10 Foolproof Combinations to Help You Pull Off Leather Clothes Like a Pro
Knowing how to wear an outfit and own it is something that everybody should know, simply because it allows you to look good at all times, regardless of the time and place. However, there are specific pieces of clothing that are harder to combine than others. We’re thinking, for example, of leather garments. That might explain why, for some people, wearing leather clothes may be of bad taste. But the truth is, when you know how to combine them with other types of clothes, these garments can give a unique twist to most of your outfits.
At Bright Side, we’ve decided to demystify the bad reputation leather garments have and provide you with 10 ways to wear them. If you have some of these types of pieces in your closet, this is your lucky day — take them out and learn how to wear them without losing an ounce of style.
1. Mini skirts and their chic style
A very fashionable and glamorous garment, when it’s made of leather, is the classic mini skirt. Not only will it make your legs look slimmer and longer, but this essential garment is extremely elegant. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be used for various occasions, both for daytime and evening events. If you have wider hips, it’s often recommended that you buy your miniskirt in black and that you combine it with basic T-shirts and tennis shoes or ankle boots.
2. The choice of colors
Your choice of colors will all depend on the effect you want to achieve with your outfit. That’s why choosing the right garments to combine with your leather clothing is very important. If you want to draw people’s attention to the leather garment, ideally, you’d combine it with clothes of complementary or even opposite shades. That will help you to highlight your outfit in general.
3. The timeless appeal of a jacket
The leather jacket is a classic garment that, no matter how many years go by, is still popular and in style — if you know how to wear it, that is. For example, if you don’t want to look too much like a rock ’n’ roll girl, you can go for a simple, neat look, like with something that doesn’t have too many ornaments, spikes, or zippers. A leather jacket is so versatile that you can combine it with almost everything. You probably already know about the classic combo of jeans and summer dresses. They both will look great!
4. Balance: the secret to everything
One of the most important skills, when it comes to fashion, is knowing how to balance textures, colors, and designs. Let’s say, for example, that you want to wear a tight leather garment on the upper part of your body. Then you’ll most likely have to make sure that the piece on the lower part is loose, and vice versa. Of course, that depends on your body shape and your taste in fashion, but overall, the goal is to balance both styles to create different visual layers while making sure the outfit does not lose its overall appeal.
5. The power of accessories
When you think about leather garments, there’s no reason to stick exclusively to items like pants, skirts, or jackets. There are many other options to explore out there. For example, you can go for accessories made of leather that will complete and even add style to your outfit. Having leather wallets, bandanas, gloves, or belts is always a good choice, not only because they’re often very resistant, but also because they can stand out and add to the general look of the outfit.
6. The foolproof option: all-black outfits
This trend has been gaining relevance for a few years now, maybe because of its simplicity and the classy touch black clothing is known for. In any case, dressing in all black has gone from being frowned upon to becoming one of the favorite styles of younger generations. However, in addition to being very elegant, black is known for something else: it makes your silhouette look longer and slimmer. Adding a black leather garment to a totally black outfit is always a good call because you’ll never get it wrong.
7. A neon blast of fashion
In contrast to the all-black outfits we just mentioned, lately, neon shades have also been gaining unstoppable momentum and have become a favorite go-to for many celebrities. While it takes a lot of confidence and personality to pull them off with style, if you do, they can add a fabulous pop of color to your clothes, and yes, they can be paired well with leather (preferably black) to balance the visual impact these flashy colors have.
8. Trendy shorts are still in.
Loose-fitting and waisted shorts are some of the most popular pieces of clothing nowadays thanks to their versatility. They are a great fit for a wide range of body types. Normally, this garment is combined with a belt that highlights your waist, thus creating a beautiful silhouette and, in general, a much more balanced shape. If on top of that, you also wear these shorts in leather, you will find that it brings a lot of class to your look while at the same time being comfortable to wear. That’s because of the rigid shape the material gives it.
9. The charm of leggings
Even though there are certain body types that clearly benefit more from wearing leggings, it’s hard to argue with the fact that it’s one of the most comfortable and versatile garments ever made. Whether they’re made of leather or simply cotton, they always give a modern and elegant touch to your outfits — of course, as long as you know how to wear them with class, that is. Remember that if you choose to wear leggings, it’s recommended that you combine them with long shirts or sweaters that cover your hips. Otherwise, the outfit could border on bad taste or kitsch style.
10. Leather with animal print for a knockout look
If you’re one of those daring and adventurous people when it comes to fashion, you can combine animal prints with leather. These 2 bold textures actually look great together regardless of the fact that many people think otherwise. Think, for example, of combining a nice leather miniskirt with a unicolor shirt or blouse to create quite the nuance. The finesse of this outfit will come from the subtle touch of eccentricity that only a pair of animal print ballerinas can bring. This is definitely an outfit that will turn heads.
Do you think wearing leather clothes can be considered elegant, or do you find it tacky? What other garment would you like to wear in leather?