Three Floor Peplum Top
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A little leather goes on long way and these days it’s in no short supply. Gone are the days when leather pants resemble a Sandy costume from Grease.

“Designers are creating lux looks by combining leather with feminine fabrics and incorporating it in new and unique ways.”

Sporting a little leather can give you  sense of confidence and bring out your inner rebel.

The standard leather jacket has evolved to fit every aesthetic at every price point. Designers are upgrading them by adding fur and studs, combing unexpected materials, and playing with proportions and focusing on fit. Leather isn’t finished with the jacket either; pants, skirts, cocktail dresses, t-shirts, and even gowns have received the leather treatment. Designers are delivering variations on the trend on all fronts and there is sure to be an option just right for you. Dive in and try on one of this season’s most exciting trends and you may feel just a little tougher and a bit more daring.

A little reluctant to take the plunge on a $300 leather circle skirt? Understandable. Less expensive versions are readily available at almost every price point. Faux-leather is rivaling the real thing in a major way, at only a fraction of the price. You can now accomplish the look without the rubber smell of a tire following you around all day or looking like you’ve wrapped a trash bag around your derrière. Companies like BB Dakota and Zara are offering on-point pieces that won’t drain your budget.

Whether you are looking to update an everyday look or to find a great new night-on-the-town outfit, scroll down to find the leather look for you.

Lush Dress

Marna Ro Dress

A Little Bit of Leather                 These two dresses are a great example of a little leather going a long way. By incorporating the leather accent on just a portion of the dress, there is no need to be timid when stepping out in these on trend pieces. The leather touch on the maxi-dress gives it a tough, urban vibe. Glam it up with an up do and strappy heels for a show-stopping holiday party dress. Dress it down by throwing on a denim jacket and laid-back booties. Adding leather trim to a standard LBD gives it a fun, flirty vibe and at just $38 is a great way to ease into the leather look. Add a pop of color to either look with a bright lipstick or a deep plum nail color.