Top 5: Trends for SS11: Leather

A good leather jacket will never go out of fashion, but the leather trend is branching away from just jackets this season. As the runways and celebs have shown…

Emma Watson :: Jessica Alba :: Whitney Port :: Kristen Bell

Following up from my post about the wardrobe must haves for Spring/Summer 2011, here are the hottest leather looks for the season and how to wear them…

1. Black Chiffon Leather Front Tee – £45 – Topshop.

I love that this top is simple, but with the leather it has some edge and shine. It will look perfect with camel skinnies and ankle boots, or dress it up for a night out with a mini skirt, chunky bangles and sky-high heels.

2. One Teaspoon Studded Leather Jacket – £190 – Asos.com

This jacket is half price at the moment on Asos.com, and how can you resist a real leather bargain like this? I love the studded detail, it adds a tougher feel without looking tacky. The cropped jacket is also in again this season, so it will go with everything. I love leather jackets to toughen up floral girly dresses with boots, or with skinny jeans and vest tops to vamp up a simple day look.

3. Jersey Hooded Biker Gilet – £24.99 – New Look

Black (Black) Jersey Hooded Biker Gilet | 210459901 | New Look

This leather-look gilet/vest is perfect for those looking for the leather look on a budget. Gilet’s are everywhere for the transition from Winter to Spring and this one is comfy and casual while still keeping a biker edge. It looks cute as the model wears it with a jumper and jeans, or it could look cute with a light floral dress, black tights and chunky boots.

4. Renewal Re-made Leather Skirt – £45 – Urban Outfitters.

I love the structuring of this skirt, it’s a simple shape but the V in the front adds character and the pockets are cute. Each item from the Urban Renewal collection is made up of carefully selected items from around the world that bring the past to the present. I love the way the model wears it, with a simple white tee and black tights, this could work with a part of killer heels for a night out, or with a comfy cardigan and boots for a day look. Also try contrasting the tough leather with a light chiffon top.

5. Bomber Faux Leather Jacket – £21.50 – Forever 21

I love this jacket, it’s simple and easy to wear, plus it won’t break the bank! I also love the way it’s been styled on the model, with the soft nude skirt contrasting the tough black leather. Forever 21 is fast becoming one of my favourite online stores, it’s such great value and they have some really nice items! Check out my top 5 Forever 21 items here.

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4 responses to “Top 5: Trends for SS11: Leather

  1. I absolutely love that Topshop top. But I would like to say that the Urban Renewal leather skirts from Urban Outfitters are really badly fitting. Sad times.xxx

  2. This is very good, especially from someone who….might have a leather fetish. Haha, well we’ve been discussing this havent we.

    Great post!

    • Thanks Taylor, I love a bit of leather too! (Probrably less than or at least in a different way to you). Some of these are a little cheap looking, but when students, you can’t always afford the real thing! If only I could find a decent pair of leather leggings somewhere…. EJ xx

  3. Pingback: Pleather Pleasure: My Top 5 Leather Leggings | Emily Jane

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