20 Ways to Work Leather Into Your Fall Wardrobe
Leather is completely dominating every wardrobe staple imaginable this fall —we’re talking shirts, shorts, and dresses made entirely of leather! But if that trend seems like much too much, we recommend trying these 20 leather-trimmed pieces on for size. Because when leather is used as an accent, it gives garments both a stunning shape and a high-fashion feel in a proportion that’s just right for our style.
2. Faux Leather Trim Boyfriend Shirt ($89): The classic white button down gets an edgy update with thin leather trim. We have to say the result is just as good as the original.
3. Faux Leather Trim Cap Sleeve Top ($50): Delicate draping and faux leather cap sleeves give this cowl neck an ultra modern look. The “night shadow blue” color is nothing less than swoon-worthy.
4. Abbie Quilted Sweatshirt ($150): We love the combo of smooth leather elbow patches with chunky quilted pleating. It’s the perfect mix of hard and soft in our book.
5. Leather Pocket Pullover ($128): This cozy looking cotton shirt is both slouchy and stylish, all thanks to the leather contrast pocket. Get used to seeing lots of army green and leather this season.
1. Faux Leather Trim Tweed Skirt ($79): Leather trim amps up this basic tweed skirt with just the right amount of edge. Pair with a colorful knit for work or a chiffon tank for after-dinner drinks.
2. Emily Solid Pant ($170): These polished trousers boast cool front leather pockets that can either be boldly featured or discretely disguised based what color you choose. Maybe buy one pair in each color, just to be on the safe side ;)
3. Leather Panel Skirt ($198): Skillfully placed leather panels give superb shape to this otherwise ordinary black skirt. We love how it dresses up an open chambray top and grey tee.
4. Vegan Leather Trim Skinny ($98): These skinny jeans borrow a traditional tuxedo detail to achieve a look that’s ultimately more sporty than black-tie appropriate. The black leather racing stripe makes your legs look miles long.
5. Vilipara Skirt ($335): This is a power skirt if we’ve ever seen one! Curvy leather panels add incredible sophistication.
1. Faux Leather Trim Ponte Sheath Dress ($77): A faux leather “belt” wraps around the waist of this dress like a dream, creating a beautiful feminine shape from both the front and back.
2. Shift Dress with Contrast Leather Front ($166): This ain’t your mama’s tweed dress! Tweed and leather meet again, but this time, it’s the leather that’s taking the front seat, and we’re totally on board with that.
3. Faux Leather Trim Sheath Dress ($235): It’s official, this might be the most beautiful leather detailing we’ve laid eyes on this fall. Both the front hourglass shape and fluid back pattern create jaw-dropping silhouettes.
4. Sweater Dress with Leather Look Collar ($65): Stylish collars have been catching our attention lately, so it’s no surprise fell head over heels for this neckline. We don’t ever remember a time when a sweater dress looked this cute!
5. Pencil Dress ($71): This little black dress is seriously smokin’! Ruched hips, a plunge neckline, and a thick leather belt all add extra va-va-voom.
1. Wool-Blend Coat ($290): Bundle up in style with this seriously chic wool coat. Leather trim elegantly wraps around loose cuffs and accentuates the gorgeous structured neckline.
2. Faux Leather Trim Poncho ($88): This leather-trimmed shawl is a perfect fall cover-all. Wherever you’re casting off the chill, never let this cuddly cape leave your side!
3. Leather Look Insert Blazer ($85): Every girl needs a good blazer in her arsenal, and this one definitely fits the bill. Its boyfriend cut is right on trend, just like the leather panel that spans both shoulders.
5. Checked Duffle Coat with Leather Sleeves ($189): A plaid hunter’s jacket gets an urban makeover with long leather sleeves. This versatile piece would look great with pleated khakis or even a pair of…gasp…leather shorts!
Which of these leather detailed pieces work with your style? Tell us in the comments below!
Getting the word out about your brand takes time, drive, and ingenuity. And it doesn't come easy for many entrepreneurs. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're chatting with Selfmade alum Taylor Morgan McPherson, founder of Sustainable Sparkle Bar, about ways in which she scored press as a solo startup brand and what she learned from Selfmade to take her brand marketing up a notch.
B + C: How did you know Sustainable Sparkle Bar was your business to start?
Glitter has always been my thing, so when I started my event company I decided to make it my niche. I started telling people I threw glitter-themed parties where people would get sparkled with glitter body art and makeup. Six months after that I applied to my first festival and to work with SUR restaurant in West Hollywood.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
I honestly can't say that I've had a specific strategy that I've followed when it comes to getting my business off the ground. I have a PR background so I was just constantly pitching new business and posting on social media.
B + C: What's the biggest challenge you face as a small business owner?
I would say creating a stable income and revenue stream. With a seasonal, event-based business it can be very up and down.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
The relationships I made and the push to start an email database.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I love what I do and I believe in myself 100%. Staying motivated isn't the hard part. Pushing myself to do the work and staying accountable is the hard part.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip? Do you use any apps that help you manage your business?
I keep multiple to-do lists, hand-written and digital. I also tell clients and partners that I will have something to them by a certain time or day so I have to stick to it.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Just do it, take the leap. And don't worry about what anyone else says to thinks.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Issa Rae, I'm so inspired by everything that she's created being a creative and a black woman. It's my dream to have my own show one day based on my life and where I give advice and talk about the world. She's doing it and making people laugh and giving people joy. And it's based in LA. Watching Insecure only further cemented my dreams of wanting to live in LA.
B + C: How did you hear about the Office Depot scholarship?
One of my friends that I met through Camp No Counselors saw an IG ad for it and nominated me.
B + C: What has receiving the scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start/grow your business?
It's completely helped me level up and take my business to another level. Selfmade helped me host my first virtual event and taught me how to set up my website to sell tickets to events and get RSVPs.
B + C: How have Office Depot services or products helped you accomplish more in your business?
I got new cards to send in all of my orders with my discount code on them. I also bought a really cool 4K camera that I now use for my social media.
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Head to Office Depot's Selfmade page to check out even more amazing business resources (and discounts!) to help you accomplish more on your entrepreneurial journey. These offers are available for a limited time only, so be sure to take advantage of all this goodness while supplies last. Want to join the next Selfmade cohort this summer? Check out all of the scholarship details right here.