Sunday, February 27, 2011

ce bubbly, Carrin Week is now nearing iFashion ts end. The good news is that it leaves us with many

ce bubbly, Carrin Week is now nearing its end. The good news is that it leaves us with many fabulous and exciting trends for Fall and Winter 2011! The weather was chilly in NY, but that didn’t stop anyone’s street style from taking a back seat to the low temperatures. From bloggers to editors, everyone’s been wearing leather in one form, or another. But it wasn’t just the street style that was hinting leather would be a hot Fashion Week trend. The runways also welcomed leather at NYFW and designers like Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Tommy Hilfiger and Rag & Bone made it clear that this trend would be top choice for fall and winter 2011. So when I thought about what to wear this weekend, the answer was as smooth as, well, leather! Here are a few of my top leather picks for the weekende-esque personality… OK,wardrobe must-have. Leather boots like BCBGeneration’s Arena Knee-High Boots give you the option to dress them up or down for whatever the occasion may be. These rich brown leather boots look great with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans, white tee and boyfriend blazer. To femme things up, just add a bold necklace and your favorite shade of nail color. Want to start dusting off your spring dresses? No problem! Pair these boots with your favoritsomething that will never go out of style. A simple, yet feminine design like Wilson’s Ruched Shoulder Leather Coat is surely one that will make a comeback year after year. Go for an edgy look with some cuffed boyfriend jeans, your favorite rock tee and slip into a pair of black gladi sandals. Add some hoop earrings and a few silver bangles and – bam! – you’ll be too hot to trot. Want to soften things up a bit? Layer this leather jacket over a romantic, knee-length frock with lace or ruffles, get into your pair of ankle booties and let the fellase floral frock and bundle up with a chunky knithing says “Rockstar!” better than a pair of figure-hugging leather pants. A fave among celebrities like Victorian Beckham, Rihanna and Hilary Duff, leather pants like Blank Denim’s Cropped Leather Skinny Jeans are the ultimate way to stay warm and look ultra chic. Pair these with an off-the-shoulder jersey top and sky-high pump heels for a Victoria Beckham look, or a fitted tank with scarf and lace-up booties for a Hilary Duff look.

The weather is predicted to remain cool in Southern California for the remainder of the week, so I know I’ll be ready to get my leather on and stay warm (in absolute style, of course) this weekend. What’s your take on the leather trend and, if you havet sweater so what are producers waiting for?

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