Despite the fact that the most common fabrics in spring wardrobes range from crisp linen to breezy cotton, etc, the surprising fabric that has managed to crawl into our spring wardrobe this year is leather. Leather tops were not predicted by the fashion gurus to be the SS’23 trend, but somehow many celebrities have been rocking this cult outfit and it looked ‘oh so gorgeous in them’
Recently, Hailey Beiber was spotted with a sleeveless leather top she paired with wide-leg trousers, she concluded the look with a boxy bag to achieve an overall business look. This tells us how versatile a leather top can be in a spring wardrobe, a look she can also wear to any spring occasion if she adds a pop of colour through her shoes and sparkles through her pieces of jewelry and bag. The leather top is a ruched design by Proenza Schouler while the trousers were by NYC Wardrobe a brand she collaborated with, and the boxy bag is Miu Miu.
The leather top can not only be styled with wide trousers but with denim either as baggy jeans or as a maxi skirt, Rihanna is another example of a celebrity who defined this style trend, she was spotted on Instagram wearing a Rick Owen leather top and Louis Vuitton monogrammed jeans.
In as much as celebrities were spotted wearing their leather tops with jeans and wide-leg trousers, you can also wear a leather top with baggy cargo trousers, mini skirts, rounded silhouette voluminous skirts, etc. You can mix it with other spring fabrics like linen wide-leg trousers, and cotton maxi skirts, the possibilities are endless. Slingback pumps, strappy sandals, mules, top handle bags, or the oversized clutch are enough to complete any of the looks, don’t forget your chunky jewelry for party time or dainty jewelry for more laid-back days.
The key to finding a good leather top is to ensure they have a matte or matte patent finish, and not only that but with a buttery soft texture and with stretch to ensure comfort. The ruched design seems to be the trend I will advise you to go for but nevertheless, the corset/bustier design will also rescue your summer style this year.
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