Trend For Spring 2012: Springtime Leather

March 19, 2012 • Fashion Blog, Shopping, Trends

Remember when leather apparel only seemed to come in black or brown and you would never be caught dead wearing it any other season than Fall/Winter? Well throw that notion out the window because leather has lightened up considerably for spring 2012. When I say lightened-up I mean in both color and weight. Designers such as; Celine, Sally Lepointe, Akris, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors  and Phillip Lim all showed springtime leather in colors like white cream, coral and metallics in everything from shorts to sundresses. Now please don’t think you can take your heaviest lined leather skirt from 1999 and make it work. These springtime leather cuts are updated and move…and more importantly breathes (look for perforated whenever you can). That reminds me, forgo pleather. It may cheaper, but it doesn’t breath and you will rue the day you didn’t splurge a little when yo are sweating to death. Here are 10 springtime leather items we are coveting now:

1. Jean Paul Gaultier Tattoo-Print Leather Dress, $3,995

2. Raoul Perf Leather Shorts, $350

3. 3.1 Phillip Lim Overlapped Seam Leather Skirt, $950

4. Marc Jacobs Leather Skirt, $850

5. Urban Code Metallic Leather Dress, $179.05

6. Robert Rodriquez Belted Leather Dress, $626.50

7. See By Chloe Cognac Perforated Leather Skirt, $820

8. Tibi Leather T-Shirt, $402.50

9. Raoul Mock Neck Leather Dress, $690

10. Rebecca Taylor Now & Leather Dress, $345

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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