How To Wear Colored Leather

For quite some time now, leather has risen back to popularity and it is no longer exclusively for bikers and bad boys. We’ve been digging up and thinking of ways to incorporate leather jacket into girly outfits, bohemian outfits, modern chic outfits, and all other outfits. Leather jackets ultimately offers an ounce of edginess to whatever outfit you’re going for. But when you think about it, the first thing that comes to one’s mind when thinking of leather jacket, or any leather garment for that matter, is black. Right?

But we have turn up our creative brain and go further from innovating how to wear black leather jackets. We have to go up a notch and brainstorm on how to wear leather garments of any kind–pants, skirts, and shorts. And not just any leather clothes but colored ones at that!

Leather might be a tad bit stiff and costume-y but it’s actually a very versatile textile. So here are some tips and tricks on wearing colored leather.

As A Top

Leather comes off as sticky to the skin so I definitely recommend a leather top that’s sleeveless. And with usually a more androgynous design, it’s better to pair off a colored leather top with something feminine.

leather crop top Jamie Chung

red leather crop top

As A Pair of Pants

When it comes to a pair of colored leather pants, a skin tight one would be more suitable for a casual look especially when paired with a loose shirt. As for something dressier, go for a palazzo pants or culottes and wear an equally dressy top with it.

green leather skinny jeans

brown leather culottes

As A Pair of Shorts

I particularly love it when one wears a leather shorts in an extremely fun color like bubblegum pink or fuschia. The bold and playful shade plus the glossiness of leather gives that sort of candy-like look to it. And you can either pair it with some other color that’s bold or something more toned down.

fuschia leather shorts Beyonce

green leather shorts Kourtney Kardashian

As A Skirt

You can definitely incorporate a colored leather skirt to any kind of style–may it be boho/modern, for office or just an everyday outfit. So long as you know the right silhouette of the skirt. For instance, you could opt for a more relaxed look with an a-line skirt and be more formal with a pencil skirt.

bright yellow midi leather skirt

red pencil leather skirt

As A Dress

Usually, leather dresses are tight to the skin. So if you don’t want your tummy to look obvious, I suggest a dress with a more tailored cut. Preferably one with seams that go vertical. Also, opt for a dress in dark color if possible.

violet leather dress Allison Williams

blue leather dress Nicky Hilton

Leather on Leather

The trick to achieving leather on leather without looking or feeling so stuffed up is to only choose one garment from your attire, whether it’s the top or the bottom, to be leather then the other leather would have to be the footwear.

burgundy leather skirt and blush leather moto jacket

leather dress and leather boots

As A Jacket

Leather jackets had always given an ounce of edginess to whatever your outfit maybe. But with a colored leather jacket, you not only make your outfit a tad bit edgy but you can also harmonize your leather jacket with the feminine pieces of your ensemble better.

burgundy leather jacket

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As A Coat

There’s one way of going with a leather coat: it’s stiff. So you might as well go for a polished look. And you don’t want it to look like a kid’s rubber rain coat so go for darker and colors.

burgundy leather poncho coat

blue leather coat