Leather is trending this year, but it may be tricky to style, so I’m sharing some of my favorite tips. I purchased the faux leather Steve Madden jacket from Nordstrom last year and showed it for the first time here.
Black is a classic color option for leather, but other colors are available this year. Since it is still well-represented in my wardrobe, I wear black, but I’ve learned to vary the textures when I wear a monochrome combination. The variation makes the look much more interesting. For example, smooth leather with Ponte knit pants, chevron tights, and suede pumps with a tweed bag invites the eye to travel from top to toe.
Current leather blazers are here, here, and here. Similar slacks are here (mine are many years old.) The tank is here. A similar bag is on sale here. Similar pumps are here. Similar chevron pattern tights are here. A similar dome ring is here.
A note about pant lengths: I recently had these pants hemmed to a thirty-one-inch inseam since I no longer wear four-inch stilettos. My ankle pants are best at a twenty-nine-inch inseam, straight-leg jeans are best at thirty-inch inseams, and tailored slacks and boot-cut jeans are best at a thirty-one-inch inseam. The inseam measures from the crotch to the hemline of the pants. Learning which length is best for you helps tremendously with shopping and styling.
I’ve been using Beautycounter skincare since 2017. My routine is here. The necklace is here with an extender here. I always pair a bold necklace with tiny earrings. Similar earrings are here.
We chuckled when my handsome dinner date met me in the living room, also wearing black and gray since we didn’t plan the color coordination.
When I show you pictures of what I wore, it is often classic simple basics that I may have owned for years. Of course, I may buy new items occasionally, but I always look for pieces I can wear many times, in several ways, and for years to come. A summary of recent outfits is here. In addition, shopping links on this website may allow me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.