Everyone loves a leather jacket, a great leather handbag and of course shoes, shoes, and more shoes... or maybe you happen to own a leather skirt or a pair of pants like I do, that have been forever sitting in your closet but not getting any airtime. This season, leather has been popping up everywhere and in a rainbow of colors. There are leather tops, dresses, full ladylike leather skirts, pencil skirts - you name it and it no doubt comes in leather. One of the big differences in this seasons leather pieces are in the skins - leather for fall 2012 is soft and supple - more like a fabric. It doesn't look harsh and biker tough like in seasons past - just the opposite. Brands like Theory, Alice and Olivia, and Milly are making affordable leather pieces in chic and simple styles- Some of my favorite pieces are mixed with fabric - the result is sexy but feminine with just the right amount of edge... Great for any age and most body types. Wear them anywhere! Dressed down with a cardigan for work or an afternoon out or take it up a few notches with booties or heels and a great handbag for night. A few of my favorite pieces are below - just try and stay with rich, subtle colors - (leave the brights at the bottom right for the celebs...)
Below are three great dresses one by Theory and two by Milly that are classic and cool- The one on the right is actually wool with leather sleeves - a nice way to mix fabrics and also keeps the price in check ... Theory leather sleeve dress - $355.00 . The dress on the left is by Milly - Nina color block leather dress - $395.00. Middle: Milly A line Leather Dress - pretty perfect - great fuller skirt which looks fresh and new. Available for $895.00 at Neiman Marcus.
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