Fall in New York brings out one staple from everyone’s closet – a leather jacket. Our city’s unofficial uniform is already head-to-toe black and a leather jackets fits right in. I went to a party last weekend and almost every guy in the room wore a leather jacket. Leather just screams “cool”, dating back to the heydays of Hollywood when the likes of Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford and Olivia Newton-John in “Grease” popularized the leather for the masses. Rebirth of rock’n’roll in the 70s took this look even further for women.
The new trend that I am seeing now and wanted to replicate here is “leather on leather”. Jackets alone just aren’t enough anymore. Everything from skirts, to shirts, to pants can be in leather now – and definitely don’t be afraid to wear more than one piece at a time! For this look I wore a belted jacket with a leather pencil skirt and heels to soften up the look a bit and make it more unique and feminine. I was going for “I can still kick your a@@ but I will do it in style” type of vibe 🙂 Another great part about leather, is there are a lot more vegan leather options on the market now so if you were hesitant to jump on this trend before, you can definitely do it now.
Tell me about your city’s “unofficial uniform” – what’s one item that you’ve seen everywhere this year IRL?