Gorgeous leather in scarlet and black, a luxurious fox fur gilet — these are the pieces our Winter wardrobe dreams are made of. Belstaff's holiday campaign invites us to Dare the Night, and we plan to do just that by infusing their edgy opulence into our every ensemble. Versatile pieces, like the quilted Cheshire moto jacket, make for easy layering when embarking on an after-dark adventure. Pair the lambskin jacket with a cabernet-splashed python clutch for an audacious approach to a night out. Peruse some of our favorites from the luxe brand's holiday campaign below, then head to Belstaff.com for a true lesson in chic evening dressing.
Whether you gave into an impulse purchase or finally took the plunge on a pair of leather pants you've been eyeing all season, what comes next is a little trickier: how do you actually wear them? Fortunately, while some of us may struggle with styling leather pants, the street style crowd excels, and we're borrowing from their outfits right here.
Layer Them Up With a Coat
For beginners: layering a longer hemline, like a coat, jacket, or even a sweater dress, can cover any of the areas you may be less than thrilled about showing off in leather pants.
More styling wisdom from the street style pros right here.
We can preach the glory of a leather jacket until we're blue in the face — sometimes you just need to see some photos to really get convinced. To that end, we found seven different celebrities rocking the piece with their own spin. Click through to see ways to make the piece work from a formal event to gym run, and take our personal challenge: can you wear yours for a week straight?
In a sign that the days of recessionary saving may be over, baby and kid manufacturers are going luxe in the coming year. While there are still plenty of no-frills, affordable strollers and car seats on the market, last week's ABC Kids Expo was full of luxurious, over-the-top designs, and boutique buyers couldn't get enough of them! Just how indulgent were the designs? We're talking premium, hand-sewn leather car seats, beautiful leatherette strollers, and fur accents galore. They certainly aren't for the majority, but they're quite something to see! Click through for all of the sumptuous designs that will hit store shelves in the coming months.
If you've been looking to score a pair of Fall-ready leather pants, it might be time to whip out that credit card. We found the exact same Fleur du Mal pair ($274, originally $1,095) Solange wore out for her birthday earlier this Summer, and now, they're on sale! The singer (and all-around cool girl) paired the slouchy trackpant style with a bold blazer and ankle-strap pumps, but we think it'd look just as chic with a soft tee and ballet flats.
Re-create her outfit with the below picks
Where there's a will, there's a way . . . including within the fashion space. While the price of buttery-soft leather leggings, boxy tees, and classic motorcycle jackets can make even the most avowed clotheshorse blush, there's a bounty of faux pieces out there ready to let you get in on the trend without breaking your budget. We hunted down options for top and bottom that help get the look for a fraction of the price.
Designers like Phillip Lim and Balmain have come up with an endless supply of crisp, lightweight leather options that'll have you looking and feeling cool. Layer one over a breezy dress, or don a leather tank for major downtown appeal. Shop our real and faux options at all price points.
With it being Friday, we've naturally got the weekend on our brains, and today we're looking to Jessica Biel on how to walk our pups in style. The actress ditched the usual dog-walking gear (we're looking at you, sweats) and instead was chic and sporty in an AllSaints striped sweatshirt ($110) over a AllSaints striped tank dress ($68). For comfort, she added a pair of Nike Dunk Sky Hi sneakers, and for extra edge, a black leather jacket. Although skirts and sneakers aren't the most obvious pairing, that's precisely what we love so much about Jessica's latest outfit — she tried the unexpected and it worked. So follow her lead by shopping similar pieces below.
Leather and shorts: two words you might not typically put together for Summer. But brands like Theykens' Theory and 3.1 Phillip Lim made a pretty good case for leather shorts on their runways this season. To pull them off, we're reaching for lightweight options in relaxed styles and punchy hues. Watch on for our favorite picks. On Allison: Rebecca Taylor jacket, Line & Dot blouse.
After seeing all the sleek leather pieces on the Spring '13 runways, it was pretty easy to forget which season we were in. Brands like Fendi, Marni, and more sent chic, colorful leather looks down the catwalk, skillfully dispelling the myth that leather is only appropriate for cooler weather. The secret seems to be a simple switch of the color palette, as well as pairing your bright leather pieces with lightweight fabrics like cotton, crepe, and linen. If you needed more proof that this trend does indeed work (and work well), just take a cue from eternally stylish celebrities like Diane Kruger, Solange Knowles, and Ashlee Simpson, who effortlessly showed how powerful colored leather can be. Whether sexy and sophisticated like Diane's fire-engine red Vanessa Bruno pencil skirt, cool and laid-back like Solange's colorblocked Clover Canyon ensemble, or sweet and Spring-ready like Ashlee's pastel blue number, this is one trend we're looking forward to trying in just about every iteration this season. Click below to shop our bright, statement-making Spring leather pieces now.