Fall Fashion Fever: Tough Girl Chic

Runway: Realway:

Its time to turn up your style and attitude with fall’s modern leatherwear.

Sweet or sassy?  Don’t compromise your personality – fall has reworked leather to suit your style.  Slip on a pair of edgy leggings or throw on a classic A-line skirt to embrace fall’s leather-craze!


The Inspiration: F/W’12 Theyskens’ Theory (left); The Look: Costume Dept. (right)

Costume Dept.’s textured pleather leggngs are a great way to fake the trend!  Unlike real leather these leggings will slide on with ease and hug every curve in just the right place.  Wear with boots or heels and you are sure to look like a fashionista!

Women’s Cold Blooded Leggings | $34 | Available at 80’spurple


The Inspiration: F/W’12 Cushnie et Ochs (left); The Look: byCORPUS (right)

Leather is not always the most practical textile. So, if you’re hesitant about the trend try this dress by byCORPUS.  The leather accent piece shows your trendy while the simple silhouette reveals your practical side.

Leather Trim Crepe Shift Dress | $79 | Available at Urban Outfitter’s


The Inspiration: F/W’12 Jean Paul Gaultiert (left); The Look: Free People (right)

Get the go to jacket for fall!  The shearling/motorcycle-jacket combination was seen all over the runways this season.  Free People’s Vegan Leather Jacket with Faux Fur Details is a soft and stylish version of the coat that will come in handy all season long.

Vegan Leather Jacket with Fur Collar | $248 | Available at Free People


The Inspiration: F/W’12 DKNY (left); The Look: Free People (right)

Whoever said leather can’t be feminine has yet to see this skirt!  This high-wasted leather circle skirt gives a modern update to the common cotton skirt while still flattering the feminine figure.

Free People Faux Leather Skirt | $128 | Available at Nordstrom