Leather Weather

From Left to Right: Givenchy F/W 2020, Fendi F/W 2020, Lanvin Spring 2021, Ferragamo Pre-Fall 2021

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Some prefer faux, some go for PU and some prefer vegan, whichever it is, leather is THE trend of 2021 and 2022.

As we’re in the season of jolly times and dark afternoons, it’s time to pull out the clothes in our wardrobe that make us warm for the battle we’re about to face as we open our front doors. Whilst looking clean and chic, we are in the perfect weather for leather. We are seeing leather everywhere and on everyone from jackets and trousers to boots and corset tops. Leather is taking over the fashion scene and if you haven’t copped yourself a staple leather piece yet, then I recommend you do that pronto. 

Leather was correctly anticipated to be a hit trend this year by many exhibiting leather pieces on the runway for their 2021 collections. We had spotted Givenchy, Fendi, Lanvin and Ferragamo displaying leather for their fall and winter 2020 – 2021 collections. The 90s have made a great comeback yet again as the leather jacket was once a staple for ’90s It-girls Gwyneth Paltrow, Winona Ryder and Reese Witherspoon.

As all things leather becomes a bigger and bigger trend, it’s time for you to be acquainted with leather pieces that are HOT right now!

1. Leather Jackets/ Blazers & Trenches

We’ve gone from the waist length biker moment to the long 90s matrix moment with the leather jacket. We are seeing these jackets everywhere, from the high street to classmates in lectures.

2. Leather Trousers

Leather bottoms have come a long way from being a very outgoing look to being high waisted trousers that you can wear up or down. The versatility of the new and improved leather trousers are all we could ask for this winter.

3. Leather Corset top/ Camisole

To whoever came up with this…..*thank you* These corset tops and camisoles are perfect for it. You want to add some sexiness or ‘jazz’ to your winter look/outfit. Since it is cold, layer it over a turtleneck but freezing in style works too I guess!

4. Leather Skirt

Leather skirts have and will always be in style by the looks of it, nothing much has changed apart from the fact that a lot of people are wearing it to match their leather jackets and so and so. A leather skirt with a leather jacket and leather boots outfit would be *chefs kiss*.

5. Leather boots

Speaking of leather boots, they have been insanely popular as of recently. Let me repeat that, insane! Whether it’s sleek knee highs or combat boots, they are THE shoes right now. Really trendy ones at the moment are the Naked Wolfe boots and Doc Martens.

Which leather items will you be wearing this winter?

Written by Sonia Osuji