Despite this, the big question is how far can we take this trend? Is it appropriate to wear to work? Well, depending on what industry you are in, we can all work a bit of leather into our wardrobes. Take away any sexual connotations of the past with leather, yes it is sexy! But it is also chic, stylish and depending on how you wear it – classy.
1.Conservative Office Environment:
Firstly, if you are in an office environment that is quite conservative you need to really consider leather as a highlight to your outfit. Such as a high waisted skirt, pants or leggings with a leather trim, a blazer shaped leather jacket or even a shirt or top with a leather detail could work. Never wear more than one item of leather. Leather pants are big NO! Make sure you use leather to polish your look, even if it's in your accessories – remember it is a highlight in this type of environment.
If you are in a semi-conservative office or workplace, certain garments of leather could be suitable. Always mix materials though – these looks are a great way to incorporate leather into your work wardrobe – consider a classic trench with leather sleeves or a flattering sheath dress with leather piping or pockets. A leather peplum top with jeans is also a a nice choice for a casual Friday or rocking a leather motorcycle jacket over your favourite little black dress is a great way to style this look.
If your workplace/office is more relaxed and you can wear whatever you want – it is still valuable to take the above options into consideration. Just because you can wear what you want doesn't mean you can go all out with leather – it is a trend that needs to be worked well to suit the person and place. Mixing materials should still be considered, but choosing pieces like a leather dress with front panel in leather and back panel in viscose could be a great choice! Leather jackets are always in and always work in these kind of environments. Style it with a crisp white shirt, jeans and ankle boots – and you will have a style winner!
The last, but simple tip on wearing leather this season to work is to always make sure you feel comfortable – there's nothing worse than seeing someone walk down the street pulling at their dress every two metres. Keep it simple, relaxed and suitable for your personality and environment.