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August 30, 2012

Fall/Winter 2012 Trends - Black Leather

If I had to choose one trend this season, no doubtfully it would have to be black leather. And I don't mean the black leather mini-skirt in your closet since 2009 which you have been pairing with a denim shirt ever since (although you can keep on wearing that!). No, I mean the total black leather look that makes you look fierce, edgy and chic, all at the same time. Maybe I should show you some visuals and stop with the bla bla, prepare your eyes for sparks of greatness*...

 Fall Winter 2012 Ready to wear collections - DKNY, Valentino (style.com)




 Fall Winter 2012 Ready to wear collections - Hermès, Givenchy, YSL (style.com)

Fall Winter 2012 Ready to wear collections - Alexander Wang, Trussardi, Sportmax (style.com)

Not convinced with the total look of black leather ? Then you will probably prefer the combo of black leather with other black pieces as seen on DKNY. I could wear any of these outifts every day in the fall...

DKNY Fall Winter 2012 Ready to wear collection (style.com)


So girls, what do you need in your wardrobe to rock black leather this season ? That's easy, you need at least three of the following pieces: a cool top, statement leggings, a skirt, a big waist belt, a modern jacket and a pair of long gloves. If you already have all of these, you're a lucky rocker girl, I'm super jealous and you can stop reading this blog post. Now.
 
From top left: short sleeve top (maje), Dents leather gloves (harvey nichols), flare skirt (zara),
quilted leather jacket (topshop), leggings (
sandro), waist belt (mango), skirt with frill and studs (zara)

Now, if you're a leather freak fan and want to go all the way, you need to go a step further and get your hands on a black leather coat. I know I would, if they weren't so damn expensive ! 




Versace quilted coat (net-a-porter), Burberry double-breasted coat (stylebop), Jitrois trench coat (stylebop)

Enough about the trend, more interestingly, how are YOU going to wear black leather this season?

xx Marta

* I heard a colleague using the expression "sparks of greatness" earlier today in a business meeting and instead of bursting with laugher I promised myself that I would use these words in the blog.

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16 comments:

  1. This is where I fail miserably. The only thing I have of black leather is belts and footwear. All leather combos strike me as a bit Matrix'ish though but that's not a bad thing because that was an awesome film and I don't even like films like that though that Mr Keanu has a lot to answer for. Enough of the ramblings! I would if I could but I'm not edgy and would look just weird if I did it. Especially at 5ft 2 and 40+. On the school run.

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    1. But I'm sure you would wear it so well as you already do.

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    2. Oh Sue, you're so sweet !!! mwuah xxx I still believe that you could at least try a leather jacket, they are super versatile and I'm sure that you can find one suiting your style. You don't need to be edgy to wear leather jackets, they suit everyone. From the people I know, my mother and my teenage cousin are probably those who have more leather jackets in their wardrobe, but as you can imagine they have very different styles. And I have seen your style on your blog, I'm sure you can rock a leather jacket any tyme ! xx

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  2. Ah! Je suis d'accord, Marta, c'est clairement le truc de l'hiver prochain que je préfère! J'adore la robe Céline avec le zip aussi...

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    1. Ah les robes en cuir, Cel... C'est une autre histoire d'amour qui mérite un post à elle toute seule :) of course, la robe Céline est à tomber xx

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  3. Legging ok, veste ok...me manque le reste,allez au shopping :-p

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    1. c'est ça l'esprit Kenny, bien joué ;) xx

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  4. Love this post. Black leather is so gorgeous. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect black biker jacket! xx

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    1. I know what you mean, I looked for mine for ages. I have a brand new from Zara which I adore but I would still look if I saw something better ;) xx

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  5. Très jolie sélection !!!

    Bisous
    ✿✿ http://melle-lunettes.blogspot.fr/ ✿✿

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Thank you for passing by and taking the time to write a comment, I really appreciate it !
xx Marta