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 with both looks. Which outfit do you prefer? Left Kate or Right Kate? [Photos: Fame/Flynet]
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 when she changes her name to Kicole. Stay tuned! [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
“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 temperatures are dropping.” –Heather
Finding the perfect leather jacket is definitely a process of trial and error. I asked Ami about hers, and she said it’s vintage. Buying vintage might be one option you want to pursue, but you’ll have to be prepared to hit up a bunch of vintage shops and try on a zillion jackets (which could be, you know, fun). But if you’re really anti-vintage, we’ve found a few options that might work, too. Check ‘em out after the jump!
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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 pop!). Like, the mere thought of boarding a cross-country flight in leather pants gets me all itchy and sweaty and running for a pair of cotton leggings and a baggy sweater. [Photo: Splash News]
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]
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 with an unexpected edge. But let’s face it — good leather doesn’t come cheap. Hell, neither does good pleather. The quest to find the right pair of pants, or the perfect skirt, isn’t easy, so we’ve made it a little easier by compiling 10 of our best bets (of both leather and vegan pleather) under $300, with 4 options under $100. Don’t be afraid to invest in leather, because if New York Fashion Week runway trends are any indication (and duh, of course they are), the look is here to stay well through the next two seasons.
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!
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. Check out what we’ve found after the jump!
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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 some of Dello Russo’s crazier looks last year. We’ve selected one of Dello Russo’s less wild outfits — worn to last week’s Stella McCartney RTW show — to steal. We love how she does so much with a fairly simple palette of black, white and gold. Check out our steal after the jump.
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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.