Leather and lace — two widely opposed fabrics that stand tall on their own — erupt in an abundance of high fashion when combined. Emitting strength, grit and masculinity, leather is a force that immediately adds backbone to an overall look. Lace, the detail of fabric, effuses delicateness, love and femininity. When paired together in one outfit, these two forces awaken the inner style romanticist in all of us and allow us to pull from masculine and feminine forces, providing the perfect balance. In doing this, it permits the magic of style to truly appear.

FLOATING IN BLACK

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Black Tulle Dress, $305. Available at Rachel Marie Hurst Boutique, Denver. Stylist’s own boots.

The Lowdown: This dress is a powerful force on its own, and paired with over-the-knee leather riding boots allows for the perfect masculine and feminine theme to thrive. The gold detail around the waist pulls in feminine characteristics and offers a softer approach towards the chest. For makeup, a metallic eye and nude lip are favored this fall and winter. Keep the hair simple with a sleek, almost wet look with a deep side or middle part. Bobby pins are exciting details to add to the hair look, and with various designers utilizing these to showcase their looks on the runways, it doesn’t look like these will be phased out anytime soon.

EMPOWERING TEXTURES

Fur Jacket, $298, Leather Leggings, $98, Earrings, $70. Available at Velvet Wolf Boutique at Stanley Marketplace and at velvetwolf.com. Black Lace Camisole, $135. Available by request at @ladyjaneclothing on Instagram and Facebook or [email protected] Designer’s heels.

The Lowdown: The leather pants paired with the lace camisole and bulky, fall-appropriate fuzzy sweater scream ultimate street style in a more formal way. In keeping with appropriate fall colors, mixing jewel tones are always great ways to style an outfit without being too over the top in color. In the same light, mixing textures and fabrics are just as important when styling an outfit. When doing this, the outfit is granted depth and intensity. For shoes, upscale heels are an incredible way to dress up the outfit or a killer pair of boots.

PREVAILING DETAILS

Leather Jacket, $88, Black Jumpsuit, $72. Available at Velvet Wolf at Stanley Marketplace and online at velvetwolf.com. Stylist’s own heels.

The Lowdown: Pairing an extremely masculine leather jacket with a feminine jumpsuit always elevates any look. Keeping with the same color pattern is the perfect monochromatic touch, and if you really want to scream style don’t wear the jacket in a traditional way with the arms through the holes. Place the jacket slightly over the shoulders and allow for it to drape over the arms. This type of styling — shown on celebrities and on the runway — gives off a cool girl energy. To spice up the look, pair a bright pair of stilettos that have a hint of sparkle, metallic or richness to them.

UNYIELDING DOMINANCE

Leather Romper, $200. Available at Rachel Marie Hurst Boutique. Stylist’s own boots.

The Lowdown: For many seasons, rompers have dominated street style and the closets of many. This season is no different. A neutral colored leather romper is a perfect way to incorporate fall, especially when paired with booties or boots. Since this look was predominantly leather, a touch of lace up top was added to ensure the theme of mixing dual characteristics was achieved. The lavender in the lace and fur in the look below give off a bolder Sex and the City vibe that is always envied.

Lavender and Lace Jacket, $300. Available by request at @ladyjaneclothing on Instagram and Facebook or [email protected]

All Photography by Rebecca Grant

Model Nicole Wojtkiewicz.

Makeup by Marco Vargas

Hair by Sarah Simon

Location at the ART, a hotel

Styled by Cheyenne Dickerson

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