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Look stylish in leather

Anuja Pandey, Nov 5, 2016 0:18 IST

Chic and classy

Leather has been making the rounds on fashion runways across the world this year. Designers have played with the material and given it a twist in their own style. Indian designers, in particular, have managed to add an unusual desi touch to leather and incorporate it in their collections.

Given the hot, tropical climate in our country, leather is not a very common choice of clothing material. Hence, designers have made alterations to it to help the wearer breathe in leather outfits.

There are so many varieties of leather clothes available these days, such as patent leather outfits, wet look pants, sleek, faux leather skirts, leather tunic or top, and classic biker jackets. As a result, there are so many ways to incorporate the super-stylish material into your wardrobe. However, the only catch is that it not the easiest fabric to carry or somehow slot in your periodical rotation of outfits.

Pair it well


The idea of wearing leather or faux leather is a little daunting for some. While some of us can pull off the leather jacket look effortlessly, others worry about looking odd. This need not be the case at all. Keep in mind the following pairing tips to ensure that you stand out in a crowd:

Pair your leather pants with a black high neck top or a crop top. Wear a bright red lipstick to sizzle.

Wear a spangly knit top with sleek leather trews, a slogan clutch and heels for evening outings. You can also consider adding a little bit of shimmer with a statement jewellery piece and earrings that match.

The biker chic look is all the rage these days. Consider donning a leather jacket on top of skinny leather jeans and do your hair up in a neatly-tied high pony.

Pair a leather mini or midi skirt with a striped sweater and lace-up flat sandals for an elevated everyday look.

To stand out in the crowd, add an asymmetric element to your leather outfit and pair it with a bold colour.

Pair a printed top with leather pants. If you are a curvy woman, consider choosing geometric patterns and prints. These will make you look slimmer.

Match a frayed denim jacket with a pair of leather skinnies or even a skirt. Mixing denims and leather gives an interesting appeal to the whole look.

Ladies, accentuate your feminine quotient by pairing a white chiffon shirt or blouse with a pair of patent leather stilettos and leather slit skirt.

If you’re getting ready for a night out, pair a long leather skirt with a side slit with a lace and georgette blouse with some ruffles on the neck and sleeves.

Leather need not always be black. For instance, you can consider wearing leather in the shades of brown such as tan. A tan midi tunic dress with minimal accessories is a classy way to wear this material.

When paired well, you can make heads turn without feeling hot and uncomfortable in the leather. Remember, balance is the key!

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