Today’s article is about an absolute wardrobe staple for fall and winter: the black leather pants. By absolute wardrobe staple I mean: It is a MUST HAVE. If you don’t own one yet, go out and get one!
Why? Because leather pants is the answer to sooo many styling questions.
You need some texture to style up a casual day look? Wear leather pants. You need to add some oh la la to a classic outfit? Wear leather pants. You want to look classy and cool like Miranda Kerr? You got it, wear leather pants!
Leather as a material has long been denigrated in fashion as it was more associated with biker gangs and heavy metal rockers (not to mention fetish wear). But then, things changed and pretty much all influential designers started showing the material on the runway. Fashionistas around the world picked it up and now, you cannot think about street style without thinking about leather pants.
If you cannot or don’t want to afford the real thing, faux leather is more than ok, of course! Easier care instructions make up for a lot. Plus, it’s animal friendly. If you choose faux leather, make sure to buy high quality. Poorly made ones can easily turn your look from chic to shoddy. Please don’t do that. For style advice, check out my article on How To Wear Leather Pants.
Thanks Kristin for modelling, you look smoking hot my dear!
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The key to mixing black and blue is to ensure that it appears as an intentional style decision. You don’t want people to think that you just confused the two colours, so make sure the colors are distinguishable from each other.Also keep the fabrics in similar families, i.e. combine lace with lace, wool with wool, jersey with jersey, etc.
And lastly, wearly this colour combination only if the color characteristics of your hair, skind and eyes are pre-dominantly cool. If they are not, I would advice you to get hooked on another trend. This color combination will do nothing more for you than taking away all vibrance in your appereance (and nobdy wants that, right?).
It’s about time for a new article on trends for this fall/winter season. And this one is a real shocker for the fashion world: Mixing black and blue has become acceptable and is now even considered chic and trendy!
For many years we have been told that mixing black and blue is a huge fashion faux pas. Together, the two colors are just too dark, too cool and will make you look like a bruise. And besides that, why combine those two if both of them go so well with a lot of other colors?
Why? Because they look GREAT together!
So get over your antiquated fear. Pronto.
When done properly, black and blue can add a very sophisticated dimension to an overall clean and classic look. For fall 2013, designers like Celine, Michael Kors and Rebecca Taylor are just all about it.