Posts tagged "leather"

Gift Guide: 11 Gifts For the Dapper Dude Or Dame

Do you have a masculine-presenting friend or loved one (male, female, trans, or anywhere in between) who’s too stylish for words? Cheers to the masculine set! There’s a lot to say for the craft, simple elegance, and timelessness of the dapper aesthetic. Both the dapper ladies and gents in your life will appreciate these gifts!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 3, 2014

Fashion Quiz: Trendy Overalls Or Chest Waders?

One of the items shown above is a pair of petite faux leather overalls from ASOS. The other is a pair of men’s rubber chest waders from Amazon. Can you tell which is which? I’m still trying to figure it out…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 13, 2013

Fashion Week Poll: Love Me Some Leather

Hi, my name is Katie and I’m addicted to leather. But seriously … the fact that leather is SO in this fall and that it’s coming back for more next spring, at least according to what we’re seeing on the NYFW runways, might be a serious problem for my bank account.

By: Katie Oldenburg / September 11, 2013

Hi/Lo: The Leather Look

A leather jacket is de rigueur for fall. But not everyone has the inclination or the ethics (hello, vegans!) to spend big bucks on a nice moto jacket. That’s why we’re here — to find the affordable, faux-leather versions of the high fashion styles you love.

After the jump, leather jackets and “leather”…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 9, 2013

Well Played: Heidi Klum’s Little Leather Dress

If this trend continues, I’m thinking the LLDOAC (Little Leather Dress Of Any Color) will soon replace the LBD (Little Black Dress) as women’s go-to party ensemble. Case in point: Heidi Klum’s fabulous oxblood (are we still calling this color “oxblood”? Have we moved on to “Hematoma” yet?) leather dress, accessorized perfectly with gold earring…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 3, 2013

Must Haves: 10 Foxy Faux Leather Pieces From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I scoped out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale over the weekend, and one trend definitely stood out to me: So. Much. Faux. Leather. I’m not complaining! I love the look of leather, but I really love faux leather because it’s more affordable and more humane than genuine leather. Want to add this sexy trend to your fall wardrobe?

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 25, 2013

Well Played: Kate Hudson In Pink And Leather (Times Two)

Kate Hudson showed up for an appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman” in a leather pencil skirt with a hot pink top, and left the studio in a leather micro mini and hot pink pumps. As a lover of Kate Hudson, the color pink, ’80s fashion, and black leather, I am completely obsessed…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 25, 2013

That’s A Lot Of Look: Nicole Scherzinger Loads Up On Leather

On a recent night out in London, Nicole Scherzinger hit the town in a leather jacket, tight crop top, major false lashes, slicked-back hair, and a slightly baffling pair of leather pant-boots. I can only assume that Nicole is auditioning for the role of the 6th Kardashian sister, but the real proof will come whe…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 12, 2013

Style 911: “Help Me Find An Affordable Leather Jacket!”

“I’m searching for a cute black leather jacket in the price range of under $500, sort of like the one that Ami’s been rocking.  There’s so many of them out there it’s overwhelming to search, but I think it’s an item a lot of Frisky readers might be interested in, especially now that the temperature…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 4, 2012

Love It Or Leave It: Fergie’s Fringed Airport Outfit

Fergie arrived at LAX looking every bit the leather-clad, gold-fringed rock star. It’s a fierce outfit to be sure, but I’m having similar feelings seeing this as I do when I see Kim Kardashian going out to dinner in super-tight, sheer, strappy, belted, bondage-inspired outfits (seriously, three sips of soup and that skirt seam is gonna…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 3, 2012

That’s A Lot Of Look: Jessica Biel’s Stud Farm

What is up with Jessica Biel today, guys? She is wearing every kind of trend at once. Colored leather, studded leather, a weird peasant top? Did she switch stylists? Join a lesbian biker gang? Pick up a side job as a Michael Jackson impersonator? What’s the deal, Biel? [Photo: WENN]

By: Julie Gerstein / October 8, 2012

Fall Must Haves: 10 Leather Bottom Pieces In An Array Of Colors

Celebs may have worn it first, but we’ve been feeling leather (and leather-look) pants, shorts, and skirts in the forecast for some time now. The right piece fits seamlessly into any wardrobe; it can be the centerpiece of an outfit in color or worn with anything in black. Either way, it’s a luxurious, classic look…

By: Rachel Krause / October 6, 2012

NYFW Trend Forecast: Leather, Lady

Leather is nothing new, but for spring/summer 2013, designers used it in innovative ways. From sewn leather trousers, to buttery leather dresses and colored denim in every hue, there was something for every leather lover at New York Fashion Week. Check out some of our faves above!

By: Julie Gerstein / September 14, 2012

Cheap & Chic: Kate Spade’s Hobo Bag, That A Real Hobo Might Be Able To Afford

Jessica loves this Kate Spade Cobble Hill Kori hobo bag. It’s very much in Jessica’s style — feminine, soft and classic. But she’s really not feeling the bag’s $478 price tag. So rather than go into major debt for a purse, we’ve offered to find her similar bags at a much more pleasing price point.

By: Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2012

Style Stealer: Anna Dello Russo’s Leather Look

Anna Dello Russo is an editor-at-large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan. But she’s probably best known for her wild costumery and show-stopping hats.  Though she’s often seated front row during fashion week, it’s her outlandish outfits that have landed her time and again on style blogs. And Yoox.com even did a T-shirt collaboration featuring…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 5, 2012

Shopping Guide: Leather Isn’t Just For Coats & Jackets

Leather is having such a major moment right now that designers and retailers are going beyond the classic leather coats and jackets. We also are loving leather skirts, tops, dresses, pants, and vests. Take a look at some of our favorite leather pieces that will make a statement in your wardrobe.

By: Annika Harris / November 20, 2011

Shopping Guide: Searching For An Affordable Little Leather Jacket

A couple years ago, I wrote a love letter of sorts to my hand-me-down leather jacket. But sadly, my little leather jacket and I are breaking up. Why? Well my too-wide shoulders have pushed a wedge between us. So now I’m on a hunt for a new love because everyone needs an LLJ. Whether faux or real,…

By: Annika Harris / September 26, 2011

Do Not Want: A Seven Pound, $17,500 Fake Leather Jacket

Nevermind that this thing is demonstrably out of our price range, this faux leather Balenciaga jacket weighs seven pounds! Seven pounds! Who wants to walk around with seven extra pounds of fabric and tickety-tackity trimmings on them all day? [Style]…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 11, 2011

Do Not Want: Rachel Comey Leather Socks

I can’t really comprehend the thinking behind the Rachel Comey leather socks. You can get athlete’s foot for free from a really nasty locker room, so why would anyone pay $219 for an itchy yeast infection between your toes? [Creatures of Comfort]…

By: Annika Harris / October 8, 2010

Style 911: How Can I Wear Leather In The Summer?

“I love my leather jacket, but I don’t know if I can wear it during the summer months. Any advice?” –Lindsay

The rule in fashion is that there are no rules. I say hell yes, you can wear a traditionally winter fabric in any season. My only limitations? Don’t overdo it and stay away…

By: Lauren Gold / June 16, 2010
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