|Skirt (Maginn, Nordstrom); Blouse (Lauren Ralph Lauren); Cufflinks (Tiffany & Co.); Watch (Elgin); Scarf (Echo); Belt (Nine West); Bag (Michael Kors); Shoes (Bandolino)|
Leather is everywhere this year! While leather skirts, pants, and shirts were once the primary province of bikers, musicians, and club kids, new shapes and fresh colors that shatter traditional notions of the material's use have resulted in accessible leather clothing that's suitable for everyday life. I, for one, couldn't be happier about it.
I've always been a fan of leather, and acquired my first leather skirt in high school. I was sixteen. The skirt was short, pale pink and on sale at Wilson's Leathergoods in the local mall for fifty dollars. I begged my mom for it. She said "No, no, no. If you want it, save your own money for it." So, I did. And then, I never wore it. I had a perfect vision of an outfit in my head when I bought it, but I was never able to translate it into reality. The leather was so stiff and thick that it really wasn't all that flattering, either. I finally got rid of it sometime after college graduation, tags still intact. Mom - if you're reading this, you were right. But, I hope you'll agree my new navy one is a much better choice, and yes, I got it on sale!