The best leather pieces you should invest in this season

In the spirit of investing in made-to-last wardrobe staples, we can’t overlook leather as one of fashion’s most hardworking materials, with designers utilising the sturdy and versatile textile in more ways than ever before. 

No longer relegated just to your favourite pair of trusty shoes or handbag, why not step out in a pair of leather culottes, a leather jacket or a suede skirt? Now that many of us are out and about in the “real world” again and aware that the temperature has noticeably dropped, there’s no better time to take a closer look at leather. 

Charlotte suede skirt from Dadelszen, Christopher Esber Charlie tuck short from Muse, Trench coat from Louis Vuitton

Colour In
While classic black will always be in style, the autumn/winter 2020 international collections showcased vivid iterations of coloured leather in various shades; from electric blue at Mugler to oxblood outerwear at Lanvin and artful patchwork suede at Marni. Be inspired to reach for one of the tinted pieces on offer locally.

Ena Pelly New York biker jacket from Superette. Ganni grain leather jacket from Workshop. Cream leather jacket from Dior

Outer Layer
You’ll never regret adding a leather jacket to your rotation. Recent interpretations play with proportion for an oversized fit and fresh washes including cream and warm brown.

Liberation leather mini skirt from Aje. Frame Denim skinny leather trousers from Superette. Remain Birger Christensen Bellis leather midi-skirt from Net-a-Porter.

Leg It
Stepping out in a pair of leather trousers needn’t be as intimidating as it sounds. Fans of a polished style will love the pairing of a crisp white shirt worn untucked, or an oversized knit and coat for a more relaxed textural look.

Cobu leather jacket from Dadelszen. Leather shirt from Gucci. Reversible suede bomber jacket from Ermenegildo Zegna.

For The Boys
Luxurious leather and impeccable menswear are a match made in heaven; all that’s left to decide is how you want to wear it. For corporate casual that still says chairman of the board or polished weekend cool, leather is now the preference for professionals in search of an edge.

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