If you know me then you know that I love me some leather! I will straight up rock leather pants or a leather moto jacket in the middle of summer. That’s how much I love leather.
Leather is a magical fabrication that can transform any look. Leather can make you look cool, edgy, dark, mysterious, and like a total bad ass. In fact, I love leather so darn much I made a video about it. Learn about my love of leather and a bit about how I got my start as a stylist in my latest episode of Lauren Messiah: Uninterrupted.
Now lets talk about taking leather from day to night!
When wearing leather during the day it’s always a good idea to incorporate elements that would rarely be worn during the day. I’m talking denim, tee shirts, sweatshirts, sneakers, and shades. Working in some street wear will help take down the intensity of the leather. I also recommend keeping your makeup minimal and have your hair styled in a care-free “I woke up like this” kind of way.
At night feel free to bring it when it comes to your leather look. Just don’t go overboard with say, a leather jacket + leather pants (being mistaken for a biker isn’t cute). I love the idea of adding a leather jacket to an evening gown or cocktail dress to add an element of cool to the look. Another idea is to replace your “dressy jeans” with leather pants for a more fashion forward look. Don’t be afraid of spikes, studs, and other embellishments – they will only add to your edgy nighttime attire.
How do you wear leather in your everyday (and night) life?