The Rich-Looking Item Taking Over My Instagram Feed

Judith Jones

There are plenty of chic trends for the taking this season—from tie-dye to Tevashair clips to all-beige-everything outfits. But there’s one trend we simply can’t seem to take our eyes off of every time we spot it on Instagram. We’re talking leather. And not just your regular staple moto leather jacket you have hanging in your closet. We're focusing in on beautiful leather separates.

From leather shirts and blouses to cropped wide-leg pants, billowy-sleeved dresses, and long trench coats, the luxurious fabric is on the limbs of every cool girl worth her salt these days—and we can’t get enough. Black leather remains a popular mainstay, but it’s earthy tones like tan, camel, olive, beige, and cream that are emerging with full force this season. Try tonal dressing in leather separates or throw out the rule book and mix black and brown leather pieces, as seen on some of our favourite fashion muses.

While real leather can be pricey, there are plenty of high-quality faux-leather and vegan leather options (we love Nanushka) that feel just as soft and luxurious as the real thing. Whether you go for real or faux, the trend makes every outfit look more expensive—adding a lush and luxurious touch to your look. Scroll below to see how the style set is wearing the trend and shop the coolest must-have leather pieces on the market right now.

Leather Shirt

A leather button-down shirt or "shacket" is a fresh and modern way to add the luxe fabric to your wardrobe this season. Play with layering a turtleneck or white tee underneath, and topping off with an overcoat to add interest to the look.

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Black & Brown 

Marrying tan and black leather in your outfit makes for one strikingly cool look.

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& Other Stories Belted Leather Pants ($379)

Cropped Leather Pants

Whether you go for a wide-leg or tapered silhouette, leather pants in black or a toffee brown hue are refreshingly of the moment.

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Shop the looks:

& Other Stories Paperbag Waist Leather Pants ($379)

Dress

A leather dress may sound scary on paper, but a chic and interesting silhouette looks opulent and plush. Try layering a dress over a turtleneck, or pair with cool combat boots to give the look a casual touch.

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Forever Unique Faux Leather Shirt Dress ($87)

Jacket

Trade your cropped leather moto jacket for a longer length silhouette—an unexpected double-breasted blazer, a puffer jacket, or a long trench coat.

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πŸ“Έ: @thestyleograph NYFW FW19

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@ninasuess @cameramoda

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Head-to-Toe

For a rich looking statement outfit, go head-to-toe in leather separates—fresh, cutting-edge, and unequivocally cool. 

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πŸ“Έ: @thestreetvibe NYFW SS19

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Shop the looks:

Mango Leather Jacket ($200)

& Other Stories High Waisted Leather Pants ($300)

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