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Style Guide: Leather

Leather is everywhere year round these days with leather shorts popping up in spring/summer and everything from leather shackets to pants popping up in fall/winter.

If you haven’t tried rocking something in leather (vegan or real) what are you waiting for? It is a super comfortable (and warm) option to have in your wardrobe and can be styled in so many ways to incorporate the style vibe that you are going for.

Here is a roundup of some leather pieces to try, key leather styling considerations, and our top picks to check out

#1: Leather Jumpsuits

Leather jumpsuits are basically a ready made outfit, but they come in various styles. Whether you're here for a wide leg moment, a puff sleeve, or a tighter look, we're here to help! Further, you will find some colored leather options out there...we recommend a neutral to get the most out of this option but if you love color, go for it and a bolder statement look!

How To Style:

  • Add accessories - when styling a black leather jumpsuit, accessories are KEY. The majority of the leather jumpsuits are all black/neutral, so add a fun pop of color with shoes, jewelry, a headband, or even a scarf

  • Try a black an white moment - mixing a black jumpsuit with a white ankle boot or a white sneaker - this is a bolder look with contrast that is sure to stand out

  • Elevate with a heel - another fun way to dress up a leather jumpsuit is by pairing with a fun or classy heel. This will elevate your look and give it a more sleek approach. An extra tip is add some fun bangle bracelets to your look as well.

  • Add a belt to accentuate your waist - Leather jumpsuits that already incorporate a belt are also a great idea, pair these with a high heeled boot and some hoop earrings.

#2: Leather Leggings

Leather leggings are one of our favorite ways to incorporate this texture into our fall wardrobe this season / in general. They keep you warm, you can easily style them according to the occasion, and you can use them to show off your figure (in the right ways for you of course)!

How To Style:

  • A seasonally appropriate way we have seen leather leggings and faux leather leggings styled is with a neutral top or tight fitting bodysuit, a fun shacket or flannel, and your favorite pair of street style sneakers.

  • If you're looking for a GNO or dressed up look, leather leggings are still in the cards for you. To take this route, either choose your favorite sweater or bodysuit and grab a pair of over the knee boots.

  • High heels are great too, with this we recommend a slicked back updo for a more dramatic look.

  • Don’t forget to add hops or a statement earring if you try this! All in all, you can wear this staple piece in so many ways this fall.

  • The classic SPANX are one of our all time favorite options and have been around for years now and there is now a more patent leather option available to really shine/stand out. Note that leggings with a waistband (like the Spanx) will hug your torso more than an option like the Commando without a defined waistband

#3: Leather pants

Leather pants are very similar to leather leggings regarding styling. They are versatile, a statement, and perfect to throw on. The pants will generally be a little less form fitting than full blown leggings, likely a little more room to breathe and comfortable, yet still warm. Note that if you opt for a pair with fleece lining these will add extra warmth and thickness.

How To Style:

  • We are loving the split hem look when seeing leather pants. This is such a fun detail and perfect to play up with a great pair of sneakers or boots.

  • A top that goes well with leather pants is a high neck bodysuit or a long sleeve satin button down french tucked into the leather pants. Pair this satin top with heels and a sophisticated clutch for a dressy look. For the satin top, if your going or a moody tone make it monochromatic.

  • If you need another element or finishing touch to your outfit, add a pop of color by choosing a fun satin button down.

#4: Leather Jackets

Leather jackets are a staple and really come out in the fall/winter seasons - for style & warmth! And no they don't need to be real leather with so many good vegan / faux leather options these days! The way we've traditionally seen them styled for an edgy look is not the same anymore. We now see them added to any outfit for a stylish look with a lot or little edge.

How To Style:

  • Some ways we have been obsessed with styling leather jackets are with sweater dresses and a pair of knee high or over the knee boots, paired with a maxi skirt, and with your favorite pair of jeans.

  • When incorporating this extra layer and texture play it up by either going for a monochromatic look or quite the opposite; let this be your statement.

  • When wearing a leather jacket with a maxi skirt, go for a fun printed skirt, a neutral top or sweater, some boots or sneakers of choice, and then finish it off by throwing on the leather jacket.

#5: Leather Tops

Tops in general are so versatile, from puff sleeves, to one shoulder, long sleeve, to shortsleeve. We are now seeing them better than ever due to this fun new trending texture, they're leather!

How To Style:

  • The perfect way, in our opinion, to style leather tops for any occasion is with wide leg or straight leg jeans. This way, you can add a white sneaker, an ankle boot, or even a heel depending on the occasion!

  • A fun way to style jeans and a leather top would be a leather puff sleeve top, straight leg light washed denim, and a pair of white leather ankle boots.

  • If you want a sleek look, pair a tighter leather top with a pair of leather pants and a boot of choice.

  • We have also been loving a leather tube top with a fun maxi skirt paired with a leather jacket as well. Mixing textures and colors is a great way to elevate your look wherever you're off too.

  • Choosing a maxi skirt that incorporates color, pattern, and fun textures with a leather top is bound to make the perfect outfit.

And this is just 5 options - you've also got leather skirts, leather boots, and more...have fun with this texture! Happy Styling!

Want help selecting the right leather pieces for YOU, per your body type, complexion, budget, and more? Book one of our virtual styling services and 1:1 time with a Pro that can curate looks & advice just for you in our app!

Just have styling questions? You can also chat with the Prept Team in our app / text us anytime @ 855-582-3573


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