details

Sometimes the smallest details earn the most attention. This duo of leather cuffs, worn by Melissa Rycroft, adds a more masculine feel to her otherwise feminine dress. Other small leather details that work are tassels on a shoe or purse, jewelry and decorative elements on clothing (e.g., pockets, zippers and trim).

Colored Leather Jackets
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Colored Leather Jackets

Leather jackets are classic, but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley modernizes hers by wearing it extra long and in a color other than brown or black. Long jackets are perfect for chilly autumn errand days, so pair yours with a comfy shoe, slim pant and oversize bag to look polished and put together.

Leather Leggings
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Leather Leggings

Leggings are popular not only because they're comfortable, but also because they're flattering and add a bit of funk to any outfit. Pair leather leggings with a tall heel and colorful top like Donna Air. Choose a top with texture or interesting details to make the outfit truly sing.

Bright Leather Accents
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Bright Leather Accents

Leather doesn't have to come in black or brown. Dyed leather, like the bright yellow clutch donned by Gemma Arterton, contribute a sense of sophisticated playfulness to a crisp outfit. Also try colorful leather accents around your waist, on your feet or even in your hair.

Fitted Leather Skirts
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Fitted Leather Skirts

Because it's crafted from leather, this classic pencil skirt silhouette donned by singer/actress Miley Cyrus looks edgier than it does studious or business-like. This look is perfect for a day of errand-running or casual get-togethers.

Leather Dresses
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Leather Dresses

It's easy to go overboard with leather, especially when your look is almost completely crafted from the material. Rose McGowan pulls it off, though, by pairing her leather dress with a splashy pink clutch and simple heel. To stay leather-chic without going over the top, wear only one leather garment and keep the rest of your ensemble fresh and modern.

Tall Leather Boots
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Tall Leather Boots

Leather boots are the perfect solution to cold toes in the fall. These super tall leather boots, worn by Khloe Kardashian, elongate the legs and give her an edgy flair. Leather boots in black or a neutral brown look best and can be worn with almost anything in your closet.

Leather and Lace Ensembles
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Leather and Lace Ensembles

Leather is often associated with rough and tough biker types, so it may be intimidating to those who lean toward a more feminine appearance. To soften the look, mix leather with something delicate and ladylike. Chloe Moretz seamlessly combines her leather with lace to look just as pretty and girlish as she does edgy and strong.

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