As we transition from chunky Winter layers to lighter Spring iterations, it's the optimal time to mix things up literally. And the best part? There's no shopping spree required — a quick trip to the back of your closet will suffice. This week's wardrobe revamp pairs the slick with the laid-back; the bottom line is to keep the material mashup fresh and funky. Amp up your mix-and-match quotient with a little jean-inspired styling trick: wear your denim and leather together.

  • By juxtaposing your tried-and-true denim jacket with super luxe pieces, you're creating a diversified textural effect. Jean material exudes a casual vibe, while leather maintains a classic cool look, no matter what. It's an easy way of striking an effortless balance between dressed up and not trying too hard.
  • How many ways can you style this duo? Let us count the ways. From a leather-and-khaki trench coat to a jean jacket-leather sheath combo, we love that there's flexibility in pairing the two materials together. For a totally on-point Spring look, pair a chambray button-up with a leather pleated skirt. It's ladylike, edgy, and can be worn from day-to-night.
  • To ensure you're ready for whatever Spring temps are thrown your way, layer your leather and denim accordingly. A leather jacket will add just the right amount of chic factor to a jean ensemble on chillier days, but once the warmer weather hits, a sweet leather pencil skirt and denim topper will provide the perfect climate-friendly ensemble.

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