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AW19 Trend Spotlight: Ladylike Leather

L-R: Burberry, Fendi, Balenciaga, Hermès    Catwalk images: tag-walk.com

L-R: Burberry, Fendi, Balenciaga, Hermès

Catwalk images: tag-walk.com

This season’s leather goods get a ladylike twist with cinched waist jackets, longline Macs and below-the-knee skirts seen across the collections of fashion’s big players for autumn/winter.  Look for a timeless smooth black finish, rich autumnal shades of claret and forest green, caramel-toned, or simply go bright and bold with your leather or, if you prefer, the vegan alternatives.  Whether the leather item itself is a runway-inspired ladylike piece or it’s a wardrobe classic you pull out every year, it’s all in the styling.

Three leather looks to try…

1. A black tailored leather blazer with a satin slip or pleated skirt finished with a printed blouse. Get the same effect with a fitted leather biker jacket if you’re looking for a longer term investment buy.

Elie Tahari

Elie Tahari

2. Pick up a tweed blazer and pair with a high-necked or pussy bow blouse tucked into leather culottes. Just add long boots beneath in coloured leather or suede.

Celine

Celine

3. Enhance an hourglass shape, flatter a pear or add curves to a rhubarb shape with a leather trench coat belted at the waist. The coat is your focal point but this season’s patterned tights add an extra dose of femininity.

Topshop

Topshop